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

Sovereign Project | 42383-023

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The project aims to help promote balanced and environmentally sustainable urbanization; narrow the urban-rural gap; and improve producation, employment, and living conditions in small cities and towns in Shanxi Province. It includes about seven subproject small cities and towns. The project is being processed as a sector loan to allow the Shanxi provincial government (SPG) to respond to rapidly changing needs of cities and towns across the province. Detailed assessment and analyses have been undertaken for the three core subprojects: Pingyao County, Wutong Town, and Youyu County. Subsequent subprojects will be selected, prepared, and appraised during implementation of the project following an agreed set of criteria and procedures. The Pingyao subproject includes the Huiji River improvement component, which will improve environmental quality, thereby support tourism development in the historic city center.

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Project Name Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project
Project Number 42383-023
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2606-PRC: Shanxi 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
Education - Pre-primary and primary - Secondary - Technical and vocational education and training
Energy - Energy utility services
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project aims to help promote balanced and environmentally sustainable urbanization; narrow the urban-rural gap; and improve producation, employment, and living conditions in small cities and towns in Shanxi Province. It includes about seven subproject small cities and towns. The project is being processed as a sector loan to allow the Shanxi provincial government (SPG) to respond to rapidly changing needs of cities and towns across the province. Detailed assessment and analyses have been undertaken for the three core subprojects: Pingyao County, Wutong Town, and Youyu County. Subsequent subprojects will be selected, prepared, and appraised during implementation of the project following an agreed set of criteria and procedures. The Pingyao subproject includes the Huiji River improvement component, which will improve environmental quality, thereby support tourism development in the historic city center. The Wutong subproject has five components: (i) Caoxi road and associated services, (ii) heat supply, (iii) gas supply, (iv) wastewater treatment, and (v) education facilities. The subproject will provide basic infrastructure to improve environmental conditions and support expansion of the city towards the northwest, where air pollution levels are lower. The Youyu subproject has five components: (i) heat supply, (ii) water supply, 9iii) drainage and wastewater collection, (iv) roads and associated services, and (v) river improvement. In addition to providing city-wide environmental improvements, this subproject will provide basic infrastructure to support the development of an urban expansion area to house workers migrating to the county sear to work in agro-processing and other light industrial jobs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) is committed to developing small cities and towns as a way to generate jobs, narrow the rural-urban income gap, and increase national economic productivity. Growth of small cities and towns creates economic opportunities for farmers to move to urban areas and gain higher value-added employmen; this is the key to realizing the PRC's vision of "harmonious society," in which the benefits of growth will be shared more equitably. The PRC's Eleventh Five-Year Plan posits small city and town development as a means to provide a higher standard of living to rural migrants without exacerbating infrastructure fatigue and other problems afflicting large cities. Building on the conclusions of the ADB-financed Towns-Based Urbanization Strategy Study, the national town development policy calls for strengthening the physical and economic linkages between major cities in metropolitan areas or development corridors and the smaller settlements at their periphery.
Impact Improved environmental quality and increased employment generation in small cities and towns in Shanxi Province.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved urban infrastructure and municipal services in about seven small cities and towns in Shanxi Province.
Progress Toward Outcome Outcome achivement will be evaluated at project completion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Subproject 1: Pingayao County

Component 1: Huiji River Improvement

1.1 River bed is dredged and embankments are constructed.

1.2 Water storage reservoirs are built, rubber dams are installed.

Subproject 2: Wutong Town

Component 1: Caoxi Road and Associated Services

2.1 Road is widened and reconstructed, drainage channel is improved.

Component 2: Heat Supply

2.2 New heat exchange stations and distribution network operational.

Component 3: Gas Supply

2.3 New gas supply storage and distribution system operational.

Component 4: Wastewater Treatment

2.4 WWTP and collection network operational.

Component 5: Social Services Facilities

2.5 New schools and vocational training centers in use.

Subproject 3: Youyu County

Component 1: Heat Supply

3.1 New heat stations, heat exchange stations, and distribution network operational.

Component 2: Roads

3.2 New roads in the new town operational.

Subproject 4:Niangziguan Town

Component 1: Mian river improvement works

4.1 Mian river bed is dredged and embankments are constructed.

4.2 A rubber dam is built by local government financing.

4.3 A steel dam is installed

For all subprojects:

Infrastructure and service providers have increased capacity to plan, construct, operate, and maintain facilities.

