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.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval1 Dec 2006
Funding TypeTechnical Assistance
CountryRegional
SectorICT
StatusClosed
Total Cost$500,000

KEY OUTPUTS

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

FINANCING

$500,000 (Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund)