Sindh Floods Housing Reconstruction Project (WB-P180008)

  • South Asia
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  • Pakistan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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$ 500.00 million
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Updated in EWS Feb 24, 2023

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Project Description
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According to World Bank, the proposed project is to support the Government of Sindh in the delivery of owner-driven, multi-hazard resilient reconstruction of core housing units post -2022 floods.

The Government of Sindh (GoS) has launched a comprehensive housing reconstruction program to support all damaged households from 2022 floods with a financing envelope of US$1.5 billion. The Bank project will provide US$500 million financing under this program for owner-driven, resilient reconstruction of approximately 350,000 houses as well as technical assistance to inform the reconstruction.

Given the complex nature of the housing sector, particularly in the Sindh province, this project design is guided by the following set of principles based on the Bank’s experience in post-disaster housing reconstruction programs: (i) to undertake an owner-driven housing reconstruction and restoration; (ii) to provide technical assistance and trainings; (iii) to provide housing subsidy cash grants to replace damaged houses with new core unit built to multi-hazard resilient standards; (iv) to rebuild in-situ as far as possible; (v) to avoid reconstruction or restoration in high risk zones; and (vi) to rebuild with easily accessible materials and familiar methods.

Based on global best practice for post-disaster reconstruction, the Government of Sindh has established an independent company, called ‘Sindh Peoples Housing for Flood Affectees’, to lead the housing reconstruction program and serve as the PIU for this operation. The company has been set up under Section 42 of the Companies Act 2017 and is responsible for managing all technical, fiduciary, and safeguards management aspects of the overall housing reconstruction program of GoS in collaboration with community level POs. The GoS has fulfilled all administrative and legal requirements for establishment of the company on fast-track basis including budgetary allocation to initiate operations.

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Kamran Akbar, Senior Social Development Specialist

Shahnaz Arshad Senior ,Urban Specialist

Syed Muhammad Bilal Khalid ,Disaster Risk Management Specialist


Islamic Republic of Pakistan Kazim Niaz Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Implementing Agencies

Sindh Peoples Housing for Flood Affectees

Khalid Mehmood Shaikh

Chief Executive Officer



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