Monday, April 15, 2013


Djibouti, World Bank Move Forward on Geothermal Energy Project (Sabahi Online)

Djiboutian Minister of Energy Ali Yacoub Mahamoud met with World Bank officials on Sunday (April 14th) to discuss support for planned geothermal energy exploration in the Assal Rift Valley.

Principal energy economist and project leader for the Djiboutian geothermal project Ilhem Bagdadii-Salamon, World Bank representative in Djibouti Homa-Zahra Fotouhi, director of Djibouti Electricity Djama Ali Guelleh and various other officials also attended the meeting to finalize negotiations over the loan funded by the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA), the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program and the Global Environment Facility.

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