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Gambia - Energy Project (English)

The project would assist the Government in developing a strategy for accelerating hydrocarbon exploration in the country and in strengthening the electric power sector. It would also support the government's efforts to make better use of its forest resource. The project would include: (a) an exploration promotion component comprising: (i) the retrieval, re-evaluation and test reprocessing of seismic data and the strengthening of the government's geological unit (20 man-months); (ii) a review of the contractual framework for petroleum exploration and assistance in negotiations with private oil companies (6 man-months); (iii) training of one staff member of the geological unit, and (iv) office and field equipment; (b) a power distribution component that would include investments to improve GUC's distribution network in the Banjul/Kombo/St. Mary area; (c) a forestry component that would assist the govenment to strengthen the Forestry Department and to develop an energy-related program.


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    Gambia - Energy Project

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Gambia - Energy Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.