Original disclosure @ EIB website
Updated in EWS Dec 11, 2020
Disclosed by Bank Oct 14, 2020
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According to the Bank's website, the project provides funding to Open Net to finance the the design and construction of a fibre optic telecommunications network at the regional level in Georgia to connect around 1 000 remote rural settlements.
In order to implement the state program on broadband, fiber-optic infrastructure development, Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia established the non-entrepreneurial, non-profit legal entity Open Net on July 21, 2015.
Open Net performs its activities in accordance with Resolution 375, which was approved by the Georgian government on July 28, 2016. More information about this resolution can be found here - https://matsne.gov.ge/ka/document/view/3355632
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