TAJIKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROJECT

Location:

Tajikistan

Project number:

6663

Business sector:

Information and Communication Technologies

Notice type:

Public

Environmental category:

B

Approval date:

04 Sep 2001

Status:

Complete

PSD disclosed:

24 May 2001

Project Description

Proposed loan to finance essential investments in fixed-line telecommunications network infrastructure of OJSC "Tajiktelecom", the national incumbent operator of Tajikistan.
The project aims to improve access to and the quality of basic telecommunications services. Bank funds will be used primarily to procure digital switching and transmission equipment for Dushanbe and regional centres. The borrower will establish a Project Implementation Unit, supported by consultants.

Transition Impact

Apart from improving telecommunications services, especially for businesses, the loan conditionality will focus on sector reform, including a new telecommunications law, transparent licensing procedures, tariff reform and establishing an independent regulatory framework.

The Client

OJSC "Tajiktelecom" is the state-owned national telecommunications operator of the Republic of Tajikistan. The Government of Tajikistan intends to support the operation by providing a sovereign guarantee. The Ministry of Communications will undertake a regulatory development programme.

EBRD Finance

Long-term loan of US$ 13 million (€14.2 million) to OJSC "Tajiktelecom" supported by a sovereign guarantee from the Republic of Tajikistan.
 
Grant funding of up to US$ 2 million (€2.3 million) provided by Switzerland.

Project Cost

Approximately US$ 20 million (€22.9 million).

Environmental Impact

There are no major environmental issues associated with this project. Due to the potential environmental impact in connection with location decisions and construction activities, an environmental analysis will be carried out, based on the Bank's questionnaire for telecom projects.

Technical Cooperation

TC funding totalling €1.1 million will be sought for assistance with project implementation, corporate development and regulatory development.
 

Business opportunities

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