Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project (WB-P161980)

  • Pakistan
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Jun 15, 2017
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Government of Sindh
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  • Infrastructure
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 86.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 98.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 3, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Nov 23, 2016

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Project Description

This project provides financing for enhanced public spaces in the targeted areas of Karachi and improved city's capacity to provide administrative services. 

The components of the project include

  • enhanced usability and safety of public spaces, improved pedestrian access to key destinations and improved traffic safety in Downtown Saddar, Malir, and Koranji
  • improved administrative services  in Karachi through automation of construction permits and business registration 
  • technical assistance and advisory services to Karachi Transformation Steering Committee (KTSC)


Investment Description

Contact Information

World Bank
Contact: Jaafar Sadok Friaa, Jon Kher Kaw
Title: Program Leader

Name: Government of Sindh
Contact: Mohammad Waseem
Title: Additional Chief Secretary (Development), Planning & Develop
Email: asgharmemon1969@gmail.com

Implementing Agencies
Name: Directorate of Urban Policy & Strategic Planning, Planning & Development Department, Government of S Contact: Khair Mohammad Kalwar
Title: Director General
Email: dgupsp@gmail.com


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