Regional: BEMOBILE EXPANSION PROJECT (PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND THE SOLOMON ISLANDS)

Nonsovereign Project | 44937-014 Status: Active

BEMOBILE EXPANSION PROJECT (PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND THE SOLOMON ISLANDS)

The Project is to (i) strengthen Bemobile'_s telecommunication backbone infrastructure to reduce its reliance on the legacy infrastructure of Telikom PNG (the state-owned telecom service provider); (ii) upgrade and expand its existing network in PNG to increase national geographic and population coverage; and (iii) in Solomon Islands (SOL), continue the roll-out of its nationwide network.

Project Details

Project Officer
Pu, Xiaowen Private Sector Operations Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Information and communication technology
 
Project Name BEMOBILE EXPANSION PROJECT (PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND THE SOLOMON ISLANDS)
Project Number 44937-014
Borrower/Company
Country Regional
Location Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands
Approval Number 7328, 7328/2745
Type or Modality of Assistance
7328 Equity USD 9.00 million Approved
7328/2745 Loan USD 40.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
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 2
Responsible ADB Officer Pu, Xiaowen
Project Sponsor(s) GEMS
Telikom PNG
Description

BEMOBILE EXPANSION PROJECT (PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND THE SOLOMON ISLANDS)

The Project is to (i) strengthen Bemobile'_s telecommunication backbone infrastructure to reduce its reliance on the legacy infrastructure of Telikom PNG (the state-owned telecom service provider); (ii) upgrade and expand its existing network in PNG to increase national geographic and population coverage; and (iii) in Solomon Islands (SOL), continue the roll-out of its nationwide network.

Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is in line with ADB_s Pacific Strategy, and country strategies and programs for PNG and SOL, and it supports the Governments_ development plans.

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

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 03 Sep 2010
Due Diligence 28 Sep 2010
Credit Committee Meeting 21 Feb 2011
Approval 25 Mar 2011
PDS Creation Date 27 Jan 2011
Last PDS Update 29 Apr 2014

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Title Document Type Document Date
Proposed Equity Investment and Loan: Bemobile Expansion Project (Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands) Reports and Recommendations of the President Mar 2011
Bemobile Expansion Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jan 2011

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Bemobile Expansion Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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