Project Data Sheet

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Project Name
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 28223-013
Geographical Location Fuzhou Municipality in Fujian Province
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Sector Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Water Supply and Sanitation
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


(R)The objectives of the Project are to improve the quality and quantity of water supplied to Fuzhou City, and improve the urban environment by reducing contamination of the local water courses in Fuzhou City and the MIn River. The objectives of Part A will be achieved by constructing the 22-kilometer (km) Ao River transfer scheme with capacity of 800,000 cubic meters/day to bring water to Fuzhou City, 1,300,000 cubic meters/day water treatment plant, and 25 kilometers of related supply mains to the eastern area of the city. The objectives of Part B will be addressed by constructing a 200,000 cubic meter/day wastewater treatment plant at Yang Li, 40 km of trunk sewers and interceptors, and five pump stations; and rehabilitating 53 km of the existing sewer network. Related objectives include capacity building for the agencies responsible for implementation and their conversion to efficient and commercially oriented operating companies.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The shortage of good quality raw water is constraining economic development in Fuzhou City and threatening the quality of life of its 1.4 million urban residents. Current water demand exceeds capacity by more than 100,000 cubic meters per day. Unless additional investment takes place, the water shortage is projected to increase to 300,000 cubic meters per day by 2003. In addition to water shortage, the quality of treated water is below standards because the polluted raw water sources strain the treatment processses at the outdated and undersized treatment plants. This is further exacerbated by contamination of the water distribution system caused by the aspiration of polluted groundwater during vacuum conditions caused by low pressure. Fuzhou City lacks a comprehensive sewage collection system and most wastewater is discharged without treatment to drains and watercourses. This has caused severe pollution in local streams and increased the pollution of the north branch of the Min River. The poor environmental conditions pose a threat to the public health and quality of life of the local population and downstream water users.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
(R)Consultants will have expertise in design, construction, supervision, quality control, contracting and procurement, the Bank's bidding and reporting procedures, monitoring and evaluation, resettlement, environmental monitoring, emergency environmental procedures, management of operations, business planning, cost recovery, and commercial operations. Domestic consultants (about 1,000 person-months) will be recruited through normal PRC procedures. In addition, provision has been made for 30 person-months of international technical support as part of the equipment packages and a further 40 person-months of international construction advisory services.
(R)Major contracts for equipment and materials will be tendered through international competititve bidding or international shopping procedures. Procurement of civil works contractors will be carried out under local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to the Bank.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 09 Mar 1998 to 27 Mar 1998
Management Review Meeting 08 Jun 1998
Approval 30 Sep 1998
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 2770 14 Mar 1997 19 Mar 1997 19 Mar 1997 31 Dec 1998

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Fuzhou ADB Project Office


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