Burkina Faso - West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Project - Additional Financing (WB-P161836)

  • Burkina Faso
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 25, 2018
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Ministere du Developpement de l'Economie Numerique et des Postes
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  • Communications
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 20.99 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 23, 2018

Disclosed by Bank May 1, 2017

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Project Description

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

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Name:Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes
Contact:Mrs. Tontama Charles Millogo
Title:Directeur General
Name:Secretariat Permanent du Programme Sectoriel des Transports
Contact:Pako Franck Olivier Toé



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