Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 13 Feb 2007
PDS Updated as of 19 Apr 2010

Project Name Multisector Rehabilitation Project for Azad Jammu & Kashmir
Country Pakistan
Project/Program Number 38135-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Azad Jammu & Kashmir
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.
Sector Multisector
Subsector Multisector
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Package A and Package B Consulting firms have been hired to provide technical assistance to the project.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objective of the Project is to rehabilitate and reconstruct essential infrastructure and facilities and to improve living conditions and quality of life in AJK. The Project will provide a rapid improvement in the well-being of about 3.4 million people in AJK, mainly low income communities and, together with the similar ADB intervention in Jammu and Kashmir on the other side of the LOC, will support the ongoing peace process between Pakistan and India by provision of high priority and highly visible infrastructure. The Project will comprise the following main components: Component A. Rehabilitation and Improvement of Health Services, including extension and rehabilitation of accident and emergency departments of 8 district hospitals; provision of essential missing equipment to pediatric and gynecology departments; rehabilitation of 4 tehsil headquarters hospitals; construction of hostels for nurses/other staff and accommodation for doctors; and provision of diagnostic facilities like X-ray, laboratory and ECG; development of proper waiting areas and provision of public toilet and clean drinking water for visitors at the above hospitals; and enhancing technical capacity of doctors through specific trainings. Component B. Rehabilitation and Improvement of Education Services: The objective of this component is to rehabilitate facilities and other support required immediately to restore and improve the education services, including provision of shelter to 300 shelter-less schools; rehabilitation/reconstruction of 67 damaged school/college buildings along LOC; repair/renovation of 150 middle schools, and 46 high schools as per agreed criteria; provision of water and sanitation facilities to all the schools where inadequate; assistance to the education department in capacity building. Component C. Rehabilitation and Improvement of Water Supply Systems: The overall goal is to improve living conditions and the quality of life of the urban communities in AJK where water is scarce and unsafe for human consumption. This component will include: (i) rehabilitation and extension of existing water supply network including the rehabilitation of existing treatment plans in all the 7 DHQ and 4 THQ towns; and (ii) strengthening and building the capacity of the PWD and its Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) to organize and efficiently manage water supply functions in a sustained and most cost effective manner. Component D. Rehabilitation of Roads and Bridges: This component will comprise (i) rehabilitation and improvement of approximately 180 km of the primary road network; (ii) construction/replacement of about 800 meters of major bridges on the primary roads; (iii) construction of about 1,050 meters jeepable suspension bridges on the secondary/tertiary roads; (iv) construction of about 1,050 meters of suspension bridges to improve connectivity of remotely located communities; and (v) policy reforms, capacity building of PWD and improvements in civil works procurement procedures. Component E. Improvement, Renovation, and Augmentation of Power Distribution Network. This component will help to reduce system losses and improve reliability of the existing power distribution network through (i) rehabilitation and augmentation of about 950km of 11kV lines; (ii) rehabilitation and augmentation of about 1,350km of 0.4kV lines; (iii) replacement and addition of 11kV0.4kV transformers; and (iv) rehabilitation and augmentation of service connections.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Feb 13
Consulting Services
Consultant inputs are estimated to be: (i) for Component A, 74 person-months of domestic consultant inputs; (ii) for Component B, 78 person-months of domestic consultant inputs; (iii) for Component C, 172 person-months of domestic consultant inputs; (iv) for Component D, 670 person-months of domestic consultant inputs; (v) for Component E, 300 person-months of domestic consultant inputs; and (vi) for overall project coordination and monitoring, 120 person-months of domestic consultant inputs. The selection and engagement of all consulting services to be financed under the PRoject will be in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by the Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants.
To be determined
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 06 Apr 2004
Fact-finding 25 May 2004 to 21 Jun 2004
Management Review Meeting 23 Sep 2004
Approval 21 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2153 21 Dec 2004 13 Jan 2005 05 Apr 2005 30 Jun 2009 02 Feb 2009 05 Aug 2009


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
16 Sep 2014 Loan 2153 15,561 0 99.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
16 Sep 2014 Loan 2153 15,706 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 2153

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Atiq Ahmad (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Planning & Development Department (P&D)
Mr. Mushtaq Hussain Awan/Project Coordinator

Planning & Development Department (P&D)
* Mr. Mushtaq Hussain Awan


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