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MOS - South Asia Region

World Bank Monthly Operational Summary
South Asia Region
April 2012

data as of March 15, 2012


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Afghanistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) National Horticulture and Livestock Productivity: The objective is to provide technical assistance and investment support delivery exclusively on locally-driven demand, to ensure commitment and enhance long term sustainability. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 27 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0/70.0 (IDA Grant/ARTF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Afghanistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Improving Agricultural Inputs Delivery System (IAIDS): The objective is to increase adoption of improved crop production technologies through expanding development of certified seeds and improving access to agricultural inputs of reliable quality. Appraisal scheduled for 23 August 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120397. US$ 49.0 (ARTF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Jamal Mena, Karte Sakhi, Afghanistan, Tel: (93-79) 340-0730, 955-3544, E-mail: asif.rahimi@mail.gov.af, Contact: Assad Zamir, General Directorate of Programs

Afghanistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Physical and Institutional Infrastructure for Strategic Grain Reserves: The objective is to improve food security for the poor and other food-insecure people in Afghanistan by creating the physical and institutional infrastructure required for the establishment and efficient functioning of a Strategic Grain Reserves (SGR) for emergency relief and limited price stabilization. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 20 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126288. US$ 12.0 (JSDF). Consultants will be required for the implementation. Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Jamal Mena, Karte Sakhi, Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Finance

(R) Microfinance Sector Strengthening Additional Financing: The objective is to provide access to appropriate financial services to the majority of the Afghan population. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Afghanistan

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Health Sector Support: The objective is to assist the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in achieving the targets set forth in the Health Sector Strategic Plan 2011-2015 through: (a) sustaining and improving BPHS and EPHS services; (b) building systems and strengthening stewardship capacity of the MOPH; and (c) innovations and re-organization of health services. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 2 February 2012. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0/140.0/130.0 (IDA Credit/ARTF/ECEU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Afghanistan

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Safety Net: The objective is to support the scale-up operation for the safety nets pilot. Preparation completed on 24 February 2012. Decision Meeting scheduled for 4 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 25.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Afghanistan

Industry and Trade

New Market Development (Cr. H6800-AF): The objectives are to support: (a) firm level competitiveness, and (b) the development of forward and backward linkages. Bank Approval completed on 3 May 2011. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P118053. US$ 22.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), Kabul, Afghanistan, Tel: (93-794) 936-458, E-mail: pamirpatang@yahoo.com, Contact: Pamir Patang, Chief of Staff, MoCI

Afghanistan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Development Policy Program: The objective is to focus on reform in the following areas: Macroeconomic management and public financial management, public administration reform, social protection and pensions, power and mining. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 16 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 60.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Afghanistan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Judicial Reform: The objective is to strengthen the centralized state justice system in Afghanistan and increase access to justice for the Afghan people. Appraisal scheduled for 11 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 50.0 (ARTF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Afghanistan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Public Service Reform Program: The objectives are to improve budget execution and service delivery in some key areas of Government operations through: (a) reorganizing key ministry structures; (b) improving management practices, management environment and professionalizing civil servant staff; (c) expanding training opportunities; and (d) strengthening government oversight. First Grant Funding Request Approval was completed on 19 December 2011. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P123845. US$ 100.0 (ARTF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, Kabul, Afghanistan, Tel: (93-0202) 100-387, E-mail: abrazaq.vahidi@mof.gov.af, Contact: H.E. Omar Zakhilwal, Minister

Afghanistan

Transportation

(R) Second National Emergency Rural Access: The objective is to provide the rural Afghans all season rural road access to basic services. Decision Meeting scheduled for 5 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 125.0/200.0 (IDA Grant/ARTF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Darluaman Road, Nelabagh Street, Kabul, Afghanistan, Tel: (93-79) 930-6173, E-mail: salim@nrap.org

Afghanistan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Second Kabul Urban Reconstruction: The  objective is to expand access to basic services for the poor and improve urban management. The proposed project will have 4 components: (i) basic infrastructure in informal settlements; (ii) Solid Waste Management; (iii) Strengthening Urban Managemen ; and (iv) Project Management and Technical Assistance Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 1 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 80.0 (ARTF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Urban Development Affairs, Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(N) Coastal Embankment Improvement Project (CEIP): The objective is to increase the resilience of the coastal population to tidal flooding and natural disaster by upgrading and rehabilitating the embankment system. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 325.0/25.0 (IDA Credit/CIF). Consultants have been engaged to prepare the feasibility study, detail design and all environment and social relevant studies. Bangladesh Water Development Board, Ministry of Water Resources, WAPDA Building, Motijheel C/A, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-2) 955-1088, Fax: (880-2) 988-3456, E-mail: sarafat.khan@gmail.com

Bangladesh

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Afforestation for Climate Risk Reduction: The objective is to mitigate the impact of climate change on both the coastal and hilly areas of Bangladesh through the afforestation and reforestation of mangrove and non-mangrove trees and two strip plantations and the establishment of core zone and buffer zone forest in Chittagong Hilly Areas. Decision Meeting scheduled for 24 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127015. US$ 25.0 (BDCC). Consulting services to be determined. Bangladesh Forest Department, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-2) 811-8671, E-mail: ccf-fd@bforest.gov.bd

Bangladesh

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Integrated Fisheries Livelihoods: The objective is to increase the incomes of fisheries communities and the availability of fish products for domestic consumption and local sale through improved fishing productivity, product quality, and market access. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P119363. US$ 125.0 (IDA Credit). 

