Guatemala: $70 Million for Telecommunications

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a line of credit, whose funds will be used to finance a program that seeks to increase the country's digital connectivity levels by strengthening institutional and operational capacity.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

With a $70 million investment, of which $45 million will be financed by the ordinary capital of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and $25 million by the Korean Fund for the Co-financing of Infrastructure Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (KIF), the program will increase the institutional and operational capacity that will allow the development of a digital agenda and improve connectivity, through investment and improvements in the conditions for the adoption of digital infrastructure solutions, according to an official statement.

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According to the IDB, one of the objectives of the operation is the expansion and equipping of access networks, connecting more than 3,200 public sites through existing infrastructure and necessary telecommunications.

The document dated March 10, 2021, states that "... a State data center will be implemented, in accordance with good practices of security and efficiency of broadband networks, and the State's private cloud where public data will be stored and processed to serve as a basis for the development of platforms that will provide public services."

The plan is to provide instruction in digital training on the use of equipment and technology in the connected public sites with the aim of instructing trainers who, through courses and workshops, will help civil servants, public officials and citizens to develop digital skills. Special attention will also be given to the country's cultural diversity and prioritization of women in the digital training process and the production of content in indigenous languages, adds the statement.

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