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Afghanistan: AFG: Roshan Phase II Expansion

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 40918-014 Status: Closed

AFG: Roshan Phase II Expansion

Project Details

Project Officer
Minnich, Thomas M. Private Sector Operations Department Request for information
  • Afghanistan
  • Information and communication technology
Project Name AFG: Roshan Phase II Expansion
Project Number 40918-014
Country Afghanistan
Type or Modality of Assistance
7238/2241 Other USD 30.00 million Approved
7238/2241 Loan USD 40.00 million Approved
7238/2241 Other USD 15.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Regional integration
Drivers of Change Private sector development
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 Minnich, Thomas M.
Project Sponsor(s)
Description AFG: Roshan Phase II Expansion
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Since the Project is designed to promote economic growth through improved telecommunications (benefiting all productive sectors and consumers) and related spill-over effects, it is fully in line with the country strategy and program update(CSPU)'s assertion that ADB's entire public sector lending program for 2005-2008 will be allocated to economic growth. The CSPU specifically mentioned telecommunications as an area offering private sector investment opportunities. The nationwide coverage, focusing on rollout into rural towns, further supports the CSPU in that it would contribute towards "reducing rising inequalities in incomes in different regions as well as gaps between urban and rural areas."

Roshan's active efforts to promote regional integration via interconnection agreements with operators in neighboring countries are also in line with ADB's CSPU pledge to support activities that will strengthen Afghanistan's links with its regional neighbors, and that "more efforts will be made to incorporate a regional dimension in loan projects, such as ...ensuring connectivity with regional...grids". The CSPU explicitly states that no change is anticipated in ADB's deep engagement in the telecoms sector (via the existing loan to Roshan, and also through ADB's membership in the consultative group for energy, mining and telecoms), as "ADB's private sector support to the telecommunications sectors" is "highly appreciated" by the Government of Afghanistan.

Safeguard Categories
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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 01 Jun 2006
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval 29 Jun 2006
PDS Creation Date 30 May 2006
Last PDS Update 04 May 2010

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Title Document Type Document Date
Roshan Phase II Expansion Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Jun 2006

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