Green BRT Karachi (GCF-FP085)

Countries
  • Pakistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Karachi
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Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
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Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
A
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Voting Date
Oct 1, 2018
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Borrower
Province of Sindh, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Transport
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Grant, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 49.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 37.20 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 11.80 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 583.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Jul 29, 2020


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Project Description

According to the bank document, the proposed project will help develop a sustainable transportation system in Karachi by delivering the city's _red line_ BRT corridor, directly benefiting 1.5 million people. The project will comprise two interlinked outputs: (1) the construction of a 25-kilometer (km) BRT corridor and associated facilities, and (2) effective project management and sustainable BRT operations through institutional developments. The project is economically justified by major time savings for future BRT passengers, vehicle operating cost savings, better air quality and carbon emissions savings, which will improve the health of Karachi's citizens and mitigate climate change. The project will also make Karachi safer, boost private sector investment, and foster gender equity.

Investment Description
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Co-Financing
Asian Development Bank Loan USD 442.0 m
Province of Sindh Grant USD 92.5 m

 

Contact Information

Accredited Entity

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) Mr. Saad Paracha Tel: +63-2-632-4474

Mr. Christian Ellermann Tel: +63-2-632-4564 NDA/FP in Pakistan

Ministry of Climate Change
  • Mr. Shahrukh Nusrat
    Mobile: +9251-9224579 Fax: +9251-9204126

 

  • Mr. Ahsanullah Khan
    Mobile: +9251-9245626 Fax: +9251-9245627

 

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