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Improving access to reliable on grid electricity services for households, businesses and priority public institutions – phase 3

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Switching to light: Electricity access - Stories of change

The Government of Rwanda has a target of reaching 100% electricity access by 2024, where 52% of connections are planned through on-grid and 48% through off-grid connections. With Electricity Access Rollout Program (EARP), Belgium has a grant funding of 39M euros as a contribution to reach the universal electricity access target.

Implemented in partnership with Rwanda Energy Group (REG), the BE-EARP project so far constructed over 1,000 km of power network particularly in the Eastern Province districts of Rwamagana, Kayonza, Ngoma and Kirehe. Alongside, the project has connected among others 25 schools, 11 health posts, 400 plus businesses and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and 32 public administrations. The project also funded the upgrade of 50 km of power distribution network in Rubavu, a picturesque western border town of Rwanda.

Today, the stories of the beneficiaries reaping the benefits of BE-EARP electrification-funded projects, expectedly, have been amazing. Discover them below.

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