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

Sovereign Project | 46378-002

Summary

The impact of the project will be increased trade and transit cargos through a selected border crossing point. The outcome will be speedy cross-border processing of goods and people at a selected border crossing point. The output will be a modernized border crossing point that meets users' demand of quality border crossing services and is ready to develop into an integrated and coordinated border management regime such as the single window system.

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Project Name Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improving Border Services Project
Project Number 46378-002
Country Pakistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improving Border Services Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 270.00 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 The impact of the project will be increased trade and transit cargos through a selected border crossing point. The outcome will be speedy cross-border processing of goods and people at a selected border crossing point. The output will be a modernized border crossing point that meets users' demand of quality border crossing services and is ready to develop into an integrated and coordinated border management regime such as the single window system.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will modernize border point infrastructure of a selected border crossing point (either Torkham at the Afghanistan border or Wagha at the Indian border) to help it meet the demand for quality border crossing services. The project components will include (i) land acquisition and relocation of people, if required; (ii) border crossing point (BCP) design and layout in line with the security requirements and civil works; (iii) purchase and installation of equipment (inspection-related or other administration-related); (iv) purchase (or development) and installation of ICT hardware and software; (v) changes in cross-border process and procedures along with actions required to be taken on behalf of the overnment; and (vi) capacity development of BCP officials.
Impact Value of exports, imports, and transit trade (Pakistan Vision 2015).
Outcome Reduced cross-border processing time for goods and cargos in Torkham, Chaman, and Wagha.
Outputs

3. Knowledge and skills of border point operating agencies enhanced.

2. Governance structure of national borer point management regime and vision and mandate statement for the Pakistan Land Port Authority produced and adopted.

1. Border crossing point infrastructure and facility at Torkham, Chaman, and Wagha improved.

Geographical Location Torkham, Wagha, Chaman
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects To be assessed by PPTA.
Involuntary Resettlement The envisaged development activities on selected BCPs are proposed to be implemented within the already available land however it is apprehended that land acquisition and resettlement issues may popup during design phase. Keeping this in view, initially the project is categorized as B and adequate input of Social Development Consultants is proposed in PPTA. The PPTA Team will make detailed poverty and social assessment, identification of negative impacts on land and non-land assets, assessment and valuation of lost assets based on design of selected BCP, and prepare resettlement plan in consultation with the stakeholders and displaced persons.
Indigenous Peoples There is no indigenous people in the potential project area around Torkham, KPK, Chaman, Balochistan, and Wagha, Punjab.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The main stake holders 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 supervision and capacity development for BCP officials. Consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of goods, civil works, and related services financed from the ADB loan will be done in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement (2010, as amended from time to time). To ensure competition, international competitive bidding contract will be encouraged.
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 RevenueFBR House, Constitution Avenue,Islamabad
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Jul 2013
Fact Finding 23 Jun 2015 to 03 Jul 2015
MRM 04 Sep 2015
Approval 21 Oct 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015
Title Document Type Document Date
Improving Border Services Project: Project Data Sheet (Urdu Translation) Translated PDS Dec 2013
Regional Improving Border Services Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Sep 2013

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