South Asian Nations Plan Information Highway Project

India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal has decided to join forces to improve connectivity among the four countries, reports Forbes. Representatives from the four countries met to discuss the setting up of a South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Information Highway Project in New Delhi. This is a WiFi based project, based on the public-private-partnership model, which will interconnect the nations, giving villages better access to tele-medicine, distance learning and e-government services, reports AHN. Also planned is an SASEC regional research and training network for linking communities, businesses, and research institutes.The project will be supported by the Asian Development Bank, if it receives the ADB boards approval. Such projects sound great on paper, but often nothing really becomes of it. They’re announced, talked about in newspapers for a year or two, and then forgotten.