The World Bank's Board of Directors today approved an Efficient Lighting Project for the City of Lome for the Republic of Togo. Supported by a Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant totaling US$1.82 million (approximately CFAF 900 million), this project will help
(i) disseminate at least 400,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to replace incandescent light bulbs currently in use;
(ii) organize outreach and awareness-building campaigns aimed at promoting an energy efficiency culture; and
(iii) introduce a regulatory and quality control mechanism in the national distribution market for CFLs.
The new project is part of the Emergency Infrastructure and Electricity Rehabilitation Project (PURISE) totaling US$25 million, whose main objective is to expand access to urban infrastructure services in the city of Lome.