Maldives: Information Technology Development

Sovereign Project | 34276-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Information Technology Development
Project Number 34276-013
Country Maldives
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1882-MLD: Information Technology Development
Asian Development Fund US$ 9.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology - ICT infrastructure

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Project will establish a network that will connect government and parastatal agencies (including Vilingili and Hulhule islands) in Male and 20 atolls. Government and parastatal agencies will be able to share their information electornically. The Government portals that will be set up by the Project will enable the public to get access to government information and services through the internet. The Project will also install internet kiosks in Male as well as on the atolls to provide the public with better access to the government network and worldwide web sites. Telecommunications sector reform, which will be implemented as part of the Project, will lower the tariff of the internet so the public can gain access to government and internet information and services at an affordable price.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

CPS 2007-2011

One of the key strategic thrust of the Seventh National Development Plan (NDP) of the Government is to modernize and mainstream the information and communications technology (ICT) system in the country through training, technology transfer, and strategic public and private sector investment. A massive build-up of human resource capacity is thus a key strategic objective of the Seventh NDP.

Impact Improved telecomunication services by lowering tariffs
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved efficiency, transparency, and accountability of public sector management
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

(i) Government network and applications

(ii) National Computer Center (NCC)

(iii) Internet kiosks

(iv) Sector reform program

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Male and 20 atolls
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB has approved advance action for recruitment of consulting services. The PMU has started shortlisting of consultants for preparation of bidding documents and bid evaluation for provision of networking and provision of applications.
Procurement ADB has approved advance action for procurement of supplies and civil works.
Responsible ADB Officer Susan Lim
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Mr. Hamdhy Ageel
Male, Maldives
Concept Clearance 26 May 2000
Fact Finding 14 Apr 2001 to 25 Apr 2001
MRM 30 Aug 2001
Approval 17 Dec 2001
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 16 Apr 2010

Loan 1882-MLD

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2001 26 Apr 2002 25 Jul 2002 30 Jun 2005 31 Dec 2009 08 Apr 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 9.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 9.50 17 Dec 2001 10.16 0.00 98%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Dec 2001 10.32 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Information Technology Development Project Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2011
Information Technology Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2001

Safeguard Documents

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Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Maldives: Information Technology Development Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2013

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