Pakistan: Regional Improving Border Services Project

Sovereign Project | 46378-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Regional Improving Border Services Project
Project Number 46378-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8405-PAK: Regional Improving Border Services Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Trade and services

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No 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 Torkham, Wagha, Chaman

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

PPTA Consultants identified all key stakeholders for consultations, information sharing and community needs and suggestions.

ADB took lead in fostering donor coordination through regular donor coordination meetings to avoid duplication of efforts and maximize development impact of each donor's intervention.

During Project Implementation

Consultation, information sharing and ensuring community needs continued during project implementation.

Six ADB missions were fielded during the TA implementation and (i) reviewed the progress of the TA; (ii) identified key issues to be cleared to design the ensuing project implementable and bankable by ADB; and (iii) discussed the schedule for TA implementation and subsequent loan processing.

The consultant team for Phase 1 (developing a border cross point migration plan and designing the ensuring loan) submitted the Final Report in July 2014. The consulting firm for Phase 2 submitted the Final Report in July 2015.

A steering committee for Land Acquisition Resettlement Assessment has been created to facilitate and conduct social and poverty analysis of the Project's land acquisition and resettlement plans for Phase 2 (conducting technical, economic, financial, social and environmental due diligence)is ongoing. LARPs were disclosed in ADB website in September 2015.

The project was completed on 30 September 2015.

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Consulting Services

The consultants were engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB''s Guidelines on the use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).

The consultant team for the 1st phase, consisting of 3 individual international and 4 individual consultants, was mobilized in October 2013 and completed their tasks in June 2014. The Phase 1 Final Report was submitted in July 2014.

The consulting firm for the 2nd phase, consisting of 5 international and 5 national consultants, was mobilized in August 2014 and completed their tasks in June 2015. The Phase 2 Final Report was submitted in July 2015.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Dong-Soo Pyo
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Federal Board of Revenue
Mr. Tariq Bajwa, Chairman
FBR House, Constitution Avenue, Islamabad


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2016

TA 8405-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Jul 2013 12 Aug 2013 12 Aug 2013 30 Apr 2014 30 Sep 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 950,000.00 18 Jul 2013 751,012.63

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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