Malawi - Telecommunications II project


Project Summary

Approval Date 21 May 1991
Signature Date 02 Aug 1991
Planned Completion Date 31 Jul 2001
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Jul 2001
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Communications
DAC Sector Code 22020
Commitment U.A 26,052,877.73
Status Completion

Project General Description

Telecommunications II Project is in line with the Malawi Government’s medium term adjustment and growth strategy as published in its “Statement of Development Policies 1987-1996”. The project is expected to complement the benefits from the Telecommunications I project. It aims at institutional strengthening and modernization and expansion of the telecommunications facilities in and the adjacent areas of the Capital City Lilongwe and the municipality of Zomba and some other areas. The project comprises the provision and installation of digital exchanges in Lilongwe and Zomba areas, interface equipment at Blantyre and Mzuzu to link with Lilongwe and Zomba, exchange interconnecting transmission equipment in Lilongwe and Zomba, as well as buildings and associated equipment. External and subscriber plant are also provided for both Lilongwe and Zomba. In addition, vehicles, equipment as well as consultancy services will also provide as part of the project.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the project is to modernise the telecommunications facilities in and the adjacent areas of the Capital City Lilongwe and the municipality of Zomba and some nearby areas, by replacing old equipment, and expanding the Network to meet the demand for telecommunications services.

Beneficiaries

The project plans to realize an additional capacity of 47,060 direct exchange lines to the telecom network and the equipment installed is operating without any major problems. Its implementation will facilitate rapid exchanges and contacts both internally and externally; it will mainly benefit economic operators and private users of the telephone network in the cities of Lilongwe and Zomba and surrounding areas.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Bank
Funding
African Development Fund
Extending
Government Of Malawi
Implementing
GOVERNMENT OF MALAWI

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-GB0-002
Last Update 19 Jan 2021

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Country Malawi