|Project Name||BAN: GRAMEENPH0NE TELECOMMUNICATIONS EXPANSION|
|Type of ADB Assistance / Amount||
|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||Stephen Wermert|
|Project Sponsor(s)||Telenor Mobil Communications AS
|Objectives and Scope|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB's role in the information and communication sector, while more modest than other multilateral and bilateral institutions, includes (i) supporting the private sector, which is expected to lead in developing information technology (IT) networks; (ii) encouraging governments to create a predictable, transparent, and nondiscriminatory policy and regulatory environment; and (iii) ensuring that IT-related rules and practices are responsive to the emerging revolutionary changes in the way people conduct business using IT. GrameenPhone's original financing is highlighted as an IT success story in ADB's most recent information and communication technology sector policy paper. The Project is clearly aligned with this approach, will support expansion of a private cellular network, and complements the public telephone network.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||16 Dec 2003|
|Credit Committee Meeting||-|
|Approval||26 Jan 2004|
|PDS Creation Date||30 Aug 2006|
|Last PDS Update||03 Oct 2008|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Bangladesh: Grameenphone Telecommunications Project and Grameenphone Telecommunications Expansion Project||Project Performance Evaluation Reports||Mar 2013|
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Information and Communication Technology in Asia: ADB's TakeICT is a key driver of economic growth and competitiveness. ADB and its development partners are working to improve the way people connect and communicate across the region and with the rest of the world.
Bangladesh: A Mobile RevolutionADB assistance to Grameen Telecom has helped provide mobility and connectivity to more than 23 million subscribers in Bangladesh-and changed their lives.