Implementing a PPP to sell excess capacity of the SOGEM fiber optic network to improve regional conn (WB-P159668)

  • Mali
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 31, 2016
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Government of Mali
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.61 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 23, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 6, 2016

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Project Description
The development objective of the Implementing a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to Sell Excess Capacity of the Société de Gestion de l'Energie de Manantali (SOGEM) Fiber Optic Network to Improve Regional Connectivity Project for Mali is to support SOGEM in designing and implementing an innovative PPP model with a private wholesale operator under a concession contract to sell excess capacity of the SOGEM fiber optic network to improve regional integration through enhanced connectivity between Mali-Mauritania-Senegal. The additional financing will finance following components: (i) preparation of international tender documents for the open access PPP model for the resale of excess capacity on the optical ground wire (OPGW) network (setting up the environment for the PPP implementation); (ii) assistance in effective implementation of the open access PPP model for resale of excess capacity on the OPGW network (transaction implementation); and (iii) capacity-building and knowledge transfer.
Investment Description

Contact Information
Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: SOGEM Contact: El Wely Ahmed Hamed BOUHEBEYNI Title: Directeur General Tel: 22320233286 Email: Implementing Agencies Name: SOGEM Contact: Mamadou Dior DIAW Title: Directeur Administratif et Juridique Tel: 0022375998339 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: