China, People's Republic of: Guiyang Integrated Water Resources Management Project

Sovereign Project | 38594-012

Summary

The Project aims to ensure the establishment of a long-term comprehensive water sector development plan that can be implemented within the capabilities of Guiyang Municipal Government (GMG) and policy framework for the sector. The outcome of the technical assistance is to assist GMG in developing an investment proposal to contribute to the development of the water resources sector within the context of a long-term, comprehensive plan for the establishment of an Integrated Water Resource Management system.

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Project Name Guiyang Integrated Water Resources Management Project
Project Number 38594-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4586-PRC: Guiyang Integrated Water Resources Management Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Cooperation Fund for the Water Sector US$ 160,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Project aims to ensure the establishment of a long-term comprehensive water sector development plan that can be implemented within the capabilities of Guiyang Municipal Government (GMG) and policy framework for the sector. The outcome of the technical assistance is to assist GMG in developing an investment proposal to contribute to the development of the water resources sector within the context of a long-term, comprehensive plan for the establishment of an Integrated Water Resource Management system. The main outputs of the TA will be an investment proposal suitable for ADB financing, comprising (a) an outline long-term water sector investment plan for GMG for further development during Project implementation, (b) assessment of institutional capabilities to implement the investment plan, (c) training plan to strengthen institutional capacity, (d) criteria for the selection and appraisal of subprojects to undergo feasibility studies during Project implementation, and (e) a set of practical and operational guidelines for a range of participatory soil and water conservation measures and water saving practices, including an assessment of the potential of using economic pricing as an allocation tool. The TA will critically assess the local systems for determining technical, environmental, financial, economic and social feasibility of the investment plan, and suggest improvements to contribute to the overall development goals of GMG in relation to its long-term development plans for the water sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Water resources and availability in China vary significantly across regions and by season, which represents a major development challenge as the demand for water is rising with rapid economic development and increased urbanization. In rural areas, well-developed and maintained infrastructure, including irrigation facilities, is a precondition for reasonable living standards and is critical for poverty alleviation. Effective water resource allocation and management is needed to maximize the benefits of water usage. With the development objective of promoting equitable and inclusive growth, ADB's strategy for assistance and operations in China includes support for integrated water resources management (IWRM) to minimize damage from droughts and floods in poor provinces, and protect the fragile ecosystems that many of the poor depend on for livelihoods.

Both the urban and rural areas of GM are on the mountainous ridge of the watershed boundary between the Yangtze River Basin to the north and the Pearl River Basin to the south. The total annual freshwater resource available to GM is estimated at 9.0 billion m3, of which about half evaporates under conditions of limited vegetation cover and the rocky terrain of the catchment areas. The remaining half drains into rivers as rapid surface flows through numerous short creeks and streams that run deep in valleys, or through fast-flowing, deep aquifers through the limestone layer of karst formation that spreads beneath GM.

Rapidly increasing urban population has seriously stretched the existing water supply capacity, resulting in reduced water pressure and water rationing, and shortage of irrigation water in dry periods. Based on the projected growth of the GM population from 3.6 million in 2005 to 3.9 million in 2010, GM forecasts its annual water demand will be 1.46 and 1.77 billion m3 in 2010 and 2020, respectively, and a consequent annual water shortage of 420 and 642 million m3 in these years.

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Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Guiyang Municipality of Guizhou Province
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples A
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 team of international consultants will be engaged using the full technical proposal procedures based on the quality- and cost-based selection method and in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the selection and engagement of domestic consultants.

A total of 58 person-months of consulting services will be required - 20 international and 38 domestic. The international consultants will provide expertise in institutional development, water resources management and engineering, design and structural engineering, environment, finance, economics, and social aspects. The domestic consultants will have expertise in hydraulic, civil/structural, water utility/design and mechanical/electrical engineering, environment, agronomy, agricultural economics, resettlement, community participation, and legal/institutional aspects.

Procurement None.
Responsible ADB Officer Yoshiaki Kobayashi
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Guiyang Municipal GovernmentMr. Zheng Yong, Deputy Director Generalgzzhengyong@263.netNo. 36, Shinan Road Guiyang, Guizhou Province People
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 Apr 2005
Fact Finding 26 Nov 2004 to 04 Dec 2004
MRM -
Approval 16 May 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 09 Oct 2009

TA 4586-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 May 2005 15 Jun 2005 15 Jun 2005 31 May 2006 30 Jun 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 160,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,210,000.00 16 May 2005 914,717.04

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