Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 37920-014 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
Stephen Wermert Private Sector Operations Department Request for information
  • Bangladesh
  • Information and communication technology
Project Number 37920-014
Approval Number 7194/2078
Type of ADB Assistance / Amount
7194/2078 Loan US$ 20.00 million Approved
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
Grameen Telecom
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
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 16 Dec 2003
Due Diligence
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
GrameenPhone Limited Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2007

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