Pakistan: Lahore Water and Wastewater Management Project (AIIB-000074)

  • Pakistan
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  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Voting Date
Dec 1, 2018
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Islamic Republic of Pakistan
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 400.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 533.30 million
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Bank Documents
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Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 25, 2018

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Project Description

The project objectives are to: ensure a sustainable supply of safe water; reduce deteriorating environmental impacts due to untreated sewage disposal; and, strengthen the institutional capacity of the Lahore Water and Sanitation Authority (LWASA).

According to AIIB documents, the project has the following 3 components:

Component 1: Investment for safe water supply infrastructure, which will comprise the construction of a diversion structure for the surface water from BRBD Canal and associated SWTP, rehabilitation/replacement of leaking pipes and pumping machinery, and installation of bulk and consumer water meters.

Component 2: Investment for safe sanitation infrastructure, will include the construction of three WWTPs at the locations of Mahmood Booti, Shadbagh, and Shahdara; rehabilitation/replacement of inefficient wastewater pumping stations and selected sewer lines; and the construction of main trunk sewers to be connected with the new WWTPs. The proposed WWTPs will treat the wastewater from
North and Northwest areas of Lahore. The plants will be fed by disposal stations located at Shadi Pura, Bhogiwal, Khokhar, Shadbagh, Shahdara and Farkhabad; and by drainage stations at Mehmood Booti and Siddique Pura through trunk sewers fed by secondary and tertiary sewerage networks.

Component 3: Technical Support for Institutional Performance Improvement, and Project Construction Supervision. The LWASA will appoint Project Management Consultant (PMC) for the execution of activities relating to (a) institutional performance improvement; and (b) project construction supervision support.

The project implementation period (Start Date - End Date) is January 2019 to December 2023.

Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Contact Information

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank:
Shakeel Khan
Project Team Leader / Principal Investment Operations Specialist
Tel: +86 10 8358 0185

M. Aslam Chaudhary
Joint Secretary, China/AIIB
Economic Affairs Division
Government of Pakistan.
Tel: +92 51 920 5292

Implementing Agency
Zahid Aziz Syed
Managing Director, Water & Sanitation Agency, Lahore
Tel: +92 42 99263142-3



In addition, the AIIB has a Bank Oversight Mechanism. According to AIIB's policies, "people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by a failure of the Bank to implement the ESP may also submit complaints to the Bank's oversight mechanism in accordance with the policies and procedures to be established by the Bank for such mechanism." However, at the time of writing, it is unclear what the exact scope and function of this Oversight Mechanism will be.