China, People's Republic of: Songhua River Basin Water Pollution Control and Management Project

Sovereign Project | 40665-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Songhua River Basin Water Pollution Control and Management Project
Project Number 40665-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4971-PRC: Songhua River Basin Water Pollution Control and Management Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.10 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) TA completed and for closure of TA account.
Geographical Location Selected cities in Heilongjiang Province and Jilin Province

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The engagement with the Government on the Songhua River Basin (SRB) and related pollution control issues started during preparation of the Harbin Water Supply Project. Subsequently, during implementation of the Songhua River Basin Water Quality and Pollution Control Management TA, the Jilin Urban Infrastructure Project (preparation on going), and the proposed ensuing Project was identified and discussed with both the Heilongjiang Provincial Government (HPG) and the Jilin Provincial Government (JPG). HPG and JPG thereafter thoroughly reviewed the proposed components and thereafter submitted the proposed ensuing Project to the National Development Reform Commission for consideration and discussion with ADB Team in December 2006, for inclusion in the ADB 2008 lending program.
During Project Implementation

Implementation of the TA has been satisfactorily completed. The project focused on wastewataer treatment in small cities and counties in both Jilin and Heilongjiang Provinces. This presents a goodo opportunity for public privae participation in addressing the wastewater treatment needs in Heilongjiang. Ensuing loan approved.

Savings was utilized (i) for capacity building of TA stakeholders to participate in the urban water management training forum held in Singapore in July 2010, and (ii) to support a knowledge product (KP).

TA is completed and financially closed.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

90 person months of international (34 pm) and domestic (56 pm) to be engaged through a firm based on quality and cost-based selection method.

The consultants will have expertise in water supply, wastewater treatment, domestic solid waste management, river hydrology and flood control, financial and economic analysis, institutional and regulatory development, social analysis, resettlement and environment.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Arnaud Heckmann
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Heilongjiang Provincial Government
Mr. Zhang Yangyu
Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province
Jilin Provincial Government
Mr. Wang Li Gang
Development Planning Commission of Jilin Province, Utilizing Foreign Fund Section, 57 People Street, Changchun, P.R. China


Concept Clearance 22 Mar 2007
Fact Finding 19 Apr 2007 to 30 Apr 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Apr 2007
Last PDS Update 14 Dec 2011

TA 4971-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2007 26 Nov 2007 26 Nov 2007 31 Jul 2008 31 Mar 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,104,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,504,000.00 28 Sep 2007 1,279,217.95

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
Songhua River Basin Water Pollution Control and Management Project Environmental Assessment and Measures Jul 2008

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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