Madagascar: a mortgage from France to finance an influence plant


On 20 September, France and Madagascar signed two financing agreements for a undertaking within the hydropower sector on the one hand and the growth of city transport on the opposite. Long awaited achievements on the Big Island.

The lack of electrical energy in Madagascar is one in every of the brakes on funding. And the 35 million euros that the French treasury will make investments are welcome, in accordance with Rindra Rabarinirinarison, Madagascar’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance. “The goal is to increase the rate of electrification in Madagascar, from 15% to 50% by 2023.”

This extension of the Mandraka3 hydroelectric energy plant is only one hyperlink within the chain that’s obligatory for the Malagasy folks to not dwell within the wake of energy outages. The second undertaking, which shall be financed by a € 116 million mortgage granted by France, considerations the building of two cable automobiles in Antananarivo, an congested capital, Minister Rindra Rabarinirinarison specified.

“We waste about two to three hours of time and energy a day in the capital. Time and energy that can be used to increase everyone’s productivity. That is why it is very important to clean up the capital a little. This cable transport will also revitalize tourism by modernizing the capital’s infrastructure. ”

Increase financial exercise in Antananarivo The building of the 2 cable automobiles shall be entrusted to the French firms Poma and Colas. They ought to transport 80,000 folks a day and thus enhance financial exercise within the capital of Madagascar. “We calculated that there is a loss of 50,000 variants almost every day [environ 10euros] per person. So if we succeed in alleviating congestion, it will improve the purchasing power of the population, says David Rakoto Olivaniaina, chairman of the Cercle de Réflexion des Economistes de Madagascar.

The economist welcomes the signing of the two agreements between France and Madagascar, pending the financing of the projects to be realized. “The cable automobiles and this hydropower plant are a part of these giant investments that may help create jobs and job alternatives to unravel the unemployment downside,” he provides.

Madagascar is wealthy in pure assets, however the Big Island has one in every of the very best poverty charges on this planet.


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