|Project Name||Xinjiang Integrated Urban Development Project|
|Country||China, People's Republic of|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The project became effective in March 2014 and the project progress was slow in during its initial phase in 2014 but has now improved with the strong commitment of the Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Xinjiang project management office (PMO). Consulting firm was engaged and started services in Sept. 2015. Procurement for the two components is ongoing.|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The detailed design for Nanjiao WWTP upgrading was generally completed, and procurement is to be conducted in Q2 2016.
The detailed design for wetland will be finalized after several rounds review and revision. Procurement of wetland contracts will be conducted in 2016.
Detailed design for water reuse pipes was finalized and procurement is ongoing. 2016.
Contracts for roads construction works are being implemented.
The detailed design (construction drawing design) for non-revenue water subproject has been completed and procurement of the works, equipment and consulting services could be expedited.
detailed design for KT-C01, C02 and C03 (flood channel rehabilitation) was general completed and will be ready for procurement after some minor optimization work. Detailed design for the other 5 packages for remaining flood channel rehabilitation will be completed in 2016. One the other hand, some works were completed by using domestic funds due to urgent need as reflected in the loan inception review mission.
Project Management and Capacity Building
XPMO recruited HJI Group Corporation (Consultant) to provide consulting services for project management and institutional strengthening support for the project, and the QCBS contract was signed on 11 September 2015. A total of 124 person-months of consultants inputs (international: 9 PMs and national: 115 PMs) will be provided. Since commence of the contract, consulting services of design and tendering document review, field inspection, contract management, training plan preparation, field training, etc were provided.
|Geographical Location||Xinjiang, Gansu Province|
|Environmental Aspects||The environmental safeguard category is "B". Environmental impacts were assessed in detail during project preparation and a project initial environmental examination, including environmental management plan, was prepared and disclosed on ADB's website in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009).|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The involuntary resettlement safeguard category is "A". Based on preliminary assessment more than 300 people will be affected by the project; majority of the displaced persons will suffer from house demolition impacts, including two brick factories. A labor re-employment plan will be prepared to ensure that the workers in the factories do not lose their jobs. It is expected that land acquisition will have minimal impacts on land-based livelihoods. Resettlement plans were drafted and disclosed in accordance with the ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The indigenous peoples safeguard category is "B". In the two cities, there are 7% and 25% ethnic minority populations, and it is envisaged that the project's impact on ethnic groups will be positive. Detailed assessments were undertaken during PPTA implementation and an ethnic minority development plan was prepared for both cities in consultation with all ethnic groups and disclosed in accordance with the Safeguard Policy Statement.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||
The main stakeholders include the national government, XUAR provincial government, Kuitun and Kelamayi municipal governments, environmental protection bureau, land resources bureau, financial bureau, construction bureau, development and reform commission, water resources bureau, urban planning department, urban investment and construction company, industrial development zone, design institutes, project affected people, and project beneficiaries.
The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) conducted a poverty and social analysis and addressed social safeguards. Socioeconomic survey, stakeholder workshops, focus group discussions, and informant interviews were conducted during the PPTA. This work was complemented by survey and consultations done under the resettlement and environment safeguards.
|During Project Implementation||Key documents such as the social action plan, gender action plan, resettlement plans, ethnic minority development plans, and environmental management plan outline consultation and participation for implementation. Loan assurances address implementation and monitoring of the plans.|
|Consulting Services||All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). An estimated 124 person-months (9 international and 115 national) of consulting services are required to (i) facilitate project management and implementation, and (ii) strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the executing agency. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a standard quality: cost ratio of 80:20 and a full technical proposal will be required for the bidding.|
|Procurement||All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International competitive bidding procedures will be used for civil works contracts estimated to exceed $10 million, and goods contracts estimated to exceed $1 million. Contracts for goods and for works estimated to cost less than the above international competitive bidding threshold values, but more than $100,000 for goods and $100,000 for works, will be procured on the basis of national competitive bidding procedures in accordance with the People's Republic of China (PRC) Tendering and Bidding Law (1999), subject to modifications agreed upon with ADB. Shopping will be used for contracts for procurement of works and equipment worth less than $100,000 and $100,000, respectively.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Lan Wang|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PRC Resident Mission|
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Government
XUAR Housing & Urban-Rural Dev't Bureau
No. 462 Zhongshan Road,
Urumqi, Xinjiang, PRC
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Mar 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|28 Aug 2013||07 Nov 2013||05 Mar 2014||30 Jun 2019||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||372.70||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||200.00||28 Aug 2013||21.38||0.00||11%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||28 Aug 2013||7.16||0.00||4%|