Afghanistan: AFG: ROSHAN EXPANSION PROJECT (PHASE III)
AFG: ROSHAN EXPANSION PROJECT (PHASE III)
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|Project Name||AFG: ROSHAN EXPANSION PROJECT (PHASE III)|
|Borrower / Company|
|Country / Economy||Afghanistan
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|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||ADB Disclosure|
|Description||AFG: ROSHAN EXPANSION PROJECT (PHASE III)|
|Objectives and Scope|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Project is in line with ADB's Country Strategic and Program Update (CSPU) 2006-2008 and the Government of Afghanistan's strategic intentions. ADB's approach to reconstruction of Afghanistan is (i) building capacity, (ii) establishing appropriate policy and institutional frameworks, and (iii) rehabilitating essential infrastructure. The Project which aims to expand the mobile communications network nationwide is anchored in the third prong. The telecommunication sector has led private sector development of Afghanistan and is helping build capacity, and establish policy and institutional framework to promote further economic growth.
The Phase III Project's focus on expanding into semi-urban and rural areas further supports "inclusive" economic growth - "reducing rising inequalities in incomes in different regions as well as gaps between urban and rural areas". Regional integration via interconnection agreements with operators in neighboring countries is also in-line with CSPU's thrust.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||27 Jun 2008|
|Credit Committee Meeting||-|
|Approval||29 Jul 2008|
|PDS Creation Date||20 May 2008|
|Last PDS Update||04 May 2010|
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