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Project Number 38920-014
Country Afghanistan
Approval Number 7202/2098
Type or Modality of Assistance
7202/2098 Loan USD 35.00 million Closed
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology - ICT infrastructure

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Finance Division 1
Responsible ADB Officer Thomas M. Minnich
Project Sponsor(s) Alcatel N.V.
Monaco Telecom International
Telecom Development Company
Aga Khan Fund For Economic
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The overall objective of ADB's operational strategy for Afghanistan is to reduce poverty by promoting faster economic growth, creating better development opportunities for the poor, improving human development, and protecting the environment. To promote faster private sector-led growth, ADB will help the Government speed up policy reform and create conditions conducive to private sector development. ADB's emphasis will be to help relieve infrastructure and financial bottlenecks for the private sector. The Project complies with ADB's strategy for private sector operations in Afghanistan and is specifically earmarked for 2004 in the current Country Strategy and Program Update (CSPU). The CSPU specifically refers to "the inadequate telecommunications and transport infrastructure" and states that "in March 2004, it was agreed that loan assistance would support governance and the financial sector, and that ADB's private sector interventions would also focus on banking and telecommunications."
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 20 Aug 2004
Due Diligence 29 Jun 2004
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval 04 Nov 2004
PDS Creation Date 02 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 04 Sep 2006

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