The TA will address the due diligences requirements for an MFF program and support investment preparation for core sub-projects to be financed through the first tranche of the MFF, including the (i) comprehensive rehabilitation and upgrading of canal command of the LIIDS, and (ii) the development of small dams/underground water recharge structures outside the LIIDS.
The first component of the PPTA will focus on addressing the due diligence of MFF processing requirements. The following outputs will be delivered: (i) a refined policy framework, (ii) a sector roadmap, (iii) a medium term investment program, (iv) a program financing plan, (v) a program design and monitoring framework, (vi) necessary safeguards frameworks (environment, resettlement and socials) and institutional and governance frameworks. Importantly, the TA will provide recommendations to establish the Program Management Facility (PMF), which will assist with the implementation of the investment program, and the activities under the first financing tranche (covering safeguards, institutional, technical, etc.) as well as the preparation of physical and non physical investments for inclusion under the subsequent MFF tranches. The TA will also prepare the bidding documents for the PMF consultants and equipment procurement to ensure quick start up of the program implementation.
The second component of the PPTA will consist of preparing the program first tranche investment and due diligence requirements. The outputs will include the following (i) sub-projects selection criteria and a list of representatives sample sub-projects; (ii) completed representatives sample sub-projects feasibility studies including technical, economic, financial, legal, social and environmental due diligence; (iii) recommendations for improving irrigation and drainage, service delivery and water management; (iv) a first tranche investment plan, design and monitoring framework, implementation plan and TORs and tender documents for sample sub-projects detail design studies.
The duration of the PPTA is anticipated to be 9 months
Cost Estimates and Financing Plan ($'000)
A. Asian Development Bank Financing
a. Remuneration and Per Diem
i. International Consultants (517.0)
ii. National Consultants (132.0)
b. International and Local Travel (48.0)
c. Reports and Communications (4.0)
2. Equipment (0.0)
3. Workshops (0.0)
4. Technical Work and Surveys (15.0)
5. Misc Administration and Support Costs (6.0)
6. Vehicle Rental (25.0)
7. Representative for Contract Negotiations (0.0)
8. Contingencies (53.0)
Subtotal (A) 800.0
B. Government Financing
1. Office Accommodation (20.0)
2. Logistical Support (30.0)
3. Data Collection and Management (0.0)
4. Workshop Facilitation (0.0)
Subtotal (B) 50.0
Financed by the Japan Special Fund, funded by the Government of Japan.
Technical work and surveys include (i) $10,000 for topographical surveys, (ii) $4,000 for remuneration for land acquisition and resettlement plans, and (iii) $1,000 for social assessment surveys.
Includes 25 months car rental at US1,000 per month
In-kind counterpart funding from the Government of Sindh.
Source: ADB estimates.