Dominican Republic: Telecommunications Regulatory Reform Project

Lead Organisation Technical Secretariat of the Presidency/ INDOTEL
Type of Project Activity Project which enable ICT4D environment
Project URL http://web.worldbank.org/external/projects/main?pagePK=104231&piPK=73230&theSitePK=40941&menuPK=228424&Projectid=P052736
Brief Description The pproject will strengthen the policy, legal, and, regulatory environment in the telecommunications sector. It will also improve rural access to services through private sector investments. The four main components will: 1) create new telecommunications regulatory measures, drafting regulations for interconnection agreements, licenses, resolution of disputes, as well as radio frequency use and management, and, different types of existing and new services. Tariffs will be reviewed, in addition, design and administration of the Fund for the Development of Telecommunications (FDT) will be implemented; 2) create an autonomous telecommunications regulatory entity, through the appointment of executive management and staff, and define organizational functions. Procurement of monitoring equipment, and, office/computer equipment will be provided, together with technical assistance; 3) transfer regulatory functions to the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (INDOTEL) upon the closure of the Directorate General of Telecommunications (DGT), and, severance compensation will be funded; 4) finance and manage the project management unit and INDOTEL, to include project audits.*
Contact name Eloy Eduardo Vidal
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Affiliated Organisations 1.Dominican Republic Government 2.TECHNICAL SECRETARIAT OF PRESIDENCY
Funding Agencies The World Bank
Target Beneficiaries Telecommunications & Informatics business interests, all telecommunications users of the Dominican Republic
Start Date 6-07-1999
End Date 30-06-2006
Project Budget USD$ 21.7 millions
Current Status active
Countr(ies) Involved Dominican Republic
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