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Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and its related travel restrictions, the management of TRANSCO CLSG is holding its institutional meetings for the third quarter virtually. On Thursday, September 3, 2020, the Technical Committee meeting commenced.
These meetings are usually held face-to-face at the company’s headquarters in Abidjan, but the Covid-19 situation necessitated the virtual gathering. Working remotely is the new norm during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Committee members from Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are meeting to review the progress and challenges in the implementation of the CLSG project. See schedules below:
TRANSCO CLSG’S INSTITUTIONAL MEETINGS SCHEDULE FOR THIRD QUARTER
Board Technical Committee Meeting
Thursday September 3, 2020 – Friday September 4, 2020
- International Operational Agreement
- Revised Contract for temporary O&M
- Project Progress report
Board Finance & Administration Committee
Monday September 7, 2020 – Tuesday September 8, 2020
- Review and adopt Procurement Manual
- Updated Business Plan and budget for 2020
- Draft Statement for 2019
- 4th Quarter Interim report 2019
Board Audit & Good Governance Committee
Thursday September 10, 2020 – Friday September 11, 2020
- Audit report for the period December 2019 to June 2020
Board of Directors’ and Shareholders’ Meeting
Monday September 21, 2020
ABIDJAN – June 29, 2020: The management of TRANSCO CLSG has been holding series of Joint Donors Virtual Supervision Mission meetings with funders of the CLSG interconnection project. The General Manager of TRANSCO CLSG, Mohammed M. Sherif chairs the meetings. The mission which kicked off on June 23, 2020, concludes this week.
As part of the fiduciary aspect of the CLSG project implementation, the CLSG donors including the World Bank (WB), African Development Bank (AfDB), the German Development Bank (KfW) and European Development Bank (EIB) conduct midterm and quarterly reviews of the project covering technical issues, challenges and mitigation measures that would be discussed and used to push the project implementation forward.
The Donors welcomed the mission to keep them up to date with the CLSG project progress. They thanked TRANSCO CLSG management for the level of progress being made despite the Covid-19 pandemic. They reaffirmed their pledge to work closely with TRANSCO CLSG to see the lights on. “We are looking forward to see the lights on,” said Madam Clemencia Torres, World Bank Task team leader for the CLSG project.
She added: “All the eyes are on us and so we look forward to the conclusion of the project implementation.” Madam Fatima Gaba of the AfDB also thanked TRANSCO CLSG for making the joint mission (the first) possible. “It’s an important mission for the AfDB. The CLSG project is an especially important project and we are looking forward to ensuring that we have very sustainable trade among the four countries.”
The meetings are focused on the technical aspects of the project, procurement issues, financial management aspects of the projects, among others crucial topics.
The implementation of the CLSG interconnection has scored another major milestone with the commencement of construction activities at the Nzerekore substation, Republic of Guinea.
The newly appointed Prefect of Nzerekore, Monsieur Sâa Yola TOLNO visited the construction site on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. He was overly excited that the CLSG project has taken off in his region. He thanked TRANSCO CLSG, the donors, and the contractors as well as other relevant stakeholders for the milestone.
The Prefect was accompanied by the General Secretary of the Sub prefectures, Districts, and Villages, and Chairman of CLSG local monitoring committee, Monsieur Amara KABA.
EPC contractors, KEC have already began to off load construction materials on the site, as yellow machines carry out more bush clearing activities.
“They (EPC contractors) are leveling the site and providing storing spaces for the materials and other equipment, before starting construction. We have more materials now in Nzérékoré,” TRANSCO CLSG Social Safeguard assistant in the Nzerekore region, Pierre Bavogi disclosed.
According to him, the Transformer and other key equipment for the Nzerekore substation will arrive shortly.