Bangladesh

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Modern Food Storage Facilities: The objective is to support the development of modern food storage facilities in the country and provide food security particularly during disaster. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 275.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Disaster Management Bureau, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Education

Reaching Out-of-School Children Additional Financing: The objective is to reduce the number of out-of-school children through improved access, quality and efficiency in primary education, especially for the disadvantaged children, in support of Government of Bangladesh’s Education For All (EFA) goals. Bank Approval completed on 4 May 2010. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120804. US$ 35.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MoPME), Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-2) 861-2484, Fax: (880-2) 861-8871, E-mail: rosc@dhaka.net, Contact: Adetokunbo Abiru, Finance Commissioner

Bangladesh

Energy and Mining

Power Station Rehabilitation and Upgrade: The objective is to improve the generation efficiency of targeted public sector power stations and also establish performance-oriented operation and maintenance practices within the Bangladesh Power Development Board. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 2 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 500.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Bangladesh Power Development Board, WAPDA Building, Motijeel C/A, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-2) 956-2154, Fax: (880-2) 956-4765

Bangladesh

Energy and Mining

Rural Electricity Transmission and Distribution: The objective is to increase access to electricity and improve the efficiency of electricity service delivery in the Bangladesh rural area. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 350.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Rural Electrification Board, Joarshahara, Khilkhet, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (88-02) 891-6414, Fax: (88-02) 891-6400, E-mail: rebpp@yahoo.com; Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), IEB Bhaban 4th Floor Ramna, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-2) 955-0514, 956-0883, Fax: (880-2) 717-1833, E-mail: md@pgcb.org.bd, dir-pnd@pgcb.org.bd

Bangladesh

Energy and Mining

Siddhrganj Power Additional Financing: The objective is to increase the supply of electricity in Bangladesh and strengthen the institutional capacity of the implementing agencies. Negotiations scheduled for 3 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P124724. US$ 160.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB), BTMC Bhaban Level-8, 7-9 Kawran Bazar C/A, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-2) 911-6382, 812-4197, Fax: (880-2) 911-8345, E-mail: egcb_ltd@yahoo.com, Pd2x150@egcb.com.bd~

Bangladesh

Finance

(N) Pro-Poor Slum Integration: The objective is to test a housing fund for slum development and community empowerment that will counter the problem of squatting, insecure tenure arrangements and uncontrolled growth of slums in Dhaka. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 80.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Housing and Public Works

Bangladesh

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Civil Society Adaptation Fund: The objectives are to: (a) sustain, strengthen, and scale-up the development of grassroots mechanisms for communities to increase resilience to the impacts of climate change; (b) support research to strengthen the community capacity for climate resilient planning; and (c) develop social policy interventions to take a better account of climate risk. Appraisal completed on 13 February 2012. Bank Approval scheduled for 30 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125447. US$ 12.5 (BDCC). Consulting services to be determined. Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), E-4/B, Agargaon Administrative Area, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-2) 914-0056, Fax: (880-2) 912-6244, E-mail: pksf@pksf-bd.org~

Bangladesh

Industry and Trade

Private Sector Development (Cr. 48660-BD): The objective is to support the development of zones based on the countries past experience in export processing. Bank Approval completed on 1 March 2011. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P120843. US$ 120.0/17.4 (IDA Credit/DFID). Consultants will be required. Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority, House-19/D, Road 6, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-2) 2967-0530, Fax: (880-2) 2865-0060, E-mail: chairman@bepza.org, Contact: A.K.M. Mahbubur Rahman, Member Finance; Bangladesh Computer Council, BCC Bhaban, Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, ~Contact: A.N.M. Safiqul Islam, Deputy Secretary

Bangladesh

Information and Communications

Leveraging Information and Communications Technologies for Governance, Growth and Employment: The objective is to leverage Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for governance, growth and employment. Bank Approval scheduled for 1 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P122201. US$ 70.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Science and ICT, Bangladesh, ~Contact: Lokesh Kumar, Project Director

Bangladesh

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Strengthening the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General: The objective is to strengthen the institutional arrangements for the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General by: (a) improving the quality of audit practices, (b) expanding the audit scope, and (c) enhancing the capacity of FIMA to supply professional public sector financial management staff. First Grant Funding Request Approval completed on 27 May 2011. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P120125. US$ 16.6 (BDSP). No consultants are required. Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General, Audit Bhaban, 77/1 Kakrail, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: (88-02) 836-3327, Fax: (88-02) 831-2690, ~Contact: Ahmed Ataul Hakeem, Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Transportation

(R) Second Rural Transport Improvement: The objective isto improve rural accessibility in project areas (covering 26 districts) and strengthen institutional capacity for sustainable rural road maintenance. Decision Meeting completed on 1 March 2012. Negotiations scheduled for 2 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P123828. US$ 302.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Local Government Engineering Department, LGED Bhaban, Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, E-mail: pdrtip_lged@yahoo.com~

Bangladesh

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Rivers and Information and Conservation: The objective is to help the Government enhance long-term water resources planning and development to mitigate against extreme water-related risks while improving economic benefits to stakeholders. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P117206. US$ 180.0 (IDA Credit). 

Bangladesh

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (Cr. 50750-BD): (formerly Rural Water Supply and Sanitation) The objectives are to: (a) increase provision of safe water supply and hygienic sanitation in the rural areas of Bangladesh, where shallow aquifers are highly contaminated by arsenic and other pollutants such as salinity, iron, and bacterial pathogens; and (b) facilitate early emergency response. Bank Approval scheduled for 20 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P122269. US$ 75.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required to: (a) assess institutional framework for rural water supply services; (b) the private sector for monitoring scheme operation; (c) for construction and supervision; (d) monitor of ground water, aquifer mapping and relevant environmental studies; and (e) community mobilization and awareness building. Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Fax: (88-02) 881-3088, ~Contact: Md. Nuruzzaman, Chief Engineer

Bhutan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Improving Rural Livelihoods: The objectives are to: (a) expand the network of rural roads; (b) support public and private measures to enhance agricultural productivity; and (c) strengthen the marketing of agriculture commodities. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 12.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Bhutan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Sustainable Financing for Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management: The objectives are to improve the operational effectiveness and institutional sustainability of the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation through improved conservation management of forests andalpine ecosystems in the high altitude northern landscape of Bhutan and greater environmental stewardship by local communities. Appraisal scheduled for 30 August 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127490. US$ 4.1 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation, Chang Lam, PO Box 520, Thimpu, Bhutan Tel/Fax: (975-2) 339-863, E-mail: info@bhutantrustfund.bt

