Pakistan: Karachi Water and Sewerage Services Improvement Project (AIIB-000082)

Countries
  • Pakistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Karachi
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
A
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Borrower
Government of Pakistan
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 160.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 160.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 400.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020

Disclosed by Bank May 10, 2019


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Project Description

According to AIIB website, the project will concentrate on improving water and wastewater service delivery; building technical and managerial capacity; upgrading infrastructure; enhancing level of service; and expanding the services to the residents of Karachi. 

Investment Description

Co-finance (USD in million): 

World Bank - USD160

AIIB - USD160

Government - USD80


Contact Information

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Mr. Ghufran Shafi
Project Team Leader/Senior Investment Operations Specialist Tel: +86 10 8358 0171
Email: gshafi@aiib.org

World Bank

Mr. Andreas Rohde
Task Team Leader/Senior Sanitary Engineer
Tel: +1 202 473 4598
Email: arohde@worldbank.org

Borrower: Ministry of Finance

Mr. M. Aslam Chaudhary
Joint Secretary, Economic Affairs Division, Government of Pakistan
Tel: +92 51 9205292
Email: aslam26@gmail.com

Implementation Agency

Mr. Ayub Shaikh
Director, Karachi and Water Sewage Board
Tel: +92 21 99245134
Email: ayuri43@yahoo.com

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB

The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM).  The PPM provides “an 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 AIIB’s failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.” 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.