Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 26 Jan 2014

Project Name Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project
Country Pakistan
Project/Program Number 39631-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location State of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Khyber Paktunkhwa Province of Pakistan
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 Gender equity as a theme


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Grant0029Pakistan Earthquake Fund80,000
Grant0029Pakistan Earthquake Fund30,000
Loan2213Asian Development Fund232,500
Technical Assistance4730Technical Assistance Special Fund2,000
Grant0029Pakistan Earthquake Fund13,655
Grant0037ECG - Earthquake Emergency Asst. Proj.37,500
Counterpart 2,010
TOTAL US$ 397,665

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The project will contribute to reversing the devastating impact of the earthquake and so revive economic activity and enable people to resume their livelihoods and return to normal life. This will be achieved primarily through rehabilitating and reconstructing damaged and destroyed infrastructure as quickly as possible, which will particularly assist the poor and other vulnerable people. The project will have the following components: (i) quick-disbursing, which will be used to finance only imports identified as necessary for an effective recovery program; (ii) project components, which will finance rehabilitation and reconstruction of the following sectors: (a) transport; (b) power and (c) health and education; and (iii) implementation assistance component with subcomponents: legal assistance, governance and institutional building which will be used to address governance, legal and documentary issues arising from the earthquake's impact.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

It is an emergency assistance loan in response to the 2005 earthquake in which 78,000 lives were lost and 9 districts severely affected with damage estimate of about $6 billion according to joint DNA conducted by the ADB and the WB.

Development Impact

The expected impact of the Project is to contribute to the revival of economic activity and to enable people to resume their means of livelihood and return to normalcy, by minimizing the devastating impact of the earthquake.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Restore economic activities and livelihood in earthquake-affected areas
Progress Towards Outcome
The project was highly effective in achieving its outcomes. All education, power, health, and transport infrastructure built under the project was built according to the new building codes approved for the affected area and was earthquake resistant. Where possible, multi-hazardresistant standards were introduced to handle floods, wind, and landslides. The level of resilience against floods in roads was designed for a 1-in-100-year return period for bridges and a 1-in-50-year return period for other structures. This is in line with the country s approved standards. The damage to a few roads during the 2010 floods occurred because the flood levels were above the 1-in-100-year return period used in the design of these facilities. 48. No secondary economic data are available for the affected districts of AJK and KP. However, project-specific data collected at completion show that people are better off than before the earthquake. Enrollment in the schools16 reconstructed under the project increased from the pre-earthquake level of 39,924 to 43,827 students in AJK and from 6,083 to 8,386 students in KP. About 1,100 additional classrooms and 1,100 rooms for administration were added to existing schools. In total, 45% of the infrastructure was built for girls and 41% of the enrolled students were girls. For parents, children s safety in schools is no longer a concern. The reconstructed schools have sanitation facilities for boys, girls, and teachers. Their design includes rails and ramps for disabled children. Lightning arresters, boundary walls, heat and sound insulation, water, electricity, sanitary disposal, and child-friendly spaces were provided in almost all schools to enhance children s security, safety, and quality of life. 49. There was an increase in the average annual consultation rates in the 26 BHUs constructed under the project, from 25,000 before the earthquake to 123,00017 after it. There was a 41% increase in outpatients and referrals in the reconstructed hospitals. 50. Travel time on roads constructed under the project was reduced by more than 50% on average. About 30% more people now have domestic and commercial electricity connections in the affected areas of AJK than before the earthquake. By reducing travel cost and improving the provision of education, health services, and electricity, the project has contributed significantly toward improving quality of life and regenerating economic activities in the affected area.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Quick-Disbursing Component Partially finance the unusually high and unexpected expenditures that are being undertaken by the Government on account of earthquake related rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts. 2. Project Sector Components Transport Rehabilitate earthquake damaged major roads and bridges, except National Highways, within the four affected districts in AJK (Bagh, Muzaffarabad, Neelum, and Poonch, about 229km) and the five affected districts in KPK (Abbottabad, Battagram, Kohistan Mansehra, and Shangla, 660km). Power Sector (i) Repair 9 damaged hydropower generation stations inclusive of access roads, buildings, and ancillary facilities; (ii) supply and install equipment and lines related to the 132kV, 33kV, and 11kV substations; (iii) construct operational buildings of substations and staff quarters; (iv) reestablishment of 0.4kV and 0.22kV low voltage lines and service connections to consumers; (v) and install transformers, meters, and service connections to the tent villages and relief camps established after 8 October 2005. Social Sectors Health (i) reconstruction of one district hospital and three Tehsil headquarter hospitals, including wards, operation theatres, outpatient departments, staff quarters and other necessary services; (ii) provision of all the essential medical equipment to the hospitals including ambulances and supplies; and (iii) construction of proper waiting areas and provision of public toilets and clean drinking water for visitors. Education (i) repair and reconstruction of about 433 partly and completely damaged Government middle schools buildings, according to improved seismic designs, latrines, office accommodation; (ii) provision of all essential furniture and equipment for all the middle schools reconstructed and repaired; (iii) training of master trainers for teachers training; and (iv) school health services for physical and physiological health assessment and advice.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
All 9 hydro station completed, all grid station reconstructed along with their ancillary facilities. Supply and installation of equipment for 132, 33 and 11 Kv lines completed. All low voltage line reestablished and householder connection installed with meters. All transformers purchased and installed. Electricity provided to tent villages and three months bills of all tent villages paid. 793 km of road completed. 52 bridges completed. In total 410 schools have been completed out of 433. In this 305 schools are complete in AJK and 105 schools are complete in KP (NWFP). Furniture has been procured for all 433 schools including additional furniture for more than 400 government schools rebuilt through other sources. The teachers in all the 433 schools have been trained and parent teacher association formed and strengthened for school management. The remaining 23 schools are partially complted and will be fully completed by the government funding. All activities are complete including 26 BHUs, 1 RHC, 2 Tehsil and one district hospital. Including the all the equipment and the associated residences and the office of the health department.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2013 Sep 25
Consulting Services
Covered under PAK Grant 39631-01.
Procurement of goods, works and related services will be carried out in a manner consistent with the simplified and expedient procedures under the ADB Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy and ADB Guidelines for procurement and the contemplated implementation schedule. Local competitive bidding procedures will be the preferred mode of procurement. Procurement of goods and related services estimated to cost more than $1 million and civil works contracts worth over $5 million will be procured following international competitive bidding. International shopping procedures will be followed for procurement of goods and related services estimated at between $100,000 and $1 million. For small specialized equipment and materials contracts valued at less than $100,000, direct procurement procedures acceptable to ADB will be followed. Civil works contracts estimated to cost $5 million or less will be procured through local bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. Communtiy participation in the procurement of small works of a simple nature is encouraged.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 10 Nov 2005 to 15 Nov 2005
Management Review Meeting 22 Nov 2005
Approval 08 Dec 2006
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Grant 0029 13 Dec 2005 23 Dec 2005 14 Feb 2006 30 Jun 2009 30 Jun 2011 13 Sep 2013


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
17 Sep 2014 Grant 0029 123,570 0 100.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
17 Sep 2014 Grant 0029 123,570 0 100.00%

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance

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
Grant 0029 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
Loan 2213 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
Grant 0029 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
Grant 0037

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Mian S. Shafi (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehab Authority
* Lt. Gen Haroon


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