Regional: SASEC Information Highway
This project preparatory technical assistance will help SASEC countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal – prepare an investment project to reduce cost through better data regional exchange and in-country gateways. It will also improve reliability and quality of broadband services in the region, expand ICT-accessibility in remote rural areas, and ensure sustainability of a regional ICT training and research center.
|Approval||1 Dec 2006|
|Funding Type||Technical Assistance|
SASEC ICT Development Master Plan reviewed, including overall feasibility for regional exchange
Investment plan for improvements of last mile accessibility in rural and remote areas prepared
Organizational structure, business model, and cost estimate of regional research and training center completed
$500,000 (Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund)