Afghanistan: AFG: ROSHAN EXPANSION PROJECT (PHASE III)

Nonsovereign Project | 42919-014

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AFG: ROSHAN EXPANSION PROJECT (PHASE III)

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Project Name AFG: ROSHAN EXPANSION PROJECT (PHASE III)
Project Number 42919-014
Borrower/Company TELECOM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY AFGHANISTAN LIMITED
Country Afghanistan
Location
Approval Number 7281
Type or Modality of Assistance
7281 Political Risk Guarantee without Govt Guarantee USD 10.00 million Cancelled
7281 Loan USD 60.00 million Closed
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector For classification - For classification
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.
Aga Khan Fund For Economic
Monaco Telecom International
Telecom Development Company
Description AFG: ROSHAN EXPANSION PROJECT (PHASE III)
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project is in line with ADB's Country Strategic and Program Update (CSPU) 2006-2008 and the Government of Afghanistan's strategic intentions. ADB's approach to reconstruction of Afghanistan is (i) building capacity, (ii) establishing appropriate policy and institutional frameworks, and (iii) rehabilitating essential infrastructure. The Project which aims to expand the mobile communications network nationwide is anchored in the third prong. The telecommunication sector has led private sector development of Afghanistan and is helping build capacity, and establish policy and institutional framework to promote further economic growth.

The Phase III Project's focus on expanding into semi-urban and rural areas further supports "inclusive" economic growth - "reducing rising inequalities in incomes in different regions as well as gaps between urban and rural areas". Regional integration via interconnection agreements with operators in neighboring countries is also in-line with CSPU's thrust.

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 27 Jun 2008
Due Diligence 31 May 2008
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval 29 Jul 2008
PDS Creation Date 20 May 2008
Last PDS Update 04 May 2010
Title Document Type Document Date
Roshan Cellular Telecommunications Project Extended Annual Review Reports Dec 2011
Roshan Expansion Project (Phase III) Reports and Recommendations of the President Jul 2008
Roshan Phase III Expansion Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jun 2008

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