Pakistan : Flood Emergency Reconstruction and Resilience Project
The project will contribute to the economic and social recovery of flood-affected areas in Punjab Province and the northern districts of Haveli, Kotli and Poonch (also known as 'northern districts ) through the rehabilitation and reconstruction of high-priority infrastructure damaged and weakened during the floods in September 2014. The project focuses on the transitional phase of the emergency response for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of priority roads, bridges, irrigation and flood protection infrastructure damaged by the floods. Providing financing for the most urgently needed works, the loan and grant will enable the Government to redirect its own financing to housing and livelihood cash grants for the most vulnerable groups, thus restoring the economic activity essential to their survival. The project will also support ex ante disaster risk management (DRM) capacity building to mainstream resilience in development planning.
Shafi, Mian S.
Central and West Asia Department
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|Project Name||Flood Emergency Reconstruction and Resilience Project|
|Country / Economy||Pakistan
|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
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural flood protection
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The project will contribute to the economic and social recovery of flood-affected areas in Punjab Province and the northern districts of Haveli, Kotli and Poonch (also known as 'northern districts ) through the rehabilitation and reconstruction of high-priority infrastructure damaged and weakened during the floods in September 2014. The project focuses on the transitional phase of the emergency response for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of priority roads, bridges, irrigation and flood protection infrastructure damaged by the floods. Providing financing for the most urgently needed works, the loan and grant will enable the Government to redirect its own financing to housing and livelihood cash grants for the most vulnerable groups, thus restoring the economic activity essential to their survival. The project will also support ex ante disaster risk management (DRM) capacity building to mainstream resilience in development planning. Reconstruction of damaged and at-risk infrastructure in the flood-affected areas will use appropriate and cost-effective multi-hazard resistant design and construction standards to mitigate the potential impact of future disasters. The Project's design is based on the findings of the damage assessment reports prepared by the respective Punjab Planning and Development Departments (P&D) in January 2015 and facilitated by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank, in close coordination with the federal government and other donors.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||A late and concentrated monsoon, coupled with high flows in Pakistan's eastern rivers resulted in flooding in the northern regions of Pakistan, Punjab and Sindh provinces in September 2014. The flood affected 44 districts across the country. It lead to the displacement of more than 2.5 million people, with major displacement and damage in central Punjab, which resulted in 367 deaths, and injured over 600 people. Nearly 110,000 houses were partially damaged or destroyed, over 1.1 million acres of agricultural land and 250,000 farmers were affected. This resulted in the loss of standing food, fodder or cash crops. Non-farm sources of livelihoods and services were also affected, including many small enterprises, manufacturing and processing businesses and losses of wage employment due to disruption of the economy.|
Economic and social recovery from the 2014 floods by 2018 (National Disaster Management Plan 2012-2022)
|Description of Outcome||
Restoration and reconstruction of critical public and social infrastructure to multihazard resilience standards
|Progress Toward Outcome||
The work on three flood protection works (Left Marginal Bunds of Qadirabad and Marala, and Flood Protection Bund, Muzaffargarh) remained extremely slow and behind the schedule. The Loan Review Mission (June 2018) prepared fortnightly targets for all works and advised PIU PID and PMC to strengthen to monitoring and contract supervision of the ongoing works, and report on the progress on a fortnightly basis. The progress since than improved significantly, and the overall progress of the civil works is now 85%.
Extension of time has been granted on all ongoing contracts with revised completion dates between 31 August to 30 October 2018.
