According to the bank's documents, "The Project Objectives are to: (i) support strengthening of urban governance, finances, and delivery of sustainable water services in Amritsar and Ludhiana; and (ii) support Punjab municipalities to respond to the COVID-19 crisis."
The project has four components:
"Strengthening urban service delivery systems. This component will include Technical Assistance, training, equipment and studies to support two biggest cities (Amritsar and Ludhiana) in Punjab State for transition into more financially sustainable, administratively efficient, technically capable and institutionally accountable municipal corporations;
Improving water supply infrastructure. The component will provide raw water intake structures, water treatment plants (WTP, 440 MLD in Amritsar and 580 MLD in Ludhiana), clear water pumping systems, transmission lines and overhead storage reservoirs (OHSRs) in both cities;
COVID-19 crisis response. This component will support various municipalities in Punjab with short to medium term interventions to address the COVID-19 crisis, including, upgrading or rehabilitating vital health/community infrastructure or and amenities, clean-up of city spaces/community amenities, provision and/or coordination of local services -- both infrastructure and social services -- that cater to COVID-19 responses, especially targeting poor and vulnerable households and communities; and
Project management. This component will support various project management activities, including but not limited to: incremental operating costs, social and environmental safeguards management and fiduciary management, monitoring and evaluation activities, and technical and other studies."
World Bank loan (IBRD): USD105.0 million
Government of Punjab: USD86.0 million
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Sr. Investment Operations Specialist-Urban
Balakrishna Menon Parameswaran
Lead Urban Specialist
Prasanna V. Salian
Deputy Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company (PMIDC),
Amritsar Municipal Corporation (AMC),
and Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC).
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.aiib.org/en/contact/information-request/index.html
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB
The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM). The PPM provides Òan opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIBÕs failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.Ó Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint. Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply. You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html
The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html