The Inter-American Development Bank has confirmed it is lending Bolivia $78m to finance the construction of a 275-km transmission line – from Cochabamba to the country’s capital La Paz.

The line will have a capacity of 150 MW and it will be built by the country’s state-owned national electricity company, ENDE.

The project is set to strengthen the supply of electricity in the South American nation, particularly in the areas of La Paz, el Alto and Trinidad.

The power line will also raise the country’s transmission capacity from 130 MW to 280 MW, according to the Agence France Presse.

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