Project Name Shaanxi Weinan Luyang Integrated Saline Land Management Project
Project Number 44037-014
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0331-PRC: Shaanxi Weinan Luyang Integrated Saline Land Management Project
Global Environment Facility US$ 2.00 million
Loan 2980-PRC: Shaanxi Weinan Luyang Integrated Saline Land Management Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
TA 8293-PRC: Management and Protection of Wetlands in Weinan City in Shaanxi Province
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural flood protection - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The project management consultants have been mobilized. A loan review mission was fielded in June 2015.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

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Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

The project is classified as category A for environment. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) report, including an environmental management plan (EMP) follows ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009).

Progress up to March 2016 includes:

- Implementation of the project environmental management plan (EMP) is coordinated by the PMO Environment Officer and Loan Implementation Environmental Consultant (LIEC);

- Environmental monitoring (as required in the EMP) is being conducted by the Weinan Environment Monitoring Station;

- The LIEC is providing regular support to the PMO for safeguard training, monitoring, and reporting;

- Semi-annual environmental monitoring reports have been provided since project inception (2014 to present);

- Monitoring of waterbird populations (a key EMP requirement) is being conducted by the Shaanxi Animal Research Design Insitute (SARDI); and,

- CDTA 8293 was closed in 2016. This 2.5-year Technical Assistance provided comprehensive capacity building for the PMO and SARDI in wetland and waterbird management. It also resulted in the launch of several knowledge products, including the first provincial wetland monitoring manual for Shaanxi Province.

Involuntary Resettlement

The project is classified as category B for resettlement.

The Resettlement Plan as approved by SDCC has been disclosed on ADB's website on 18 September 2015.

- The resettlement team has been established.

Indigenous Peoples Based on the preliminary assessments, the project is classified as category C for indigenous people. No ethnic minorties and/or indigenous communities are present in the project area (historically occupied by Han, the majority of the PRC population).
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation In 2013, the imprest accounts for the loan and grant were opened and initial advances were made of $10 million and $200,000 respectively. Contract awarded under the loan amount to $2.398 million comprising procurement of the first civil works contract and the project management consulting service package. In 2016, the project's CA projection is $22 million and disbursement projection is $19 million. Total CA during first quarter of 2016 was $7.931 million. Overall, physical implementation of the project remains slow, due to a range of factors, including finalization of compensation prior to lake construction, updating of the resettlement plan and PMO staffing arrangements. The GEF component of the project was delayed as the GEF-funded consultant team was not yet recruited. These issues were discussed in a special consultation mission in October 2015. Since then, compensation has been finalized ahead of several contracts, and the GEF consultants have been recruited. These steps will enable the project to move forward. A total of 6 ADB consultation missions have been conducted since project effectiveness, to support the PMO with implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Recruitment of the loan consultants and GEF-funded consultants has been completed.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Mark Bezuijen
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Weinan Municipal Government
Building No. 14th Floor
83 Dongfeng Street, Weinan, Shaanxi,
People's Republic of China

Timetable

Concept Clearance 14 Dec 2010
Fact Finding 16 Jul 2012 to 25 Jul 2012
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0331-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2012 07 May 2013 27 Jun 2013 31 Dec 2016 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 65.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 17 Dec 2012 0.00 1.25 63%
Counterpart 63.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 17 Dec 2012 0.00 0.20 10%

Loan 2980-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2012 07 May 2013 27 Jun 2013 31 Dec 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 100.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 17 Dec 2012 10.04 0.00 10%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Dec 2012 10.56 0.00 11%

TA 8293-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2012 24 Jan 2013 24 Jan 2013 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 17 Dec 2012 230,514.83

 
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