IT Information On-line – Financial Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS) Excessive-Stage Mission to Guinea to debate the event of the Amilcar Cabral Submarine Data Expertise (IT) Cable undertaking

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The Amilcar Cabral IT cable undertaking goals to attach Cabo Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, and Sierra Leone via a submarine cable community. The targets of the undertaking are to reinforce worldwide telecommunications capability, enhance entry to digital providers and supply important redundancy to ensure broadband web resilience.

Inside the scope of the undertaking improvement, an ECOWAS delegation, led by Mr. Sediko DOUKA, the Honorable Commissioner for Infrastructure, Vitality and Digitalization undertook a mission on third of June 2024 to Conakry within the Republic of Guinea. The mission was facilitated by H.E. Louis-Blaise AKA-BROU, ECOWAS Resident Consultant in Guinea, and included Officers from the Undertaking Preparation and Improvement Unit (PPDU).

Following the current launch of the West Africa Regional Digital Integration Program (WARDIP) undertaking via which The Gambia and Guinea have mobilized financing from the World Financial institution for the undertaking implementation, the target of the mission was to seek the advice of with the Ministers of Publish, Telecommunications and Digital Financial system, and Planning and Worldwide Cooperation, respectively, on key points to make sure the profitable and well timed implementation of the Amilcar Cabral cable undertaking.

The mission was briefed on Guinea’s preparedness for undertaking implementation and held fruitful discussions on the next key points: the phased implementation of the Undertaking whereas sustaining its regional character; the institution of a nationwide Particular Objective Car (SPV) consistent with the stipulations of financing Establishments; expediting the issuance of crucial permits; and the institution of a seed fund to facilitate undertaking preparation.

The mission met with M. Ismael NABE, Honorable Minister of Planning and Worldwide Cooperation and M. Nouha TRAORE, Secretary Basic of the Ministry of Publish, Telecommunications and Digital Financial system, together with their respective Administrators and Heads of providers/ companies. Elhadj Ibrahima Diallo, Head of Guinea’s ECOWAS Nationwide Workplace, and his employees additionally participated within the discussions.

The mission additionally paid a courtesy go to to the Workplace of the ECOWAS Resident Consultant in Guinea the place discussions targeted on regional applications and tasks within the Water Sources sector.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Financial Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS).

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