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Flood-damaged roads and bridges in Punjab Province and the districts of Haveli, Kotli, and Poonch reconstructed
3. DRM strengthened
2. Flood-resilient irrigation and flood management infrastructure in Punjab Province implemented
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The Project is progressing well and is expected to complete before the loan closing date except for one Bridge contract in Kotli district. The project progress - by Outputs/components, is as below:
Output 1. Flood-damaged roads and bridges in Punjab Province and the districts of Haveli, Kotli, and Poonch reconstructed
All road contracts are awarded in Punjab and AJK. In Punjab out of 739 sub-projects, 723 retroactive contracting subprojects are complete. Work on the 2 out of 16 post effectivity awarded subprojects is ongoing which include the two major roads in Punjab. The work on major roads is expected to be completed by 30 October 2018. In AJK, all contracts for roads and one bridge are awarded and work is in progress. The bridge will not complete by the loan closing date, and the Government of AJK has agreed to finance the balance work after the loan closing date to execute using its own resources.
Output 2. Flood-resilient irrigation and flood management infrastructure in Punjab Province implemented
All works under advance contracting and retroactive financing, completed and financially closed.
Of 10 large contracts, two are already completed. The work on remaining eight subprojects is in progress with an overall progress of 85%. All works are expected to complete within the existing loan closing date.
Output 3. DRM strengthened
a. Multi-hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessments (MHVRA)
For phase 1 pilot districts MHVRA is in final stage of report preparation. For phase II and III district data collection is complete and data analysis is ongoing. MHVRA of 20 districts will complete by end-November 2018.
b. Irrigation DRM
The scope of this component is reduced by dropping the procurement of the dams safety equipment with an estimated cost of PKR 90.4 million, on EA's request, since this equipment is being funded by another ongoing Project funded by the World Bank. The reduced scope includes only development of SOPs, protocols and inspection manuals for dams safety. An individual consultant is working on these documents, and the draft documents are expected to be ready by end of September 2018.
In addition an ADB TA Consultant also developed training courses and material on disaster risk management for mainstreaming of DRM as a subject in the Engineering Academy of Irrigation Department.
c. Landslide Treatment through Bio-engineering
Treatment Plans for landslide area of over 800 hectares have been approved. The work is ongoing and physical progress is 80%.
d. Climate-Change Cell, P&DD AJK
A Climate Change Cell was established under Output 3. The Cell has developed the State's National Climate Change (CC) Policy, which stands approved by AJK Cabinet. Currently, the Cell is working on the sector road maps and strategies and action plans for implementing the CC policy.
e. Data Clearing House (DCH), P&D Punjab
A dashboard has been developed by the in house team of developers. The Socio-economic data collected from the project districts by the PDMA, has been integrated with the P&D through DCH. The DCH will also be integrated with risk, exposure, vulnerability maps generated through MHVRA, as well as inventory of Irrigation Department, and the C&W Punjab and provide access to the authorized users of the line departments for development planning. In addition, a Project Performance Monitoring system has also been developed which is being fine-tuned. This system is being used to monitor progress of a number of Projects in addition to FERRP, on pilot basis.
|Geographical Location||Azad Kashmir, Punjab|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The Project involves rehabilitation and reconstruction works across road network and irrigation network in Punjab and the road network in AJK to address the damage caused by recent floods in Pakistan. The civil work will be focused around the existing road corridor and lengths of irrigation canals. Therefore, environmental impacts will be limited to minor disturbance caused by construction works. An environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) will be prepared for the loan and will set forth the environment assessment and review methodology to be followed during implementation. The environment category of the project based on information available is B.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The Project involves rehabilitation and reconstruction (R&R) of the flood damaged roads, bridges Irrigation Schemes and flood protection works. Land acquisition is not envisaged for roads, bridges and irrigation schemes but flood protection work is expected to have some land acquisition and resettlement impacts. A land acquisition and resettlement framework (LARF) has been prepared in accordance with ADBs Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS 2009) and Pakistans Land Acquisition Act 1894 (LAA) to address/ compensate the LAR impacts based on the land acquisition and resettlement plans (LARPs) to be prepared for the sub-projects, The project is tentatively assigned category B for Involuntary Resettlement.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project is located in Punjab and the northern districts of Haveli, Kotli and Poonch where no indigenous or tribal peoples, as SPS describes them to be, have been found living in or around the project areas. All displaced people (IPs) are Muslim and they do not recognize themselves as IPs. The ADB's policy on IPs is therefore not triggered. Therefore this project has been categorized as 'C for IPs.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||
1. Participatory approaches and project activities. Preliminary discussions and consultations were held with the local communities and relevant departments to understand the potential impacts of the project. Focus group discussions were held with the representatives of the CSOs to hear their concerns and views about the project. Grievance mechanisms developed at various levels will ensure representation of the local communities and project affectees.
