Afghanistan: AFG: Roshan Phase II Expansion

Nonsovereign Project | 40918-014 Status: Closed


AFG: Roshan Phase II Expansion

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Title Date
Roshan Phase II Expansion Project Jun 2006

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Project Name AFG: Roshan Phase II Expansion
Project Number 40918-014
Country Afghanistan
Approval Number 7238
Type or Modality of Assistance
7238 Complementary Financing Scheme USD 30.00 million Closed
7238 Credit Guarantee USD 15.00 million Closed
7238 Loan USD 40.00 million Closed
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
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) Telecom Development Company
Alcatel N.V.
Aga Khan Fund For Economic
Monaco Telecom International
Description AFG: Roshan Phase II Expansion
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Since the Project is designed to promote economic growth through improved telecommunications (benefiting all productive sectors and consumers) and related spill-over effects, it is fully in line with the country strategy and program update(CSPU)'s assertion that ADB's entire public sector lending program for 2005-2008 will be allocated to economic growth. The CSPU specifically mentioned telecommunications as an area offering private sector investment opportunities. The nationwide coverage, focusing on rollout into rural towns, further supports the CSPU in that it would contribute towards "reducing rising inequalities in incomes in different regions as well as gaps between urban and rural areas."

Roshan's active efforts to promote regional integration via interconnection agreements with operators in neighboring countries are also in line with ADB's CSPU pledge to support activities that will strengthen Afghanistan's links with its regional neighbors, and that "more efforts will be made to incorporate a regional dimension in loan projects, such as ...ensuring connectivity with regional...grids". The CSPU explicitly states that no change is anticipated in ADB's deep engagement in the telecoms sector (via the existing loan to Roshan, and also through ADB's membership in the consultative group for energy, mining and telecoms), as "ADB's private sector support to the telecommunications sectors" is "highly appreciated" by the Government of Afghanistan.

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 01 Jun 2006
Due Diligence 07 Apr 2006
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval 29 Jun 2006
PDS Creation Date 30 May 2006
Last PDS Update 04 May 2010
Title Document Type Document Date
Roshan Phase II Expansion Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Jun 2006

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