Subproject 5: Xinghuacun Town

Component 1: Roads and associated services improvement

5.1 Xinshi Road construction & associated services

5.2 Xinqunan Road & Xinquzhong Road construction & associated services

Subproject 6: Qingxu County

Component 1: River and lake rehabilitation and landscaping

6.1: Northern East lake rehabilitated and landscaping works completed

6.2: Baishi river rehabilitated and landscaping works completed

Subsequent subproject cities and towns: Urban infrastructure and services improved and operational.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Wutong subproject is almost completed; Pingyao and Xinghuacun suprojects will be completed by end of 2015; Youyu, Niangziguan and Qingxu subprojects will be completed by June 2016. A minor change in scope for Youyu subproject is being processed; two new subprojects have been identified and the appraisal reports are being prepared with assistance of consultants and will be submitted to ADB for approval.
Geographical Location Shanxi Province
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects EMP for Pingyao updated and approved.
Involuntary Resettlement

Baseline survey Wutong Approved and Disclosed;

Baseline survey for Youyu Heating Component Approved and Disclosed;

Resettlement Plan and Baseline survey for Xinhuacun Approved and Disclosed (noncore subproject).

Due Diligence Reports for Youyu Heating Component Complete and Approved;

Due Diligence Report for Xinhuaxun Completed and Approved.

M&E Reports for Pingyao, Xinghuacun, and Wutong, Youyu Heating Complete and disclosed.

Indigenous Peoples Only 1.5% ethnic minorities in the beneficiary population of the 3 subproject areas. An EMDF has been prepared for subsequent subprojects. No action required to assure compliance.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder participation and consultation methods employed during project design include a household sample survey, focus group discussions, interview with key actors, and stakeholder consultation workshops. In April-May 2008, 600 households were surveyed in the three core project towns to gather information on their socio-economic profile and their preferences and priorities with respect to town development, urban infrastructure, and municipal services. Fifteen focus group discussions were also held in Shanxi Province; participants included vulnerable groups such as the poor, women, and ethnic minorities. Fourteen informant interviews were held with village elders and representatives of various bureaus at provincial, county, and village levels, such as the Construction Bureau, Statistical Bureau, Water Resources Bureau, Environmental Protection Bureau, Women's Association, Minority Affair Committee, and Health Bureau. The PPTA consultant organized and conducted during the month of April 2008 individual DMF workshops in each of the three core subproject towns and a provincial level DMF workshop in Taiyuan. A broad cross-section of stakeholders including community representatives, trade organizations, civil society organizations, infrastructure providers and local government departments participated in the workshops and contributed to the identification of measures to resolve the most pressing urban development and infrastructure problems in their towns. Development of the environmental management plan, environmental impact assessment, and environmental assessment and management framework involved two rounds of public consultations in each core subproject, from April to July 2008. The purposed was to introduce the Project and the relevant components and subcomponents to a range of stakeholders, and to 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 include:

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

(ii) A PID will be prepared for each component. Available in Chinese, the PIDs will include a map or diagram of the affected areas; a description of the overall project, its aims and subcomponents; a description of what the project work will comprise; a timetable of when each of the project activities will take place, including estimated commencement and completion dates; expected social, economic and environmentalimpacts; environmental and social safeguards; the compensation policy and entitlements, including who will be entitled to compensation, what losses will be compensated and what entitlements will affected persons receive (details for land, trees, crops, structures, etc); and outline of livelihood restoration measures; how land, crops and assets will be valued; how the consultation and participation with affected persons and communities wil continue; the project communications strategy, including how people can find out about business opportunities that may arise in conjunction with the Project; whee people can go to get further or more detailed information about the Project.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The Project will provide funding for 26.0 person-months of international consulting services and 222.5 person-months of 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 using the quality-and cost-based selection method. SPG has requested 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 IAs and a procurement capacity assessment of the EA, PMOs, and IAs has been undertaken. Based on the assessment, it is recommended that prior review be applied for all ICB contracts, the first NCB contract for works and goods, and post-review for other procurement modes. SPG has requested for advance contracting and retroactive financing due to the short construction period in the North PRC. 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 ADB Officer Lan Wang
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Shanxi Provincial GovernmentLi Jinshengszlizhifeng@sina.comSShanxi, People's Republic of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Sep 2008
Fact Finding 18 Sep 2008 to 30 Sep 2008
MRM 12 Nov 2008
Approval 18 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Sep 2008
Last PDS Update 13 Mar 2015

