Pakistan: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improving Border Services Project

Sovereign Project | 46378-002 Status: Approved

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Project Name Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improving Border Services Project
Project Number 46378-002
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3344-PAK: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improving Border Services Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Loan 3345-PAK: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improving Border Services Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Multimodal logistics

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
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 Torkham, Wagha, Chaman

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project has been categorized as B for environment as there are no major long term impacts associated with the project. An initial environmental examination (IEE) study has been conducted for each border points, which discusses the likely impacts, and recommends mitigation measures to minimize the impacts, the impacts of each of the sub projects are confined to the construction. The IEEs have been prepared in compliance with ADBs SPS 2009, and have been disclosed on the ADB website, each IEE contains an environmental management plan (EMP) according to which the mitigation measures will be implemented in the field during project implementation. The IEEs also contain the cost for EMP implementation. The environmental safeguards specialist of the contractor will use the generic EMPs to prepare site specific EMPs and will also implement the EMP at the project level. The construction supervision consultant's environment specialist will monitor the contractor's compliance on environmental safeguards and will provide technical support to the PIU safeguards coordinator. During project implementation stage the supervision consultant's environment specialist will monitor contractor compliance with the IEE and EMP. The PIU safeguards coordinator will be responsible for overall compliance with ADB requirements and will submit biannual environmental monitoring reports to ADB detailing progress on the implementation of the EMPs, support in preparing the environmental monitoring reports will be provided by the supervision consultant's environmental specialist.
Involuntary Resettlement

The project social safeguards impacts have been adequately assessed and the measures developed in the LARPs are adequate to address identified impacts Of three border crossing points, only Torkham and Wagha require land acquisition. In Chaman all land required is government-owned and unencumbered. A land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) has been prepared for each sub-project. Key resettlement impacts include acquisition of 115 acres of privately owned land (64.8 acres agricultural land at Wagah and 50.3 acres barren hilly land at Torkham), relocation of 3 residential structures (Torkham) and 42 commercial structures. Besides, 13 moveable push carts, crops and trees grown on the acquired land will be removed. There are 91 affected households across the 3 sub-projects, with a total of 192 affected persons entitled for compensation.

According to the LARP, (i) all impacted assets will be compensated in cash at full replacement costs basis; (ii) business structure owners will be provided replacement land/structure in the service/business area in the proposed project facilities on a secured tenure basis; and (iii) affected households losing residential structures will re-construct their new residential structures at locations of their choice in close proximity and thus no off-site relocation is envisaged under the project.

Indigenous Peoples Within the context of the three sub-project areas, there are no groups that fit the SPS 2009 criteria for indigenous people; local tribal communities represent the mainstream culture within the respective areas.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The main stakeholders of the project include public institution (immigration, trade and commerce, customs, communication and transport departments with other law enforcing agencies like responsible for operating BCPs) and project beneficiaries including immigrants/passengers crossing border, traders, freight forwarders, and transport operators as well as the local community having their assets landed and non landed in close proximity of the BCPs.

It is envisioned that during the PPTA stage, the consultation and participation process will involve a stakeholder analysis followed by subsequent consultations with various groups. It is planned to conduct consultations with line Government Departments, Non Government Organizations, Research institutes, facility users/beneficiaries, and at the household and community level near BCP's. A series of focus group discussions and consultation will be undertaken with all stakeholders as part of poverty assessment, the socio-economic analysis and preparation of resettlement planning documents.

In the course of processing and implementation of the project, ADB will take 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 Some stakeholder consultation activities as in the project design stage.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The project will require consulting services for project management, construction supervision and capacity development for BCP officials. Consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of goods, civil works, and related services will be procured in accordance with ADB''s Guidelines for Procurement (2015, as amended from time to time). Procurement documents for 3 civil works are under preparation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Oleg Samukhin
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Federal Board of Revenue
CHAIRMAN@FBR.GOV.PK
FBR House, Constitution Avenue, Islamabad

Timetable

Concept Clearance 18 Jul 2013
Fact Finding 23 Jun 2015 to 03 Jul 2015
MRM 18 Sep 2015
Approval 04 Dec 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 3344-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2015 - - 30 Jun 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 200.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 04 Dec 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 50.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Dec 2015 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3345-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2015 - - 30 Jun 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 100.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 04 Dec 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Dec 2015 0.00 0.00 0%

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