40054-012: SASEC Information Highway

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview

Description

The objective of the project preparatory (PP) TA is to help SASEC countries prepare an investment project that will (i) establish robust data interchange capacity between all four SASEC members with reduced cost and an increase in reliability and competition, replacing some microwave facilities and providing efficient access, with redundancy, to submarine cables for Nepal and Bhutan, and also reduce the dependency on satellite, enhanced local peering and reduction of latency; (ii) establish ... Read More

Country Regional
Project Number 40054-012
Type or Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number TA No. 6358
Approval Date 01 Dec 2006
Geographical Location Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal
Sector Information and communication technology
Subsector ICT industries and ICT-enabled services
ICT infrastructure
ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: C
Indigenous People: C

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