Flood Emergency Reconstruction and Resilience Project (ADB-49038-001)

  • Pakistan
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Jun 30, 2015
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 218.04 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 24, 2016

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Project Description
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The project will contribute to the economic and social recovery of flood-affected areas in Punjab Province and the northern districts of Haveli, Kotli and Poonch (also known as northern districts ) through the rehabilitation and reconstruction of high-priority infrastructure damaged and weakened during the floods in September 2014. The project focuses on the transitional phase of the emergency response for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of priority roads, bridges, irrigation and flood protection infrastructure damaged by the floods. Providing financing for the most urgently needed works, the loan and grant will enable the Government to redirect its own financing to housing and livelihood cash grants for the most vulnerable groups, thus restoring the economic activity essential to their survival. The project will also support ex ante disaster risk management (DRM) capacity building to mainstream resilience in development planning. Reconstruction of damaged and at-risk infrastructure in the flood-affected areas will use appropriate and cost-effective multi-hazard resistant design and construction standards to mitigate the potential impact of future disasters. The Project's design is based on the findings of the damage assessment reports prepared by the respective Punjab Planning and Development Departments (P&D;) in January 2015 and facilitated by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank, in close coordination with the federal government and other donors.


A late and concentrated monsoon, coupled with high flows in Pakistan's eastern rivers resulted in flooding in the northern regions of Pakistan, Punjab and Sindh provinces in September 2014. The flood affected 44 districts across the country. It lead to the displacement of more than 2.5 million people, with major displacement and damage in central Punjab, which resulted in 367 deaths, and injured over 600 people. Nearly 110,000 houses were partially damaged or destroyed, over 1.1 million acres of agricultural land and 250,000 farmers were affected. This resulted in the loss of standing food, fodder or cash crops. Non-farm sources of livelihoods and services were also affected, including many small enterprises, manufacturing and processing businesses and losses of wage employment due to disruption of the economy.


Economic and social recovery from the 2014 floods by 2018 (National Disaster Management Plan 2012- 2022)


ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2015, as amended from time to time).


Given the urgent Project needs, procurement of goods, works, and services will be carried out in a manner consistent with the simplified and expedient procedures permitted under ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy 2004 in addition to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2015, as amended from time to time),

Investment Description
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Loan 3264-PAK: Flood Emergency Reconstruction and Resilience Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 218.04 million

TA 8912-PAK: Capacity Building of Institutions Handling Disasters
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million

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Responsible ADB Officer Shafi, Mian S.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas
Islamabad, Pakistan
Planning & Dev. Dept., Govt. of the Punjab
G.P.O. Box 92
Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Planning & Development Department (P&D)
New Secretariat, P&D Building
Upper Chattar, Muzaffarabad, AJK

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