Six Chinese engineers have arrived in Central African Republic to install two new turbines at the Boali electric plant, a US$117 million project [Fr] financed by the Chinese government. ENERCA, the state-owned power company, has not made any major machinery replacements since its creation in 1965.
Does Bangui have steady electricity now? When I was there in June ’07 only one of the generators was functioning in Boali and was about to fail as well threatening to plunge the capital into darkness and halt the little bit of economic activity happening there. How many Central African trees has China uprooted to transform into consumer products for Walmart and the like. $ 114 is a drop in the bucket!