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Municipal services program

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The Municipal Services Program (MSP) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh seeks sustained improvement in municipal service delivery to better address basic needs and build the capacity of provincial governments to manage key municipal services such as the drinking water supply, sanitation systems (including drainage and sewerage), and the solid waste management (SWM) systems within three administrative divisions (Peshawar, Malakand and Dera Ismail Khan) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and selected towns of Sindh. MSP funds water, sanitation and SWM infrastructure upgrades and operational and management reforms so that the municipal entities in the target areas can better meet the citizens' basic water and sanitation needs. The program also strengthens information sharing and citizen engagement, including from women, for the proper use of infrastructure facilities, better hygiene practices, and improved public decision­making processes at the grassroots level.

OBJECTIVES
The main objective of the Municipal Service Programs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh is to strengthen the capacity of the respective provincial government and its departments which are focused on water, sanitation and solid waste management (SWM) service delivery in the vulnerable areas, to manage these services, and to meet citizens' basic needs through infrastructure upgrades and operational reforms.

MAIN ACTIVITIES
- Improve basic service delivery to achieve greater transparency and accountability
- Assist provincial governments in urban policy formulation, program design, and implementation
- Upgrade provincial information systems supporting planning, operations, and monitoring and evaluation
- Deepen the capacities of local government administration

RESULTS TO DATE
- Primary and secondary drain cleaning and silt clearance are completed in 25 union councils of Peshawar Town 1. Total length of these drains is more than 86 kilometers. - Repair, rehabilitation and improvement of 40 pump houses completed. This also included replacement of the old pumping machinery on 40 tube wells, and installation of chlorinators.
- Solid waste collection and transportation equipment, machinery, and vehicles for twelve union councils have been procured and handed over to the Peshawar Municipal Corporation. All these equipment and machinery is in operation by the newly established water and sanitation company "Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar ­ WSSP".
- Rehabilitation and improvement of 5.3 kilometers of primary and secondary drains has been completed.
- Replacement of 44.8 kilometers of old, leaking and damaged water supply pipes has been completed in the city of Peshawar.