Punjab Cities Program (WB-P156972)

  • Pakistan
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
May 25, 2018
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Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan
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  • Infrastructure
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 236.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 5, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Feb 2, 2018

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Project Description

According to website of the World Bank, the development objective of the 'Punjab Cities Program' will provide capacity building and institutional support to 16 urban local governments in Punjab province to strengthen urban management and service delivery. The total scope and operations of the program fall under two windows, which include:

Window-1 Perfromance Based Grants:  The program funds will be used by participating secondary cities for

a) financing eligible infrastructure investments and b) Financing city systems for investment planning, budget allocation, procurement, expenditure management, environmental and social management, and systems and procedures for Operation and Management (O&M) of infrastructure and services.

Window-2 Institutional Strengthening: It will support provincial government agencies to develop and implement systems for human resource management, grant management, reporting and audit as well as MC performance assessment.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank

Contact: Shahnaz Arshad
Title: Senior Urban Development Specialist
Email: sarshad@worldbank.org

Contact: Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan
Title: Chairman, Planning and Development Department, Government of Punjab
Tel: +92 (0) 42 9921 0002
Email: chairmanpnd@gmail.com

Implementing Agencies
Local Government and Community Development Department, Government of Punjab
Contact: Shahid Nasir Raja
Title: Secretary, Local Government and Community Development Department
Tel: +92 (0) 42 9921 0013
Email: lgrd.dept@gmail.com

Finance Department, Government of Punjab
Contact: Hamed Yaqoob Shaikh
Title: Secretary, Finance Department
Tel: +92 (0) 42 9921 0086
Email: secyfd@punjab.gov.pk


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