Project Data Sheet

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Project Name
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 32121-013
Geographical Location Shanghai
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Sector Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Waste Management
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


The overall objective of the Project is to improve the water quality in the Suzhou Creek and flood control and thereby enhance the public health standards and quality of life for residents living in the vicinity of the creek. The Project also aims to promote economic, cultural and social regeneration of the area; and encourage urban renewal for mixed-use business, commercial, residential, tourism, and recreational activities. The longer term water quality objectives for the section of Suzhou Creek within the Shanghai Municipal Government (SMG) administrative area are to achieve Class IV water quality standard in the lower 24 km of the creek and Class III standard in the upper 29 km by 2010. The immediate objective is to substantially remove the polluted water and improve its color and smell by 2000 and to restore Class V standard as an annual average in the lower reaches and Class IV standard in the upper reaches by 2003.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Suzhou Creek is about 125 km long, of which about 54 km passes through the administrative area of SMG. About 24 km of downstream section of Suzhou Creek passes through the highly urbanized part of Shanghai, including important financial, commercial, industrial, and residential districts. The Suzhou Creek is part of a complex system of rivers, streams, and canals. One of the principal outlets from the Taihu Lake, its main function is to provide flood relief. However, the creek also serves as an important navigation channel for the transport of construction materials. Up to 3,000 barges per day ply the creek, serving numerous landing stages along the banks. Along much of its length, the creek is used as a source of industrial water and a disposal site for, mainly untreated, municipal and industrial wastewater. Outside the urban area, the creek is used for agricultural irrigation and land drainage. The Suzhou Creek has a long history of being the most polluted natural waterway in Shanghai, dating back to the 1920s when records reveal that pollution started in the creek.

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
Provision has been made for about 75 person months of international expertise to support the Shanghai Suzhou Creek Rehabilitation and Construction Company (SSCRCC) in the areas of Bank procedures and reporting, international specifications, tendering procedures, evaluation of bids, standard contracts, quality control, and project performance management system (PPMS). The consultants will also provide the training and capacity building in areas of wastewater planning, water quality modeling, and environmental management and urban planning. These consultants will be recruited in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
The procurement of Bank financed goods and services will be carried out in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. Major contracts for equipment will be undertaken through the Bank's international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures while smaller equipment packages, under $500,000 will be procured following the Bank's procedures for international shopping (IS).
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 13 Mar 1998
Fact-finding 30 Nov 1998 to 17 Dec 1998
Management Review Meeting 22 Feb 1999
Approval 29 Jun 1999
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3025 04 Jun 1998 22 Jun 1998 22 Jun 1998 31 Oct 1999
Technical Assistance 3211 29 Jun 1999 14 Mar 2000 14 Mar 2000 31 May 2002

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Suzhou Creek Rehab & Construction Co., Ltd.
Cao Long Jin, President


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