ALGERIA TO INVEST USD5 BILLION IN PROJECT TO PROVIDE COMPUTERS FOR FAMILIES

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Algerian minister of post, information and telecommunication technologies, Mr. Boudjemâa Haichour, declared that the investment needed for providing 6 million computers for Algerian families is estimated at $5 billion, it was reported on Tuesday. Contracts regarding this project were signed earlier this week in the ministry.

The project will be launched next September, and expected to last five years. The families will also be connected to the internet network as part of this project.

The computers are expected to be sold to the families through convenient bank loans, thus one who has a bank account could pay AD1350 per month during a three year period for the purchase of a computer.