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

Sovereign Project | 39228-033

Summary

The impact of the Project is sustained socioeconomic growth and improved living standards in the border areas of north XUAR (Altay Administrative District, Boertala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, and Yili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture). The outcome is improved municipal infrastructure and a better living and ecological environment in Alashankou Land Port, Kanas Scenic Region and Yining City.

The Project has three components broken down into 13 subcomponents. The three components are (i) Component I: Yining City roads and municipal services, (ii) Component II: Alashankou Land Port municipal infrastructure and environmental protection and (iii) Component III: Kanas Scenic Region infrastructure and environmental protection. The Project also provides for institutional development and capacity building to ensure effective implementation of the Project and sustainable operations and maintenance of the project facilities.

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Project Name Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project
Project Number 39228-033
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2420-PRC: Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 105.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Energy - Energy utility services
Transport - Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The impact of the Project is sustained socioeconomic growth and improved living standards in the border areas of north XUAR (Altay Administrative District, Boertala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, and Yili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture). The outcome is improved municipal infrastructure and a better living and ecological environment in Alashankou Land Port, Kanas Scenic Region and Yining City.

The Project has three components broken down into 13 subcomponents. The three components are (i) Component I: Yining City roads and municipal services, (ii) Component II: Alashankou Land Port municipal infrastructure and environmental protection and (iii) Component III: Kanas Scenic Region infrastructure and environmental protection. The Project also provides for institutional development and capacity building to ensure effective implementation of the Project and sustainable operations and maintenance of the project facilities.

The Project will also be complemented by a Gender and Development Fund-financed grant ($150,000) for the Kanas Women's Enterprise Development Project, which is aimed to support activities on capacity building in local tourism and demonstration projects in health and hygiene for ethnic minority women in the Kanas component of the Project.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is the first ADB-financed municipal infrastructure and environmental management project in Xinjiang to support environmentally sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction and facilitate regional trade between the PRC and the Central Asian republics (CARs). Xinjiang shares borders with eight countries and is the gateway between the PRC and the CARs. As the historic Silk Road passes through it, Xinjiang has a wealth of history and ethnic culture, and this has encouraged tourism development. The region is also rich in natural resources including oil, metals, and minerals that provide a sound basis for economic development. Although Xinjiang's foreign trade has grown rapidly since 1992, the province remains one of the poorest in the country. To maximize growth potential and raise the living standard of the people (particularly that of the ethnic minorities), the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region government in its Eleventh Five-Year Plan accorded high priority to sustainable economic development through construction and upgrade of infrastructure, particularly in major border ports and cities.
Impact Sustained socioeconomic growth and improved living standards in the border areas of northern Xinjiang (Altay Administrative District, Boertala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, and Yili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved municipal infrastructure, and a better living and ecological environment in Alashankou land port, Kanas scenic region, and Yining City.
Progress Toward Outcome To be assessed upon completion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Component 1: Yining City Roads and Municipal Services

1.1 Four new main roads and upgraded local roads opened to traffic and related municipal services operational.

1.2 Newly built and procured environmental sanitation facilities and equipment operational.

Component 2. Alashankou land port municipal infrastructure and environmental protection

2.1 12 new roads opened to traffic.

2.2 New water treatment plant and associated facilities operational

2.3 New wastewater treatment plant and associated sewer network operational

2.4 New heating supply works operational

2.5 New environmental sanitation and solid waste treatment facilities operational

2.6 Ecological protective forests completed

Component 3. Kanas scenic region infrastructure and environmental protection

3.1 New village roads and village parking areas opened to traffic

3.2 New water supply system operational

3.3 New wastewater treatment system operational

3.4 New environmental sanitation and solid waste treatment facilities operational

3.5 Vegetation recovery completed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All physical construction works completed. Loan account will be closed after all disbursements complete.
Geographical Location Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The Project is classified as environment category A. Extensive public consultations involving surveys, meetings with stakeholders, and focus-group discussions were undertaken during project preparation. The summary environmental impact assessment was circulated to ADB's Board of Directors and posted on the ADB website on 22 October 2007. The Project will improve the living environment for the residents in Alashankou land port, Kanas scenic region, and Yining City. An environmental management plan (EMP) has been developed for the design, construction, and operational phases of the Project. The EMP includes the institutional strengthening for implementing the mitigation measures and undertaking the monitoring requirements.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project comprises three components, of which, the construction of Yining Component and Kanas Component involves land acquisition and resettlement. Two separate resettlement plans were prepared and approved by ADB during the project preparation in 2007.
Indigenous Peoples Xinjiang is a region with a high number and proportion of ethnic minorities (24% of the population in Alashankou, 97% in Kanas, and 82% in Yining). The Project is classified as category A for ethnic minorities. In line with ADB's Policy on Indigenous Peoples (1998) and PRC requirements, the Yining and Kanas PMOs have prepared and endorsed an ethnic minority development plan (EMDP) for the respective components and have disclosed the EMDPs to the affected persons at public meetings and posted in the neighborhood committee and/or village offices in mid-October 2007. The EMDPs set out measures and identify the budget sources needed in order to enhance positive impacts and mitigate any negative impacts ethnic minorities may experience. Importantly, the EMDPs also set out a detailed participation plan to ensure that ethnic minorities are heard and to inform project design, implementation, and actions to specifically target ethnic minorities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations with stakeholders, including various levels governments, implementing agencies, and beneficiaries were undertaken.
During Project Implementation Consultations with stakeholders, including various levels governments, implementing agencies, and beneficiaries were undertaken.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

A total of 102 person-months of international and domestic consultants will be engaged through a consulting firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) using the standard quality and cost based selection method and simplified technical proposal.

