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

  • Comoros
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 28, 2018
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Comoros
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Communications
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 10.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 5, 2018

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Project Description
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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
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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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