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The Bank Group's first funding for Indonesia's telecommunications sector will support the country's ongoing five-year improvement and expansion program.

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The telecommunciations funding, in the form of an IDA credit, will support the work of Perusahaan Umum Telekomunikasi (PERUMTEL), the state-owned corporation responsible for telephone services in Indonesia. Project financing will contribute to PERUMTEL's Five-Year Development Program, which aims to increase telephone stations, improve long distance communications, and enable other technical and infrastructure improvements to the country's telephone network. 

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Detail of press release announcing $16.3 million in funding to Indonesia for telecommunications and fishing industries (1787137).
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Detail of press release announcing $16.3 million in funding to Indonesia for telecommunications and fishing industries (1787137).

Resource
Title
Telecommunications Expansion Project
Description
P003714: Approved July 7, 1970
The project profile contains an overview of the project, financial details, and a list of project documents and archival record folders related to the project.
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Telecommunications Expansion Project
Description

Aug. 31, 1971
The World Bank's first loan to Indonesia in the telecommunications sector is discussed. 

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World Bank Radio Report on World Bank's Activities in Indonesia
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World Bank Radio Report on World Bank's Activities in Indonesia
Audio File
Title
Telecommunications Expansion Project: Staff Appraisal Report
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Telecommunications Expansion Project: Staff Appraisal Report
Description
Document date: June 1, 1970
The report reviews Indonesia's telecommunications sector and existing telecommunications facilities and provides a description of the project.
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First Telecommunications Project: Project Performance Audit Report
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First Telecommunications Project: Project Performance Audit Report
Description
Document date: June 22, 1977
The report evaluates the completed project and describes implementation issues. The Project Completion Report, also included, describes the project's impacts.
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Memorandum regarding loan negotiations
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Memorandum regarding loan negotiations
Description

July 6, 1970
The memo contains a list of participants and a description of decisions made (1787137).

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Press release -- IDA lends $16.3 million to Indonesia for telecommunications and fishing industries
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Press release -- IDA lends $16.3 million to Indonesia for telecommunications and fishing industries
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July 8, 1970
The press release calls improvement to Indonesia's telecommunications services "one of the country's most urgent needs" (1787137).

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Correspondence from Bernard Bell to President McNamara
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Correspondence from Bernard Bell to President McNamara
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Aug. 11, 1969
In this semi-regular report to the World Bank Group president, Resident Staff Director Bell reports on various projects and activities, including progress on the telecommunications loan (1787155).

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Signing of first telecommunications sector loan
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Signing of first telecommunications sector loan
Description
July 13, 1970
Among those present are Mr. Mardjuni of the Indonesian Embassy and IDA Vice President J. Burke Knapp (1723780; Credit: The World Bank).
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