China, People's Republic of: Wuhan Wastewater Treatment

Sovereign Project | 34472-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Wuhan Wastewater Treatment
Project Number 34472-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3638-PRC: Wuhan Wastewater Treatment
A.T.F. - French T.A. Grant US$ 500,000.00
TA 3638-PRC: Wuhan Wastewater Treatment - Supplementary
A.T.F. - French T.A. Grant US$ 199,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sewerage

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements

To achieve sustainable wastewater management and protection of water resources, the overall objective of the wastewater collection and treatment project (WCTP) is to increase wastewater treatment capacity in Wuhan from the current 8 percent (32 percent after completion of an ongoing World Bank project) to approximately 64 percent of generated wastewater. Achievement of this objective will be key to achievement of the related objectives of the WCTP to (i) improve water quality of rivers and lakes in Wuhan; (ii) protect drinking water resources; (iii) improve wastewater treatment and management; (iv) improve health and living standards of residents in Wuhan, to protect water resources; and (v) benefit the Changjiang. The proposed WCTP will include three wastewater treatment plants and associated sewers. The TA will identify institutional capacity building measures including wastewater management and policy reforms necessary to ensure the long-term sustainability of the WCTP facilities.

The proposed WCTP comprises three advanced secondary wastewater treatment facilities and associated sewers. The TA will (i) assess the prefeasibility studies and environmental assessment WMG has prepared for the three subprojects, and (ii) undertake the additional analysis necessary to determine if the subproject are suitable for ADB financing. The TA will (i) review the present integrated environmental management status and strategies; (ii) evaluate the three subprojects in the context of long-term plans and strategies for wastewater management; (iii) review and confirm the technical, economic, financial, environmental, and social feasibility of options proposed under the domestic prefeasibility studies; (iv) define the scope and components of the proposed Project; (v) undertake alternative analysis and least-cost analysis for the proposed components; (vi) prepare (a) cost estimates for the project components, implementation arrangements, and associated staffing schedules; (b) counterpart contributions; (c) establishment and staffing of project implementation office; and (d) a financing plan; (vii) evaluate local counterpart fund sources, evaluate wastewater tariff levels, and through tariff reform promote the principle of users paying for investment and operation; (viii) prepare procurement packages for equipment, materials, and civil works, following standard ADB procedures; (ix) review and update the resettlement plan in line with the ADB guidelines; (x) review and update the environmental impact assessment and prepare a summary environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the proposed Project and, for each subproject, prepare a summary EIA or initial environmental examination following the ADB guidelines; (xi) carry out financial and economic analyses of the proposed WCTP and subprojects; (xii) estimate wastewater treatment charges that are affordable, encourage water savings, and allow sufficient cost recovery; (xiii) evaluate the potential impact on the urban poor, propose poverty reduction options to demonstrate that urban poor families will benefit from the proposed WCTP and from increased tariff; (xiv) propose management enterprise reform options; (xv) evaluate institutional requirements for implementing and operating the proposed WCTP facilities on a sustainable basis; and (xvi) evaluate opportunities for private sector participation in wastewater management for Wuhan.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Wuhan

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A firm of international consultants, in association with domestic consultants, will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangement satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants. The TA will require about 41 person-months of consulting services consisting of 11 person-months of international and 30 person-months of domestic services. The international consultants will have expertise in water and wastewater management; wastewater treatment; tariff, financial, and economic analysis; institutional and regulatory development; social analysis; resettlement; and the environment. The domestic consultants will have expertise in wastewater management, wastewater engineering, cost estimating, mechanical and electrical engineering, environmental engineering, financial analysis, regulatory development, sociology, and environmental assessment. Advance action will be taken for recruitment of consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Nancy S. Convard
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Wuhan Construction Administration Commission
Peng Li Min, Vice Director
130 Yanjiang Avenue, Hankou Wuhan People's Republic of China


Concept Clearance 17 Mar 2000
Fact Finding 06 Dec 2000 to 13 Dec 2000
Approval 19 Mar 2001
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Dec 2006

TA 3638-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Mar 2001 19 Jun 2001 19 Jun 2001 - 31 Oct 2002 30 Sep 2001
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 699,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 824,000.00 19 Mar 2001 682,312.06
Title Document Type Document Date
Wuhan Wastewater Treatment Project Technical Assistance Reports Mar 2001

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