Additional Financing CAB4 (WB-P158299)

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Jun 29, 2016
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 23.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 25.10 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 24, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 1, 2016

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Project Description
The objective of the Additional financing of the Fourth Phase of the Central African Backbone Program Project (CAB4) Project is to contribute to increase geographical reach and usage of regional broadband network services and to reduce their prices in the territory of the Gabonese Republic. This Project Paper (PP) seeks the approval of the Executive Directors to provide an additional loan in the amount of US$23 million to the Gabonese Republic for the fourth phase of the Central African Backbone Program (CAB4 project, Loan No. 8150-GA). The Additional Financing (AF) will leverage US$2.10 million of additional counterpart financing and includes a restructuring of the CAB4 project involving: (a) changes to the project components; (b) extension of the CAB4 project closing date to be coterminous with the closing date of the AF; (c) revisions to the Results Framework; and (d) application of the most recent procurement guidelines, dated January 2011 and revised July 2014.
Investment Description

Contact Information
Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: Gabonese Republic Contact: Radwan Charafeddine Title: Conseiller du Président de la République Email: Implementing Agencies Name: CN-TIPPEE Contact: Richard Dammas Title: Permanent Secretary Email: ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: