44382-022: Broadband for Development Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


Description

Under the proposed project, the Asian Development Bank will support the development and operation of a submarine fiber optic communication cable system (SCS), linking Solomon Islands to an existing international submarine cable network that runs between Guam and Sydney. The SCS will comprise an international spur into Guadalcanal (landing in Honiara) and two domestic spurs linking Guadalcanal with Malaita (landing in Auki) and the Western Province (landing in Noro). Jointly, these provinces are... Read More

Country Solomon Islands
Project Number 44382-022
Type or Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Numbers Grant No. 0304
Loan No. 2897
Approval Date 25 Sep 2012
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 18,000
Geographical Location Solomon Islands
Sector Information and communication technology
Subsector ICT infrastructure
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Private sector development (PSD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 4: No gender elements (NGE)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: B
Indigenous People: C

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Responsible ADB Officer
Ninebeth Carandang
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Responsible ADB Department
Pacific Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD

Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury

Last PDS Update
27 Mar 2014

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