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Social Safeguards/ Social Resett.

External Monitoring of M-4 under National Trade Corridor Highway Improvement Program (NTCHIP)

phoca_thumb_l_F1100001The Faisalabad – Khanewal Motorway Project, briefly called M4, is a green field infrastructure project, which has been funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) through a Muti-tranche Financing Facility (MFF) provided for National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program (NTCHIP. The project has 3 sections. The first section starts from Fsialabad to Gojra comprising a 58 km road length, which is under construction by National Highway Authority (NHA). One of the Directors of SSPL was engaged as External Resettlement  Expert for the project. The scope of the assignment included

  • Review implementation of LARP as agreed between NHA and ADB;
  • Assess the achievements of resettlement objectives;
  • Measure changes in living standards and livelihoods and restoration of the economic and social base of the Affected Persons (APs);
  • Measure the effectiveness, impact and sustainability of the proposed entitlements;
  • Recommend need for further mitigation measures, if any;
  • Assess institutional arrangements and NHA’s capacity to implement resettlement.
Year 2009-2012
Location Punjab, Pakistan
Cost Rs. 7.6.00 million
Duration 24 Months
Client(s) National Highway Authority Pakistan / ADB
Role of Organization Leading consultants of the assignment