Telecommunications Development project

Project Summary

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
Sector Communications
DAC Sector Code 22020
Commitment U.A 13,591,758.08
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Morocco
Office National des Postes et Télécommunications (ONPT)


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-GB0-001
Last Update 02 Oct 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Morocco