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World Bank grants US$10m for ICT project in Rwanda

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The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved US$10 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to the Government of Rwanda to install modern systems. The bank said that the assistance was aimed at improving the country's operations and service delivery systems especially in rural areas, with a particular focus on the use of technology for growth and development.

 

The aim of the e-Rwanda Project was to modernise key internal systems of the government that were critical to the overall development strategy of the government, the bank said. It said that the grant would help establish and equip ministries and district offices with a standard suite of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure such as computers, printers, telecommunications and Internet access and support services, enabling them to take full advantage of ICTs via the e-Rwanda Project.

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