Quetta Water Supply and Environmental Improvement Project

Water scarcity is an ongoing problem in Quetta with its steadily increasing population and water demands.  Ground water levels have dropped tremendously. Quetta requires intervention to improve its water supply situation. Quetta also lacks a proper waste and sanitation system; the current practice of discharging untreated domestic and industrial sewage needs to be stopped by providing sewage treatment facilities.  ADB has provided technical assistance to BWASA to develop a project, covering full, economic and efficient utilization of ground water. The problem of sewage and drainage should be handled by developing proper sanitation and drainage system, including sewage treatment plants and sewage conveying system. This project will be consumer friendly, considering their needs and complaints and providing timely services and advice.  The problem of sewage and drainage was highlighted by developing proper sanitation and drainage systems, including sewage treatment plants and sewage conveying system.

 

Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project, Rawalpindi

UWSSP has been initiated to address the water supply and sanitation problems of Rawalpindi city. Water and Sanitation Authority (WASA) was created under the RDA to manage the water supply and sanitation system with the staff base of 900 employees. An organization in its nascent phase, WASA has to address the needs of water users spread across 109,000 domestic and commercial units of Rawalpindi. WASA also has to be developed into a new and progressive organization by revamping the old and inefficient system it inherited from Municipal Corporation. It also has to be self sufficient and viable to cover its financial obligations. An MIS has to be developed to address the needs of an effective service delivery organization including billing, accounting, inventory, payroll, assets management, and decision support system.

 

Pak German Promotion PHED, NWFP –  Privatization of Water Supply & Creation of Rural WASA

To improve the water supply and sanitation services for the rural population of NWFP, the Federal Republic of Germany supported the PHED. PHED is responsible for the province-wise planning, construction, operation and maintenance of water supply and sanitation schemes. The project purpose was defined as: “Improving the sustainability of water supply and sanitation services,” and the project achieved this purpose by improving the PHED Management at all levels through restructuring and institutionalizing continuous training. The project also focused on improving engineering design standards and specifications.

 

 

Institutional Capacity Building of National Transmission  and Dispatch Company Limited (NTDC)

In April 1998 the Government approved a new power sector policy that set out to create a more market-oriented power sector, one that would utilize private sector initiatives and funding on a competitive basis to meet the demand for power and enhance the sector’s efficiency. It was decided that KESC would be privatized and that WAPDA would be separated into corporate entities responsible for thermal and hydro power generation, transmission and dispatch, and distribution. The government has since then incorporated twelve new companies: three generation companies, one transmission and dispatch company, and eight distribution companies. These corporate entities are under the regulatory purview of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA).

 

 

Pak German Promotion of PHED NWFP-Surplus O&M) staff and finalization of MOU

To improve the water supply and sanitation services for the rural population of NWFP, the Federal Republic of Germany supported the PHED. PHED is responsible for the province-wise planning, construction, operation and maintenance of water supply and sanitation schemes. The project purpose was defined as: “Improving the sustainability of water supply and sanitation services,” and the project achieved this purpose by improving the PHED Management at all levels through restructuring and institutionalizing continuous training. The project also focused on improving engineering design standards and specifications.

 

 

Pakistan Urban Sector Strategy

The basic objective of this TA was to develop a comprehensive strategy for ADB & GOP to identify the priority areas for banks that financing in the urban sector. The TA included the review of the entire urban governance system, institutional review, and organization staffing review, finances, training needs, management system, legal framework and infrastructure needs assessment. The consultants reviewed the existing situation, analyzed the opportunities and constraints, and made broad recommendations for improvements in the entire Urban Governance and infrastructure for better service delivery.