Pakistan: Flood Emergency Reconstruction Project
The government requested for an emergency assistance loan from ADB in February 2011 with a 3-year implementation period aimed at restoring damaged infrastructure in the Sindh province, following the priorities identified in the damage and needs assessment report. Normal implementation period for an emergency assistance loan is up to 2 years for natural disasters and can be extended for two additional years when the damages are extreme. ADB noted that the proposed 3-year implementation period was reasonable given the extreme nature of the flood, which was described as “one of the largest in world istory.” It also noted that the project was aligned with the flood reconstruction plan prepared by the Pakistan Planning Commission and focused on the transitional phase of emergency response for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of priority infrastructure. The expected outcome of the project was putting in place critical physical infrastructure required for the restoration of livelihoods and access to markets, and these should be built back to their original standards or better.
This report validates the completion report of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.