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Samsung, Taihan to Build Network in Mali to Boost Communications

December 29, 2011

Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co. and Taihan Electric Wire Co. will build a fiber-optic and Intranet network in Mali to help improve government communications, the West African state said.

The project will be funded with a 16.3 billion-CFA-franc ($32.1 million) loan from Korea’s Economic Development Cooperation Fund, the government said in a statement yesterday in Bamako, the capital.

--With assistance from Paul Richardson in Nairobi. Editors: Paul Richardson, Daliah Merzaban

To contact the reporter on this story: Diakaridia Dembele in Bamako at

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