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TCIL signs an agreement with External Affairs Ministry to implement e-VBAB network project

September 14, 2018

TCIL signs an agreement with External Af...

Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, for the implementation of e-Vidya Bharati and e-Aarogya Bharati (e-VBAB) Network project for a value of Rs 8.65 billion. This is the extended Phase-II of PAN Africa e-Network Project (PAeNP). The project seeks to provide tele-education and tele-medicine services from elite Indian universities and super specialty hospitals to African nations using internet as transmission media. TCIL had already successfully executed Phase-1 of PAeNP from 2008 to 2017.

The e-VBAB Project is fully funded by MEA and is envisaged to be implemented in nine months followed by five years of operations and maintenance. Indian Education (Vidya Bharati) and Indian Medical services for human well being (Aarogya Bharati) under the flagship e-VBAB Network Project of MEA, is a step towards capacity building in the field of education and medical science for all the 54 African nations. The project aims to provide an opportunity for local employment and opens the door for access to education and medical expertise from India to African students, doctors, nurses and paramedical staff. It will also give an opportunity for Global acceptance of Indian university education system and Indian medical health services.

A Seshagiri Rao, CMD, TCIL signed the agreement with T.S. Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations), MEA in the presence of Manoj Sinha Minister of Communications (Independent Charge), Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs, Allen Tsehaye Woldermariam, Dean of Diplomatic Corps (Africa Group) and Ambassador of Eriteria in Delhi, and Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications.

TCIL, a pioneering public sector ICT company, under DoT, have to their credit, successful execution of many large telecom projects in India and abroad. They are well accepted in Africa, Middle East and South East Asia, for their skills in Telecom and IT. They have done number of infrastructure Projects of Fiber, ICT and Microwave in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and Algeria.


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