Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The Project entails the construction and operation of a nationwide cellular telephone system that will provide common cellular telephone services in the main cities, and a village-pay telephone (VPT) service in the rural areas. The Project covers the first three years of investment and operations, after which the Project will become self-financing. The total project cost is $167.1 million. A private sector cellular phone project in Bangladesh with a 15 year license and a renewable option which aims to promote a faster rate of efficient economic growth, through greater market orientation, augmentation of domestic resource mobilization, accelerated human resource development and improved physical infrastructure. Read More

Country Bangladesh
Borrower/Equity Investment Name
Project Number 37920-014
Project Type or Modality of Assistance PS
Financing Private sector (Nonsovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number 7194/2078
Approval Date 26 Jan 2004
Geographical Location Bangladesh
Sector / Subsector Classification Transport and ICT
Thematic Classification Economic growth
Safeguard Categories Environment: B

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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Stephen Wermert
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Responsible ADB Department
Private Sector Operations Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Infrastructure Finance Division 1

PDS Creation Date
30 Aug 2006

Last PDS Update
03 Oct 2008