Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 28 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 29 Sep 2010

Project Name Hebei Wastewater Management
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 32327-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Zhangjiakou, Xuanhua, Tangshan New District, Chengde and Baoding
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 Waste Management
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


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

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment A

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

An environmental impact assessment (EIA) was undertaken. The summary EIA was circulated to the Board on 24 May 2002 and made available on the ADB website on 7 June 2002. The EIA concluded that the Project's environmental impact is substantially positive, and the benefits greatly outweigh the negative impact. Annual environmental monitoring report have been submitted on time. The Project will affect approximately 5,000 people. Resettlement Plans were prepared for each of the subprojects. During Project implementation, National Research Center for Resettlement of Hohai University has been engaged to undertake external monitoring for the resettlement implementation. Semi-annual monitoring and evaluation reports have been submitted on time.

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 are to improve the urban environment by reducing environmental pollution through improved wastewater management, and to improve the water quality of surface-water and groundwater resources within and downstream from the project cities. Related objectives include (i) creating or strengthening the capacity of municipal sewerage companies to be efficient and managed on commercial principles; (ii) introducing comprehensive approaches to basin-wide pollution prevention and control; and (iii) improving cost recovery from users through an improved tariff structure, with gradual increases to achieve full cost recovery . The Project has five components, consisting of improved wastewater collection and treatment systems in the respective project cities or urban areas. .

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Hebei Province covers largest area of the Hai River Basin (54 percent) and is located in the lower reaches of the basin. Water resources in the basin have been threatened from the rapid urbanization and industrialization. Industrial development in Hebei has been particularly heavy and major contributor to the water pollution in the river basin. Currently about 88 percent of industries have their own wastewater treatment plants and about 68 percent of these produce effluent meeting the required standards. In addition, municipal wastewater is being discharged to the receiving water only with rudimentary treatment. The level of environmental protection and pollution control in the basin is under developed and massive interventions are required to clean up the rivers to the water quality standards for water supply (Class III) in downstream municipalities. The Government has recognized the need for environmental improvement and designated the basin as one of three river basins requiring urgent investment on a priority basis.

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
Provisions has been made for 90 person-months of international and 160 person-months of domestic consulting to support the Hebei Province Administrative Office and Project Implementing Agencies in project implementation and capacity building. Areas of Expertise include: 1. Technical and Engineering Management (including Tendering and Procurement) 2. Institutional and Managerial Development 3. Financial Management 4. Operations Management 5. PPMS framework and resettlement monitoring 6. Environmental monitoring and reporting.
ADB-financed goods and services will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Major contracts for equipment will be undertaken through ADB's international competitive bidding procedures, and equipment packages valued under $500,000 will be procured following ADB's procedure for international shopping. Civil works estimated to cost below $8 million per package will be carried out under local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB and in accordance with PRC's Tendering and Bidding Law and procurement regulations.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 12 Nov 2001 to 22 Mar 2002
Management Review Meeting 30 Apr 2002
Approval 19 Dec 2002
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1985 19 Dec 2002 27 Jun 2003 04 Feb 2004 30 Jun 2008 30 Jun 2009 18 Nov 2009


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
21 Oct 2014 Loan 1985 73,197 0 89.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
21 Oct 2014 Loan 1985 81,894 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 1985

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Wang Jianguo (
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Hebei Provincial Government
Mr. Wu Jianmin


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