46526-007: Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project | Asian Development Bank

Pakistan: Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46526-007 Status: Approved

The project will improve the quality of life of the residents in the two intermediate cities of Sahiwal and Sialkot in Punjab Province, making these cities more livable and sustainable. This will be achieved by improving urban infrastructure and services, and operations and maintenance capacity for urban service delivery.

Project Details

Project Officer
Nakamitsu, Kiyoshi Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project
Project Number 46526-007
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3562-PAK: Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will improve the quality of life of the residents in the two intermediate cities of Sahiwal and Sialkot in Punjab Province, making these cities more livable and sustainable. This will be achieved by improving urban infrastructure and services, and operations and maintenance capacity for urban service delivery.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government of Pakistan has realized the importance of making its cities, particularly the intermediate cities, more livable and has put the urban sector at the forefront of its national development strategy. Pakistan's Vision 2030 and Framework for Economic Growth envisage livable cities as engines of national growth and centers of economic activity, culture, and knowledge. The Framework recognized the advantage of the local governments in managing the urban development on the ground, as they are closer to the beneficiary population with an informational advantage in identifying citizens' preferences, as well as essential flexibilities to respond rapidly to evolving city's needs. Under these circumstances, the government amended its constitution to decentralize the role of urban services to the provincial governments. The project will support the two city governments of Sahiwal and Sialkot to improve key urban services delivery.
Impact Living standards, health, and economy in Sialkot and Sahiwal improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Access to quality urban services by the residents of Sialkot and Sahiwal cities.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Water supply systems improved

Sanitation systems improved

Urban public spaces improved

Institutional support and capacity development

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Sahiwal, Sialkot
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Environment (category B). Impacts from the project are mostly related to the construction and rehabilitation of the trunk mains, distribution centers, and distribution networks; and are expected to be short-term and limited. These include dust, noise, vibration, labor and public safety issues, temporary blockage of household access, traffic disturbance, production and transportation of construction materials, and disposal of hazardous construction waste. Environmental impacts during the operation phase may include lowering of the groundwater table, disposal of WWTP sludge, accidental leakage from chlorination, noise from the WWTP and pumping stations, and increase in wastewater production. Mitigation measures to address all construction and operational impacts have been included in the environmental management plans prepared as part of the initial environmental examinations. The initial environmental examinations were disclosed on the ADB website on 7 April 2017. The PMU in the LG&CD Department will be responsible for implementation of the environmental management plan. A grievance redress mechanism to handle safeguard issues will be established after project effectiveness.
Involuntary Resettlement Involuntary resettlement (category A). For output 1, the due diligence report shows that limited involuntary resettlement impacts are expected since project imprints are largely within the right-of-way. Impacts will be reassessed based on detailed designs and additional land acquisition and resettlement plans (LARPs) will be prepared as needed. For output 2, a LARP has been prepared and disclosed for Sahiwal WWTP and its conveyance system. Land acquisition for the WWTP and conveyance system will affect about 23 landowners who will lose about 5.6 hectares of arable land, about 50 mobile vendors, and 143 displaced persons operating commercial structures. Additional assessments may be required for some components under this subproject based on detailed designs. For output 3, the due diligence report shows that limited involuntary resettlement impacts are expected for parks and greenbelts, but impacts will be reassessed based on detailed designs and LARPs will be developed as needed. Output 4 has no involuntary resettlement impacts. All draft LARPs will be updated based on detailed designs, approved by ADB, and disclosed before implementation. A land acquisition and resettlement framework has been prepared and disclosed to guide the planning and implementation of social safeguards, as additional assessment may be required. Institutional capacity building will be provided to support the Punjab PMU and two CIUs in safeguards implementation through the project management consultant. A notice to proceed will not be given to contractors until LARPs have been implemented for each subproject.
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous peoples (category C). No communities of indigenous peoples are in the project area, as defined in ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) for operational purposes. Accordingly, no indigenous peoples planning documents are required.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design ADB will continue dialogue with relevant stakeholders to ensure the strong relevance of the project design.
During Project Implementation Further consultations are identified and will continue during project implementation to include program communication activities with youth groups, schools and civil society to promote awareness of project and life skills education.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Consultants support will be provided under the project to the executing agency and Project Management Unit (PMU). This support will include project management, financial management, procurement, contract administration, safeguards implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. Two consulting firms will be engaged to provide specialist technical support in the technical design and engineering aspects of solid waste management, procurement of civil works and goods contracts, and construction monitoring and supervision. In addition to the PMU consultants, four consulting firms will be recruited for the following subprojects (i) operational design and business model, (ii) audit and finance, and performance monitoring, (iii) technical support studies and Integrated City Development Strategy implementation, and (iv) operation and maintenance of Sahiwal Sewerage Treatment Plant. The project also provides technical support, through a firm, on the capacity building for the design of training programs and its implementation. Given the envisaged technical complexities and the requirement for high quality, all consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a quality cost ratio of 80:20 in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement capacity assessment of the implementing agency has been undertaken and included as a linked document. Based on the findings of the assessment, the thresholds for procurement of goods and works as well as consulting services have been defined, and the degree of ADB oversight (prior and post review) has been recommended. These are set forth in the underlying procurement plan.
Responsible ADB Officer Nakamitsu, Kiyoshi
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Local Government and Community Development Department, Government of Punjab
[email protected] MUHAMMAD ALI GARDEZI DIR GEN/P
6th Floor Local Government Complex
Sanda Road, Lahore
Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Jul 2014
Fact Finding 22 Jan 2017 to 03 Feb 2017
MRM 18 Apr 2017
Approval 19 Sep 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2017

Loan 3562-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Sep 2017 - - 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 250.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 19 Sep 2017 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 50.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Sep 2017 0.00 0.00 0%

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Operational Design and Business Model (ODBM) Consultant Firm - Consulting Active 16 Sep 2017 30 Oct 2017
Project Management Coordination and Performance Monitoring (PMCPM) Firm - Consulting Active 16 Sep 2017 30 Oct 2017
Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM) Consultant Firm - Consulting Active 16 Sep 2017 30 Oct 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan