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    Summary sheet

    Release date
    3 March 2015
    Status
    Reference
    Approved | 15/04/2015
    20140397
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    BRETAGNE TRES HAUT DEBIT
    Megalis Bretagne
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 210 million
    EUR 423 million
    Location
    Sector(s)
    Description
    Objectives

    The project relates to the design and roll-out of a publicly owned passive fibre broadband network PIN (Public initiative network) in Bretagne.

    The objective of the project is to deploy a fibre to the home (FTTH) network in areas not covered by commercial operators as well as to upgrade around nodes to improve download speeds for existing ADSL/VDSL lines. The provision of FTTH connectivity to public sites is also included in the project

    Environmental aspects
    Procurement

    Investments in fixed telecommunications projects (mainly civil works for fibre rollout) do not fall under the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EC. The related works have limited environmental effects, apart from disturbance during civil work constructions, which can be mitigated by appropriate measures. Full environmental details will be assessed during appraisal, including the possible impact on protected flora and fauna (Habitats Directive 92/43/EC and Birds Directive 79/409/EC).

    The Bank will require the promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been/shall be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (Directive 2004/18/EC as well as Directive 2007/66/EC) as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where required.

    Comments

    This project would be eligible under the "Programme France Très Haut Débit" and the funds would be provided through intermediary banks participating in this programme.

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