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Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Projects - Project Readiness Financing

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51036-003 Status: Active

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Projects (KPCIP) will improve the quality of life of the residents of at least four cities, including Abbottabad, Kohat, Mardan, and Peshawar, directly benefitting about 3.5 million of urban population. The KPCIP will help selected cities improve their access to quality urban services through two interlinked outputs: (i) enhanced municipal infrastructure and public urban spaces, and (ii) strengthened institutional capacities and efficiency of provincial, municipal and city governments and urban service companies. The project readiness financing (PRF) will finance the preparation and engineering design of the KPCIP and possible future pipeline of urban projects in KPK. The PRF will ensure high project readiness of the KPCIP, thereby facilitating the timely and cost-effective achievement of the project outcomes.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kiyoshi Nakamitsu Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Projects - Project Readiness Financing
Project Number 51036-003
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 6016-PAK: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Projects Project Readiness Financing
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 2.00 million
Loan 6015-PAK: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Project - Project Readiness Financing
Ordinary capital resources US$ 7.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Projects (KPCIP) will improve the quality of life of the residents of at least four cities, including Abbottabad, Kohat, Mardan, and Peshawar, directly benefitting about 3.5 million of urban population. The KPCIP will help selected cities improve their access to quality urban services through two interlinked outputs: (i) enhanced municipal infrastructure and public urban spaces, and (ii) strengthened institutional capacities and efficiency of provincial, municipal and city governments and urban service companies. The project readiness financing (PRF) will finance the preparation and engineering design of the KPCIP and possible future pipeline of urban projects in KPK. The PRF will ensure high project readiness of the KPCIP, thereby facilitating the timely and cost-effective achievement of the project outcomes.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The cities in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province generate about 80% of the province's wealth and are home to about 20% of the province's population. The province's cities are developing fast, and the urban population has grown by 74% since 1998 at an average annual growth rate of 3%. This has caused the urban environment to expand rapidly in an uncoordinated, unplanned, and unregulated manner. Basic urban services such as water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, storm water drainage, and urban transport facilities are increasingly unable to respond to the population pressures and economic demands. This has increased the demand to develop the provincial economy in a sustainable manner and to make the cities more livable, with better living standards and improved public health.

Since 1977, ADB has financed 19 urban-water projects in Pakistan. Key lessons learned from the past project is the importance of high project readiness before the approval of ensuing urban sector projects. When the urban project is approved based on preliminary design, significant time is required to complete detailed engineering design, prepare bidding documents, and address environmental and social safeguards issues once a loan becomes effective. Cost estimates are also less accurate when detailed engineering design is undertaken after project approval. Low project readiness often results in the need for extensions in project closing dates and additional financing when actual costs deviate from estimated costs and can ultimately reduce the development impact of ADB operations. To reflect this important lesson, ADB and the Government of Pakistan process the PRF to finance the preparation and engineering design of the KPCIP. The PRF will result in a procurement-ready project, enabling contract awards and disbursements immediately after loan effectiveness of the KPCIP, and potentially saving about 2 years from loan effectiveness to the mobilization of contractors during the initial phase of implementation.

Impact NA
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome NA
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs NA
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Not applicable
Involuntary Resettlement Not applicable
Indigenous Peoples Not applicable
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design ADB Pakistan Resident Mission, in consultation with CWUW, will organize consultation on a regular basis.
During Project Implementation ADB Pakistan Resident Mission, in consultation with CWUW, will organize consultation on a regular basis.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

To expedite consultant recruitment process, the government has requested ADB's assistance in selecting the consultants. Once ADB completes the proposal evaluations, the executing agency will negotiate with consultants and sign contracts accordingly.

Using QCBS 90:10 selection method, a detailed engineering design and construction management consulting firm to undertake detailed engineering design and procurement support activities. An institutional review and capacity building firm will facilitate improvements to the business model to ensure operational efficiency and sustainability.

Due diligence and climate change resilient experts will be engaged, using the individual consultant selection method, for a total of 275 person-months.

Procurement There is no procurement under the PRF.
Responsible ADB Officer Kiyoshi Nakamitsu
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Planning & Dev.Dept.,Gov't of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
[email protected]
Peshawar, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Dec 2019
Fact Finding 06 Mar 2018 to 16 Mar 2018
MRM 31 Aug 2018
Approval 15 Mar 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Mar 2019

Grant 6016-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Mar 2019 29 Mar 2019 30 Apr 2019 28 Aug 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 15 Mar 2019 0.00 0.39 20%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 15 Mar 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 6015-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Mar 2019 29 Mar 2019 30 Apr 2019 28 Aug 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 8.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 7.00 15 Mar 2019 2.90 0.00 41%
Counterpart 1.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Mar 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Officer (in-charge of innovation) Individual - Consulting Active 20 Jul 2019 26 Jul 2019
Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Active 20 Jul 2019 26 Jul 2019
Institutional Review and Capacity Building Firm - Consulting Closed 20 May 2019 22 Jun 2019
Environmental Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Mar 2019 26 Mar 2019
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Feb 2019 03 Mar 2019
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Feb 2019 03 Mar 2019
Project Director Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Feb 2019 03 Mar 2019
Institutional Review and Capacity Building (IRCB) Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Mar 2018 25 May 2018
Engineering Design and Construction Management (EDCM) Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Mar 2018 25 May 2018

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan