The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with General Electric to explore energy solutions that will enable the country to expand its generation capacity.
The 3-year MoU will include GE to help the DRC to modernise its grid infrastructure, a development that is expected to benefit the country’s economy.
Currently, GE is involved in the rehabilitation of the Inga IIB and Nseke power plants.
The MoU will also cover training and capacity building of local talent for the sustainability of the initiatives.
In addition, GE will help the DRC government to modernise the country’s health system at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels as well as the infrastructures and equipment for maternal and child health, cardiology, and oncology.
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GE Africa President and CEO Farid Fezoua said, “Partnership with governments and local companies form a very important part of GE’s growth in Africa, and we are honoured today to collaborate with the government of the DRC as a key strategic partner for the country’s long-term development agenda. This gives us the opportunity to deliver innovative solutions to meet the unmet demand for the millions of citizens without electricity and those without access to quality healthcare.”