According to the bank, the general objective of the Technical Cooperation (TC) is to conduct feasibility studies to support future investment in the deployment of a submarine cable to improve the interconnection among the Central American Region and Korea. Particularly, this feasibility studies aim to explore market (including demography), forecast demand, identify the best cable routes, design the network, prepare its specifications and develop the technical, financial, managerial and environmental studies of the network. In addition, the studies will support an assessment of the best ways that international Internet connectivity charges can be reduced from the existing levels. As one possible solution, establishing a local Internet Exchange Point (IXP), which allows content aggregation and negotiation with their international counterparts for lowering the costs, is taken into account.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB
The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).