Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 06 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 28 Jan 2015

Project Name Southern Punjab Basic Urban Services Project
Country Pakistan
Project/Program Number 23213-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Southern Pujab, Pakistan
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 2: Effective gender mainstreaming (EGM)


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan2060Asian Development Fund45,000
Loan2061Ordinary capital resources45,000
TOTAL US$ 90,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Initial Environmental Examinations (IEEs) were carried out on all the subprojects and components as part of the PPTA. The IEEs concluded that the proposed subprojects and components will have no significant adverse impacts on the environment and consequently, no subproject will require an environmental impact assessment. In conformity with environmental management practices, the Project will develop and operationalize an environmental monitoring and management plan. Government of Punjab will ensure that environmental standards prescribed by the Punjab Environmental Protection Agency are met. However due diligence on environmental safeguards and the quality of the IEE and its implementation has been weak. The resettlement framework envisaged diversity of resettlement issues in thinly spread project, mainly in urban area. However the implementation was weak. In many cases there were major gaps in the RP and some cases sub-project were undertaken without any social due diligence. The disclosure, monitoring and documentation of the RP implementation was another weak area, because of which 26 sub-project had to be suspended to ensure social safeguards.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

The Project encourages and strengthens collective action within low-income and under-serviced localities. A main objective of this work is to make infrastructure investment by TMAs more responsive to demands of low-income groups, more inclusive, more sustainable, and more cost-effective than they were through supply-driven approaches. A secondary objective is to empower low-income groups by giving them the capability for collective action through CBOs, and by forming functional links among communities, CBOs, union councils (UCs), and TMAs. For this purpose, social mobilizing teams have been recruited under Package D consultancy who are currently engaged for community development and participation - the performance is partly satisafctory.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project intends to (i) reduce urban poverty, improve community health, and related environmental degradation in 21 Project towns by improving water supply, sanitation, solid waste management, and roads for low-income communities; and (ii) ensure sustainability of urban investments by strengthening institutional capacities of newly devolved local government municipal agencies.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Government is implementing comprehensive governance reforms, with particular emphasis on enhancing the effectiveness of basic social services through its program for devolution of powers. The Project is formulated to support the Government s poverty reduction initiatives, as well as the devolution of power and responsibility to local governments for the provision and financing of urban infrastructure and municipal services. The Project incorporates several strategic features and incentives, including (i) promoting policy reform in accordance with the Punjab Local Government Ordinance 2001 (PLGO2001), and financial management and resource generation at the local government level, with adoption of cost-recovery principles and phased elimination of subsidies; (ii) prioritizing investments that meet the basic needs of urban communities; (iii) ensuring local community participation and ownership; and (iv) promoting equity participation by local governments in the investment packages.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Dec 06
Consulting Services
A total input of 1,830 person-months is planned, consisting of 32 person-months of international consulting and 1,798 person-months of domestic consulting. The selection and engagement of all consulting services to be financed under the Project will be in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method of the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers and/or other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants.
All ADB-financed procurement for the Project will follow ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Contracts for civil works estimated to cost more than $1.0 million equivalent will be carried out using international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures while those estimated to cost $1.0 million equivalent or less will be carried out under local competitive bidding (LCB) procedures. Minor development works and maintenance may be carried out on a force account basis. The procurement of goods will preferably be grouped into packages larger than $500,000 to be suitable for ICB procedures. Miscellaneous minor goods that cannot be grouped into larger contracts and are estimated to cost less than $500,000 per contract will be procured through international shopping (IS) procedures. Minor items estimated to cost less than the equivalent of $100,000 per contract may be purchased directly following proper procedures to ensure economy, efficiency and quality.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 08 Jul 2003 to 24 Jul 2003
Management Review Meeting 10 Oct 2003
Approval 18 Dec 2003


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2060 18 Dec 2003 23 Jan 2004 25 Aug 2004 31 Jul 2009 31 Jul 2009 31 Dec 2009
Loan 2061 18 Dec 2003 23 Jan 2004 25 Aug 2004 31 Jul 2009 31 Jul 2009 31 Dec 2009


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
29 Sep 2016 Loan 2060 24,485 0 100.00%
29 Sep 2016 Loan 2061 25,341 0 100.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
29 Sep 2016 Loan 2060 24,485 0 100.00%
29 Sep 2016 Loan 2061 25,341 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 2060
Loan 2061

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Mian S. Shafi (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Local Government&Community Dev't Dep't,Govt Punjab
Mr. Tanveer Malik


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