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Central African Backbone SOP5


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Project ID: P132821 | Project Status: Active


Abstract* last updated 22-JUL-2014
The development objective of the Fifth Phase of the Central African Backbone (CAB5) Program Project for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is to contribute to increase the geographical reach and usage of regional broadband infrastructure and to reduce the price of services to enable more people in the DRC to access information and communication technology services. The project comprises of three components. The first component, emergence of an inclusive digital economy will support ministere des...More»
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Approval Date16-JUL-2014
Closing Date31-DEC-2019
Total Project Cost**92.1
Major Sector (Sector) (%)Information and communications (General information and communications sector) (20%)
 Information and communications (Information technology) (30%)
 Information and communications (Telecommunications) (50%)
Themes (%)Regulation and competition policy (40%)
 Infrastructure services for private sector development (40%)
 State-owned enterprise restructuring and privatization (20%)
Environmental CategoryB
Bank Team LeadBezzina, Jerome
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