Grant 0190-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2009 13 Jul 2010 27 Jul 2010 30 Jun 2013 31 Dec 2013 02 May 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 18 Dec 2009 0.00 0.19 78%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Dec 2009 0.00 0.19 78%

Loan 2606-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2009 27 Apr 2010 27 Jul 2010 30 Jun 2016 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 265.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 18 Dec 2009 64.92 0.00 65%
Counterpart 165.90 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Dec 2009 44.09 0.00 44%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Resettlement Plan for Hengjiujie Road, Youyu County Subproject Resettlement Plans Jun 2015
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Yicheng Subproject Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2015
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Lingshi County Small Town Construction (Preschool Education) Subproject Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2015
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Yicheng Water Supply Improvement Component Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2015
Shanxi Small Cities And Towns Development Demonstration Project: Lingshi Education Facilities Improvement and Capacity Building Component Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2015
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: External Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report (August 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2014
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: External Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report (January 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
亚行贷款汾阳市杏花村镇小城镇建设项目办公室: 环境监测报告 (2013年10月) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2013
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Pingyao, Xinghuacun, and Youyu Components Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2013
孝义市梧桐镇经济综合开发示范镇建设项目环境影响评价监测 Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
亚行贷款山西省小城镇示范项目汾阳市杏花村镇镇区道路路网改造工程项目环境噪声现状监测报告 Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Pingyao & Xinghuacun Components Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2012
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project – Youyu & Wutong Components: Resettlement Monitoring Report (No. 2) Resettlement Planning Documents Jul 2012
亚洲开发银行贷款 山西小城镇建设项目: 移民安置外部独立监测评估报告(右玉、梧桐)(第二号) Resettlement Planning Documents Jul 2012
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Xinghuacun Town Urban Road Network Construction Project Resettlement Planning Documents Feb 2012
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Resettlement Plan for Xinghuacun Town Urban Road Network Construction Project Resettlement Plans Feb 2012
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Xinghuacun Town Urban Road Network Project Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2011
汾阳市杏花村镇镇区道路路网改造工程项目: 环境影响报告书 Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2011
清徐县县城水系建设工程: 环境影响报告书 Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2011
娘子关镇小城镇发展示范建设项目: 环境影响报告书 Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2011
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Independent Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report (February 2011) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2011
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Youyu County Subproject Resettlement Plans Jan 2011
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Environmental Impact Assessment for Pingyao Huiji River Treatment Project Environmental Impact Assessments Jan 2009
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Environmental Impact Assessment for Wutong Town Small City Construction Subproject Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2008
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Resettlement Plan for Wutong Town Small City Construction Subproject Resettlement Plans Oct 2008
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Resettlement Plan for Youyu County Subproject Resettlement Plans Oct 2008
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project Resettlement Frameworks Oct 2008
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project Summary Environmental Impact Assessments Oct 2008
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Resettlement Plan for Pingyao Huiji River Treatment Project Resettlement Plans Oct 2008
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Project: Environmental Impact Assessment for Pingyao Huiji River Treatment (Chinese Translation) Environmental Impact Assessments Sep 2008
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Project: Environmental Impact Assessment for Wutong Town Small City Construction Subproject (Chinese Translation) Environmental Impact Assessments Sep 2008
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Project: Environmental Impact Assessment for Youyu County Subproject (Chinese Translation) Environmental Impact Assessments Sep 2008
Shanxi Small Cities and Towns Development Demonstration Sector Project: Involuntary Resettlement Due Diligence Report for the Qingxu: Urban Surface Water Improvement Subproject (Baishi River and Donghu Lake Rehabilitation Part) Resettlement Planning Documents

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