2. Civil society organizations. Given the scope of the project, the CSOs' role will be limited. But CSOs will be engaged for information sharing and collection of data during activities like multi-hazard assessment and mapping exercises.
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2015, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||Given the urgent Project needs, procurement of goods, works, and services will be carried out in a manner consistent with the simplified and expedient procedures permitted under ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy 2004 in addition to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2015, as amended from time to time),|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Shafi, Mian S.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pakistan Resident Mission (PRM)|
Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas
Planning & Dev. Dept., Govt. of the Punjab
Planning & Development Department (P&D)
|Concept Clearance||12 Mar 2015|
|Fact Finding||08 Apr 2015 to 15 Apr 2015|
|MRM||08 May 2015|
|Approval||30 Jun 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|30 Jun 2015||09 Jul 2015||24 Aug 2015||30 Dec 2018||30 Apr 2019||10 Feb 2021|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||242.27||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||218.04||17 Jun 2022||168.99||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||17 Jun 2022||168.99||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|30 Jun 2015||04 Aug 2015||04 Aug 2015||30 Jun 2018||30 Jun 2020||25 Feb 2021|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|2,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,000,000.00||17 Jun 2022||1,741,391.08|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Pakistan: Flood Emergency Reconstruction and Resilience Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Dec 2022|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|UMBRELLA PCSS FOR OPERATIONAL EXPENSES IN 2018||Loan 3264||31 Jan 2018||VARIOUS | VARIOUS PAKISTAN||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||1,809,873.00||1,806,440.00|
|CONSTRUCTION OF RCC BRIDGE KOTLI TATTAPANI ROAD (B YPASS SLIDE INTERVENTION)||Loan 3264||22 Dec 2017||M/S ZKA - IKAN JV | BUILDING NO. 9, I-1/3 ISLAMABAD PAKISTAN||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||3,153,600.00||2,840,294.00|
|REHABILITATION/RECONSTRUCTION (I) MEHMOODGALI-KAHU TA (PALANGI) ROAD (II) PALANGI CHIRIKOT ROAD||Loan 3264||14 Dec 2017||M/S PROGRESSIVE TECHNICAL ASSOCIATES (PVT)LTD | HOUSE 169, STREET 67, F-10/3 ISLAMABAD PAKISTAN||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||3,242,485.00||2,838,728.00|
|REHABILITATION OF PASRUR-NAROWAL ROAD (DISTRICT SIALKOT & NAROWAL)||Loan 3264||31 Aug 2017||M/S RUSTUM ASSOCIATES-DYNAMIC CONST(RA-DC-JV) | HOUSE 258, STREET NO 1 JINNAHABAD ABBOTT ABAD PAKISTAN||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||8,996,950.00||8,095,333.00|
|REHABILITATION OF DASKA-PASRUR ROAD (DISTRICT SIALKOT)||Loan 3264||31 Aug 2017||M/S RUSTUM ASSOC-DYNAMIC CONST (RA-DC-JV) | HOUSE 258, STREET NO 1 JINNAHABAD ABBOTT ABAD PAKISTAN||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||10,137,292.00||9,121,398.00|
|Construction of Jhelum City Flood Protection Bund along Right Bank of River Jhelum Upstream Gt Road Bridge Package I||Loan 3264||22 Jun 2017||M/S Sparco Construction Company | 347 Q Block, Commercial Area, Phase II, Dha Lahore, Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||8,412,992.00||7,543,980.00|