Bhutan

Industry and Trade

Second Private Sector Development Knowledge Society: The objective is to consolidate Bhutan PSD, ICA analysis and ensuing policy decisions analysis to unleash private sectors’ investments in the knowledge economy, partnership with donors/ IFC and others to implement a proactive policy dialogue in order to support Government’s middle income agenda. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 8.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, Bhutan, Tel: (975) 232-4346, Fax: (975) 233-4994, E-mail: ndorji@mof.gov.bt

India

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Assam Agricultural Competitiveness Additional Financing: The objective is to increase the productivity and market access of targeted farmers and community groups. Key indicators of success would be increased yields of crops, fish and livestock products complemented by an increase in the proportion of marketed surplus. Bank Approval completed on 8 March 2012. Signing scheduled for 16 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129686. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. ARIAS Society, Agriculture Campus, G.S. Road, Khanapara, Guwahati, India, Tel: (91-361) 233-2125, Fax: (91-361) 233-2564, E-mail: spd@arias.in, Contact: K.C. Samria, State Project Director

India

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) National Dairy Support (Cr. 50740-IN): The objectives are to increase the productivity of milch animals and improve market access of milk producers in project areas. Bank Approval completed on 15 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P107648. US$ 352.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. National Dairy Development Board, PB No. 40, Anand, India, Tel: (91-26) 9226-0148, Fax: (91-26) 9226-0157, E-mail: rs@nddb.coop, Contact: Ravi Shankar, Director

India

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Rajasthan Agricultural Development (Cr. 50850-IN): The objective is to demonstrate at scale the feasibility of a range of agricultural development approaches integrating technology, organization, institution and market innovations across selected regions of Rajasthan—each marked by different conditions—capable of significantly increasing agricultural productivity and farmer incomes. Negotiations completed on 23 February 2012. Bank Approval scheduled for 27 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P124614. US$ 109.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, Tel: (91-141) 222-7914, Fax: (91-141) 222-7096, ~Contact: D.B. Gupta, Principal Secretary

India

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Second Karnataka Watershed Development: The objective is to demonstrate more effective watershed management through greater integration of programs related to rainfed agriculture, innovative and science based approaches, and strengthened institutions and capacities. Negotiations scheduled for 20 August 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P122486. US$ 59.8 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Watershed Development Department, Government of Karnataka, 7th Floor, KHB Complex, Cauvery Bhavan, KG Road, Bangalore, India, Tel: (91-80) 2212-9601, E-mail: Sujala@vsnl.net, Contact: M.S. Goudar, Commisioner

India

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Uttar Pradesh Water Sector Restructuring Phase 2: The objectives are to: (a) assist the Government to strengthen their institutional and policy framework for integrated water resources management for the entire State; and (b) enable the farmers in targeted irrigated areas to increase their agricultural productivity and water use efficiency. Decision Meeting scheduled for 17 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P122770. US$ 400.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Government of Uttar Pradesh, Irrigation Department, Sachivalaya, Lucknow, India, Tel: (91-522) 223-8461, Fax: (91-522) 223-6957

India

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Orissa Water Sector Improvement Mahanadi Basin: The objective is to improve Orissa’s capacity for sustainable water resources management and improve the productivity of water in targeted areas of the Mahanadi Basin. Decision Meeting scheduled for 8 November 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P105759. US$ 250.0/50.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Government of Orissa, Secha Sadan, Unit-5, Bhubaneswar, India, Tel: (91-674) 239-3740, Fax: (91-674) 239-2486, Contact: Sridhar Behra, Director

India

Education

Secondary Education (Cr. 50880-IN): The objective is to help the Government in achieving more equitable access to good quality secondary education. Bank Approval scheduled for 20 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P118445. US$ 500.0/90.0 (IDA Credit/DFID). No consultants are required. Ministry of Human Resource Development, Room No.107, D Wing, Shashtri Bhawan, New Delhi, India, Tel: (91-11) 2338-1096, Fax: (91-11) 2338 4306, E-mail: radha.edu@nic.in, Contact: Radha Chauhan, Joint Secretary

India

Energy and Mining

(R) National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency: The objective is to scale-up actions to implement energy efficiency improvements in some of the most energy-intensive large industries. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0/50.0 (IBRD/CIF). Consulting services to be determined. Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India, Ministry of Power, 4th Floor, Sewa Bhawan, R.K, Puram 110-066, India, Tel: (91-11) 2617-8316, Fax: (91-11) 2617-9699

India

Energy and Mining

(R) Network for Climate Technology Innovations: The objective is to convene different players to bring innovations that could help bring new technologies to the market. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 10.0 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India, Ministry of Power, 4th Floor, Sewa Bhawan, R.K, Puram 110-066, India, Tel: (91-11) 2617-8316, Fax: (91-11) 2617-9699

India

Energy and Mining

(R) Partial Risk Sharing Facility in Energy Efficiency and Renewables: The objective is to develop a performance contracting industry in energy efficiency and renewable industry in India, using innovative financial product. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 35.0 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India, Ministry of Power, 4th Floor, Sewa Bhawan, R.K, Puram 110-066, India, Tel: (91-11) 2617-8316, Fax: (91-11) 2617-9699

India

Energy and Mining

(R) Super Efficient Equipment Program: The objective is to scale-up and speed up the rate of energy efficiency market transformation in the area of end-use appliances and equipment. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 13 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0/50.0 (IBRD/CIF). Consulting services to be determined. Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India, Ministry of Power, 4th Floor, Sewa Bhawan, R.K, Puram 110-066, India, Tel: (91-11) 2617-8316, Fax: (91-11) 2617-9699

