Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 28 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 25 Oct 2007

Project Name Tianjin Wastewater Treatment and Water Resources Protection
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 31190-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Tianjin City
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Water and Other Municipal Infrastructure and Services
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1797Ordinary Capital Resources130,000
TOTAL US$ 130,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment A

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

An environmental impact assessment (EIA) was undertaken and the summary EIA was circulated to the Board on 28 February 2000.

The land acquisition and resettlement for Component A, box culvert and open channel subcomponents under Component B has completed. The Resettlement Completion Report for Component A has been submitted. For the Yuqiao Reservoir environment protection subcomponent under Component B, which will impact 7 townships and 98 villages, a Livelihood Restoration Plan (YRRALP) has been prepared. The finalized YRRALP was approved on 20 March 2007 and is being implemented. The Tianjin Municipal Statistics Bureau has been engaged as the independent monitoring agency. Bi-annual independent resettlement monitoring reports have been submitted to ADB since September 2002.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Consultations with stakeholders were undertaken.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The main objectives of the Project are to improve: (i) the urban environment by reducing environmental contamination through improved wastewater management; and (ii) the quality of raw water supply in Tianjin. Related objectives include strengthening the capacity of the raw water supply and wastewater operations to be more efficient and managed on commercial principles, introduction of comprehensive watershed management approaches, and improvement of revenue collection through an improved tariff structure, with gradual increases to achieve full cost recovery.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

As the PRC's 4th largest city with a population of 9.6 million, Tianjin is a municipality with the status of a province, similar to Beijing, Chongqing and Shanghai. A major thrust in Tianjin's development has been to improve the densely-settled urban environment in the city center, including relocating industry, promoting new industrial developments, and encouraging the development of clean- and high-technology industry. Continued economic growth is crucial to poverty alleviation, and requires that attention be given to improved wastewater management and environmental protection of the city's sole raw water source. The Project addresses two high-priority subprojects in the wastewater and water resources sectors: (i) the Beicang wastewater treatment (WWT) subproject, which will enhance urban environmental and public health conditions, contribute to a comprehensive wastewater management program, and help mitigate the pollution loading in Bohai Bay, a key marine and fisheries resource that increasingly suffers from red tide and other detrimental effects caused by untreated wastewater effluent; and (ii) the water resources protection (WRP) subproject which addresses the single raw water supply source, the Luan-Tianjin water diversion system, that serves 5 million people who are currently at risk from increasing pollution. The WRP subproject would eliminate the sources of pollution to the raw water system that are within Tianjin's control, and lend credibility to Tianjin's demands for pollution control of the upstream pollution sources in Hebei Province. The WRP subproject also addresses comprehensive watershed management within the Yuqiao Reservoir watershed, and will reduce the future pollution risks to a more manageable level.

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 2006 Nov 28
Consulting Services
The services of about 65 person-months of international consulting and 130 person-months of domestic consulting will be required with expertise in international competitive bidding and international shopping procedures, including international specifications, bid evaluation, contracts, quality control, and project performance management systems. The consultants will provide advice, guidance and training for capacity building to ensure (i) that the two companies designated as implementing agencies are able to function as effective project management units; (ii) appropriate institutional, managerial, financial, and operational arrangements are in place to enhance operational effectiveness, management efficiency, and financial sustainability, and (iii) conversion of the PIAs from construction into operating companies upon completion of implementation. Consultants will be recruited in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Detailed design engineering will be carried out by qualified local design instituters recruited by TMDPC; these services will not be financed by ADB.
ADB-financed equipment and materials will be procured in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Major contracts for equipment and materials will be tendered through international competitive bidding or international shopping procedures, depending on the contract amount. In accordance with ADB requirements, foreign contractors may participate in the bidding for LCB contracts.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 16 Jul 1999
Fact-finding 12 Jan 2000 to 21 Jan 2000
Management Review Meeting 24 Feb 2000
Approval 11 Dec 2000
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1797 11 Dec 2000 01 Aug 2001 30 Oct 2001 30 Jun 2006 30 Jun 2007 05 Sep 2007


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
16 Sep 2014 Loan 1797 113,905 0 89.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
16 Sep 2014 Loan 1797 128,415 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1797

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Tianjin Municipal Government
Mr. Wang Zhiguo


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