Pakistan: Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project

Sovereign Project | 47021-002 Status: Active
 
Project Name Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project
Project Number 47021-002
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3239-PAK: FATA Water Resources Development Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 42.97 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Forestry - Irrigation - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Inception mission was conducted from 3-4 May 2016 and time bound action plan was agreed to speed up the project implementation which is significantly behind schedule. Loan review mission was conducted on 7-9 December 2016 for review of progress and review of agreed action plan. Key staff of Project Management Unit and Project Implementation Units was hired and mobilized. Staff turnover is a major issue. Currently, PMU is involved in a continuous process of filling the positions that fall vacant. FATA Secretariat will strengthen PMU and avoiding staff turnover by improving the remuneration structure and support through individual consultants during the design phase. The matter of staff turnover was discussed in the 2017 Country Portfolio Review with Economics Affairs Division (Borrower) and will be discussed in planned Project Steering Committee meeting expected to meet in Q2 2017. Meanwhile PMU prepared and sent proposal to ADB for engaging 1 individual consultant to support PMU.

The office accommodation has been arranged. Procurement of goods is completed. Major procurement of vehicles is complete

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

Not yet started.

Not yet started.

Not yet started.

Civil works are not started yet.

Inception mission was conducted from 3-4 May 2016 and time bound action plan was agreed to speed up the project implementation which is significantly behind schedule. Loan review mission was conducted on 7-9 December 2016 for review of progress and review of agreed action plan. Key staff of Project Management Unit and Project Implementation Units was hired and mobilized. Staff turnover is a major issue. Currently, PMU is involved in a continuous process of filling the positions that fall vacant. FATA Secretariat will strengthen PMU and avoiding staff turnover by improving the remuneration structure and support through individual consultants during the design phase. The matter of staff turnover was discussed in the Country Portfolio Review with Economics Affairs Division and will be discussed in planned Project Steering Committee meeting expected to meet in Q2 2017. The office accommodation has been arranged. Procurement of goods is completed. Procurement of vehicles is complete

2. The design and construction supervision consultants were mobilized in November 2016. The consultants have provided the inception report and draft design report of the three pilot sub-projects . The consultants have also started preliminary studies for 37 sub-projects.

3. Due to delay effectiveness, staffing and establishment of PMU/PIUs, and initiating design and supervision consultant recruitment process (key action), the project is behind schedule by more than a year. The project team will try to fast track activities where possible.

4. The prequalification process has started for civil works. The invitation for prequalification was advertised in the last week of March 2017 and the deadline for receiving the application is 11 April 2017.

Geographical Location Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Initial Environmental Examinations (IEE) for the identified subprojects and an Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (EARF) that provides the steps to be taken for subprojects to be selected during the project implementation stage have been prepared and posted to the web.
Involuntary Resettlement Construction of new reservoirs, weirs and channels may require land acquisition. Land required for each subproject will be few hectares and most of which expected to be barren communal land. The land acquisition and resettlement framework (LARF) for the Project and land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) for each core subproject have been prepared and posted to the web.
Indigenous Peoples There are no indigenous people in the project area
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The main stakeholders of the project are the households that will benefit from additional land brought under irrigation and improved access and more reliable irrigation water. Negative effects are not envisaged. The beneficiaries have been consulted during the project design.
During Project Implementation Beneficiaries will be mobilized through social mobilization process and community organizations (COs) will be formed. These will participate in identification, planning, design and implementation of the subprojects.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The consulting services will be required for design and management support. A National consulting firm for Design and Supervision will be recruited due to high security risk for International Consultants in the Project area.
Procurement The anticipated procurement will include small works contracts, which will be procured by using ADB's national competitive bidding procedures.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Zafar, Asad A.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
FATA Secretariat
Warsak Road
Peshawar, Pakistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2017

Loan 3239-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2014 17 Apr 2015 07 Aug 2015 30 Sep 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 47.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 42.97 15 Dec 2014 4.74 0.00 12%
Counterpart 4.93 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Dec 2014 1.95 0.00 5%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - -

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Loan No. 3239-PAK: Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project [1- PQ-PMU-FWRDP] Invitation for Bids Closed 28 Feb 2017 11 Apr 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found