China, People's Republic of: Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 42011-012

Summary

The proposed Project is an integral part of the basin-wide Yangtze water resources management initiative, Wuhan city urban development plan, and Wuhan wastewater master plan. This will be the third ADB project that will contribute significantly to the environmental improvement efforts in Wuhan. The proposed Project will strongly complement the ongoing Wuhan Wastewater Management Project, the WWSM Project, and the wastewater treatment facilities constructed with World Bank and bilateral assistance.

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Project Name Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project
Project Number 42011-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7177-PRC: Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The proposed Project is an integral part of the basin-wide Yangtze water resources management initiative, Wuhan city urban development plan, and Wuhan wastewater master plan. This will be the third ADB project that will contribute significantly to the environmental improvement efforts in Wuhan. The proposed Project will strongly complement the ongoing Wuhan Wastewater Management Project, the WWSM Project, and the wastewater treatment facilities constructed with World Bank and bilateral assistance.

Under the ongoing WWSM Project, (i) a comprehensive sludge management strategy was developed for Wuhan which strongly recommended the formulation of a sludge management project, the first such ADB project in the PRC; and (ii) a water quality modeling approach was developed for the local rivers and lakes in Wuhan and its impact on the Yangtze River Basin. The proposed Project, which fits well within the Wuhan sludge management strategy, would help in disseminating the innovative approaches to sludge treatment and also the benefits of water quality modeling. Such an approach would have a good demonstration impact in the PRC.

The proposed Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project will improve the urban environment of Wuhan municipality by properly treating and disposing the sludge from wastewater treatment plants, and by rehabilitating the lakes and channels in two newly developed areas, thereby enhancing the quality of life and health condition of 8.5 million urban residents. The proposed Project will contribute to poverty reduction through improved quality of life by reducing the incidence of waterborne diseases and flood risk in Wuhan, providing employment opportunities during the construction and operation of project facilities, and facilitating economic development.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed Project is consistent with the ADB Country Partnership Strategy for the PRC which has identified water supply and sanitation as one of the priority sectors. It also emphasizes environmental sustainability as one of its key themes. Further, the proposed Project is consistent with ADB?s water policy and will help the PRC achieve Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7, target 10. It also supports the PRC?s 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) initiative.
Impact Improved urban environment, public health, and living conditions in Wuhan Municipality
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Integrated wastewater sludge treatment and disposal, and urban water resource management in Wuhan Municipality
Progress Toward Outcome Investment project approved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Integrated Sludge Treatment and Disposal

1.1 Wuchangnan Sludge Treatment Plant

1.2 Hankou Sludge Treatment Plant

1.3 Nantaizihu Sludge Treatment Plant

1.4 Improvement of existing sludge treatment and transportation

2. Wuhan New Zone Lakes and Channels Rehabilitation and Pumping Station

2.1 Longyang Lake rehabilitation

2.2 Moshui Lake rehabilitation

2.3 Nantaizi Lake rehabilitation

2.4 Longkou Channel rehabilitation

2.5 Longxin Channel rehabilitation

2.6 Zhujiaxin Channel rehabilitation

2.7 Zong Channel rehabilitation

2.8 Liantong Channel rehabilitation

2.9 Huoyan Channel rehabilitation

2.10 Sixin Pumping Station

3. Yangchun Lake Secondary Urban Center Lake and Channel Rehabilitation

3.1 Yangchun Lake rehabilitation

3.2 Heping Channel rehabilitation

4. Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening

4.1 Strengthening implementation capacity

4.2 Improving WUDDC operational management

4.3 Enhanced pollution source control

4.4 Improvements in public awareness

4.5 Implementation of advanced water management systems

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All planned TA activities were completed.
Geographical Location Wuhan
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A stakeholder analysis and public consultation will be an integral part of the poverty, social, environmental, and resettlement for effective project management. The main stakeholders include national, provincial, municipal governments, drainage company, water bureau, water conservancy bureau, and project beneficiaries including utility service customers, residents near impacted lakes/channels, and neighborhoods.
During Project Implementation Extensive stakeholder consultations will be undertaken through workshops, meetings, seminar, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of 46.5 person-months of consulting services (15.5 international and 31 national) will be required. The consultants will provide expertise in wastewater management and sludge treatment, environment, financial, economic, social development and resettlement, and institutional development.
Responsible ADB Officer Arnaud Heckmann
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Wuhan Municipal GovernmentPeople's Republic of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Oct 2008
Fact Finding 12 Oct 2008 to 17 Oct 2008
MRM -
Approval 21 Nov 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Oct 2008
Last PDS Update 20 Dec 2011

TA 7177-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Nov 2008 29 Dec 2008 29 Dec 2008 15 Aug 2009 31 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 21 Nov 2008 646,242.16
Title Document Type Document Date
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project Gender Action Plans Jun 2010
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project Consultants' Reports Nov 2009
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project Concept Papers Nov 2008

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project Summary Environmental Impact Assessments Feb 2010

Evaluation Documents

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