51215-002: Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project (Phase 2) | Asian Development Bank

Pakistan: Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project (Phase 2)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51215-002 Status: Active

Pakistan's rate of urbanization is unprecedented, where cumulatively the population of its cities has expanded by over 70% during the past 2 decades alone. As a result, its cities have and continue to experience relentless urban densification and expansion, resulting in ever-increasing demand for urban services and growing pressures on urban service institutions to deliver. This situation has become acute in many cities, and especially Pakistan's intermediate cities, where urban delivery institutions are increasingly unable to cope, resulting in significant environmental degradation, unhealthy public spaces, and a severe shortage of civic amenities. The classic hallmarks of strained urban development are apparent in many cities, including unplanned and overcrowded settlements and residential areas, traffic-clogged streets and arterials, irregular and poor quality water supplies, and serious environmental and public health impacts caused by poorly functioning liquid and solid waste management systems.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kim, Jung Ho Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Project (Phase 2)
Project Number 51215-002
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9465-PAK: Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment (Phase 2)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
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 policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

Pakistan's rate of urbanization is unprecedented, where cumulatively the population of its cities has expanded by over 70% during the past 2 decades alone. As a result, its cities have and continue to experience relentless urban densification and expansion, resulting in ever-increasing demand for urban services and growing pressures on urban service institutions to deliver. This situation has become acute in many cities, and especially Pakistan's intermediate cities, where urban delivery institutions are increasingly unable to cope, resulting in significant environmental degradation, unhealthy public spaces, and a severe shortage of civic amenities. The classic hallmarks of strained urban development are apparent in many cities, including unplanned and overcrowded settlements and residential areas, traffic-clogged streets and arterials, irregular and poor quality water supplies, and serious environmental and public health impacts caused by poorly functioning liquid and solid waste management systems.

Fully recognizing livable cities as engines of economic growth and centers of culture and knowledge, the government has now placed urban sector development as a key priority of its national strategic development agenda. It has also amended the constitution to decentralize urban services, paving the way to build stronger institutional capacity in municipal governments so that they can respond more rapidly and effectively to the growing needs of individual cities as they evolve. So far, urban sector reforms have included selected cities of Punjab, which is Pakistan's most populous province and generates half of the nation's gross domestic product. In this context, the Government of Punjab (GOP), through the support of its Urban Unit, has and continues to implement key urban sector reform initiatives in selected areas throughout the province, working closely with international development partners to upgrade and expand urban infrastructure, and reform and build capacity in infrastructure service delivery institutions. This has notably included support from the World Bank, which has provided assistance to five large cities of Punjab, and more recently from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through PICIIP (Phase 1).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will finance (i) preparation of feasibility and/or due diligence assessments based on prefeasibility studies (PFS) to be conducted by the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), and (ii) ancillary works on project preparatory coordination for the ensuing loan for PICIIP 2. The TA will help ensure project readiness and minimize possible start-up delays for the project.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bahawalpur, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Sargodha
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage 2 international consultants for a total of 5 person-months, and 6 national consultants for a total of 15 person-months, in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated project administration instructions and TA staff instructions. Individual consultants are being recruited as the number and budget of consultants are small. Possible use of output-based contracts will be considered, in line with Midterm Review of Strategy 2020 Action Plan 2.9.2 and 2.10.2.
Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Jung Ho
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 15 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Jan 2018

TA 9465-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2017 10 Jul 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 15 Dec 2017 0.00

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