The consulting services will cover (i) support to Xinjiang and city PMOs and IAs in project preparatio and management, (ii) project performance management system (PPMS), (iii) transport planning and traffic control for Yining PMO and IA, (iv) financial management, (v) social development, (vi) environmental management, (vii) O&M, and (viii) institutional strengthening.

Procurement Goods, works and services financed under the loan will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). Contracts for goods estimated to cost $1.0 million or more and contract for works estimated to cost $10 million or more shall be procured using international competitive bidding. Contracts for goods and works estimated to cost less than the above ICB thresholds but more than $100,000 shall be procured on the basis of national competitive bidding procedures in accordance with the PRC Tendering and Bidding Law, subject to modifications agreed with ADB. Contracts for goods and works estimated to cost $100,000 or less shall be procured using shopping procedures.
Responsible ADB Officer Lan Wang
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous RegionMr. Li Xiangqunjstjhcwc@xjjs.gov.cnFax: 86 991 2818291
Timetable
Concept Clearance 05 Oct 2007
Fact Finding 08 Oct 2007 to 22 Oct 2007
MRM 23 Nov 2007
Approval 23 Apr 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 24 Jan 2007
Last PDS Update 25 Mar 2014

Loan 2420-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Apr 2008 23 Jul 2008 17 Nov 2008 31 Dec 2013 - 12 May 2014
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 190.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 105.00 23 Apr 2008 104.45 0.00 100%
Counterpart 85.90 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Apr 2008 104.45 0.00 100%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project - Yining City Roads & Public Facilities Construction Project: Social Monitoring Report (Ethnic Minority Development Plan) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report - Yining City Roads & Public Facilities Construction Project (Resettlement) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report - Kanas Ecological Improvement & Infrastructure Restoration (Resettlement) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: External Monitoring Report on Resettlement Plan of Yining City Roads & Public Utilities Construction Project (2012) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Yining City Roads & Public Facilities Construction Project (2012) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2013
伊宁市城市环境改善: 项目外部环境 监测报告 (2013 年1 月) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2013
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: External Monitoring and Assessment Report on Resettlement Plan of Kanas Ecological Improvement & Infrastructure Restoration Project (2012) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2013
阿拉山口城市环境改善亚行: 贷款项目外部环境 监测报告 (2013 年1 月) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2013
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Kanas Ecological Improvement & Infrastructure Restoration Project (2012) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2013
新疆城市基础设施和环境改: 善项目-喀纳斯子项 外部环境监测报告 (2013 年1 月) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2013
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: External Monitoring Report on Resettlement Plan of Yining City Roads and Public Facilities Construction Project (1st half, 2012) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2012
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Due Diligence Review Report Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2012
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: External Monitoring Report on Resettlement Plan for Yining City Roads and Public Utilities Construction Project (2011) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2012
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: External Monitoring & Assessment Report on Ethnic Minority Development Plan of Kanas Ecological Improvement & Infrastructure Restoration Project (2011) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2012
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: External Monitoring Report on Ethnic Minority Development Plan of Yining City Roads and Public Facilities Construction Project (2011) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2012
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: External Monitoring Report on Ethnic Minority Development Plan of Yining City Roads & Public Facilities Construction Project (2011) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2012
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: External Monitoring and Assessment Report on Resettlement Plan of Kanas Ecological Improvement and Infrastructure Restoration Project (2011) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2012
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: External Monitoring and Assessment Report on Ethnic Minority Development Plan of Kanas Ecological Improvement and Infrastructure Restoration Project (2011) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2012
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Yining (January 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2012
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Kanas Component (December 2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2011
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Supplementary Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2011
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: External Monitoring Report on Ethnic Minority Development Plan of Yining City Roads & Public Facilities Construction Project (First Half of 2011) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2011
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Kanas Ecological Improvement and Infrastructure Restoration Project Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2011
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Yining City Social Monitoring Report (February 2011) (Chinese Translation) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2011
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Alashankou - December 2010 (Chinese) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2010
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Kanas Component - December 2010 (Chinese) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2010
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Yining City Roads and Public Utilities Component Resettlement Plans Nov 2010
伊宁市城市道路和公共设施建设环境改善亚行贷款项目外部环境监测报告 Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2010
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: External Monitoring Report on Resettlement Plan for Yining City Roads and Public Utilities Construction Project (January-June 2010) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2010
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2009
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Baseline Investigation Report of Ethnic Minority Development Plan Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2009
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Base- year Investigation Report on Resettlement Plan of Yining and Kanas Components Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2009
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Baseline-year Survey Report on Resettlement Plan of Yining City Roads and Public Utilities Construction Project (2008) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2009
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastucture and Environmental Improvement Project: Yining City Roads and Municipal Services Component Resettlement Plans Dec 2007
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Kanas Environmental Improvement and Recovery Infrastructure Project Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Dec 2007
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Yining Urban Road and Public Facilities Construction Component Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Dec 2007
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project: Kanas Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Component Resettlement Plans Dec 2007
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project Summary Environmental Impact Assessments Oct 2007

Evaluation Documents

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