China, People's Republic of: Xinjiang Municpal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 39228-022

Summary

This project preparatory TA will help the Government to prepare the Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project.

The project will (i) improve local road networks, including associated utility services in two border cities; and (ii) improve urban infrastructure in Alashankou land port and basic infrastructure and environmental protection in Kanas National Nature Reserve, Altay prefecture.

The TA will help XUARG to (i) identify the most appropriate and sustainable urban infrastructure developments to improve trade and enterprise in border cities and increase the number of visitors to the Kanas National Reserve, thus reducing poverty and protecting ecologically vulnerable areas; (ii) prepare a feasibility study for each of the four project components; and (iii) prepare an integrated municipal infrastructure project, including environmental impact assessment, social analyses, and resettlement plans that conform to ADB?s policies and guidelines.

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Project Name Xinjiang Municpal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project
Project Number 39228-022
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4805-PRC: Xinjiang Municpal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

This project preparatory TA will help the Government to prepare the Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project.

The project will (i) improve local road networks, including associated utility services in two border cities; and (ii) improve urban infrastructure in Alashankou land port and basic infrastructure and environmental protection in Kanas National Nature Reserve, Altay prefecture.

The TA will help XUARG to (i) identify the most appropriate and sustainable urban infrastructure developments to improve trade and enterprise in border cities and increase the number of visitors to the Kanas National Reserve, thus reducing poverty and protecting ecologically vulnerable areas; (ii) prepare a feasibility study for each of the four project components; and (iii) prepare an integrated municipal infrastructure project, including environmental impact assessment, social analyses, and resettlement plans that conform to ADB?s policies and guidelines.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Fostering urban and industrial development is one of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Government's strategies to promote economic growth and to raise the living standard of its population. Despite the significant achievements made in raising gross domestic product (GDP) growth, particularly in the last 10-15 years, the progress has been unevenly distributed across the east, central and west regions. The poor interior regions have not benefited as much from economic growth and reforms as has the east coast. Per capita GDP in the interior regions is less than half of that along the east coast. There are wide regional gaps in the development of physical infrastructure including roads, railways, power, telecommunications, water supply and sanitation. Environmental degradation is also serious in the western region, particularly in the ecologically sensitive tourist attractions. To address these challenges and to strengthen economic development in the western provinces, the PRC Government launched its Western Region Development Strategy in 1999. The current focus is on improving infrastructure, protecting the environment and encouraging private sector investment.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
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 61 person months of consulting services ((23 pm international and 38 pm of domestic) with expertise on transport planning and roads engineering, municipal engineering, water supply, sewerage and pollution control, solid waste management, financial and economic analysis, resettlement planning and social impact analysis, institutional capacity building and environment impact assessment.
Responsible ADB Officer Amy S.P. Leung
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous RegionMr. LI Jian Xin, Director, PMOXinjiang Construction Bureau, 45 Zhong Shan Road, Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, PRC
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Feb 2006
Fact Finding 16 Apr 2006 to 29 Apr 2006
MRM -
Approval 23 Jun 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 11 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 18 Apr 2008

TA 4805-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Jun 2006 31 Jul 2006 31 Jul 2006 31 Aug 2007 31 May 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 23 Jun 2006 791,409.08

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