According to World Bank, the objective of the project is to improve rural accessibility to schools, health facilities and markets in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The project aims to improve access to education, health and markets in 18 districts of KP province. The districts will be selected based on the current access conditions, poverty, vulnerability to climate change, potential impact of roads upgrade and maintenance, and will cover mainly the Northern, Southern and NMDs areas of KP. According to initial analysis, these districts are the more vulnerable to climate risks, poor performing and remained neglected in the past. This analysis has been expanded and is currently in progress. The project will also provide livelihood opportunities post COVID scenario during construction and maintenance phases.
-Component 1 would finance, inter alia, the improvement of resilience, rehabilitation and maintenance of selected rural roads across the province, including network in NMDs.
-Component 2 will support, a school bus program to improve operational efficiency and fuel savings; and logistic program to improve the efficiency, reduce losses, green practices and the access to markets for small farmers.
-Component 3 will support project implementation, including road planning, climate-resilient design, construction and Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) responsibilities.
The project has identified substantial environment risks.
The total cost of the project is US$310 million, out of which US$300 million will be financed by IDA and US$10 million by the GoKP as counterpart financing.
World Bank Team Leaders:
1. Lincoln Flor,
Senior Transport Specialist,
Telephone: 5722+33566 / 1-202-473-3566
2. Hasan Afzal Zaidi,
Senior Transport Specialist
Telephone:5722+224 / 92-51-909-0224
Email ID: email@example.com
Communication and Works Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Kazim Kazim
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