India

Energy and Mining

Luhri Hydro Electric: The objective is to increase the supply of clean, renewable, low-carbon and peaking energy to India’s northern grid and to enhance the reliability of the grid. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 15 November 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P102843. US$ 650.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. SJVN Limited, Himfed Building, New Shimla, India, Tel: (91-177) 267-0741/0064/0490, Fax: (91-177) 267-0642, E-mail: sjvncp@yahoo.co.in, cpsjvn@hotmail.com

India

Energy and Mining

North Eastern Region Power System Improvement: The objective is to improve and sustain the availability and reliability of electricity supply in the North Eastern Region through transmission and distribution system augmentation and strengthening of institutional structures. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 16 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 425.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Power Grid, India, Tel: (91-124) 257-1955, E-mail: arun@powergridindia.com, Contact: Arun Kumar, Executive Director (BD); Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL), Lumjingshai, Short Round Road, Shillong, India, Tel: (91-364) 259-0289, Fax: (91-364) 259-1174, E-mail: cdsaio@rediffmail.com, Contact: C D Saio, Director (Distribution); Electricity Department, Manipur, Keisampat, Imphal, India, Tel: (91-385) 245-0050, Fax: (91-385) 245-1172, E-mail: n.dwijen@gmail.com; Assam State Electricity Board, Bijulee Bhawan, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati, India, Tel: 91-361-273-9520, Fax: (91-361) 223-7062, E-mail: pmu_aseb@rediffmail.com; Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL), Bidyut Bhavan, Banamalipur, Agartala, India, Tel: (91-381) 231-8001, Fax: (91-381) 231-9427, E-mail: cmd.tsecl@rediffmail.com

India

Finance

(R) Financing Affordable Housing: The objective is to increase access to creditworthy low-income and economically weaker section families to housing finance. Appraisal scheduled for 2 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P119039. US$ 300.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Finance

(R) Informal Settlements Improvement: (formerly Urban Housing and Slums) The objective is to provide support for Rajiv Awas Yojana, a centrally-sponsored program to pursue an agenda for slum free cities, to be led by the Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 500.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Finance

Capital Market and Pension Administration Technical Assistance: The objective is to support the Government in implementing its current decentralization strategy and improve service delivery to the population. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P113834. US$ 18.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Uttar Pradesh Health Systems Strengthening (Cr. 50330-IN): The objectives are to strengthen the State’s health stewardship role, public sector management capacity, institutional accountabilities and human resources which will enable the state to improve service delivery by the public and private sector, and ultimately achieve better health outcomes. Bank Approval completed on 20 December 2011. Signing scheduled for 21 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P100304. US$ 152.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Government of Uttar Pradesh, SIHFW Campus, Sec-C,Indira Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, Tel: (91-522) 231-0397, E-mail: pd_uphsdp@sify.com, Contact: Lokesh Kumar, Project Director

India

Health and Other Social Services

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Systems Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Program: The objectives are to support the Government to strengthen: (a) the policy framework, systems and capacities at the national level and in 8 selected states to deliver quality ICDS services, especially in nutritional outcomes; and (b) the policy/institutional framework and state level stewardship for multi-sectoral nutrition planning and implementation. Negotiations scheduled for 14 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P121731. US$ 106.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Woman and Child Development, 6th Floor, A Wing, Shastri Bhawan, India, Tel: (91-11) 2338-7683, Fax: (91-11) 2307-0479, E-mail: jscw.wcd@nic.in~

India

Health and Other Social Services

Social Security for the Unorganised Sector: The objective is to support the Ministry of Labour and Employment, to implement a new health insurance scheme targeted at poor households. This project is on hold until further notice. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P111867. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Labour and Employment, India, Contact: Adetokunbo Abiru, Finance Commissioner

India

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Bihar Social Protection: The objective is to increase the poverty reduction impact of social protection (SP) programs for the poorest and most vulnerable households in Bihar through systemic improvements and demonstrated innovations in SP program delivery. Decision Meeting scheduled for 10 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 70.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Himachal Pradesh Environmentally Sustainable Development DPL: The objective is to support the Government of Himachal Pradesh to integrate principles of sustainable development in sectoral policies and programs of key development sectors. Negotiations scheduled for 31 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P124041. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Government of Himachal Pradesh, Room No. 329, Armsdale HP Secretariat, Shimla, India, Tel: (91-177) 262-1871, Fax: (91-177) 262-8474, ~Contact: Ms. Sarojni Ganju Thakur, Additional Chief Secretary

India

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Uttar Pradesh Development Policy Loan: The objective is to develop rural infrastructure in the state, including rural power, sanitation, housing and marketing hubs. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 October 2014. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 200.0/100.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Bihar Panchayat Strengthening: The objective is to improve the autonomy, capacity and accountability of Panchayati Raj Institutions in select districts by: (a) implementing government anti-poverty schemes and undertake discretionary development initiatives that are responsive to community needs; and (b) improving the policy and administrative environment to enable PRIs function. Negotiations scheduled for 2 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P102627. US$ 120.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required for the entire set up in the Gram Swaraj Society at the state, district and block level. Government of Bihar, Bikas Bhawan, Patna, India, Tel: (91-612) 220-2229, Fax: (91-612) 220-0991, ~Contact: Girish Shankar, Principal Secretary

India

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Delhi Urban Management: The objective is to improve the efficiency and coordination of urban management of Delhi metro region. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 25 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Orissa Government Effectiveness Development Policy Loan: The objective is to focus on inclusive growth and government effectiveness. Decision Meeting scheduled for 20 December 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 168.0/82.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

West Bengal Secondary Cities Development and Management: The objective is to expand the delivery of appropriately planned and effectively managed local and regional urban infrastructure in secondary cities by strengthened urban bodies through an improved urban institutional and financing framework. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 6 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Department of Urban Development, Nagarayan, Sector 1, Block DF-8, Salt Lake, Kolkata, India, Tel: (91-33) 2334-9394, Fax: (91-33) 2334-7880, E-mail: psecy-ud-wb@nic.in, Contact: Debashis Sen, Principal Secretary

