Over 32 million USD for ICT development project in central Africa

19 July 2011

The third phase of the regional high-speed telecommunication project in central Africa has just been granted a package of 32.1 million dollars, co-financed in equal parts by the World Bank and Congo.

The financing agreement was signed last Friday in Brazzaville by the director of operations of the World Bank for the two Congos, Marie Françoise Marie Nelly, and the Congolese Minister of Finances, Gilbert Ondongo, reports the APA press agency.

"This program has several aims, including helping populations, enterprises and governments in central Africa to access information and communication technologies of high quality at affordable prices", says the press release.

It includes the construction very high speed telecommunications infrastructures and will take five years.

Earlier this month, the WB granted financing of 147.7 million dollars to Burkina Faso for a project aimed at increasing the geographical coverage of very high capacity broadband networks.

Categories: ICT

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