China, People's Republic of: Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin

Sovereign Project | 36437-013

Summary

The project activities are aimed at promoting sustainable ecosystem and water resources management with emphasis on biodiversity conservation, urban development, and rural livelihood programs. The project comprises four components: (A) loan investment subprojects -- 22 subprojects in seven different categories, i.e. wastewater treatment plants (WTP), water supply systems (WSS), reforestation, urban flood management, integrated water management, solid waste management, and clean energy development; (B) biodiversity conservation financed by GEF grant; (C) institutional strengthening; and (D) project management support.

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Project Name Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin
Project Number 36437-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2428-PRC: Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Grant 0194-PRC: Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin Project
Global Environment Facility US$ 2.98 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Forestry - Water-based natural resources management
Energy - Renewable energy generation - geothermal
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The project activities are aimed at promoting sustainable ecosystem and water resources management with emphasis on biodiversity conservation, urban development, and rural livelihood programs. The project comprises four components: (A) loan investment subprojects -- 22 subprojects in seven different categories, i.e. wastewater treatment plants (WTP), water supply systems (WSS), reforestation, urban flood management, integrated water management, solid waste management, and clean energy development; (B) biodiversity conservation financed by GEF grant; (C) institutional strengthening; and (D) project management support.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project complements the initiatives of the Baiyangdian Ecosystem Rehabilitation Master Plan (2005-2015), which calls for an integrated effort to reduce pollution loads into Baiyangdian Lake and rehabilitate the ecosystem of the basin. As part of the first phase of the Plan, the Project will have a demonstration effect for future undertakings and will enable Baoding municipal government (BMG) achieve, in part, its wastewater management objectives set for 2010, which include attaining class III water quality in Baiyangdian Lake and class IV water quality in urban inland rivers. The Project will also support the 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP), 2006-2010, which includes building a "resource-efficient and environment-friendly society." As part of the 11th FYP, the IWM (Wangkuai-Xidayang Reservoir link-canal) subproject will ensure adequate water supply to maintain the desired water level in the lake and replenish the aquifer at Yimuquan, a major groundwater supply source for Baoding City. The Project will also contribute to the achievement of Baoding's 11th Five-Year Environmental Protection Plan, which involves a series of pollution control and ecological rehabilitation programs and includes comprehensive rehabilitation of Baiyangdian Lake Wetland Provincial Nature Reserve; and the comprehensive cleanup of Huanghuagou River dumps that contain solid waste, fly ash, and industrial waste. The Project will also further the objective of the China Biodiversity Partnership Framework, currently being formulated by the United Nations Development Programme with support from GEF. The Framework calls for containing biodiversity loss in nature reserves and mainstreaming biodiversity conservation while pursuing socioeconomic development. The proposed Project also supports ADB's strategic priorities that also call for promoting sustainable ecosystem and water resources management, with emphasis on biodiversity conservation.
Impact Improved quality of life, sustainable ecosystem, and biodiversity conservation in Baiyangdian Basin.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Integrated ecosystem and water management, and improved environmental conditions in Baiyangdian Basin.
Progress Toward Outcome Being achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Wastewater treatment capacity increased;

2. Efficient domestic water supply system demonstrated;

7. Ecosystem and water management institutions strengthened;

8. Project management support provided.

3. Watershed rehabilitation through reforestation undertaken;

4. Assured and increased water availability for Baiyangdian Lake and Baoding City;

5. Integrated ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation measures implemented;

6. Sustainable livelihood program pilot-tested and expanded;

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) As of 31 March 2015, cumulative loan contract awards were $47.0 million (47%) and cumulative loan disbursement was $50.8 million (51%). For the GEF grant, cumulative contract awards were $1.5 million, and cumulative disbursement was $0.42 million. A project scope change was approved by ADB in May 2015, subloans will be provided to 17 subprojects including 13 existing subprojects and 4 new subprojects. The loan and grant closing date is now extended from 30 June 2015 to 30 June 2016.
Geographical Location Baoding City in Hebei Province.
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

Among the 22 subprojects, only Integrated Water Resources Management (IWR) and Huanghuagou Environment Rehabilitation (SWM) are Category A, which exert more environment impacts, others are Category B subprojects. Currently, 11 subprojects had been in operation, 7 ones are under construction, 4 ones are in document preparation phase.

For the constructing subprojects, main environment impacts cover: (1) wastewater impacts from construction site, (2) dust and gas impact from construction activities and vehicles, (3) noise impact, (4) construction waste, excavated earth and rock, and domestic solid waste, and (5) environment and safety of construction sites and health of workers. In general, all the subprojects in construction phase have taken practical mitigation measures according to the requirement of EMP. No complain received neither any environment conflict happened.

For the operation subprojects, the environment management regulations had be enhanced, environment training had been developed on regular basis, and public awareness on environment protection had been improved. Environment impacts, which are mainly solid waste, noise and wastewater, had been controlled and managed by project owners.

Due to the subprojects are numerous and dispersed, to timely clarify subprojects' environment behaviors and performances, BPMO organized site-visits, distributing questionnaires, periodical interviews and document and report collection. Based on information collected, BPMO evaluated the implementation of EMP programs, checked the fulfillment of mitigation measures and corresponding practical performances, and forwarded improvement and updating suggestions.

