Pakistan: SSTA for Megacity Development

Sovereign Project | 38405-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name SSTA for Megacity Development
Project Number 38405-012
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4578-PAK: SSTA for Megacity Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Karachi, Pakistan. The city is is the hub of retail and wholesale trade and the center of head offices of banking and insurance sectors, generating about 20 percent of the national output.

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
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 About 4 person-months of international and 7 person-months of domestic specialists will be required comprising an international team leader (2 person-months) with expertise in urban planning and municipal engineering, and international municipal finance specialist with expertise onlocal government financne and public-private partnerships in urban service delivery (2 person-months), and domestic specialists with expertise in land management and low income area upgrading.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Gulfer Cezayirli
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
City District Government Karachi
Mr. Fazal-ur-Rehman
Civic Centre, Sir Shah Muhammad Sulaiman Road, Karachi - 75530 Pakistan


Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2005 to 25 Mar 2005
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 31 Jan 2007

TA 4578-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Apr 2005 - 11 Apr 2005 31 Jul 2005 31 Dec 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 11 Apr 2005 146,699.45
Title Document Type Document Date
SSTA for Megacity Development: Karachi Mega Cities Preparation Project Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Aug 2005

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