Pakistan: Railway Development Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 43239-012

Summary

The TA will prepare a railway road sector roadmap, policy framework, and physical and nonphysical investment program for the railway development investment program (MFF), and prepare detailed design for the ensuing first loan. The TA will carry out technical, economic, and financial appraisal; conduct governance assessment; prepare enironmental, social, and poverty impact assessment; prepare project implementation and financing plan; and prepare detailed design, technical specification, bill of quantities and bidding documents for the first tranche.

The cost of the TA for $1,500,000 will be financed by ADB on a grant basis, and the Government will provide in-kind contribution for the complementary works, counterpart staff, and office space and support. The TA will be implemented over 10-months starting May 2010.

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Project Name Railway Development Investment Program
Project Number 43239-012
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7528-PAK: Railway Development Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The TA will prepare a railway road sector roadmap, policy framework, and physical and nonphysical investment program for the railway development investment program (MFF), and prepare detailed design for the ensuing first loan. The TA will carry out technical, economic, and financial appraisal; conduct governance assessment; prepare enironmental, social, and poverty impact assessment; prepare project implementation and financing plan; and prepare detailed design, technical specification, bill of quantities and bidding documents for the first tranche.

The cost of the TA for $1,500,000 will be financed by ADB on a grant basis, and the Government will provide in-kind contribution for the complementary works, counterpart staff, and office space and support. The TA will be implemented over 10-months starting May 2010.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will help the executinge agency, Ministry of Railways (MOR), and ADB to conduct due diligence and produce an agreed design for the railway development investment program MFF and a feasible railway project to be executed under the first loan of the investment program.
Impact The TA's main impact will be an efficient railway operation system.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The TA outcome will be an agreed design for the Investment Program and a feasible railway project to be executed under the first loan of the MFF.
Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The TA will prepare a railway sector roadmap, policy framework, and physical and nonphysical investment program for the MFF. It will also conduct a feasibility study for the first loan under the MFF. The TA will carry out technical, economic, financial appraisal; conduct governance assessment; prepare environmental, social, and poverty impacts assessment; and prepare project implementation and financing plan for the first tranche project.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design MOR, Economic Affairs Division, Pakistan Railways, and donors have been consulted during TA fact-finding.
During Project Implementation Consultations with relevant stakeholders including Planning Commission, Ministry of Communications, industries, shippers, freight forwarders, civil society, railway consumers, and community are ongoing.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Two consulting services will be recruited comprising due-diligence and investment program preparation, and procurement assistance. The first is to be implemented by a team of consultants that will carry out the following services: (i) preparation of a railway sector roadmap, policy framework, and investment plan; (ii) governance and financial management assessment; (iii) feasibility of the first tranche project; and (iv) formulation of financing and implementation arrangements. The second will be undertaken by an individual consultant to be recruited separately to help the executing agency conduct advance action for procurement of civil works and goods, and recruitment of consultants.

Due-diligence and investment program preparation will be implemented over a 6-month period to prepare a railway sector roadmap, policy frameworks, and investment plan; governance assessment; FS for the first tranche project; and formulate financing and implementation arrangements. An international consulting firm in association with national consultants will be recruited using full technical proposal procedures based on the quality- and cost-based selection method and in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The international consultant comprises team leader/railway sector specialist (6 person-months - pm), railway engineer (3 pm), railway signaling and communications (2 pm), transport economist (2 pm), financial specialist (2 pm), governance specialist (1 pm), environmental specialist (3 pm), and social development specialist (3 pm); and a team of national consultants comprising deputy team leader/railway sector specialist (6 pm), railway engineer (4 pm), railway signaling and communications (3 pm), transport economist (3 pm), financial specialist (3 pm), governance specialist (2 pm), environmental specialist (4 pm), and social/resettlement specialist (4 pm).

Responsible ADB Officer Dong-Soo Pyo
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
The Ministry of RailwaysMr. Hasan Safi, Director (Planning)Government of Pakistan D-Block, Pak Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan 44000
Timetable
Concept Clearance 25 Aug 2009
Fact Finding 05 Oct 2009 to 08 Oct 2009
MRM -
Approval 11 May 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 11 Sep 2009
Last PDS Update 29 Jul 2011

TA 7528-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 May 2010 04 Jun 2010 04 Jun 2010 31 Mar 2011 31 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 375,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,875,000.00 11 May 2010 871,618.40
Title Document Type Document Date
Railway Development Investment Program Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jan 2010

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Railway Development Investment Program Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Apr 2011
Railway Sector Investment Program Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2011
Railway Development Investment Program: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Apr 2011

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

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