Morocco - Post, Telecommunications and Information Technologies Sector Adjustment Programme (PASPT&I)


Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Dec 1998
Signature Date 10 May 1999
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2002
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2002
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Communications
DAC Sector Code 22020
Commitment U.A 77,656,175.64
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Post, Telecommunications and Information Technologies Sector Adjustment Programme (PASPT&I) was developed by the Moroccan government and jointly supported by the Bank and the World Bank as a result of several structural adjustment programs since the mid-1980s. Through the opening of the telecommunications market to competition, it aims to improve the sector's contribution to economic growth and job creation. This liberalization, initiated during the program, was essentially due to the opening of the market, with the admission of a second GSM operator and the opening of the private capital of IAM. It is expected as results: greater access to telecommunications services at competitive prices for the national economy and the global market; an improvement in the quality of service and an increase in the telephone density.

Project Objectives

The major objective pursued is the improvement of the contribution of the sector to the economic growth of the country and balance of external accounts, by improving the internal and external competitiveness of companies. The specific objective is to liberalize the provision of telecommunications services under transparent competitive conditions.

Beneficiaries

The program will benefit directly to the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Bank
Implementing
Bank al Maghrib

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-GB0-002
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name SALAWOU Mike Moukaila Bamidele
Email m.salawou@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Morocco