Integrated Information and Communications Technology Development Project (ADB-51241-001)

Countries
  • Pakistan
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Borrower
Government of Pakistan
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Sectors
  • Communications
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 20, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 7, 2017


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Project Description

According to the bank website, the proposed project outputs will be: (i) an IT park set up as a benchmark model in Karachi; (ii) National IT parks strategy developed; (iii) smart city strategy developed and piloted; and (iv) ICT skills in higher education stream strengthened with technological readiness for knowledge-based economy. These outputs will result in the following outcome: strengthened holistic development of ICT sector in Pakistan. The project will be aligned with the following impact: ICT industry contribution to inclusive growth increased, as outlined in Pillar VI of Pakistan Vision 2025. The investment is also in line with the government's mid-term IT development policy, the Digital Pakistan Policy 2017 (footnote 2).

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

ADB
Hu, Ruoyu
Central and West Asia Department
Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD

Executing Agency
Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication

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