Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Project (ADB-51036-002)

  • Pakistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Abbottabad, Kohat, Mardan, Mingora, and Peshawar
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Government of Pakistan
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  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 11, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 6, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank website, " [...] The proposed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Intermediate Cities Improvement Project (the project) will help the government to improve livability of the five cities of Abbottabad, Kohat, Mardan, Mingora, and Peshawar in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (the KP province) through improvements in: (i) urban infrastructure; and (ii) institutional strengthening for urban services providers. The project aims to benefit about 3.5 million current population that is estimated to increase to about 5.5 million by 2033. The project is included in ADB's Country Operations Business Plan (2019-2021). The project will support the government's development priorities including (i) National Water Policy (2018), (ii) Local Government Act (2019), and (iii) Pakistan Vision 2025."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Nakamitsu, Kiyoshi
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Local Gov't, Elections and Rural Dev. Dept
Peshawar, Pakistan


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