WB supports ICT infrastructure development in Burkina Faso
1 July 2011
The World Bank has just granted a subsidy of 25.4 million dollars to enhance the information and communication technology (ITC) infrastructure and provide access to better services in Burkina Faso.
According to the Bank, the country is one of the rare states of western Africa which is not connected to the global fiber optic network, and depends on its neighbors for access to the international network, reports the APA press agency.
The World Bank hopes this will stimulate investment and economic growth in this country. The funding is intended to finance works to increase geographical coverage of the high speed network. They should thus reduce the cost of communication services.
Guinea and Gambia have also received subsidies from the World Bank totaling 34 and 35 million dollars respectively, as part of the West African Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (WARCIP).