Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The expansion will: (i) make cellular services available to an additional 60 districts; (ii) increase the number of Base Transceiver Stations to 1,490, with significant growth in semi- urban and rural areas; (iii) more than double the subscriber base to 4.1 million; and (iv) increase telecommunications access for those who cannot afford mobiles by increasing the number of public call offices to 2,100; all by end of 2010. Read More

Country Afghanistan
Project Number 42919-014
Type or Modality of Assistance PS
Financing Private sector (Nonsovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Numbers 7281
Approval Date 29 Jul 2008
Closing Date 18 Feb 2010
Geographical Location Afghanistan
Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector ICT
Safeguard Categories Environment: C
Resettlement: C
Indigenous People: C


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