With an aim to ascertain energy security of the country, especially to increase access to electricity for its citizens, with a focus on solar power and applications, the Republic of Mali has been taking several measures.
In the latest of the measures, the Republic of Mali has awarded Project Management Consultancy contract to NTPC, a central PSU under Ministry of Power, India, for development of 500 MW Solar Park. The Project Management Consultancy award letter has been awarded to Mr. Gurdeep Singh, CMD NTPC at an event held on June 24, 2020 by Mr. H.E. Sekou Kasse, the Ambassador of Mali.
The event was hosted by International Solar Alliance (ISA) in the Ministry of Renewable Energy, New Delhi and chaired by Shri R. K. Singh, the Minister of State for Power, NRE, Skill Development and President of International Solar Alliance (ISA). The event was graced by the dignitaries, Director General ISA H.E Upendra Thripathy; Secretary (Power) Mr. Sanjeev Nandan Sahai and Secretary (MNRE) Mr. Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi and Secretary (Economic Relations) Mr. Rahul Chhabra among others.
International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an international, inter-Governmental organization, based in India, created under the staunch leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and announced jointly with President of France during COP21 held in Paris in 2015.
With an aim of enhancing the development of solar projects in Mali, the country aims to make a considerable impact in the socio-economic growth of the Republic of Mali.