In general, the environment management of Baoding project is well strengthened and practically implemented; the environment impacts from both project construction and operation are mitigated and controlled. The project is envisioned to perform as a good contributor in abating the continuing pollution and degradation in the Baiyangdian Lake and its river network, and in rehabilitating its ecosystem in line with the priorities of the national, provincial, and municipal governments.

Involuntary Resettlement The land acquisition and resettlement impacts are considered significant, in accordance with ADB Involuntary Resettlement Policy (1995). Among the 22 subprojects, 17 will involve land acquisition and resettlement problems. A total of 293 hectares (ha) of land will be permanently acquired and another 145 ha will be occupied temporarily. Land acquisition will affect 4,508 persons in 1,042 household. The subproject with the largest impact (nearly 50% of APs) is the Integrated Water Management Subproject, which will affect 2,770 persons. However, the resettlement impacts for this subproject are not serious and the income loss can be restored through cash compensation and improved irrigation from the subproject.
Indigenous Peoples The project does not cover any minority area. A small percentage of minority population living in the project area is not vulnerable and it has equal access to project benefits.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project design process was linked to the Baiyangdian Lake Ecosystem Rehabilitation Management Plan using local experts working in a multi-stakeholder, multi-sector planning process. Consultations with stakeholders, beneficiaries, and project-affected people have been undertaken in the project design phase and will continue during implementation. A participatory and consultative methodology was adopted to undertake the social analysis and rural livelihood survey during project preparation. It involved (i) a formal questionnaire survey with 1,050 households, 100 businesses, and 50 villages; (ii) discussions with project stakeholders; (iii) key informant interviews with key government staff and non-government organizations; (vi) focus discussion with selected communities; and (vii) focus group discussions with women.
During Project Implementation TBD
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The project will finance two consulting packages: Package A, which is financed by the loan, will provide a total of 236 person-months service to: (i) support PMO in project management; and (ii) to advise and train PMO and PIU in the technical aspects of the project. Package B, which is financed by the GEF grant, will provide a total of 180 person-months of services to introduce biodiversity conservation mechanisms. In selecting these firms, quality and cost-based selection (80:20) will be used, and the short-listed firms will be required to submit full technical proposals for contract budgets of more than $1.0 million.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works shall be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). Contracts for goods estimated to exceed $1.0 million and contracts for works estimated to exceed $10.0 million shall be procured using international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures. Contracts for goods and works estimated to cost equal to or less than the above ICB values, but more than $100,000, shall be procured through national competitive bidding procedures in accordance with the PRC Tendering and Bidding Law, 1999, subject to clarifications and modifications agreed with ADB. Contracts for goods and works estimated to cost $100,000 or less shall be procured using the shopping procedures, and those for less than $10,000 through direct contracting. A procurement plan will set out an indicative list of all procurement packages, the procurement methods to be used, and the timing reviewed by ADB. The plan will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis. The relevant sections of ADB's Anticorruption Policy (1998, as amended to date) will be included in all procurement documents and contracts.
Responsible ADB Officer Xin Shen
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Baoding Municipal GovernmentMr. Yang JunBYD_PPTA_OFFICE@126.COMBaoding Baiyangdian ADB Loan PMO, Hebei Province
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Aug 2006
Fact Finding 07 Mar 2007 to 16 Mar 2007
MRM 23 May 2007
Approval 24 Jun 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Oct 2009
Last PDS Update 12 Jun 2015

Grant 0194-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Oct 2009 23 Jun 2010 23 Jun 2010 31 Mar 2014 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.98 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 30 Oct 2009 0.00 1.53 51%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.98 30 Oct 2009 0.00 0.42 14%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Loan 2428-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Jun 2008 27 Nov 2008 27 Mar 2009 31 Mar 2014 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 259.46 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 24 Jun 2008 48.59 0.00 49%
Counterpart 159.46 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Jun 2008 50.95 0.00 51%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Social and Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2015
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin Project: Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Jan 2015
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Environmental Monitoring Report (March 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report (No. 5) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2012
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Second Semiannual Progress Report (January to July 2010) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2010
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin - Xinxing Town Wastewater Treatment Plant: Updated Resettlement Plan (June 2010) Resettlement Plans Jun 2010
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin Project: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report (Baseline Investigation) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2010
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin - Dingxing County Wastewater Treatment Plant: Updated Resettlement Plan (August 2008) Resettlement Plans Aug 2008
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Wangkuai-Xidayang Reservoir Connection Project Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Xiong County WWTP Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Mancheng County WWTP Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Li County WWTP Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Dingxing County WWTP Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Xushui County WWTP Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Xinxing Town WWTP Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Yi County Water Supply Project Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Huanghuagou Valley Environment Comprehensive Treatment Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Tang County WWTP Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Yi County WWTP Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Liushi Town WWTP Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Xiong County Water Supply Project Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Dingzhou City WWTP Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem and Water Resources Management in the Baiyangdian Basin: Summary Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2007
Integrated Ecosystem Management and Environmental Protection of the Baiyangdian Lake Catchment Project Environmental Impact Assessments May 2007

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