The Parliamentary Committee on National Economy has received a loan proposal request from the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, and Ministry of ICT and National Guidance to borrow $150 million from the Export Import Bank of China.
The money, according to the Minister of State for General Duties, Henry Musasizi, and Chris Baryomunsi, the ICT minister, finance the supply, installation, commissioning & support of the national data transmission backbone infrastructure/ E-Government Infrastructure Project Phase Five.
The project components include the backbone network which will cover 3,604km of backbone network & 51 backbone transmission sites. This will increase coverage of the backbone network by adding 56 new areas & increasing coverage to 83%.
The other component is ministries, departments and agencies. This will cover the last mile of 2,240km; and 800 site connections. This will meet the last-mile network demands of government sites.