Pakistan: Capacity Building for Enhanced Safeguards Management

Sovereign Project | 46428-001 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Khokhar, Ashfaq Ahmed Central and West Asia Department Request for information
  • Pakistan
  • Technical Assistance
  • Energy
  • Transport
Project Name Capacity Building for Enhanced Safeguards Management
Project Number 46428-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8309-PAK: Capacity Building for Enhanced Safeguards Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 550,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Large hydropower generation

Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

An inception mission followed by several review missions was fielded to commence the CDTA program with WAPDA and NHA on 29 April to 1 May 2013 in which the CDTA outputs and activities were disuccsed and an aciton plan prepared for implementaiton. In subsequent missions fielded to WAPDA and NHA CDTA progress and actions were reviewed for timely compleiton of TA. Last Mission was was fielded from 16-29 Sep 2014.

Safeguard Management Systems have been developed in both EAs.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Legal, institutional, and capacity assessment report completed; Policy on resettlement and operations framework on safeguards management developed; Advisory service provided to environment and social units in NHA and WAPDA; Technical skills of WAPDA & NHA staff strengthened using on job training method, training events, workshops etc.

Overall the outputs received from the TA are found generally satisfactory.

TA closure is in process.

Geographical Location Country wide

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 consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADBs Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The consultants will be located in the offices of the NHA, WAPDA, and the resident mission depending on the activities being undertaken at different times.
Procurement Procurement will be done for both the agencies including computers, printers, cameras, and office equipment. The equipment will be procured through shopping method in accordance with ADBs Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). At the TA completion, the equipment will be transferred to the executing agencies.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Khokhar, Ashfaq Ahmed
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Highway Authority
Ijaz Ahmed Choudhry, General Manager
[email protected]
Room No. 110, 1st Floor, NC Building, Sector G-9/1 Islamabad, Pakistan
Water and Power Development Authority
701 WAPDA House
Lahore, Pakistan


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Apr 2015

TA 8309-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2012 11 Feb 2013 11 Feb 2013 31 May 2014 06 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
550,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 550,000.00 10 Dec 2012 382,077.07

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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