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Central African Backbone - APL2—PID


The development objective of the proposed project is consistent with the PDO for the CAB Program: To contribute to increase geographical reach and usage of regional broadband network services and reduce their prices. The project comprises 3 components as follows; Component 1 – Enabling environment ($1.1million IDA financing): technical assistance for legal and regulatory reform, to develop PPP arrangements for the infrastructure to be developed and to launch a second mobile operator, environmental studies and M&E support; Component 2 – Connectivity ($13.3 million IDA financing, with additional $11.9 million financed by the private sector): Financing for STP’s contribution for participating in the ACE cable on an open access basis and on the basis of PPPs, leveraging private sector investment and associated investments such as the setup of an IXP;Component 3 – Project Management ($0.5million IDA financing) – This component will consist of support to finance management related issues at the Project level, such as human resources support with management, procurement, financial management, M&E, internal and external audit, and communications expertise, operating expenses and equipments.

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Categories: ICT, São Tomé & Príncipe

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