Pakistan: Rawalpindi Environmental Improvement

Sovereign Project | 37003-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Rawalpindi Environmental Improvement
Project Number 37003-012
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4098-PAK: Rawalpindi Environmental Improvement
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
TA 4098-PAK: Rawalpindi Environmental Improvement (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 70,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity

The TA will prepare a project that is suitable for ADB financing. It will facilitate sustainable urban development in the city and slum areas, alleviate water shortage, and address severe environmental problems faced by poor urban communities. The TA will also strengthen the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) for sustainable operation of the municipal functions after the planned take-over of such responsibilities from the Water and Sanitation Authority in near future under the Government's devolution plan.

The scope of the TA will include: (i) review the master plans of the infrastructure development for water supply, drainage and sewerage, and solid waste collection and disposal, prepared during the phase-I project and will finalize with the Government the phased implementation plan for the integrated development of the above infrastructure together with other urban development works; (ii) evaluate technical sustainability of the phase-I works including also the efficiency of extended Rawal Lake filtration plant and leakage detection and rectification program to nullify loss of unaccounted for treated water through leakages from the system; (iii) review and recommend smooth transfer of municipal management functions from WASA to TMA to ensure the sustainability of financial reforms under the phase-I project. In addition to the outcome of the analyses as indicated above, the TA report will provide the overall Project design, scope, cost, financing plan, implementation arrangements, and institutional support program for the TMA.

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

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

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

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require about 39 person-months of consulting services, comprising 9 person-months of international and 30 person-months of domestic consultants in urban development; water supply, sanitation, and drainage; solid waste management; sewerage and sewage treatment; storm water drainage; asset management; institutional development; sociology and gender, resettlement, environment, economics, and finance.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Khan, Shakeel A.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Housing,Urban Devt.& Public Health_Engrng Dept.
Safdar Cheema, Technical Advisor to the Secretary
Government of Punjab 2-Lake Road, Lahore Punjab, Pakistan


Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2003
Fact Finding 15 Feb 2003 to 26 Feb 2003
Approval 21 Apr 2003
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Apr 2007

TA 4098-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Apr 2003 08 Jul 2003 08 Jul 2003 30 Nov 2003 30 Sep 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
420,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 420,000.00 21 Apr 2003 415,230.41
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Rawalpindi Environmental Improvement Project Technical Assistance Reports Apr 2003

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