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Pakistan: Balakot Hydropower Development Project

Project information
Request number 2024/3
Project name Pakistan: Balakot Hydropower Development Project
Loan numbers Loan 4057 (Asian Development Bank) and Loan 8397 (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank)
Country Pakistan


The complainants assert that the provisions outlined in the Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (LARP) for the project were not followed, among other issues.

Progress Report

Steps and Milestones Date Remarks and Attachments
  CRP received a request for compliance review (the complaint) 21 February 2024 Request for compliance review [PDF]
  CRP informs the complainants, borrower, ADB Board member representing the country concerned, and ADB Management about receipt of the complaint 26 February 2024  
Step 1. Requesting Management Response  
  CRP's initial assessment of the complaint 26 February 2024 Completed
  CRP's assessment 26 February 2024 Complaint falls within the mandate of the compliance review function
  CRP forwards the complaint to ADB Management for response 26 February 2024 ADB Management's response received on 26 March 2024
Step 2. Determining Eligibility  
  Eligibility of complaint reviewed by the CRP 15 May 2024 Completed
  CRP report on its review of eligibility submitted to ADB Board. CRP deems the complaint ineligible and does not warrant a compliance review. 27 May 2024 Eligibility Report [PDF]