China, People's Republic of: Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 36595-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project
Project Number 36595-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2328-PRC: Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban public transport

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Shiwuli and Wangtang WWTPs, sewerage pipelines and pumping stations complete. Hefei municipal sewers complete. Qingxi road landfill site complete. River rehabilitation and flood control for 4 subprojects complete. Chao Lake flood control civil works is 82.3% while equipment installation is 32.8% complete. Road infrastructure cancelled from the project scope. Expansion of Shiwuli WWTP increasing the capacity to 100,000 m3/day and loan closing date extension to 31 March 2014 approved. Project management is ongoing. Proposal to use ADB loan for civil works of Shiwuli Phase 2 approved. Procurement of equipment and civil works for Shiwuli Ph2 completed. Construction of Shiwuli Phase 2 WWTP completed and facility in operation in March 2014.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Project completed.

Completed. Shiwuli WWTP (current capacity of 45,000 m3/day); 32.9 km of associated pipeline network; and pumping station have been completed; the remaining 25.9 km will use domestic funds. Shiwuli WWTP Ph2 with additional capacity 50,000 m3/day is completed.

Completed. Wangtang WWTP (current capacity of 70,000 m3/day; and wastewater discharge standard is Class 1A); 22.6 km of associated pipeline network; 4 pumping stations have been completed.

Completed. 96 km of sewers have been completed; the remaining sewer pipelines will be constructed under the revised masterplan and will use domestic funds.

Completed.

Completed. 22.3 km interception sewers; 26,533 m3 ecological protection wall; 5,783 m2 slope protection embankment reinforcement; 8 roll dams, 17.3 km of river dredging and 6 bridges were completed.

Completed. River channel comprising 14.3 km of pollutant control and 9.8 km of river rehabilitation and flood control were completed.

Completed. River channel comprising 5.5 km of pollutant control; 3.28 km of river rehabilitation and flood control; and roads along the river were completed.

Works completed are: 24.18 thousand m3 soil backfilling for wave preventing tree-belt; 255,500 m3 of embankment reinforcement; 339 thousand m3 of crush stone backfill; 11,800 m2 of environment-friendly concrete. Breakwater forest works for Feidong, Feixi and Baohe County have been completed.

Completed.

Geographical Location Hefei City, Anhui Province

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

Category A. An environmental impact assessment was undertaken. The summary environmental impact assessment was

circulated to the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and uploaded on the ADB website on 16 November 2006.

Involuntary Resettlement

The RPs have been prepared in accordance with the PRC Land Administration Law (1998), the State Council Decision

to Deepen Reform and Strictly Enforce Land Administration (2004), and Asian Development Bank's policy on Involuntary

Resettlement (1995) to ensure the affected people will be better off, or at least not worse off, as a result of the Project.

Indigenous Peoples

The project area has no ethnic minority groups. Of the targeted population, more than 99% belong to Han group.

The small, scattered ethnic groups have been integrated into the life of Hans, with similar customs and socioeconomic activities.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public and stakeholder consultation and participation have been core elements during project design. The consultations, including a grievance mechanism, have been carried out during land acquisition and resettlement to allow the problems and needs of affected persons to be heard and addressed properly and in a timely manner before project implementation, and consultations will also continue during project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. The public consultation and participation was carried out during the EIA and environmental management plan preparation and will continue throughout Project implementation.
During Project Implementation Public consultations will continue during project implementation to inform, discuss and obtain feedback on Project benefits and on affordability of possible tariff adjustments for consumers and other key stakeholders, particularly the poor. Existing policies that regulate participation and public hearings to obtain approval for tariff adjustments will be enforced and the mechanism for these consultations will be ensured. Ongoing consultations will also be carried out by the implementing agencies to understand and meet the evolving needs and expectations of Project benefits of the users and beneficiaries, as well as increase public awareness on environmental quality management. These consultations will also promote active involvement of local communities to maximize their benefit and support of the Project, promote environmental protection, and raise the social acceptance of tariff increases for environmental infrastructure services.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Provision has been made for 31 person-months of international and 108 person-months of national consulting services to be funded under the Project to support the PMO and IAs in project implementation and management and institutional capacity building. The international consulting firm will be recruited in accordance with Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. The international consulting firm will be selected in acordance with the quality and cost based selection method using full technical proposal procedures.

The scope and extent of consulting services wil cover (i) project management and construction supervision; (ii) set up of management information system (MIS) and project performance management system (PPMS); (iii) environmental management; (iv) social development; (iv) financial management; (vi) operation and maintenance (O&M) of the project assets; (vii) institutional strengthening through human resources development and training.

Procurement ADB-financed equipment, materials and goods, works and services will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. Procurement will be coursed through international competitive bidding, national competitive bidding, or shopping procedures as determined by the particular circumstances of each contract package. In accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines, foreign contractors may participate in bidding for national competitive bidding contracts.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Stefan Rau
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Hefei Municipal Government
Mr. Li Wuhao
adbdecam@yahoo.com.cn
303 Hefei Finance Bureau, Anhui

Timetable

Concept Clearance 31 Aug 2006
Fact Finding 09 Oct 2006 to 23 Oct 2006
MRM 23 Nov 2006
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 02 May 2006
Last PDS Update 25 Mar 2014

Loan 2328-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Apr 2007 28 Aug 2007 08 Jan 2008 31 Mar 2013 31 Mar 2014 25 Jul 2014
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 372.36 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 24 Apr 2007 150.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 222.36 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Apr 2007 150.00 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: Eleventh External Environment Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: Tenth External Environment Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2013
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: Ninth Environment Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2012
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: Shiwuli River Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase II Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: 8th External Environment Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2012
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: External Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report (No. 7) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2011
Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project – Change of Project Scope Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2011
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: Seventh Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2011
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2011
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2011
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: Fifth External Environment Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2010
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: External Environment Monitoring Report (Fourth) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2009
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: External Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 4 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2009
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: External Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report (No. 3) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2009
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: External Environment Monitoring Report (3rd) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2009
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: External Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2008
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: External Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2008
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: External Environment Monitoring Report Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2008
Anhui Hefei Urban Environment Improvement Project: Resettlement External Monitoring and Evaluation Report Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2008

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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