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    Signature(s)

    Amount
    € 15,000,000
    Countries
    Sector(s)
    Mauritania : € 15,000,000
    Telecom : € 15,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    27/10/2013 : € 15,000,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    22 May 2013
    Status
    Reference
    Signed | 27/10/2013
    20120286
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    TERRESTRIAL TELECOM CABLE PROJECT
    SOCIETE MAURITANIENNE DES POSTES
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 15 million
    EUR 31 million
    Location
    Sector(s)
    Description
    Objectives

    The project includes construction of inter-urban fibre optic backbone links in the North, South and South-East of Mauritania, with international links to Mali. The deployment of the network is divided into 4 main segments which have a total estimated length of 1 660 km. The cables will enable connectivity to inland cities such as Atar, Choum, Rosso, Boghé, Kaédi, Sélibaby, Kiffa, Aioun and Nema.

    The project will result in extension of the terrestrial backbone network in the country, connecting nine larger inland cities as well as smaller communities on the route, eventually connecting them to the ACE (Africa Coast to Europe) submarine cable. This will significantly improve the availability and quality of telecommunications services in the area and is expected to considerably reduce end user prices.

    Environmental aspects
    Procurement

    The project could entail physical and economic displacement, but the significance in terms of number of people affected and permanence of the impacts needs to be further assessed and will depend on the final alignment of the cables. Environmental and Social studies are part of the project preparation and will take into account EIB Environmental and Social guidelines. The Bank’s services will verify how the recommendations of the studies will be applied in the project and operation contracts. After mitigation, the environmental impact of the project is expected to be minor.

    In the context of planned co-finance with the World Bank, it was agreed that the World Bank procurement procedures will be applied to the project. It will be required to apply competitive tender procedures and ensure EU companies will not be negatively discriminated against.

    Disclaimer

    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Documents

    Environmental and Social Data Sheet (ESDS) - TERRESTRIAL TELECOM CABLE PROJECT
    Publication Date
    10 Jan 2014
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    48370743
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20120286
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - TERRESTRIAL TELECOM CABLE PROJECT
    Publication Date
    5 Jun 2015
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    59554555
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20120286
    Sector(s)
    Countries
    Publicly available
    Download now

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