On March 22-26, a team of experts from the consulting company Great Village International Consultants (GVIC) from Canada will arrive in Chisinau to continue the technical assistance project, financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), provided to the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI – www.anrceti.md).
The technical assistance project „Communications Regulatory Development” was launched at the beginning of 2009 and is targeted at providing assistance to the Agency in the implementation of the new Law on Electronic Communications and harmonization of the national regulatory practices with the European standards and norms. The consulting company GVIC was designated by EBRD as project executor. The project is planned to last till October 2011.
According to the agenda, the team of experts, headed by Project Manager William Burnfield, will conduct several workshops focused on current issues such as number portability, management of numbering resources, carrier selection and pre-selection, access to the local loop. The workshops scheduled for March 22 and 24 will be attended jointly by Agency specialists and representatives of the industry.
The experts will also meet the officials of the Agency in order to discuss the issue of an average-term regulatory strategy development. The experts’ work agenda also includes meetings with the representatives of the Ministries of Economy, of Information Technologies and Communications to discuss the issues of promoting the policy and strategy of ICT development.
The following stage of the assistance project is scheduled for second half of April. The Agency administration considers that this project will contribute to strengthening the institutional capacities and quality of all the activity pursued by ANRCETI.
The “Communications Regulatory Development” project is the second technical assistance project offered to ANRCETI. The first project was offered to the Agency at the beginning of its existence – in 2000 – 2002, by USAID.
March 19, 2010