|Approval Date||14 Dec 1993|
|Signature Date||06 Jun 1994|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 1997|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Sep 1996|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||22020|
Morocco's telecommunications development project is part of the country's most ambitious program in the sector since the creation of the National Office of Posts and Telecommunications in 1984. This program, designed for the period 1993-1997, follows the 1984-1988 program, which initially allowed for 635,000 lines, which were clearly insufficient to cope with the pressure of demand. It responds to the Government's objectives to improve telecommunication services in Morocco with a view to creating better conditions for economic and social development. It will contribute to the financial consolidation of the ONPT and to the increase of the tax revenues of the State. The project comprises the following components: (i) switching; (ii) long distance transmission; (iii) local network; (iv) rural telecommunications; (v) buildings, vehicles, sundries; (vi) technical assistance; (vii) data processing. The total cost of the project is estimated at UA 504.56 million.
The objective of the project is to significantly increase the capacity of central offices to increase the penetration rate of the telephone, to make available to economic operators modern communication tools to increase their competitiveness; to improve the economic and social integration of the country and to open up rural areas.
This project is expected to better meet demand by connecting 332,000 additional subscribers, providing automatic links to 706 rural locations, improving the quality of services, and increasing the financial profitability of the ONPT.
African Development Bank
Government Of Morocco
Office National des Postes et Télécommunications (ONPT)
|Last Update||24 Oct 2020|