Pakistan: TA Loan for Megacity Development

Sovereign Project | 38405-013 Status: Closed


ADB is helping Pakistan upgrade infrastructure and services in Karachi to improve the quality of life in the city. The project will provide resources to improve city planning, management, and financing, as well as service delivery. It will help prepare priority projects for funding by external agencies. It will also establish an innovative financing vehicle for capital investment needs.

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Project Name TA Loan for Megacity Development
Project Number 38405-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2229-PAK: TA Loan for Megacity Development
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Finance sector development - Infrastructure finance and investment funds

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban slum development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some 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

Safeguard Categories

Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples C

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

International and/or domestic consulting forms will be recruited using ADB's quality- and cost-based selection and quality based selection (QBS) procedures as appropriate for each subproject. Certain subprojects will utilize QBS as they require expertise of limited availability. Individual consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants.

Specialists in urban planning, water supply, sewerage, solid waste management, urban transport and roads, low income community upgrading, private sector participation in urban infrastructure provision, economics, finance, social development, resettlement, and environment will help CDGK carry out comprehensive feasibility analyses and where necessary engineering designs, preparation of bid documents, and procurement of goods and services in a manner satisfactory to ADB. Specialists in urban governance, urban/municipal finance, institutional development, corporate governance, will also be recruited to help design and implement programs under the Capacity Building Facility.

Tentative estimates for the consulting services requirements for the whole TA Loan are about 145 and 430 person-months of international and domestic consultants, respectively.

Procurement All goods and services under the Project will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer In-Ho Keum
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Finance Department,GOS
Mr. Malik Israr Hussain
Barrack No. 19, Sindh Secretariat 4-A, Finance Department, Government of Sindh, Karachi


Concept Clearance 08 Sep 2005
Fact Finding 29 Aug 2005 to 10 Sep 2005
MRM 10 Oct 2005
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 16 Apr 2010

Loan 2229-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Feb 2006 14 Jun 2006 14 Sep 2006 31 Jul 2010 30 Apr 2009 13 Aug 2009
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 13.33 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 02 Feb 2006 0.65 0.00 100%
Counterpart 3.33 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Feb 2006 0.65 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Mega City Development Project Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2010
Mega City Development Project Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2006
Technical Assistance Loan for Mega City Development Project between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and ADB dated 14 June 2006 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Feb 2006
Mega City Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Jan 2006
Project Agreement for Technical Assistance Loan for Mega City Development Project between ADB and Province of Sindh Project/Program Agreement Jan 2006

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Pakistan: Mega City Development Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2013

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