$400m project faces two-year delay as dispute, complexities take over

The Asian Development Bank has lost its love for the $400-million smart meters’ installation project after initially pushing Pakistan to take the loan, as the scheme faces a delay of around two years due to dispute over technology and complex bidding processes.
Since the Manila-based lending agency is said to be mainly responsible for the delay, it has not placed the Second Power Distribution Enhancement Programme of $400 million on the list of problematic projects.
Published in The Express Tribune, 29th August, 2017