The project will improve the quality of life of the residents in the 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 Name||Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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 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.|
|Description of Outcome||Access to quality urban services by the residents of Sialkot and Sahiwal cities.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Project is at initial stages of implementation. Progress towards achievement of outcomes will be assessed during the mid term review of the project|
|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)||The project and city implementation units have been substantially established. The loan accounts have been opened. The detail design and construction supervision consultants have been hired. The detailed design work has been completed on three packages related to: i) water, sanitation and solid waste equipment; ii) park and green area development in Sialkot and Sahiwal; and iii) bus station in Sahiwal. The PC-1's for these three packages with costs and bill of quantities have been submitted to the Proven al government for thier approval. Work on conceptual design of other packages has also started. The procurement of first three packages is expected to be completed before 30 December 2018.|
|Geographical Location||Sahiwal, Sialkot|
|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.|
|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 90:10 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||Shafi, Mian S.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pakistan Resident Mission|
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
|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||25 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Sep 2017||18 Dec 2017||16 Mar 2018||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||2.33||0.00||1%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||19 Sep 2017||11.16||0.00||6%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project: Sahiwal City Initial Environmental Examination||Initial Environmental Examination||Jul 2017|
|Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project: Sialkot City Initial Environmental Examination||Initial Environmental Examination||Jul 2017|
|Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project: Sahiwal Sewage Treatment Plant Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Apr 2017|
|Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project: Resettlement Framework||Resettlement Frameworks||Apr 2017|
|Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project: Sialkot City Initial Environmental Examination||Initial Environmental Examination||Apr 2017|
|Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project: Sahiwal City Initial Environmental Examination||Initial Environmental Examination||Apr 2017|
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ADB $200 Million Loan to Improve Urban Services Delivery in PunjabADB's Board of Directors has approved a $200 million loan to improve urban infrastructure and urban services delivery in the two intermediate cities of Sahiwal and Sialkot in Punjab Province.
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Loan No. 3562-PAK: Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project [NCB-Works/PICIIP-01] REBIDDING||Invitation for Bids||Closed||30 Apr 2019||28 May 2019|
|Loan No. 3562-PAK: Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project [ICB-Goods/PICIIP-02]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||22 Apr 2019||17 Jun 2019|
|Loan No. 3562-PAK: Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project [ICB-Goods/PICIIP-02]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||09 Nov 2018||10 Dec 2018|
|Loan No. 3562-PAK: Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project [NCB-Works/PICIIP-01]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||09 Nov 2018||03 Dec 2018|
|Project Management Coordination and Performance Monitoring (PMCPM)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||16 Sep 2017||30 Oct 2017|
|Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM) Consultant||Firm - Consulting||Closed||16 Sep 2017||30 Oct 2017|
|Operational Design and Business Model (ODBM) Consultant||Firm - Consulting||Closed||16 Sep 2017||30 Oct 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|ENGINEERING PROCUREMENT & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (EPCM) CONSULTANT PICIIP-CONS_2||Loan 3562||14 Jun 2018||M/S NATIONAL ENGR. SERVICES PAK. PVT LTD||NESPAK HOUSE:1C, BLOCK-N, MODEL TOWN EXTENSION, LAHORE 54700 PAKISTAN||Local Government&Community Dev't Dep't,Govt Punjab||Consulting Services||2,795,413.00||2,697,135.00|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Sep 2017|