|Remodeling of Left Marginal Bund (Lmb) Rd 1 500-80 000 Taunsa Barrage||Loan 3264||30 Jun 2017||M/S Al-Memar Associates | 740-B Faisal Tower, Lahore, Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||3,431,128.00||3,076,566.00|
|Remodelling of Selected Reaches of Jhang Flood Pro Tection Bund From Rd 0 000 To 64 000 and Thatta Ma Hala Flood Bund From Rd 0 000 To 31 000||Loan 3264||15 Jun 2017||Ghulam Rasool & Company (GRC) | 6-A Lalazar Colony, Old Bahawalpur Road, Multan, Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||4,902,614.00||4,394,596.00|
|Remodelling of Right Embankment of Shujabad Branch, Akbar & Nawabpur Flood Bunds||Loan 3264||15 Jun 2017||Ghulam Rasool & Company (GRC) | 6-A Lalazar Colony, Old Bahawalpur Road, Multan, Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||7,739,724.00||6,937,720.00|
|Remodeling of Muzaffargarh Flood Bund Rd 0 000-188 000||Loan 3264||19 Jun 2017||Sparco Construction Company | 347 Q Block, Commercial Area, Phase II, Dha Lahore, Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||8,041,195.00||7,210,587.00|
|Construction of Jhelum City Flood Protection Bund along Right Bank of River Jhelum Upstream Gt Road Bridge Package II||Loan 3264||30 Jun 2017||M/S Sparco Construction Company | 347 Q Block, Commercial Area, Phase II, Dha Lahore, Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||8,193,667.00||7,346,960.00|
|Protecting Sarai Alamgir Abadies on LMB Jhelum River||Loan 3264||03 May 2017||M/S.Simcon Constrcutin Company | 5-Ahmad Mian Mansion, Mian Mohd Trust Hospital Bldg., Faisalabad, Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||1,108,590.00||996,287.00|
|Remodeling of Left Marginal Bund (LMB) of Marala Barrage||Loan 3264||03 May 2017||M/S. Rana Traders | Mohallah Line Par Farooqabad Vil. Teh And Dist., Sheikhupura, Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||2,706,087.00||2,431,954.00|
|Landslide Treatment Through Bio-Engineering Through forest Department (force Account)||Loan 3264||17 May 2017||Forest Department, AJK | Muzaffarabad, Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||2,749,062.00||2,474,155.00|
|Rehab./Reconst. of Hajira-Abbaspur Road||Loan 3264||03 May 2017||M/S Rustam Associates-Dynamic Constructors-JV | Abbottabad ,Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||5,415,326.00||4,866,741.00|
|Rehab./Reconst. of Rawalakot - Hajira Road||Loan 3264||03 May 2017||M/S Zka - Ikan (JV) | Islamabad, Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||6,186,111.00||5,559,443.00|
|Rem of Minor Canals of Ramial Irrigation Subproject Including Improvement of Structures (Regadi MNR-1, Khajuria Mnr-1, Sa Radhapur, Kairatangar, Kirtanpur, Kalada, Dangapal)||Loan 3264||22 Mar 2017||M/S. Rana Traders | Near Railway Station Sucha Sauda Farooqabad, Sheikhupura Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||658,980.85||592,798.04|
|Rehabilitation/Reconstruction of Azad Pattan - Rawalakot Road||Loan 3264||15 Feb 2017||Various | Various Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||262,851.69||262,993.91|
|Procurment of Vehicle (Four)-Hilux Revo(V), Minimum 3.0L Diesel Engine, Double Cabin as per Specifications, Terms and Conditions||Loan 3264||23 Feb 2017||M/S Zk and Associates | Saddar, Rawalpindi Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||7,773,798.12||6,995,697.26|
|Remodeling of Sher Shah Railway Flood Bund Road 4.00 0 to 15 100 Tail||Loan 3264||15 Mar 2017||Toyota Azad Motors | Mirpur Azad Kashmir Pakistan||Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas||143,938.55||123,247.95|
None currently available.