Pakistan: Infrastructure Development

Sovereign Project | 38458-013

Summary

The objective of the TA loan is to help the Government develop infrastructure sectors in an integrated manner as economic development requires a comprehensive approach in terms of transportation, provision of electricity, and water resources. Focusing on improved infrastructure sector deliveries, the TA loan will (i) enable infrastructure sector institutions to conduct project preparatory activities in a timely manner and at international standards and best practices; (ii) ensure implementation readiness of the subprojects as well as the subsequent infrastructure projects, and (iii) improve institutional capacities within the infrastructure agencies to meet such strategies, business management needs, and process changes as required by recent sector policies, reforms, and regulatory agencies. The TA loan will further enhance infrastructure agencies' capacity to develop a project program and pipeline, and ensure implementation of identified projects.

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Project Name Infrastructure Development
Project Number 38458-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2178-PAK: Infrastructure Development
Asian Development Fund US$ 25.00 million
TA 4635-PAK: TA for Support of Infrastructure Investments
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management
Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy sector development and institutional reform
Finance - Infrastructure finance and investment funds
Transport - Rail transport (non-urban) - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The objective of the TA loan is to help the Government develop infrastructure sectors in an integrated manner as economic development requires a comprehensive approach in terms of transportation, provision of electricity, and water resources. Focusing on improved infrastructure sector deliveries, the TA loan will (i) enable infrastructure sector institutions to conduct project preparatory activities in a timely manner and at international standards and best practices; (ii) ensure implementation readiness of the subprojects as well as the subsequent infrastructure projects, and (iii) improve institutional capacities within the infrastructure agencies to meet such strategies, business management needs, and process changes as required by recent sector policies, reforms, and regulatory agencies. The TA loan will further enhance infrastructure agencies' capacity to develop a project program and pipeline, and ensure implementation of identified projects. The TA loan will prepare follow-on projects intended for downstream ADB public and private sector financing modalities, as well as for non-ADB financing.

A number of individual subprojects will emerge during the TA loan for each of the infrastructure sectors, and consulting services will be required for each subproject. Specific information regarding the subprojects will be provided at a later stage.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy That ADB is a key strategic partner of Pakistan in the infrastructure sectors was most recently reiterated in the 2005-2006 CSPU. The country strategy recognizes that substantial infrastructure development is required if the Government is to reduce poverty, and it is part of ADB's areas of intervention: (i) supproting good governance; (ii) pro-poor economic growth (infrastructure, rural development, job creation; and (iii) extensive social development (education, health, water supply and sanitation, and social protection). Infrastructure development, either rehabilitation or development of facilities, forms an integrated part of the pro-poor economic growth. Individual infrastructure sector plans translate into sustainable pro-poor growth and seek to reduce poverty by financing infrastructure projects that would most reduce poverty. The approach allows ADB to draw upon its strong experience and institutional knowledge within these infrastructure sectors. Different funding modalities will be utilized, such as the ADF and OCR lending operations, guarantee facilities, TA and private operations.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nationwide
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 Consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement All good, related services, civil works financed under the Project will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement.
Responsible ADB Officer Raza Mahmood Farrukh
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Planning and DevelopmentIMUPlanning and Development Division
H. No. 1, A&B, Street 2, F8/3
Islamabad, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 25 Nov 2004 to 02 Dec 2004
MRM 29 Apr 2005
Approval 18 Aug 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 16 Jul 2010

Loan 2178-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Aug 2005 12 Sep 2005 09 Feb 2006 31 Mar 2010 - 30 Jun 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 33.67 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 25.00 18 Aug 2005 4.65 0.00 100%
Counterpart 8.67 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Aug 2005 4.65 0.00 100%

TA 4635-PAK

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 - 0.00
Title Document Type Document Date
Infrastructure Development Project/Program Completion Reports Jul 2011
Infrastructure Development Project Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2006
Loan Agreement on Technical Assistance Loan for Infrastructure Development between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Asian Development Bank dated 12 September 2005 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Sep 2005
Infrastructure Development Reports and Recommendations of the President Jul 2005

Safeguard Documents

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Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Pakistan: Infrastructure Development Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2011

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