Regional: BEMOBILE EXPANSION PROJECT (PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND THE SOLOMON ISLANDS)

Nonsovereign Project | 44937-014

Summary

BEMOBILE EXPANSION PROJECT (PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND THE SOLOMON ISLANDS)

The Project is to (i) strengthen Bemobile' s telecommunication backbone infrastructure to reduce its reliance on the legacy infrastructure of Telikom PNG (the state-owned telecom service provider); (ii) upgrade and expand its existing network in PNG to increase national geographic and population coverage; and (iii) in Solomon Islands (SOL), continue the roll-out of its nationwide network.

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Project Name BEMOBILE EXPANSION PROJECT (PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND THE SOLOMON ISLANDS)
Project Number 44937-014
Borrower/Company BEMOBILE LIMITED
Country Regional
Location Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands
Approval Number 7328, 7328/2745
Type or Modality of Assistance
7328 Equity USD 9.00 million Committed
Strategic Agendas
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 2
Responsible ADB Officer Xiaowen (Sherwin) Pu
Project Sponsor(s) Telikom PNG
GEMS
Description

BEMOBILE EXPANSION PROJECT (PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND THE SOLOMON ISLANDS)

The Project is to (i) strengthen Bemobile' s telecommunication backbone infrastructure to reduce its reliance on the legacy infrastructure of Telikom PNG (the state-owned telecom service provider); (ii) upgrade and expand its existing network in PNG to increase national geographic and population coverage; and (iii) in Solomon Islands (SOL), continue the roll-out of its nationwide network.

Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is in line with ADB s Pacific Strategy, and country strategies and programs for PNG and SOL, and it supports the Governments development plans.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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 03 Sep 2010
Due Diligence 28 Sep 2010
Credit Committee Meeting 21 Feb 2011
Approval 25 Mar 2011
PDS Creation Date 27 Jan 2011
Last PDS Update 29 Apr 2014
Title Document Type Document Date
Proposed Equity Investment and Loan: Bemobile Expansion Project (Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands) Reports and Recommendations of the President Mar 2011
Bemobile Expansion Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jan 2011

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Title Document Type Document Date
Bemobile Expansion Project Environmental Assessment and Measures Mar 2011

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