49128-002: Enhancing Public-Private Partnerships in Punjab Project | Asian Development Bank

Pakistan: Enhancing Public-Private Partnerships in Punjab Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49128-002 Status: Approved

The project will provide financing for the project development facility (PDF) to support line departments in engaging the assistance of experienced transaction advisors. The ADB loan will be used to fund a dedicated viability gap fund (VGF) window that will be managed by the Planning and Development Department (PDD).

The project is aligned with the following impact: private sector investments and overall employment in Punjab increased. The project will have the following outcome: sustainable and fiscally responsible public-private partnership (PPP) projects that offer value for money (VFM) increased. The outputs are (i) PDF and VGF resources for PPP projects augmented, and (ii) PPP institutional capacity enhanced and strengthened.

Project Details

Project Officer
Torres, Adrian Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Finance
 
Project Name Enhancing Public-Private Partnerships in Punjab Project
Project Number 49128-002
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Enhancing Public-Private Partnerships in Punjab
Government of the United Kingdom US$ 19.62 million
Loan: Enhancing Public-Private Partnerships in Punjab
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
TA: Enhancing Public-Private Partnerships in Punjab
Government of the United Kingdom US$ 4.01 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Finance / Infrastructure finance and investment funds

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project will provide financing for the project development facility (PDF) to support line departments in engaging the assistance of experienced transaction advisors. The ADB loan will be used to fund a dedicated viability gap fund (VGF) window that will be managed by the Planning and Development Department (PDD).

The project is aligned with the following impact: private sector investments and overall employment in Punjab increased. The project will have the following outcome: sustainable and fiscally responsible public-private partnership (PPP) projects that offer value for money (VFM) increased. The outputs are (i) PDF and VGF resources for PPP projects augmented, and (ii) PPP institutional capacity enhanced and strengthened.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

To attain its growth objectives, the Government of Punjab (GOPb) has identified key drivers of change including upgrading its infrastructure, revival of private sector investment, and quality provision of social services. Its available budget resources, however, fall short to fund much needed public infrastructure and public service investments. To bridge the financing gap and address the province's infrastructure deficit, GOPb has established legal and institutional framework to facilitate the structuring, approval and implementation of PPPs. A PDF to support the use of transaction advisory services and a VGF for the public financing portion of PPPs were also established. However, the absence of skills and resources of key decision making bodies pose the risk that approved PPP projects are not well structured and offer limited or no VFM which may expose GOPb to significant contingent liabilities, operational, and fiscal risks.

The institutional structure and capacity in Punjab for PPPs need to be enhanced and improved through (i) proper identification and structuring of eligible PPP projects that offer VFM, (ii) a sound policy that guides the use of public resources (like the VGF), and (iii) strong risk management policies and systems identify and mitigate potential project and fiscal related risks emanating from PPP supported projects.

Impact Private sector investments and overall employment in Punjab increased.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Viable PPP projects that offer value-for-money increased.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

PDF and VGF resources for PPP projects augmented.

PPP institutional capacity enhanced and strengthened.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment FI
Involuntary Resettlement FI
Indigenous Peoples FI
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The projects requiring VGF support may include projects that are category A for environment. The PDD will need to establish an environment and social management system (ESMS) with the PPP Cell as the ESMS focal for the project, acceptable to ADB, that fully incorporates the Safeguard Requirements (SR) (SR 1-3 including information disclosure and consultation) of ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement 2009 (SPS 2009).
Involuntary Resettlement The due diligence indicates that public infrastructure PPP projects to be considered for VGF support will include construction of roads, housing and environment management schemes which may involve varying magnitude of land acquisition and resettlement (LAR) impacts. Land acquisition in the road and environment management projects is expected to be of significant scale. The number of displaced persons and the quantity of assets to be affected will be known after the PPP Nodes undertake social impacts assessment. An Environment and Social Management System (ESMS) will be established to screen all subprojects ensuring that the subprojects involving LAR impacts meet and comply with the requirements of ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement 2009 (SPS). The ESMS will incorporate (i) environment and social policies; (ii) screening, categorization and review procedure; (iii) organizational structure and staffing including skills and competencies in environment and social areas; (iv) training requirements; and (v) monitoring and reporting.
Indigenous Peoples Punjab does not have the presence of any Indigenous Peoples (as SPS describes them to be) in and around the areas of proposed PPP projects. People of Punjab also do not recognize themselves as IPs. Nevertheless, presences of any IP groups and any impacts on such groups will be further assessed in the field as the time of impact assessment.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design GOPb Planning and Development Department, Finance Department, sector departments with PPP portfolios, commercial banks and other private sector entities are the main stakeholders. The project incorporates the findings of and agreements reached during extensive consultations with the stakeholders.
During Project Implementation The consultation will continue during project implementation. The project will use and build on the tested consultative approach that was previously and successfully implemented for PPPs in Punjab, including the use of resources from the attached transaction technical assistance project to engage in consultations with all stakeholders.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require 321 person-months of national consulting services. The PPP Cell will be supported with a procurement specialist, an environmental safeguard specialist, an external resettlement monitoring specialist, and a social and gender specialist. The RMU will be provided with a project finance specialist and a project finance lawyer. The selected line departments will be supported with environmental safeguards specialists and social safeguards specialists.
Procurement The executing agency and the implementing agency will not be directly involved in implementing the physical delivery of approved PPP projects. The relevant line departments will procure the PPP projects and will legally enter in to the respective concession agreements with the selected private sector concessionaires.
Responsible ADB Officer Torres, Adrian
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Planning & Dev. Dept., Govt. of the Punjab
G.P.O. Box 92
Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Apr 2017
Fact Finding 10 May 2017 to 17 May 2017
MRM 16 Oct 2017
Approval 15 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Dec 2017

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