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

Sovereign Project | 42011-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Wuhan municipality in the People's Republic of China develop sustainable solutions for wastewater sludge management. The project will build small on-site sludge units integrated with the city master plan and rehabilitate polluted lakes and water channels. Sludge will be dried and treated using biogas from an ADB-financed wastewater facility and steam from a thermal power plant.

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Project Name Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project
Project Number 42011-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2647-PRC: Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Loan: Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project
Agricultural Bank of China, PRC US$ 276.32 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Being achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Implementation progress is generally on track. As of end June 2015, cumulative contract award is $69.2 million and disbursement is $44.6 million.
Geographical Location Wuhan

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

The project is classified as category "A" in ADB's environmental categorization. Extensive public consultation involving surveys, meetings with stakeholders, and focus group discussions were undertaken during the preparation of each environmental impact assessment (EIA). Four EIAs were prepared, one for each of the three main structural components, together with the EIA for Sixin pumping station. The EIAs are based on the national laws, regulations, and standards applicable in the PRC. According to the EIAs, the current water quality in the lakes and channels to be rehabilitated under the Project indicates that they are badly polluted (Grade V or worse), with serious eutrophication in the lakes.

The project will have substantial positive environmental and socioeconomic benefits, and by facilitating economic development will provide lasting benefits to assist in poverty reduction.

Involuntary Resettlement Category A. The land acquisition and resettlement impact for the project will be significant. Only components 2 and 3 of the project will entail land acquisition and resettlement impacts. Hongshan and Hanyang districts will be directly affected by the project, involving three street committees and 16 administrative villages. Resettlement plans for the Wuhan New Zone lakes/channels rehabilitation and pumping station component and Yangchun Lake secondary urban center lake/channel rehabilitation component have been prepared in accordance with government regulations and ADB policy, and disclosed to the affected people and the public. Internal and external monitoring arrangements are on-going.
Indigenous Peoples About 1% of the population in the project area is from an ethnic minority. The social analysis determined that they are well integrated economically and socially into the broader society. No adverse impacts, particularly on ethnic minorities, have been identified or are anticipated but employment of ethnic minorities is prioritized in the assurances. On the impact on indigenous peoples, the project is classified as category C.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project preparation, local government and line agencies, villagers, enterprises, local groups, and other people likely to be directly affected by the project were consulted. A total of 504 households and 100 businesses were surveyed during project preparation. Consultations indicate that the project has a high level of public support. A consultation and participation plan for the project has been prepared.
During Project Implementation

Public disclosure of all project documents at the PMO and on the ADB website including the project information document, DMF, RPs, summary environmental impact assessment (SEIA), Report and Recommendation of the President, project administration memorandum, and social and environmental monitoring reports.

Consultation with local government and line agencies, villagers, enterprises, local groups and people to be affected by the project is on-going.

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Consulting Services

Provision has been made for about 42 person-months of international and 164 person-months of national consulting services, grouped into three packages to be funded under the Project to support the WPMO and the IA in project implementation and for capacity development of other key stakeholders. Consulting firms will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). One consulting firm will be selected in accordance with the quality- and cost-based selection method (QCBS) for package 1 and two consulting firms will be selected in accordance with the quality based selection method (QBS) using full technical proposal procedures or simplified technical proposal procedure subject to the amount of proposed packages for package II and III. A fixed quality-cost ratio of 80:20 will be applied for QCBS. Consulting services will comprise three packages grouping various activities.

The consultancy services will involve international and national experts, with an international team leader and national deputy team leader. The Consultants would assist the PMO and IA in liaising and coordinating with ADB, assist with establishing PPMS procedures and preparation of semiannual reports to ADB, assist in safeguard issues, and promote the adoption of international standard practice for project management and monitoring systems. Capacity building and training activities would be provided to strengthen the PMO and IA's design and supervision, tariff setting and O&M procedures, public awareness program and dissemination of key knowledge products of the Project. The Consultants will work with the IA, Operational Unit (OU) and with other relevant government agencies and academic institutes as necessary, to provide assistance and advice on the tasks outlined below.

Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The Project includes 42 packages: 36 will be procured under NCB, 6 will be procured under ICB, and 2 will be procured under Shopping.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Baochang Zheng
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Wuhan Municipal Government
Ms. Yu Jingling
wangli5827@yahoo.com.cn
No. 40 Chang Qing Road, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 21 Oct 2009 to 06 Nov 2009
MRM 15 Dec 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Nov 2009
Last PDS Update 10 Sep 2015

Loan 2647-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Jun 2010 15 Oct 2010 11 Jan 2011 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 501.72 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 30 Jun 2010 87.04 0.00 87%
Counterpart 125.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 276.32 30 Jun 2010 63.89 0.00 64%

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
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 8 Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 7 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2015
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 6 (December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 6 (December 2014) (Chinese Translation) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Environment Monitoring Report (January - June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Environment Monitoring Report (March 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2014
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project - Yangchun Lake Secondary Urban Center Lake/Channel Rehabilitation Component: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2013
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project - Wuhan New Zone Lake/Channels Rehabilitation and Pumping Station Component: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2013
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Environment Monitoring Report (November 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2013
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Summary Environmental Impact Assessment Summary Environmental Impact Assessments Oct 2013
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Environment Monitoring Report (August 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2012
武汉城市环境改善项目: 环境监测报告 (2012年8月) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2012
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Involuntary Resettlement Assessment and Measures Resettlement Plans Jun 2010
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Summary Environmental Impact Assessment Summary Environmental Impact Assessments Feb 2010
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Yangchun Lake Secondary Urban Center Lake/Channel Rehabilitation Component Resettlement Plan (Final) Resettlement Plans Jan 2010
Wuhan Urban Environmental Improvement Project: Yangchun Lake Secondary Urban Center Lake/Channel Rehabilitation Component Resettlement Plan (Draft) Resettlement Plans Nov 2009

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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