India

Transportation

(N) HP State Roads Additional Financing: The objective is to continue assisting the cost overrun associated with (a) increased costs of the upgrading works; (b) increased costs of resettlement and rehabilitation assistance; and (c) addition of institutional strengthening measures. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 23 February 2012. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 61.5 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Transportation

(N) Rajasthan Rural Connectivity: The objective is to provide road connectivity to smaller habitations below 500 population using least cost engineering solutions. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 15 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 280.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Transportation

(R) Assam State Roads (Ln. 81360-IN): The objective is to provide road users in Assam with good quality and better managed state highways and major district roads. Bank Approval completed on 13 March 2012. Signing scheduled for 29 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P096018. US$ 320.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Public Works Department, Assam, Sachivalaya, Dispur, India Tel/Fax: (91-361) 226-1678, E-mail: as-guwl@nic.in, Contact: Mohan Boro, Commissioner and Special Secretary

India

Transportation

(R) Haryana State Roads: The objective is to improve the overall efficiency of the Haryana Road Sector. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). 

India

Transportation

(R) National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement: The objective is to improve the connectivity in less developed areas by upgrading selected sections of the National Highway network and to improve the institutional capacity of the MoRTH to deliver effective and safe roads to users. Decision Meeting scheduled for 29 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P121185. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Transport Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi, India, Tel: (91-23) 739-085, Fax: (91-11) 2371-5047, E-mail: aks5858@yahoo.in, Contact: A. V. Sinha, Director General (Road Development) and Special Secretary

India

Transportation

(R) Second Kerala State Transport: The objectives are to improve traffic flow and road safety on Kerala State’s primary road network, and to strengthen the institutional and financial capacity of Kerala’s key transport sector agencies. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 12 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 141.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Transportation

Second Gujarat State Highway: The objective is to improve the overall efficiency of the Gujarat state road sector. Decision Meeting scheduled for 17 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P114827. US$ 375.0/225.0 (IBRD/SPF). Consultants will be required. Government of Gujarat, Block 4, 2nd Floor, New Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar, India, Tel: (91-79) 2325-1801/02, Fax: (91-79) 2325-2509, E-mail: secrnb@gujarat.gov.in

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(N) Karnataka Urban Water Supply Modernization: The objective is to support the scaleup of the 24/7 pilots selected cities of Belgaum, Gulbarga and Hubli-Dharwad and will include physical investments. Other potential activities include those related to state wide sector reform issues, support to other cities on basic WSS reforms (e.g. billing systems, energy audits, GIS) and capacity building. Identification scheduled for 28 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 190.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(N) Northeast India Water Resources and Institutions Building: The objective is to support the eight Northeastern States of India to manage their water resources in an integrated and optimized manner for multi-purpose benefits. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi, India, Tel: (91-11) 2302-2400/2401, Fax: (91-11) 2306-2754

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Bihar Flood Rehabilitation Program Phase II: The objective is to increase the State’s agricultural productivity and enhance access to markets and agriculture services in targeted areas by increasing resilience to floods and droughts and supporting the development of rural infrastructure. Decision Meeting scheduled for 13 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P127725. US$ 300.0/200.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Government of Bihar, Patna, Bihar, India, Tel: (91-612) 221-5804, Fax: (91-612) 222-3983

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Rajasthan Water Supply and Sanitation: The objective is to increase access to improved, affordable and sustained water and sanitation services of urban and rural communities in Rajasthan. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 25 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 180.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED), Government Secretariat, Jaipur, 302017, India, Tel: (91-141) 515-3222, Fax: (91-141) 222-7222, Contact: Ram Lubhaya, Principal Secretary

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Third Maharashtra Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (Jalswarajya-II): The objective is to build institutional capacity of Water Supply and Sanitation Department and Panchayatiraj Institutions for improved sector management across the state, and to improve access of rural communities in select districts, to sustainable water and sanitation services. Decision Meeting scheduled for 5 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 225.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Government of Maharashtra, Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Tel: (91-22) 2756-5087, E-mail: jalswarajya_pm@hotmail.com

India

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Modernization: The objective is to improve the quality and sustainability of water and sanitation services to beneficiaries in selected cities through the creation of autonomous, accountable and customer oriented service providers. Project Concept Review Meeting is on hold pending a request from DEA. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Urban Development, India

Maldives

Health and Other Social Services

Pension and Social Protection Additional Financing: The objective is to support the Government to implement a system of old age income security and safety nets based on a combination of mandated savings and cash transfers to be administered by the Maldives Pension Administration Office and the Social Protection agency. Bank Approval completed on 2 June 2011. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P125700. US$ 12.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Government of Maldives, Hilaalee Magu, Male 20389, Maldives, Tel: (960) 330-9908, Fax: (960) 330-7759, E-mail: ceo@pension.gov.mv, Contact: Mohammed Maniku, CEO

Maldives

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Development Policy Credit: The objective is to help the Government implement policy and institutional reforms, in order to mitigate risks and support robust economic performance over the medium-term in macroeconomic and fiscal management, public financial management, and accountability institutions. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 3 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 12.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance and Treasury, Male, Maldives, Tel: (960) 317-586, Fax: (960) 324-432, E-mail: fiedms@finance.gov.mv

Nepal

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(N) Additional Financing for the Project for Agriculture Commercialization and Trade: The objective is to provide additional financing to support the Government of Nepal in developing the productivity of the agricultural sector and reducing rural poverty. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nepal

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Food Security Enhancement: The objective is to enhance food security of targeted vulnerable populations in selected regions of Nepal. Decision Meeting scheduled for 17 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 46.5 (GAFS). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nepal

