Pakistan: Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project

Sovereign Project | 44372-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Pakistan rebuild vital infrastructure destroyed during the floods in 2010. The project will reconstruct damaged roads and bridges in the worst affected areas to safer, higher standards. It will also rehabilitate provincial irrigation systems, and upgrade flood protection embankments and other drainage infrastructure.

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Project Name Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project
Project Number 44372-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2742-PAK: Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 583.40 million
Loan 2743-PAK: Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 50.00 million
TA 7795-PAK: Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 4.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome All awarded contract (except one NHA contract) completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

NHA component consists of major rehabilitation and reconstruction of 347 km and 5 bridges in addition to works completed under retroactive financing and advance contracting. The major works is implemented through 19 contracts (6 ICBs, 12 NCBs and 1 force account method). The implementation closed on 25 May 2015. Of 19 awarded works, all were substantially completed except for S2 sub-project where three major hill slide protection works and damages caused during rains/floods of 2014 remain incomplete.

All 51 sub-projects (920.22 km road) have been completed and taken over by the project management consultant (PMC) as well as handed over to the provincial highway department. The overall achievement of the W&S component is 115% against the original scope.

2.199 million hectare of flood affected agricultural land is improved

109% of the damaged infrastructure is rehabilitated/strengthened/re-sectioned

Y

Being complied

Geographical Location Provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, and affected areas of AJK, Gilgit Baltistan, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Except for one sub-project, classified as B, all other sub-projects are classified as C. For Category C sub-projects, environmental category checklist and sectoral IEEs were prepared and the EMP was included in the bidding documents. The compliance with EMPs are monitored and reported through the periodic monitoring reports. The one sub-project which is Category B, IEE has been approved by ADB and approval from the provincial Environmental Protection Agency has also been obtained and the monitoring of EMP is being carried out. The Grievance Redress Mechanism is fully functional as well as the Environmental and Safeguard Unit (ESU).
Involuntary Resettlement One sub-project was classified as A which has been re-categorized to B, with the result that the entire project falls in Category-B. The resettlement plan on category B project was implemented and validated by third party consultant. The IR categorization check lists and due diligence report has been prepared which confirms that all other sub-projects fall under category C. The monitoring of IR compliances is carried out during construction and reported during the periodic monitoring reports. The Grievance Redress Mechanism is fully functional as well as the Environmental and Safeguard Unit (ESU).
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design An independent National Oversight Disaster Management Council with representation from civil society was tasked with progress monitoring and reporting.
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

1. The following types of consultants will be engaged under the FERP:

(i) Three PMCs to be recruited and located in the PMU of each IA;

(ii) Individual consultants and/or firms recruited and funded under the ADB associated technical assistance (TA); and

(iii) National consulting engineering firms for design or design review and if required early construction supervision prior to mobilization of the PMC.

2. The core consulting services will be the PMCs with one consortium for each of the three IAs recruited by using Quality-Based Selection (QBS) or Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) 90:10, and full technical proposal.. PMCs will be responsible for (i) overall management and coordination support to the federal and provincial IAs; (ii) procurement processing support; (iii) design, where design consulting firms have not been engaged, and where there is no conflict of interest, design reviews; (iv) construction supervision; (v) ensuring safeguard procedures are designed, planned, and implemented; (vi) monitoring financial control and disbursement procedures; and (vii) implementing the grievance redress system. In the interim period, prior to mobilization of the PMCs, the IAs may recruit a national consulting firm through single source selection or QCBS as a stop-gap arrangement, if required, to ensure design continuity and construction supervision. In addition, immediate support will be provided through the TA which will fund recruitment of individual consultants contracted directly by ADB. This TA will: (i) support the IAs in the recruitment of the PMC; (ii) support ongoing design and services provided by IA-recruited and government-funded national consulting firms; (iv) support preparation, implementation and monitoring of safeguard action plans, including consultations and social and gender analysis and implementation and monitoring of gender action plans; (v) establishment of financial control monitoring and disbursement procedures; (vi) design of a grievance redress system; and (vii) provide oversight and guidance through the procurement process including observer status on procurement committees.

3. The following recruitment arrangements will apply, which are subject to prior review of ADB, and may be unilaterally revised by ADB, if needed.

(i) Assignments below $300,000 will be advertised for seven calendar days and apply Consultants Qualification Selection (CQS) method and biodata technical proposal (BTP);

(ii) Assignments below $1,500,000 will be advertised for 14 calendar days with a choice of selection methods (QCBS, QBS, LCS or FBS) applying simplified technical proposals (STP) and shortlists of three firms which comprise of national firms;

(iii) Assignments above $1,500,000 will be advertised for 30 calendar days with a choice of selection methods (QCBS, QBS, LCS or FBS) applying full technical proposals (FTP) and shortlists of six firms which may comprise of national and/or international firms;

(iv) Single Source Selection (SSS) may be employed subject to ADB's prior approval.

