By doing so, this Central American nation, which ended 2022 with 99.25 percent electricity coverage, hopes to surpass that figure and meet an annual target of 99.4 percent.
Nicaraguan Energy and Mines Minister Salvador Mansell said in statements to the bulletin Informe Pastrán that the country is expanding power transmission capacity to previously excluded locations.
In this sense, he highlighted the development achieved in the two regions of the Caribbean coast (North and South), which thanks to the efforts of the Sandinista executive are fully integrated into the national compound.
In this regard, the government official reported that the southern Caribbean zone currently has 98.99 percent coverage, well above that of 2006 when it did not even reach 30 percent.
“In 2006, just $9.8 million was invested in electrical power on the country’s Caribbean coast. This people’s government has invested $232 million in a new national interconnected system,” he said.