The PIFIC Management Unit (PIFIC MU) will develop an infrastructure
pipeline and operate as a filtering, prioritization and selection mechanism for projects that address
industry-specific infrastructure constraints for clusters of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises
that are direct or indirect exporters in leather, footwear, plastic products and light engineering priority
subsectors. It will provide the required engineering and finance expertise to identify and develop enhancement
projects, carry out financial and technical feasibility studies, and to prepare the bidding documents for
contracts for works and equipment that will be taken up by the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the
EC4J project. The PIFIC MU will not disburse funds, but it will provide recommendations of projects for
approval to the PIU. The services will be provided on a free-of-cost basis. PIFIC MU will thus collaborate
with applicant entities on project proposal generation, managing the process of evaluation, and carrying o
ut due diligence for appraisal purposes.
The objective of PIFIC is to address infrastructure constraints negatively affecting the development of
leather, footwear, plastics, electrical /electronic and light engineering industrial clusters within the sectors.
The PIFIC MU will seek proposals from appropriate public and private sector investment sources and work with
them to identify the infrastructure inputs needed to generate specific public goods benefits that would
justify public funding. It will hand off its primary responsibilities to the PIU at the bid evaluation
/procurement point and not participate in financial packaging or associated implementation arrangements.
While PIFIC MU will regularly monitor the implementation process, PIU will take the responsibility of
regular supervision. This necessitates effective coordination and collaboration between PIU and PIFIC
MU for effective implementation of projects.