Regional: SASEC Information Highway Project (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal)

This technical assistance aims to strengthen infrastructure by building human capacity in soft business management and development technologies required to operate, manage, and use SASEC regional and village networks. It will also reshape the role of information and communications technologies (ICT) research institutes and generate e-businesses and services. It will further support local entrepreneurs and ICT start-ups in the development of SASEC research and training network.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval17 Dec 2007
Funding TypeTechnical Assistance
CountryRegional
SectorICT
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$4.40 million

KEY OUTPUTS

SASEC research and training centers established in the four ICT research and training institutes

Research and training programs developed and implemented

Operation and management framework of the ICT innovation development fund created

FINANCING

$4.4 million (Asian Development Bank, financed through the Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund)