Pakistan: Sindh Cities Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 37220-033

Summary

The project focuses on priority infrastructure identified by North Sindh Urban Services Corporation Ltd (NSUSC) based on existing master plans and ongoing master planning exercise in Ghotki, Jacobabad, Khairpur, New Sukkur, Rohri, and Shikarpur.

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Project Name Sindh Cities Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 37220-033
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2975-PAK: Sindh Cities Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 25.10 million
Loan 2976-PAK: Sindh Cities Improvement Investment Program Tranche 2
Asian Development Fund US$ 74.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Finance - Inclusive finance
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project focuses on priority infrastructure identified by North Sindh Urban Services Corporation Ltd (NSUSC) based on existing master plans and ongoing master planning exercise in Ghotki, Jacobabad, Khairpur, New Sukkur, Rohri, and Shikarpur.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The combination of physical and non-physical investments under the Program aim to improve quality, continuity and coverage of urban infrastructure services in water supply, wastewater and SWM, while incentivising and supporting effective management and sustainable financing of urban service providers. This in turn should help improve quality of life for residents in provincial cities, including the poor, and address growing regional development imbalances within the project area.
Impact Improved health, quality of life in and eocnomic competitiveness of participating towns
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased quality, reliability, and coverage of water supply, wastewater, and solid waste management services in participating towns
Progress Toward Outcome Delays in initial stage of implementation will impact meeting the project outcome as scheduled. However, since the Q1, 2015, procurement activities picked up and by end of 2015, contracts worth of $24 million are expected to be awarded.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

NSUSC provides effective and more sustainable services in participating towns

More informed urban policies and planning

Timely and transparent operations support funding for NSUSC to cover eligible shortfall

Improved water supply, wastewater and solid waste management services in participating towns

Management structure and capacity for WSS operations improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Ouput 1. NSUSC provides effective and more sustainable services in participating towns

Progress:

No further improvement in NSUSC's operation after implementation of Tranche I, since no work has so far been started on ground under the Tranche II.

Output 2: More informed urban policies and planning

Progress:

The progress on urban and institutional reforms is negligible. The urban planning process is also not systematic and institutionalized.

Output 3: Timely and transparent operations support funding for NSUSC to cover eligible shortfall

Progress:

Due to delay in approval of Annual Operational Plans (AOP) of NSUSC for FY 2015 and FY 2016, the disbursement of operation support fund to NSUSC by ADB is also delayed. The AOP of 2015 was approved in the last quarter of the FY, and the AOP of 2016 is still not approved. So far only $0.9 million have been disbursed against AOP of 2015.

Output 4: Improved water supply, wastewater and solid waste management services in participating towns

Progress:

No physical work started yet.

Output 5: Management structure and capacity for WSS operations improved

Progress:

All managerial positions of NSUSC's are filled. However the positions of MD, CFO, Director Capital Works, and Director Operations are still vacant. An acting MD is in place. The position has been advertised and the candidates shortlisted.

NSUSC has developed an excellent customer care/Complaint handling and tracking system which is very helpful in timely resolution of the compalains.

NSUSC has to develop service level standards and benchmarks for its operations, which was due in Tranche I, but could not be done.

Geographical Location North Sindh, including Jacobabad and Ghotki
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The subprojects in the second tranche of the Facility have been categorized as B for the purpose of environmental safeguards. The EIA for one new sub Project Raw Water Intake at River Indus for Sukkur has been categorized as Category A and this EIA was uploaded over ADB Website on 16 Apr. 2012 for 120 days disclosure period.
Involuntary Resettlement The subprojects to be financed in the second tranche of the Facility were suppose to minimize resettlement impacts by prioritizing rehabilitation and optimizing work within existing facilities with no Land Acquisition in Part B of the Tranche-2 Investments. New construction is proposed on vacant government land where feasible. However, the government has to acquire the land for the landfill sites in four participating towns . The land for one landfill site has alrady been acquired following the appropriate procedures. For the remaining three sites, the process is ongoing and at various stages. Updated Land acquisition and resettlement plans (LARPs) for subprojects of Part C have been prepared, in accordance with ADB guidelines, for those subprojects under the second tranche that are expected to have land acquisition and resettlement impacts.
Indigenous Peoples The subprojects in the second tranche of the Facility will have no impact on indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultations were conducted in Ghotki, Jacobabad, Khairpur, New Sukkur, Shikairpur, and Sukkur City in July 2012.
During Project Implementation Public consultations will be undertaken with beneficiaries during project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Recruitment of consulting assignments will follow ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, and as amended from time to time).

The following selection method will apply: QCBS (90:10), QBS, CQS LCS, and FBS.

Two consulting packages for detailed engineering, design and construction supervision.

One consulting package each for PFR 4 preparation, independent verifier, and studies/trainings.

Procurement Following procurement modes will apply: ICB for works estimated to cost $5.0 million and above; ICB for goods, equipment, supply and installation (turnkey) for $1.0 million and above; NCB for works below $5.0 million; NCB for goods, equipment, supply and installation for below $1.0 million, and shopping for works and goods below $100,000.
Responsible ADB Officer Mian S. Shafi
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Planning & Development Department, SindhParvez Ahmed SeeharPD.SCIP@GMAIL.COMSindh Secretariat
Karachi, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Jun 2005
Fact Finding -
MRM 29 Nov 2012
Approval 18 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Jan 2010
Last PDS Update 27 Jul 2015

Loan 2975-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2012 08 May 2013 30 Jul 2013 31 Aug 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 25.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 25.10 18 Dec 2012 3.17 0.00 13%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Dec 2012 1.92 0.00 8%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - -

Loan 2976-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2012 08 May 2013 30 Jul 2013 31 Aug 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 114.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 74.00 18 Dec 2012 9.56 0.00 14%
Counterpart 40.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Dec 2012 5.54 0.00 8%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - -

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