The World Bank
WS: Pacific Regional Connectivity Program: Phase 3 - Samoa
Project Data Last Updated: 29/04/2021
IATI Identifier: 44000-P128904
The development objective of the Third Phase of the Pacific Regional Connectivity Program Project for Samoa is to reduce the cost and increase the availability of internet services in Samoa. The project comprises of three components. The first component, Samoa-Fiji cable consists of following three sub-components: (i) submarine cable system; (ii) landing stations and ancillary equipment; and (iii) additional Costs. The second component, information and communication technologies (ICT) regulatory technical assistance include: (i) review, development, and implementation of effective regulation for the ICT sector with a particular focus on wholesale markets; (ii) review (and update) of existing legal regulatory framework; and (iii) carrying out a nationwide consumer survey on the benefits of ICT. The third component, project implementation and administration include: (i) project finance and transactional assistance in connection with the institutional design and operationalization of the Samoa submarine cable company (SSCC) pursuant to public private partnership arrangements; including independent appraisal of the proposed structure of SSCC; and (ii) overall project coordination; financial and contract management; procurement, communications, outreach; reporting, audit, monitoring, and evaluation.
- MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
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