The Foundation run by Microsoft founder Bill Gates will fund a project of free access to Internet-connected computers in Romanian libraries. Romanian culture minister Adrian Iorgulescu quoted by has confirmed the news.

Iorgulescu is quoted as saying that there have been three rounds of talks with Foundation representatives who were informed about a map of cross-country libraries so that thay analyze the situation and start the project as soon as possible.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is said to plan to include Romania in a programme aimed at bringing IT technologies to public libraries across the world. Similar projects have been launched in Chile, Mexico, Latvia and Lithuania.