Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Sunday flagged off the construction of two power plants in the Mauritanian capital city, Nouakchott, PANA reported Monday.
The first plant, with a production capacity of 120 megawatts of electricity, will be operated on “heavy fuel oil”.
It will be built under joint funding from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (FADES) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). The project will cost 50 billion Ouguiya (or US$ 170 million).
The second plant, costing 9 billion Ouguiya (or US$ 28 million). will have a capacity of 15 megawatts.
The two plants will enable Mauritania to reduce its current power deficit and export electricity to neighboring countries.