Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 20 Aug 2012
PDS Updated as of 17 Oct 2013

Borrower/Equity Investment Name LONG JIANG ENV'T PRO-SLUDGE (PH 2)
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 46921-014
Status Approved
Geographical Location Heilongjiang Province
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Sector and/or Subsector Classification Not yet classified
/ For Classification
Thematic Classification Not yet classified
Gender Mainstreaming Categories

Project Sponsor

Tsinghua Holdings Company


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
PS7375Private Sector Loan
(Disbursement in Progress)
TOTAL CNY 95,000

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

In compliance with ADB s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), the project is category B for environment. LJEP has established an environmental and social management system (ESMS) and undertakes extensive and real-time environmental monitoring, monthly reporting, and annual performance audits. To date, LJEP has complied with national, provincial, and local environmental requirements and maintained ISO 14001-2004 certification. Subprojects are located at existing sites in suburban areas designated for industrial use, so land acquisition will be minimal. Hence, with respect to involuntary resettlement the project is category B, while for indigenous peoples the project is category C.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project will support Longjiang Environmental Protection Share Company Ltd. (LJEP) in (i) constructing and operating infrastructure for sludge treatment and disposal and (ii) upgrading waste water treatment subprojects in secondary cities in Heilongjiang, People's Republic of China (PRC).1

Objectives and Scope

The project will fund the first major sludge treatment and disposal development program in Heilongjiang province, and will serve as a model for future sludge project investments in the Songhua River Basin; improve the environmental performance of existing wastewater treatment facilities through process upgrades; and support private investment in urban environmental infrastructure in second- and third-tier cities, a priority area for ADB and the PRC government. The Project is the second phase of the Songhua River Basin Water Pollution Control and Management Project Private Sector Facility, which is part of a broader EARD/PSOD multi-project initiative to address acute water stress in the Songhua River Basin.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The project aligns with the PRC country partnership strategy, as it promotes balanced development, resource efficiency and environmental sustainability, and private sector development; and is also consistent with the CPS s affirmation of water supply and sanitation as a priority sector. The project is consistent with ADB's Water Policy and Water Operational Plan 2011-2010, which promote investments to reverse the degradation of water resources by agricultural, industrial, and municipal effluents.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
-Capacity for sludge and wastewater treatment expanded in project counties and cities in Heilongjiang province.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
To be evaluated.
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 21 Jun 2012
Management Review Meeting 08 Oct 2012
Approval 08 Nov 2012
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Private Sector 7375 08 Nov 2012 28 Dec 2012 28 Dec 2012 02 Apr 2015

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Scott Roberts (
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Finance Division 2
Executing Agencies


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