Pakistan: Sindh Coastal and Inland Community Development Project

Sovereign Project | 37188-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Sindh Coastal and Inland Community Development Project
Project Number 37188-012
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4525-PAK: Sindh Coastal and Inland Community Development Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 650,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Fishery - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The goal of the proposed project is to support Government of Sindh (GOS) strategies and initiatives to reduce pervasive poverty by improving livelihoods and facilitating sustainable natural resource management in coastal areas of Badin, Karachi, and Thatta districts. The purpose of the TA is to help the government prepare a proejct that will (i) improve the condition of coastal and marine fisheries and related resources, and (ii) reduce poverty in coastal communities by improving the management of coastal resources and ecosystems, minimizing threats to their ecological integrity, and providing income generation and supplementary/alternative livelihood opportunities. Key aspects of the proposed project would include: (i) formulation of integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) plans and strategies for all three coastal districts based ont he work of the recently concluded ADB regional technical assistance (RETA) on Coastal and Marine Resrouces Management and Poverty Reduction in South Asia; (ii) community based mangrove restoration and rehabilitation programs, most notably along the Thatta coastline. Such programs would seek to demonstrate the current level of dependency on the mangrove communities and target specific user groups such as mangrove fodder and fuel wood collectors and developers; (iii) development of a series of supplementary and/or alternative sources of income and livelihood enhancement opportunities; (iv) aquaculture potential would similarly be re-investigated, including a comprehensive analysis and feasibility study of the ecological and economic viability of this industry; (v) development of codes of conduct for fishing in coastal and inland areas; (ii) marketing and post-harvesting of fish catch, including micro-enterprise development initiatives and training; (vii) community mobilization schemes including specific assistance to fishing communities - e.g. credit and saving schemes which would seek to address the current exploitative "informal" credit system which is under operation - e.g. credit with catch sale bondage; credit on high interest; credit from mole holder; and (viii) targetted communications, education and awareness building would be built in to long-term management programs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB s country strategy and program (CSP) for Pakistan was updated in August 2005. The focus of the CSP is to support poverty reduction in Pakistan through initiatives in the following three areas: (i) supporting good governance (devolution, legal, judicial and police reforms, as well as sector-and province-based reforms); (ii) sustainable pro-poor growth (rural development and employment generation); and (iii) inclusive social development (health, education, water supply and sanitation and social protection). In addition, sub-regional development, sustainable environmental management and gender and development were identified as crosscutting themes in the CSP. The updated CSP specifically refers to the proposed Project as a critical component of ADB s support.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Project area Talukas include Ghorabari, Keti Bandar, Jati, Shah Bandar, Kharo Chan and Mirpur Sakro in Thatta District and Badin and SF Rahu (Golarchi) and Badin in Badin District.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Shortlisting done on 4 February 2005.
Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Binsar P. Tambunan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Planning & Development Department, Sindh
Sindh Secretariat
Karachi, Pakistan
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2003
Fact Finding 27 Sep 2004 to 09 Oct 2004
Approval 23 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 18 Apr 2006

TA 4525-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Dec 2004 13 Jun 2005 13 Jun 2005 31 Jan 2006 31 Dec 2006 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 23 Dec 2004 627,139.11

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