The Project will establish a network that will connect government and parastatal agencies (including Vilingili and Hulhule islands) in Male and 20 atolls. Government and parastatal agencies will be able to share their information electornically. The Government portals that will be set up by the Project will enable the public to get access to government information and services through the internet. The Project will also install internet kiosks in Male as well as on the atolls to provide the public with better access to the government network and worldwide web sites. Telecommunications sector reform, which will be implemented as part of the Project, will lower the tariff of the internet so the public can gain access to government and internet information and services at an affordable price.
|Project Name||Information Technology Development|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Information and communication technology / ICT infrastructure
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The Project will establish a network that will connect government and parastatal agencies (including Vilingili and Hulhule islands) in Male and 20 atolls. Government and parastatal agencies will be able to share their information electornically. The Government portals that will be set up by the Project will enable the public to get access to government information and services through the internet. The Project will also install internet kiosks in Male as well as on the atolls to provide the public with better access to the government network and worldwide web sites. Telecommunications sector reform, which will be implemented as part of the Project, will lower the tariff of the internet so the public can gain access to government and internet information and services at an affordable price.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
One of the key strategic thrust of the Seventh National Development Plan (NDP) of the Government is to modernize and mainstream the information and communications technology (ICT) system in the country through training, technology transfer, and strategic public and private sector investment. A massive build-up of human resource capacity is thus a key strategic objective of the Seventh NDP.
|Impact||Improved telecomunication services by lowering tariffs|
|Description of Outcome||Improved efficiency, transparency, and accountability of public sector management|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
(i) Government network and applications
(ii) National Computer Center (NCC)
(iii) Internet kiosks
(iv) Sector reform program
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB has approved advance action for recruitment of consulting services. The PMU has started shortlisting of consultants for preparation of bidding documents and bid evaluation for provision of networking and provision of applications.|
|Procurement||ADB has approved advance action for procurement of supplies and civil works.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Lim, Susan|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Mr. Hamdhy Ageel
66032EXTRES MF/[email protected]
|Concept Clearance||26 May 2000|
|Fact Finding||14 Apr 2001 to 25 Apr 2001|
|MRM||30 Aug 2001|
|Approval||17 Dec 2001|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||29 Nov 2006|
|Last PDS Update||16 Apr 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Dec 2001||26 Apr 2002||25 Jul 2002||30 Jun 2005||31 Dec 2009||08 Apr 2010|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||9.50||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||9.50||17 Dec 2001||10.32||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||17 Dec 2001||10.32||0.00||100%|
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|Maldives: Information Technology Development Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Dec 2013|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Maldives: Information Technology Development Project (South Asia Project Brief)||Papers and Briefs||Oct 2012|
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