The disclosure of this information is in line with the World Bank’s Access to Information Policy approved by the Board of Executive Directors in November 2009.??This new policy constitutes a major shift in the Bank’s approach to information disclosure, transparency, sharing of knowledge, and accountability. Clients and the general public now have access to a much broader range of information, particularly information about projects under preparation and implementation.

+West Africa Power Pool?(1st Phase Coastal Transmission Backbone)
+West Africa Regional Transport and Transit Facilitation Project

?West Africa Power Pool?(WAAP) APL 1?(1st Phase – COASTAL TRANSMISSION BACKBONE)
Implementing Agency(ies): Volta River Authority??Contact: Francis N. Kyere ,[email protected],
Key Dates
Approval Date?????????????????????????30-Jun-2005
Effectiveness Date???????????????????01-Nov-2005
Original Closing Date???????????????31-Dec-2009
Revised Closing Date??????????????30-Jun-2013
Amt committed?US40m?Amt disbursed?US$36.6m
Project Development Objectives:?The developmental objective of the WAPP Adaptable Program Loan (APL 1) project is to increase access of WAPP “Zone A” coastal states (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo) to more stable and reliable electricity as a means to alleviate power supply deficits and/or to reduce their collective vulnerability to drought-induced power supply disruptions. This developmental objective is to be achieved by: (a) implementing a WAPP Cooperation Agreement to facilitate enhanced cross-border power exchanges between the four concerned Transmission System Operators (TSOs), namely CEB, CIE, NEPA and VU; and (b) establishing and fully deploying the cross-border electricity transfer capabilities of the proposed 330kV WAPP Coastal Transmission Backbone.
?Outcomes
The expected outcomes include:
1. Increasing cross-border electricity trade between WAPP “Zone A” Coastal States;
2. Reductions in power transfer losses in the principal transmission networks of the WAPP “Zone A” coastal states;
3. More cost efficient coverage of peak power demand through economy power exchanges between WAPP “Zone A” coastal states.
The WAPP APL 1 project would be considered successful if it provides ample capacity for unconstrained cross-border electricity trade between the five ECOWAS Member States for up to at least 2020.

?Component(s)????????????????????????????????????????????????????Cost (m)
Infrastructure Development?????????????????????????????????????34.60
Upgrade of System Control Centers???????????????????????16.20
Upgrade of Strategic Power Generation Stations????? 6.40
WAPP Institutional Capacity Building???????????????????? ? ??7.40
Overall Ratings
Progress towards achievement of PDO?Moderately Unsatisfactory
Overall Implementation Progress (IP)?????Satisfactory
?Implementation Status Overview
Physical Progress of Construction: The Aboadze-Volta 330 kV transmission line and substations were completed in late 2009 and have been energized. Although this line alone cannot meet the initial objective of the project, to increase cross-border power transfer capability, the energization of the T-line has reduced the need for reactive power in the Ghana power system and has improved voltage levels and supply to greater Accra. The SCADA/EMS upgrading component has been completed and equipment installation in the new Gridco control center was finished in February 2013. The expected outcome of this component is to improve monitoring and control of power exchanges in the WAPP system. The upgrade of the switchyards of Akosombo generation station and Volta substation is virtually completed. Delays have been experienced due to inability of the contractor to work at a sustained pace since the necessary outages were difficult to arrange at a time of national load shedding. The estimated completion date is June 2013. A small undisbursed balance of about US$1m is expected at the time of Credit closing (30 June 2013). The project completion report will be prepared once the remaining segments of the 330kV coastal backbone to Nigeria have been completed under Phase 2 of this Adaptable Program Lending.
Key Decisions Regarding Implementation:??A project restructuring is underway to reallocate the loan proceeds to finance outstanding cash compensation to project affected persons (PAPs) along the Aboadze-Volta 330 kV transmission line, and to revise the results framework to introduce new intermediate indicators that would capture benefits of the completed Ghana section of the Coastal
Backbone.

West Africa Regional Transport and Transit Facilitation Project
Implementing Agency(ies): Ministry of Infrastructure (Burkina Faso), Ministry of Roads and Highways, Ministry of Transport (MOT)/National Coordination Unit (NCU)Contact: Godwin Brocke,[email protected]
?Key Dates
Approval Date?????????????????????????19-Jun-2008
Effectiveness Date???????????????????02-Oct-2008
Closing Date????????????????????????????31-Mar-2014
Amt committed:?US$ 190m?Amt Disbursed:?US$105.3m
Project Development Objectives:The project is expected to support the implementation of the first phase the WAEMU/Ghana s Road Program I (RP-I) program. This program is intended to facilitate transport and transit on the Tema — Ouagadougou — Bamako corridor as a pilot for other priority corridors.
?Component(s)?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Cost(m)
Corridor road infrastructure improvement.??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????164.70
Corridor transport and transit facilitation measures.??????????????????????????????????????????????????35.70
Overall Ratings
Progress towards achievement of PDO?Moderately Satisfactory
Overall Implementation Progress (IP)?????Moderately Satisfactory
Overall Risk Rating????????????????????????????????Substantial
Implementation Status Overview
Project implementation has improved substantially over the last 6 months primarily due to the: (a) full resumption of all project activities in Mali, including start of Sikasso – Heremakono road rehabilitation works; (b) improved performance of the civil works component in Ghana; (c) substantial completion of the civil works component in Burkina Faso; and (d) renewed progress being made in implementing the interconnection/interface of customs management systems between Ghana – Burkina Faso – Mali. In light of the improved project performance over the last six month it was decided to upgrade the implementation performance rating of the project from ‘Moderately Unsatisfactory’ to ‘Moderately Satisfactory’. Going forward the involved Governments and World Bank Project Team will focus the supervision effort to ensure that by the project closing date, the remaining project activities are substantially completed and that substantial progress is made in implementing key regional facilitation activities such as the interconnection/interface of the customs management systems. As of mid-April 2013, disbursements had reached about US$100 million against a Project Appraisal Document (PAD) target of approximately US$173 million and contractually committed funds had reached 90%. For the current World Bank fiscal year (FY13) projected revised disbursement target is around US$45 million which is above the FY13 Project Appraisal Document disbursement projections of US$41 million.

 

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