Additional Financing for the Comoros program of the 4th Phase of the Regional Communications Infrast (WB-P166737)

  • Comoros
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 28, 2018
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Government of Comoros
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  • Communications
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 5, 2018

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Project Description

The objectives of this Fourth Phase of the Regional Communications Infrastructure Program Project are to support the Recipient’s efforts to lower prices for international capacity and extend the geographic reach of broadband networks. The project objectives and components remain unchanged under the AF, however, individual activities under the components will be scaled up and new activities added. The existing components are:

  1. Enabling Environment: Promoting further regional market integration, sector liberalization and legal and regulatory reforms. Assisting the government with the submarine cable FLY-LION 3, including environmental studies, feasibility studies and demand analysis.
  2. Connectivity:
    1. Financing Comoros’s membership and participation in the FLY-LION 3 cable consortium;
    2. Providing demand stimulation through the advance purchase of capacity for target beneficiaries;
    3. Additional measures to stimulate demand: promoting the creation of new Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and establishing an Internet Exchange Point (IXP).
  3. Project management: Supporting project management, including project coordination, training, equipment, procurement, financial management, audit monitoring and evaluation, etc.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Timothy John Charles Kelly
Lead ICT Policy Specialist

SEM. Abdallah Said Sarouma
Vice-Président chargé du Ministère des Transports, des Poste

Implementing Agency:
RCIP-4 4th Phase of the Regional Communications Infrastructure Program
Ibrahim Mze Mohamed
Project Coordinator 


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