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

One Health Strengthening Zoonotic Disease Prevention and Control: The objective is to complement the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) by improving veterinary service delivery and developing climate adaptation measures to reduce vulnerability in animals as well as humans. It would also complement the AHIF-financed Regional Training Program in Epidemiology and Bio-security in South Asia. Decision Meeting scheduled for 27 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0 (AHIF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nepal

Education

Keeping Girls in School—School Sector Reform Program Additional Financing: The objective is to continue to increase access to and improve quality of school education, particularly basic education (Grades 1-8) for children from marginalized groups. Decision Meeting scheduled for 11 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 75.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required for the design/revision of PMT Model for scholarship. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nepal

Energy and Mining

Kabeli "A" Hydroelectric: The objective is to support the creation of new electricity generation capacity in Nepal. Negotiations scheduled for 10 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P122406. US$ 42.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Kabeli Energy Limited, Ganga Devi Marga No. 313, Buddha Nagar, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 478-5735, Fax: (977-1) 478-5393~

Nepal

Finance

(N) Financial Sector and Macroeconomic Stability DPL: The objective is to support Government’s effort to address financial sector and macroeconomic vulnerabilities. The first DPC focuses on urgent banking and macroeconomic stability issues, while the second aims at supporting the development of a robust and inclusive financial sector and maintenance of prudent fiscal management. Preparation scheduled for 23 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance, Nepal

Nepal

Health and Other Social Services

(R) First 1000 Days: The objective is to enable Nepal to improve the nutritional status of pregnant women and children under the age of 2. Decision Meeting scheduled for 10 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P125359. US$ 40.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. National Planning Commission, Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 421-1041, Fax: (977-1) 421-1058

Nepal

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(N) Poverty Alleviation Fund III: The objective is to continue to increase institutional structure and policies to deliver services through local governments to marginalized communities Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 15 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 70.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nepal

Transportation

(R) Results-based Bridges Improvement and Maintenance: The objective is to improve uninterrupted movement of traffic along Nepal’s Strategic Roads Network through support to the Government of Nepal’s program of bridge development and maintenance, and strengthened bridge management. Decision Meeting scheduled for 11 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125495. US$ 60.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Department of Roads, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 426-2675, Fax: (977-1) 426-2693, E-mail: dgdor@dor.gov.np, Contact: Mr. Hari Bhakta Shrestha, Deputy Director General

Nepal

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Building Resilience to Climate Related Hazards: The objectives are to: (a) diminish the impacts of extreme climate-related events; (b) protect lives and assets; and (b) support agricultural livelihoods. Pre-appraisal completed on 15 February 2012. Decision Meeting scheduled for 29 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127508. US$ 25.0 (CSCF). Consulting services to be determined. Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Nepal, Tel: (977-1) 425-6193, E-mail: kpspoudel@gmail.com

Pakistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Punjab Irrigation Productivity Improvement Program-Phase I (Cr. 50810-PK): The objectives are to improve water productivity leading to greater agricultural output per unit of water used and achieve improved physical delivery efficiency, irrigation practices, crop diversification and effective application of inputs which would contribute to increased agricultural production and living standards. Bank Approval scheduled for 26 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125999. US$ 250.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Directorate General Agriculture (Water Management), 21 Davis Road, Lahore, Pakistan, Tel: (92-42) 9920-0703/0713, Fax: (92-42) 9920-0702, E-mail: pipipwm@gmail.com, Contact: Ashraff Chaudhary Mohammad, Director General

Pakistan

Education

(R) Gilgit-Baltistan Education: The objective is to improve access to and the quality of education in Gilgit-Baltistan. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 8 August 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Department of Education, Education Department, Civil Secretariat, Gilgit, Pakistan, Tel: (92-5811) 920-212, Contact: Ijaz Asad Rasool, Secretary

Pakistan

Education

(R) Promoting Girls’ Education in Balochistan (PGEB): The objective is to increase girls’ access to quality education in Balochistan. Decision Meeting scheduled for 28 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0 (PKNF). Consultants will be required for GPS coding of schools in Balochistan. Government of Balochistan, BSSIP Project Management Unit, House 214-8 Jinnah Town, Samungli Road, Quetta, Pakistan, Tel: (92-81) 287-0704, Fax: (92-81) 287-0705, E-mail: bssip@yahoo.com

Pakistan

Education

(R) Second Punjab Education Sector Additional Financing: The objective is to further support the provincial Government of Punjab to potentially enhance the impact and effectiveness of its medium-term Punjab Education Sector Reform Program. Bank Approval scheduled for 22 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 350.0/19.3/200.0 (IDA Credit/CIDA/DFID). No consultants are required. School Education Department, Civil Secretariat, Lower Mall, Pakistan, Tel: (92-42) 9923-2290, Fax: (92-42) 9921-1285, E-mail: secretary.schoolseducation@gmail.com, Contact: Muhammad Kamboh, Secretary

Pakistan

Education

(R) Second Sindh Education Sector Additional Financing: The objective is to further support the provincial Government of Sindh to potentially enhance the impact and effectiveness of its medium-term Sindh Education Sector Reform Program. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 12 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 300.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Reform Support Unit, NJV Building, M.A. Jinnah Road, Karachi, Pakistan, Tel: (92-21) 3277-7923, E-mail: parvez-seehar@gmail.com, Contact: Parvez Seehar, Chief Program manager

Pakistan

Energy and Mining

(R) Fourth Tarbela Extension Hydropower (Ln. 81440-PK, Cr. 50790-PK): The objectives are to help the country to add hydropower generation to the total energy mix, reduce electricity shortages (which are constraining economic growth and efforts at poverty alleviation) and contribute to the institutional development of WAPDA Hydel which owns and operates the existing 3,478 MW Tarbela Hydropower Plant. Bank Approval scheduled for 20 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P115893. US$ 400.0/440.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), WAPDA House, Lahore, Pakistan, Tel: (92-42) 631-2770, Fax: (92-42) 636-9349, ~Contact: Muhammad Hanif, General Manager and Project Director, Tarbela

