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Myanmar: Telecommunication Towers Infrastructure Project

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 49470-001 Status: Approved

The project consists of roll-out of up to 5,000 towers across the country that are critical in enabling telecom operators to provide a full range of mobile and data services in Myanmar. IGT is the largest towerco in Myanmar with a proven track record of successful operation and effective execution.

Project Details

Project Officer
Hong, Won Myong Private Sector Operations Department Request for information
Country
  • Myanmar
Sector
  • Information and communication technology
 
Project Name Telecommunication Towers Infrastructure Project
Project Number 49470-001
Borrower/Company Irrawady Green Towers Limited
Country Myanmar
Location Nation-wide
Type or Modality of Assistance
3458 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 50.00 million Committed
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Finance Division 2
Responsible ADB Officer Hong, Won Myong
Project Sponsor(s)
Description The project consists of roll-out of up to 5,000 towers across the country that are critical in enabling telecom operators to provide a full range of mobile and data services in Myanmar. IGT is the largest towerco in Myanmar with a proven track record of successful operation and effective execution.
Objectives and Scope The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Finance Corporation identified the opportunity to provide financial assistance to help IGT roll out up to 5,000 towers nationwide. These towers are essential in enabling telecommunication operators to provide a full range of mobile and data services in Myanmar.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project is aligned with ADB's interim country partnership strategy for Myanmar, 2012 2014, which has been extended through to 2016, and ADB's country operations business plan, 2016 2018. The project (i) addresses the critical shortage of connectivity, promotes access to markets and basic social services, (ii) improves rural infrastructure to boost productivity and incomes, (iii) lowers transaction costs, (iv) enhances opportunities for domestic and cross-border trade and investment, and (v) improves access to reliable and sustainable utility services.
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 11 May 2016
Credit Committee Meeting 19 Sep 2016
Approval 07 Nov 2016
Last PDS Update 12 Jun 2019

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