Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Program (PICIIP)

The Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Program, a $ 500 m Sector Lending Loan Facility ($ 500 Million ADB Load and $ 100 Million GoPB component) is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to be implemented over a period of 6 years. PICIIP aims to improve the efficiency and financial sustainability of five intermediate cities (Sialkot, Sahiwal, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur and Sargodha) and effectiveness of urban services including water supply, waste water project, treatment, solid waste management, transport infrastructure and up gradation of Punjab Local Government Academy Lalamusa, also envisioning to materialize the objectives of Punjab Growth Strategy, 2018.

The Urban Unit is the Technical Advisor on the Program design, planning, environmental compliance, urban planning and Capacity Building Components. Overall, the PICIIP is being implemented through a Project Steering Committee (PSC) headed by Chairman, Planning and Development (P&D) Board to oversee and monitor the implementation of the project. The Program is to be executed by the LG&CD Department through a Provincial Program Management Unit (PMU) & City Implementation Units (CIUs) at the concerned MCs.