Pakistan

Energy and Mining

(R) Natural Gas Efficiency: The objective is to enhance the supply of natural gas in Pakistan by reducing the physical and commercial losses of gas in the pipeline system. Negotiations completed on 10 February 2012. Bank Approval scheduled for 26 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120589. US$ 100.0/100.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC), Sir Shah Suleman Road, BI-14, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi, Pakistan, Tel: (92-21) 9902-1000, Fax: (92-21) 9923-1604, E-mail: email@ssgc.com.pk, Contact: Syed Hassan Nawab, Dy. Managing Director

Pakistan

Energy and Mining

Dasu Hydropower Stage I: The objective is to add hydropower generation to the total energy mix, reduce electricity shortages, and contribute to the institutional development of WAPDA Hydel which owns and operates the existing hydropower plants. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 17 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), WAPDA House, Lahore, Pakistan, Tel: (92-42) 631-2770, Fax: (92-42) 636-9349

Pakistan

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Punjab Health Sector Reform: The objective is to strengthen health systems and improve health services, particularly for the poor through service delivery and management reforms; systems development interventions including increased accountability, and improved governance in the health sector and restructuring of the Department of Health. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123394. US$ 135.0/100.0/15.0 (IDA Credit/DFID/HRBF). Consulting services to be determined. Department of Health, Government of Punjab, Civil Secretariat, Lahore, Pakistan, Tel: (92-42) 9921-0749, Fax: (92-42) 921-1710

Pakistan

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Revitalizing Health Services in KP: The objectives are to improve the availability, accessibility and delivery of health care services at the district level of five crises affected KPK districts for a period of three years. Bank Approval scheduled for 30 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126426. US$ 16.0 (PKNF). Consulting services to be determined. Department of Health, Government of KP, KP Secretariat, Khyber Road, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Tel: (92-91) 921-0878, Fax: (92-92) 921-2068, E-mail: shabina.raza@gmail.com, Contact: Shabina Raza, Chief HSRU

Pakistan

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Social Safety Net Additional Financing: The objective is to expand the scope of the Social Safety Net Technical Assistant project by: (a) rolling out the Poverty Scorecard survey; (b) expanding the BISP cash transfers to conditional cash transfers by linking these to primary school attendance; and (c) funding the project management, monitoring and evaluation activities. Bank Approval completed on 6 March 2012. Signing scheduled for 26 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P125793. US$ 150.0/95.0 (IDA Credit/DFID). Consultants will be required. Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), F-Block, Pakistan Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan, Tel: (92-51) 924-6416, Fax: (92-51) 924-6417, E-mail: dg.ops@bisp.gov.pk, Contact: Ahsan Mangi, Director General, Operations

Pakistan

Health and Other Social Services

Enhanced Nutrition for Mothers and Children: The objective is to improve the nutritional status of children under five years old and that of pregnant and lactating women by improving the coverage of effective nutrition interventions with a focus on the poor and marginalized within these groups. Decision Meeting scheduled for 16 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P115889. US$ 55.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. National Nutrition Program, Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan, 10 D West, Taimur Chambers, Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan, Tel: (92-51) 227-7087, 920-2445, Fax: (92-51) 920-8824, E-mail: zahid_larik@hotmail.com, Contact: Zahid Larik, National Program Manager

Pakistan

Health and Other Social Services

KP and FATA Emergency Recovery Credit (Cr. 48360-PK): The objective is to assist Government of Pakistan/KP/FATA restore social protection through income transfers and cash for work opportunities to the most affected households and vulnerable groups in the areas affected by military operation against militants and floods. Bank Approval completed on 20 January 2011. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P121394. US$ 250.0/35.0 (IDA Credit/PKNF). Consultants will be required. Provincial Relief Rehabilitation and Settlement Authority (PaRRSA), Pakistan, Tel: (92-91) 921-3855, Fax: (92-91) 921-4025, E-mail: shakeelqadir@pdma.gov.pk, Contact: Shakee Qadir Khan, Director General

Pakistan

Industry and Trade

Economic Revitalization for KP and FATA: The objectives are to: (a) rehabilitate, revitalize the small and medium enterprises affected by crisis and floods; (b) promote private sector investment and PPPs; and (c) build institutional capacity of KP and FATA for long-term economic growth. Bank Approval completed on 22 August 2011. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P124268. US$ 20.0 (PKNF). Consultants will be required. Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar, Pakistan, Tel: (92-91) 921-1281, Fax: (92-91) 921-0896, E-mail: mkj68@msn.com, Contact: Mian Khalidullah Jan, Deputy Project Director; FATA Secretariat, Warsak Road, Peshawar, Pakistan Tel/Fax: (92-91) 520-0720, E-mail: pdrlcip@gmail.com, Contact: Muhammad Fahim, Project Director

Pakistan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

KP and FATA Governance Reforms: The objective is to help KP and FATA Governments design and implement the Governance program and facilitate sectoral reforms. First Grant Funding Approval completed on 1 November 2011. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P126425. US$ 6.0 (PKNF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Pakistan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Punjab Urban Management Improvement: (formerly Punjab Large Cities) The objectives are to support the Government of Punjab to establish an effective institutional and fiscal framework for the management and governance of metropolitan areas in Punjab to be better positioned and capacitated to deliver sustainable municipal services. Decision Meeting scheduled for 10 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P112901. US$ 150.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Planning and Development Board, Government of Punjab, Civil Secretariat, Lahore, Pakistan, Tel: (92-42) 9921-4069, Fax: (92-42) 735-3572/921-0091, Contact: Javaid Aslam, Chairman

