China, People's Republic of: Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 42382-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is supporting the development of small cities and towns in Liaoning province in the People's Republic of China. The project will improve urban infrastructure and services, including roads, bridges, and water and sanitation services. It will provide an example for sustainable development that can be replicated in other parts of the country.

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Project Name Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project
Project Number 42382-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2550-PRC: Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

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

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

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

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome To be assessed at project completion review.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1.1 One section with 40 meters for West Yingbin Street, two sections with total 300 meters for North Qingnian Road and two sections with total 830 meters for Xincheng Road were not completed due to land acquisition and reallocation issues, the rest of construction was completed.

1.2 Completed. Equipment procurement contract signed in December 2015 and will be delivered before loan closing.

1.3 Completed.

2.1 Completed.

3.1 Construction completed, the last equipment contract was signed in Feb. 2016.

4-7 Construction of Gaizhou, Xifeng and Benxi subprojects were completed. Construction of Goubangzi subproject is undergoing.

8. The loan implementation consultants were mobilized in January 2012.

Geographical Location Liaoning Province, PRC

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

Category A. An environmental impact assessment was completed. The summary environmental impact assessment was circulated to the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and posted on the ADB website on 19 November 2008.

Core Subprojects: EIAs were prepared and posted on the ADB website.

Subsequent Subprojects. Subsequent subprojects will receive the same extent of environmental safeguard scrutiny, modeled on the EIAs for the three core subprojects and the summary EIA (SEIA). The Liaoning PMO will submit the EIAs to ADB for review, after which the revised EIAs will be posted on the ADB website. An environmental assessment and management framework was prepared to assess subsequent subprojects.

Involuntary Resettlement

Category A.

Subproject 1: Donggang City. On the basis of project impact investigation in the feasibility study reports, the Donggang subproject will necessitate relatively large amounts of land acquisition and resettlement: 25.7 hectares [ha]) of land and 194 households or 715 people from seven villages in three towns. A total of 11,174 m2 of structures will be demolished, including 7,645 m2 of residential structures, affecting 91 households or 336 people; and 3,529 m2 of nonresidential structures, affecting eight enterprises and 61 shops with 225 employees. A full resettlement plan was prepared based on ADB procedures. The subproject government endorsed the resettlement plan, which were disclosed to those affected in mid-October 2008.

Subproject 2: Kazuo Mongolian Autonomous County. The Kazuo subproject will involve permanent land acquisition of 1.5 ha of farmland from three villages, which will affect 12 households and 52 people. During pipeline construction, a total 7.6 ha will be temporarily occupied. No house demolition and relocation is required. Consequently, resettlement impacts are slight and a short resettlement plan for the Kazuo subproject was prepared.

Subproject 3: Linghai City. The road and pumping station component of the Linghai subproject will be constructed either on the existing right-of-way or on the land area acquired in 2007. Therefore, only a due diligence report is required for the Linghai subproject.

Subsequent Subprojects. To assess the resettlement aspects of subsequent subprojects, a resettlement framework was prepared.

Indigenous Peoples

Core Subprojects: Ethnic minorities in core subproject areas account for 3% of the population and have socioeconomic characteristics similar to those of Han people. Although their culture and language are different from the Han's, they mostly speak Han language and intermarriage with other ethnic groups, particularly the Hans, is common. On the basis of the findings of the socioeconomic survey, focus group discussions, and consultation in the core subproject areas, an ethnic minority development plan is not needed.

Subsequent Subprojects: In line with the requirement of the sector loan modality, an ethnic minority development framework was prepared for subsequent subprojects.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultations on social and environmental impacts of the project and the project design and monitoring framework were undertaken during project processing. The consultations included all concerned government departments and agencies and affected people (residents, shop owners, civil societies) in the three core subproject cities and towns. A socioeconomic survey undertaken at the household level in April 2008 covered 518 households and gathered information relating to 1,689 people. In addition, a range of community meetings were held with both men and women in different parts of each city and town to discuss topics related to the Project but not specifically covered in the socioeconomic survey in an open-ended manner. A number of key infomant interviews were held with various local government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, the Women's Federation, and past and ongoing projects in complementary areas to inform the project design. Stakeholder analyses and DMF workshops were organized and conducted in all the core subproject cities and towns in April and May 2008, coverng a wide range of stakeholders including local government departments and community representatives. Development of the environmental management plan, environmental impact assessment, and environmental assessment and management framework involved two rounds of public consultation in each core subproject, from April to July 2008. The purpose was to introduce the Project and the relevant components and subcomponents to a range of stakeholders, and solicit their views on the project and its potential environmental implications, so that the EIA could take these into account during impact assessment.
During Project Implementation

