Original disclosure @ WB website
Updated in EWS Jun 23, 2018
Disclosed by Bank May 1, 2017
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The development objectives of West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Program Project is to increase the geographical reach of broadband networks and to reduce the costs of communications services in the territory of Burkina Faso. This restructuring requires Additional Financing ( AF) that would finance a set of activities in direct continuation of the original project activities and grouped under the same three broad components as the original project. It would expand and maximize the development impacts of these activities by supporting: (a) the expansion and proper operationalization of connectivity infrastructure (for example, backbone networks, VLP, and IXP) and the strengthening of the regional telecommunications networks integration; and (b) the completion of Technical Assistance (TA) to improve the legal and regulatory environment of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. This second level of restructuring of the parent project involves the following changes: (a) changes to the project components; (b) extension of the closing date of the parent project; (c) revisions to the Results Framework; and (d) application of the new procurement framework
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