Pakistan

Transportation

MDTF FATA Emergency Rural Roads: The objectives are to construct and improve priority segments of rural roads in the Bajaur and Orakzai Agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with a view to improve access and mobility. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 16.0 (PKNF). Consulting services to be determined. Works and Services Department, Works and Services Department FATA, FATA Secretariat, Peshawar, Pakistan, Tel: (92-91) 9211-1725, Fax: (92-91) 9211-1835, E-mail: c.engineer.fata@gmail.com, Contact: Khalid Shah, Chief Engineer

Pakistan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) FATA Rural Livelihoods and Community Infrastructure (RLCIP): The objective is to improve livelihoods and access to basic service infrastructure in selected Agencies in FATA. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for 30 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126833. US$ 12.0 (PKNF). Consultants will be required. FATA Secretariat, Warsak Road, Peshawar, Pakistan Tel/Fax: (92-91) 520-0720, E-mail: pdrlcip@gmail.com, Contact: Roshan Mahsud, Project Director

Pakistan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) FATA Urban Centers: The objective is to improve urban services and management in Khar, Bajaur Agency and develop a framework for urban management in FATA. Bank Approval scheduled for 14 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P125414. US$ 7.0 (PKNF). Consultants will be required. Project Coordination Unit in FATA Secretariat, Warsak Road, Peshawar, Pakistan, Tel: (92-91) 923-9822, Fax: (92-91) 921-2138, E-mail: pd.taraqqi@fata.gov.pk, Contact: Abid Majeed, Secretary

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(N) Third Phase of the APL on Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Wildlife Protection in Asia: The objective is to support the Governments to build or enhance shared capacity, institutions, knowledge and incentives to collaborate in tackling illegal wildlife trade and other selected regional conservation threats to habitats in border areas. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 5 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 28.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. A consultant is required during the preparation stage, to support the design of implementation arrangements and fiduciary aspects of the project. Ministry of Environment and Forests, Delhi, India Tel/Fax: (91-11) 2436-4791, E-mail: igfwl-mef@nic.in, Contact: Dr S K Khanduri, Inspector General; Ministry of Environment and Forests, Delhi, India, Tel: (91-11) 2618-2484, Fax: (91-11) 2616-0751, Contact: Ms Rina Mitra, Additional Director

Regional

Education

(R) Asian University for Women: The objective is to support the Asian University for Women to establish a center for educational excellence to train future women leaders of Asia and will provide the students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds in Asia with a better chance to realize their intellectual potential. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 16 August 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Asian University for Women, 20/A M. M. Ali Road, Chittagong, Bangladesh, Tel: (880-31) 285-4980, Fax: (880-31) 285-4988, E-mail: info@asian-university.org

Regional

Energy and Mining

Central Asia and South Asia (CASA) Electricity Transmission and Trade (CASA 1000): The objective is to facilitate regional electricity trade between the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan in Central Asia and Afghanistan and Pakistan in South Asia through the establishment of the physical infrastructure and the concomitant institutional and legal framework. Decision Meeting scheduled for 17 January 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P110729. US$ 16.0/382.0/244.0/122.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit/ASDB/IDB). Consultants will be required. Special Purpose Company, Intergovernmental Council Secretariat, Kabul, Afghanistan, Tel: (93-795) 918-172, E-mail: edigcsecretariat@gmail.com, Contact: Qazi Naeem-ud-din, Executive Director

Regional

Transportation

(R) North East Regional Trade and Transport Facilitation: The objective is to reduce the cost of trade to unlock economic potential of the region. Decision Meeting scheduled for 26 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 45.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Sri Lanka

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(N) Regional Economic Development: The objective is to enhance the capacity of the Government of Sri Lanka to lead and manage regional growth with inclusive development in the lagging regions through economic integration. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 17 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 210.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Sri Lanka

Education

Human Capital Foundations for the Knowledge Economy Promoting Excellence in Secondary and Basic Education (Cr. 50370-LK): The objective is to support the Government’s Education Sector Development Framework and Program for primary and secondary education through a sector-wide development program. Bank Approval completed on 29 November 2011. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P113488. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Education, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, Tel: (94-11) 278-4957, Fax: (94-11) 278-4846, E-mail: isurupaya@moe.gov.lk, Contact: Madura Wehella, Director Planning

Sri Lanka

Finance

(R) Warehouse Receipts: The objective is to establish a mechanism for Smallholder farmers and rural entrepreneurs to access sustainable commercial financing and ensure food security. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for mid-March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 6.5 (GFCR). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance and Planning, Secretariat, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka, Tel: (94-11) 248-4510, Fax: (94-11) 243-3349, E-mail: st@treasury.gov.lk

Sri Lanka

Information and Communications

Development Additional Financing: The objective is to enhance growth and equity through: (a) improved access and use of information and communication; (b) access to and use of public services on-line by businesses and citizens; and (c) enhanced competitiveness of the private sector and in particular of knowledge industry and SMEs. Bank Approval completed on 31 January 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 11.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Information and Communication Technology Agency, 160/24 Kirmandela Mawatha, Colombo 05, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tel: (94-110) 236-9099, Fax: (94-110) 236-9091, E-mail: reshan@icta.lk, Contact: Reshan Dewapura, Chief Executive Officer

Sri Lanka

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Health Sector Development: The objectives are to improve quality, efficiency, and equity of health services and reduce out-of-pocket expenditures by the poor for health care. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P118806. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Sri Lanka

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Metro Colombo Urban Development (Ln. 81450-LK): The objectives are to: (a) reduce flooding in the catchment of the Colombo Water Basin; and (b) strengthen the capacity of local authorities in the Colombo Metropolitan Area (CMA) to rehabilitate, improve and maintain local infrastructure and services through selected demonstration investments. Bank Approval completed on 15 March 2012. Signing scheduled for 27 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P122735. US$ 213.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Project Management Unit, Metro Colombo Urban Development Project, 15/5 Baladaksha Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tel: (94-11) 233-3930, ~Contact: Rohan Seneviratne, Project Director

 

 




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