ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sent an Accountability Mission to Pakistan to investigate complaints related to four key projects, including the Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transport Corridor Project.
The mission is comprised of staff from the Office of the Special Project Facilitator (OSPF) and will be conducting consultations with various stakeholders to develop mutually acceptable courses of action to resolve the complaints.
According to sources, several complaints on the Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transport Corridor Project and the Jalalpur Irrigation Project were deemed ineligible due to a lack of good faith efforts and were forwarded to ADB.
Moreover, the OSPF mission will also be conducting site visits on these two complaints.
ADB maintains that the problem-solving function starts with the consideration of the eligibility of the complaints.
If accepted, the focus will be on seeking agreement among all the parties involved, including the complainant, project implementer, developing member country government or private sector sponsor, and the ADB.
The OSPF is currently managing four eligible complaints from Pakistan and monitoring eight ineligible complaints forwarded to CWRD/ PRM for problem-solving.