Key features of the consultation and participation plan include:

(i) Public disclosure of all project documents at the Liaoning PMO and on the ADB website including the project information document (PID), DMF, resettlement plans (RPs), summary EIA (SEIA), EIAs, RRP, project administration memorandum, and social and environmental monitoring reports.

(ii) A PID will be prepared for each subproject. Each PID, which will be available in Chinese and the locally applicable ethnic minority language, if any, will contain a map or diagram of the affected areas; a description of the subproject, its aims and components; a description of what the subproject work will comprise; a timetable of when each of the subproject activities will take place, including estimated commencement and completion dates; expected social, economic and environmental impacts; environmental and social safeguards; the compensation policy and entitlements, including who will be entitled to compensation, what losses will be compensated, and waht entitlements will the affected persons receive (details for land, trees, crops, structures, etc.; an outline of livelihood restoration measures; how land, crops and assets will be valued; how the Compensation Committee and Grievance Redress Committee will work; an outline of how consultation and participation with affected persons and communities will continue; the subproject communications strategy, including how people can find out about business opportunities that may arise in conjunction with the subproject; where people can go to get further or more detailed information about the subproject.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The Project will provide funding for international and national consulting services to support the PMOs and IAs in project implementation and management and institutional capacity building. A consulting firm will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) using the quality- and cost-based selection method. The Liaoning Provincial Government has requested for advance contracting and retroactive financing for recruitment of consultants.
Procurement All procurement to be financed under an ADB loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). Contract packages have been formulated in consultation with the implementing agencies (IAs) and a procurement capacity assessment of the executing agency (EA), project management offices (PMOs), and IAs has been undertaken. Based on the assessment, it is recommended that prior review be applied for all international competitive bidding contracts, the first national competitive bidding contract for works and goods, and post review for other procurement modes. The Liaoning Provincial Government has requested for advance contracting and retroactive financing to expedite project implementation. To support these efforts, relevant provisions of ADB's Anticorruption Policy will be included in the loan regulations and the bidding documents for the Project.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Wen Zhang
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Government of Liaoning Province
He Yue
samhe2006@163.com
c/o Utilization Foreign Capital Proj Off
Liaoning Province Dev & Refrm Commission
#13 Shisiweilu, Heping District

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Sep 2008
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Grant 0159-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Sep 2009 19 May 2010 01 Jul 2010 31 Dec 2011 31 Dec 2013 23 Apr 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 136.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 18 Sep 2009 0.00 0.22 90%
Counterpart 136.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Sep 2009 0.00 0.22 90%

Loan 2550-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Sep 2009 30 Mar 2010 01 Jul 2010 31 Mar 2016 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 100.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 18 Sep 2009 99.75 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Sep 2009 85.78 0.00 86%

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
Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report 2013 Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2013
Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Benxi Huaxing Heating Subproject Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2012
Small Towns and Cities Development Demonstration Sector Projects (Gaizhou Subproject) Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2012
Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report (August 2012) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2012
Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Xifeng County Urban Infrastructure Water Supply Project Resettlement Plans Jul 2012
Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report 2012 Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2012
Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report (March 2012) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2012
Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Gaizhou City Dongsheng Road Component Resettlement Plans Aug 2011
Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project Summary Environmental Impact Assessments Nov 2008
Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project Resettlement Frameworks Oct 2008
Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Resettlement Plan for Donggang City Urban Infrastructure Project Resettlement Plans Oct 2008
Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Resettlement Plan for Linghai Urban Infrastructure Upgrading Project Resettlement Plans Oct 2008
Liaoning Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Resettlement Plan for New Gongyingzi Zone Water Supply Project in Kazuo County Resettlement Plans Oct 2008

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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