Punjab Urban Development Projects (ADB-53128-001)

  • Pakistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Rawalpindi, and Sargodha
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jan 16, 2020
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Pakistan
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 16.36 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS May 18, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jan 24, 2020

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, "the government has requested support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to plan investments and design service delivery models for selected cities in Punjab province: Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Rawalpindi, and Sargodha.
The project readiness financing (PRF) will complement ADB's assistance to the urban development in Pakistan, including a transaction technical assistance facility designed to support feasibility studies and explore innovations to improve the quality of urban services

The PRF will finance:

1) the preparation of comprehensive spatial master plans for upstream project pipeline development,
2) the preparation of detailed engineering designs (DEDs),
3) the support procurement readiness
4) prepare operational business plans for priority investments of the ensuing projects."


Investment Description
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ADB Financing: US$ 15,000,000

Cofinancing (ADB Administered):
Non-ADB Financing: US$ 1,360,000

Contact Information
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Responsible ADB Officer Kohlhase, Jude Ernest
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD

Executing Agencies
Local Government and Community Development Department, Government of Punjab
6th Floor Local Government Complex
Sanda Road, Lahore

Ahmed Javed Qazi
Position: Secretary,
Telephone: +92 42 992 12416
Email address: lgcd.dept@gmail.com
Office Address: Civil Secretariat, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Implementing Agency
Project Management Unit, LG&CD Department, Government of Punjab
Kaiser Saleem
Position: Project Director
Telephone: +92 42 99211071
Email address: kaisersaleem81@gmail.com
Office Address: 6th floor, Local Government Complex
Sanda, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Water and Urban Development Division
Yong Ye
Position: Director
Telephone No.: +63 2 632 4444
Email address: yyong@adb.org

Mission Leader
Jude E. Kohlhase
Position: Senior Urban Development Specialist
Telephone No.: +63 999 999 1488
Email address: jkohlhase@adb.org



The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main

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