• Short Summary

    The Governments of Togo and Dahomey have co-operated in a joint agency which will administer a new power system in the two countries.

  • Description

    The Governments of Togo and Dahomey have co-operated in a joint agency which will administer a new power system in the two countries.

    The agency, the community Electrique du Benin, (CEB) held its inaugural ceremony last Thursday (24 July).

    It is the result of an international agreement between Ghana, Togo and Dahomey, under which Ghana is supplying power from its Volta River generating stations to its two neighbours.

    After two years of negotiation, transmission lines were constructed to cross the Ghana-Togo border at Lome and the Togo-dahomey border at Cotonou. Power was sent through the system for the first time at switch-on ceremony at Akosombo in Ghana in December, 1972.

    The project was largely financed by Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency, which also provided technical assistance.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9HNC7AUK0FO3UMQV8V6A7BP6Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA9HNC7AUK0FO3UMQV8V6A7BP6Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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