Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The Project will achieve improved, expanded mobile telecommunications network facilities, so more customers can afford and use telecommunication services in line with international standard. The proposed expansion will expand the network capacity to 1.5 million customers. The Borrower will add additional switches, upgrade billing system and expand the network coverage from 400 sites to 500 sites, most of which are in rural areas without basic telecom infrastructure. Read More

Country Papua New Guinea
Borrower/Equity Investment Name DIGICEL (PNG) LIMITED
Project Number 43929-014
Type or Modality of Assistance PS
Financing Private sector (Nonsovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number 7302
Approval Date 16 Nov 2009
Closing Date 23 Nov 2009
Geographical Location Papua New Guinea
Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector ICT
Safeguard Categories Environment: C
Resettlement: C
Indigenous People: C


Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

View the latest procurement notices for Goods, Works and Related Services, or Consulting Services.