(v) Firms and individuals selected under SSS will not automatically be held to have a conflict of interest and will be allowed to compete for downstream activity on ADB's approval.

(vi) Clarifications may be sought for omissions in consultants proposals based upon the same processes and rules applicable to the procurement of goods and works.

Procurement

1. International competitive bidding (ICB) and national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures will be used. The contractors will be invited to submit bids based on the bill of quantities (BoQs), worked out for each package, using bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. Both pre- and post-qualification will be applied on case to case basis.

2. The following procurement arrangements will apply, and may be unilaterally revised by ADB, if needed.

(i) NCB works threshold is increased from $5 million to $10 million and the NCB bidding period may be reduced to a minimum of 14 days.

(ii) The ICB bidding period for goods and works may be reduced to a minimum 21 days.

(iii) Direct contracting may be used subject to ADB prior approval.

(iv) Subject to ADB prior review existing contracts may be varied by up to 100% of their value employing the same unit rates for emergency works

proximate to the project site.

(v) Bid security in the form of bank guarantees and insurance company bonds may be accepted.

(vi) Performance security will be required from successful contractors in the form of a bank guarantee or insurance company bonds for NCB

contracts.

(vii) Maximum number of four partners in a joint venture (JV).

(viii) For contracts below $25 million the average construction turnover requirements may be reduced to 1 times value over time provided that the

bidder demonstrates adequate liquidity. Above this 1 1/4 times value will be employed.

(ix) In the case of joint ventures, deficiencies in qualifications of a partner may be addressed through conditional awards provided that the proposed

JV as a whole meets the aggregated criteria.

3. Except as ADB may otherwise agree, the following process thresholds shall apply to procurement of goods and works.

Procurement Method and Threshold

International Competitive Bidding (ICB) for Works and threshhold is $10,000,000 and above

International Competitive Bidding for Goods and threshhold is $1,000,000 and above

National Competitive Bidding (NCB) for Works and threshhold is beneath that stated for ICB, Works

National Competitive Bidding for Goods and threshhold is beneath that stated for ICB, Goods

Shopping for Works and threshhold is below $100,000

Shopping for Goods and threshhold is below $100,000

4. Except as ADB may otherwise agree, the following prior or post review requirements apply to the various procurement and consultant recruitment methods used for the project.

ICB Works, ADB prior review

ICB Goods, ADB prior review

NCB Goods/Works, ADB prior review of first contract and Post review for succeeding contracts

Shopping for Works, ADB post review

Shopping for Goods, ADB post review

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Pawan Karki
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
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Pakistan
National Highway Authority
Room No. 110, 1st Floor,
NC Building, Sector G-9/1
Islamabad, Pakistan
Sindh Irrigation and Power Dept.
Government of Sindh
Sindh Secretariat
Building-II, Karachi, Pakistan
Planning & Development Department, Sindh
PD.SCIP@GMAIL.COM
Sindh Secretariat
Karachi, Pakistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 2742-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Mar 2011 14 Apr 2011 26 May 2011 30 Sep 2014 25 May 2015 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 583.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 583.40 30 Mar 2011 327.28 0.00 99%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Mar 2011 294.19 0.00 89%

Loan 2743-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Mar 2011 14 Apr 2011 26 May 2011 30 Sep 2014 - 15 Apr 2015
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 50.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 50.00 30 Mar 2011 40.40 0.00 99%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Mar 2011 40.98 0.00 100%

TA 7795-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Mar 2011 15 Apr 2011 15 Apr 2011 31 Dec 2014 30 Sep 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 30 Mar 2011 2,677,557.03

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project - Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Roads: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project: N95 - Fatehpur to Kalam Road Project Land Acquisition and Resettlement Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Roads - Environmental Monitoring Report (June - December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Roads Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Roads: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Roads: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2013
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Irrigation Sector Sindh: Environmental Monitoring Report (November 2012 - April 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Roads: Environmental Monitoring Report (February-July 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2013
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Irrigation Sector Sindh: Environmental Monitoring Report (May-October 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project: N95 - Chakdara to Kalam Road Project (Section 3) Resettlement Plans Nov 2012
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project: Road Project (N-95) Initial Environmental Examination May 2012
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project: New Road Construction Project (N-15) Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2012
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project: New Chakdara Bridge Project Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2011
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2011
Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Mar 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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