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Madagascar: new projects

Ten projects relating to digital development in Madagascar were presented by the Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Development (MPTDN) Neypatraiky André Rakotomamonjy, to private operators, during a conference held last Friday in Ankorondrano.

 

 

On the theme ” The development of Madagascar cannot be dissociated from that of the digital “, an appointment had been taken by about twenty private operators of the telecommunication sector.

 

The objective of this new project

 

The objective of this project launched by the MPTDN  is to put in place the necessary resources for each project and whose budget can only be covered by the participation of several national and international partners.

 

 

 

An essential partnership

 

In order to make the project a reality in the best possible conditions, the State has called for a Public-Private Partnership (3P) for the implementation of these so-called presidential projects, based on the vision of ” Digital for All “. Each operator will thus be able to seize the opportunity to collaborate and invest in projects that correspond to the vision they have for their company and their future prospects.

 ” Each operator can respectively seize the opportunity to collaborate and invest in projects that speak to them and correspond to their future prospects “, the Minister stressed in his speech.

 

 

” All these projects must be consistent with the improvement of a legislative framework governing the sector to help create a digital economy and a stable environment for private operators , ” it added.

Priority to young people

In addition, young people will be given priority through the establishment of some infrastructures, including the training centre for contact centres. The aim of the latter is to prepare young people for service jobs and introduce them to ICT. The business incubator or accelerator, the first centre of which will be based in Fianarantsoa, is also part of the infrastructure to be set up.

The 10 digital development projects

  1. Data center : improving the overall governance system in Madagascar

Project cost 120 000 000 USD

Implementation time – 190 days + 3 months of technical acceptance

  1. TIC Bus : provision of a mobile transport unit equipped with digital equipment serving as a rapid learning centre or initiative on NTIC.

Project cost USD 3,500,000

Installation time – 36 months

 

 

  1. Training Centre for Call Centres: Creation of an important lever of human resources that will operate in the management and operation of contact centres.

Project cost USD 2,500,000

Installation time -60 months

  1. DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) : migration to broadcasting before 2020

Project cost 100 000 000 USD

Installation time – 36 months

  1. WiFi hotspots : provision of affordable Internet access to the public through Wi-Fi hotspots in different parts of the territory

Project cost 5,000,000 USD

Installation time – 36 months

  1. Digital opening up: The red zones are localities where insecurity reigns in Madagascar and access to roads and electricity is very difficult

Project cost : 6 900 000 USD

Installation time – 60 months

 

 

 

  1. Broadband network : to promote the accessibility of the Internet on the big island

Project cost 20 700 000 USD

Installation time – 60 months

  1. Smart City: project to be set up in areas with high tourist potential

Project cost 12 000 000 USD

Installation time 60 months

  1. Incubator and business accelerator: A project in favour of new actors in the development of ICT on the island.

Project cost : 27 000 000 USD

Installation time 60 months

  1. Communes numériques (Dematerialisation of municipal services) : improving the efficiency of public services delivered in municipalities and town halls

Project cost 27,000,000 USD

Installation time – 60 months

 

Of the 10 projects presented, the presidential Smart City project, of which Nosy Be is the pilot site, intends to extend to the national level in the coming years through the introduction of Madagascar as a member country of Smart Africa from next March. As for the Tic Bus, launched at the Francophonie Summit as a mobile broadcasting medium for the national channel, this year it will travel to various isolated localities, with animators on board dedicated to ICT initiation.

 

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