28 March 2016

Algeria: 'Algeria-Abuja' Fibre Optic Link Project - ADB Finances Remaining Section

Algiers — Minister of Post and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) Iman Houda Feraoun affirmed Monday that the African Development Bank (ADB) has agreed, in principle, to finance the "Niger-Chad" fibre optic link project "Algiers-Abuja."

"Following recent consultations with the ADB for the completion of the "Algiers-Abuja" fibre optic link project, the bank has agreed in principle to finance the remaining section between Niger and Chad," Feraoun stated in an interview with APS.

According to the minister, this measure will enable complete "the project to which Algeria adhered as part of Nepad to open up many African countries that do not have sufficient means to ensure an internet connection as they do not have maritime boundaries."

"Like Niger, Algeria has long ago completed the works of the project until In Guezzam. However, Chad and Niger asked to suspend the project due to financial reasons," the minister recalled.

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