Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 05 Jun 2006
PDS Updated as of 15 Apr 2010

Project Name Harbin Water Supply
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 33177-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Harbin 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 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)

Safeguard Categories

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Environment A

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The main objectives of the Project are to (i) provide 450,000 m3/day of clean water supply in Harbin; (ii) improve public health by providing clean safe water; (iii) promote long-term urban development in Harbin city by avoiding water shortages; (iv) provide institutional strengthening of Harbin Municipal Water Supply Construction Company (HMWSCC) and Harbin Municipal Tap Water Company (HMTWC); and (v) use tariff reform to achieve full cost recovery. The Project scope includes (i) a 45 meter high dam at Mopanshan with a reservoir volume of 356 million m3, a diversion tunnel and river outlet works, a water intake tower and raw-water supply tunnel, and a gated spillway; (ii) a 175.5 km raw-water pipeline delivering water from Mopanshan Dam by gravity to Harbin; (iii) a 450,000 m3/day capacity water treatment plant; (iv) expansion and rehabilitation of the water distribution network, by installing 73.8 km of large pipes, and 18 km of smaller pipes and separation valves; and (v) capacity-building of HMWSCC and HMTWC.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The existing water source for Harbin, the Songhua river, is heavily polluted and is becoming unsuitable for the drinking purpose. Harbin city has decided to develop alternative water source to meet the long-term demand for safe drinking water.

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 Jun 05
Consulting Services
The services of about 62 person-months (pm) of international consultants, including 8 pm for an independent international Dam Panel and 7 pm for a Resettlement Monitoring Panel, and 130 pm of domestic consultants will be required. Expertise will be needed in dam design, construction supervision, and quality control; resettlement monitoring; pipeline, treatment plant and network construction and improvement, ADB procurement procedures and reporting requirements, social and environmental monitoring, tariff analysis, quality control, and project performance management systems. The international consultants will also provide training and capacity building in water supply planning, water resources and quality management, financial management, and environmental monitoring and management. The consultants will be recruited in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Equipment, materials, goods, and services financed by ADB's loan will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on Procurement and follow ADB's procedures for international competitive bidding (ICB) for packages each with a value greater than $0.5 million. Packages valued $500,000 or less will be procured following international shipping (IS) and packages at $100,000 and less could be procured following local competitive bidding (LCB) or direct purchase procedures. The locally procured materials, and civil work contracts estimated to cost below $5 million per package will follow local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB and in accordance with the PRC's Tendering and Bidding Law and the respective procurement regulations.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 26 Mar 1999
Fact-finding 14 Jun 2002 to 29 Jun 2002
Management Review Meeting 23 Aug 2002
Approval 11 Mar 2003
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1995 11 Mar 2003 28 Aug 2003 07 Jan 2004 30 Jun 2008 28 Feb 2009 24 Mar 2009


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Sep 2014 Loan 1995 87,442 0 89.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Sep 2014 Loan 1995 98,649 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 1995

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Jingmin Huang (
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Harbin Municipal Government
Mr. Liu Yurun


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