China, People's Republic of: Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 43024-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping the People's Republic of China improve urban infrastructure and rehabilitate the environment in five border counties of Altay Prefecture in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The project will provide essential road, water supply, wastewater and solid waste management, and centralized heating infrastructure to one of the country’s poorest and most remote regions in the northwest.

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Project Name Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project
Project Number 43024-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2759-PRC: Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy utility services

Transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - 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 Project implementation ongoing. Construction in progress for 60 contracts. Project implementation consultant recruited.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Tenders completed for 3 road contracts for Buerjin, 4 road contracts for Fuhai, 4 road contracts for Habahe, and 2 road contracts for Jimunai and 1 for qinghe.

Tender completed for 2 water supply contracts for Buerjin, 8 water supply contracts for Qinghe, 1 water supply contract for Habahe, 3 water supply contracts for Jimunai and 3 water supply contracts for Fuhai.

Tenders completed for 1 road and wastewater treatment contracts for Buerjin, 2 water supply and wastewater contracts for Habahe, and 2 water supply and wastewater contract for Qinghe.

Tenders completed for 4 solid waste contracts for Buerjin, 2 solid waste contracts for Fuhai, 2 solid waste contract for Jimunai, and 2 solid waste contract for Qinghe.

Tenders completed for 1 heating supply contracts for Fuhai, 2 heating supply contracts for Habahe, 2 heating supply contracts for Jimunai, and 1 heating supply contracts for Qinghe.

New construction of infrastructure in White Birch Forest Scenic Area was concelled.The second minor scope change was approved in August 2015 due to modification to the design of wastewater treatment plants. As of 31 March 2016, cumulative contract awards are $85million (85% of the total loan amount), and cumulative loan disbursement is $54 million (54% of the total loan amount).

Project management consultant was recruited.

The project implementation is on track .

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is classified as category A in ADB's environmental categorization. The project environmental impact assessment (EIA) was posted on the ADB website on 9 November 2010 and circulated to ADB's Board of Directors on 12 November 2010. The EIA complies with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Extensive public consultation involving surveys, meetings with stakeholders, and focus group discussions was undertaken during the preparation of the EIA. The EIA concludes that the project has substantial environmental and socioeconomic benefits resulting from integrated improvements in urban transportation, water supply, sewage collection and treatment, urban solid waste treatment and management, and district heating facilities. The specific environmental concerns of the project during construction include soil erosion, dust generation, and closure and decommissioning of replaced facilities. During operation, concerns include secondary pollution from the wastewater treatment plant sludge, wastewater and landfill leachate, as well as cumulative impacts on downstream water users. Such concerns have been fully dealt with in the environmental management plan and the environmental monitoring plan. Comprehensive river basin analyses and water balances have confirmed that the impact on the region's sensitive surface water resources will be positive regarding water quality and acceptable regarding water quantities. The reuse of treated wastewater to irrigate windbreak forests will help combat land degradation and desertification. Savings in carbon dioxide emissions will accrue from the rationalization of urban road transport and road connectivity, the replacement of aging heating facilities, and the carbon sequestration provided by irrigated forest plantations. The Altay PMO will be responsible for setting up the environmental management system, consisting of inspection, monitoring, reporting, and initiating corrective actions or measures. Environmental monitoring and reporting will continue during operation, at the minimum on an annual basis. Each implementing agency will nominate dedicated, trained, and qualified environment specialists who will be responsible for implementing the environmental management plan. A detailed training program for capacity building and a project-wide grievance redress mechanism have been developed and included in the project EIA.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as category A for the involuntary resettlement safeguard. The project will acquire about 51.47 hectares (ha) of collective land, of which 40.77 ha (79%) is classified as grassland. It will also acquire 68.7 ha of state-owned land. A total of 16,144 square meters of residential houses and 2,773 square meters of shops and enterprises will be demolished. Overall, permanent land acquisition and house demolition will affect 205 households and 657 persons in the project counties. Among these, 353 will be ethnic minority people, accounting for 54%. To attenuate land acquisition and resettlement impacts, resettlement plans have been developed for each county. County governments have endorsed the resettlement plans, and have disclosed them in the community and village offices and to affected persons in both the Chinese and Kazakh languages on 14 and 17 February 2011. Resettlement plans have also been posted on the ADB website. Compensation for lost assets and resettlement allowance will be paid to the affected persons before construction activities begin, and the livelihood rehabilitation arrangements made in accordance with the resettlement plans. Each county PMO and PIU will have at least two full-time resettlement staff, and each PIU will carry out internal supervision and monitoring to ensure compliance with resettlement plan provisions. An independent agency will be engaged to conduct the semiannual external monitoring and evaluation. The total cost estimate for land acquisition and resettlement is CNY56.9 million or $8.4 million in 2010 prices, including contingencies. ADB staff and external monitoring institution will supervise and monitor implementation of the resettlement plans to minimize grievances of the affected persons.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as category B for the indigenous peoples safeguard. Ethnic minorities are the majority population in the project area. All households in urban areas will benefit from the new infrastructure. Not all ethnic minority people speak Chinese. A project ethnic minority development plan has been prepared that focuses on measures to aid the inclusion of ethnic minority men and women in all project activities and to protect them from any disadvantages that language barriers may create with respect to employment by project contractors. It also includes measures to ensure that their customs and beliefs will be respected throughout implementation. Ethnic minorities will not be adversely affected, except in the context of resettlement. Livelihood restoration measures associated with resettlement are incorporated in the resettlement plans. The project ethnic minority development plan endorsed by the government has been disclosed on 11 February 2011 in both the Chinese and Kazakh languages to ethnic minority people targeted by the project. The ethnic minority development plan has also been uploaded on the ADB website. Detailed monitoring and reporting arrangements are included in the PAM and the project agreement.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A stakeholder analysis and public consultation will be an integral part of the poverty, social, environmental, ethnic minority, and resettlement assessments. The main stakeholders include national, regional, and municipal governments; municipal engineering company, water bureau, water conservancy bureau; and project beneficiaries including utility service customers, residents, and neighborhoods.
During Project Implementation Project information will be communicated through public consultation, information disclosure mechanism in ADB's and government's websites, meetings, interviews, focus group discussions, and community consultation meetings, in accordance with ADB's requirements of information disclosure policy.

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Consulting Services The project includes provision for funding 11 person-months of international and 100 person-months of national consulting services to support the APG, project IAs, operation and maintenance units, and the project maangement offices in project implementation, operational management and institutional capacity building, and in improving public awareness. The consulting package is to be provided through a consultancy firm which will be selected using quality- and cost-based selection in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement to be financed under the loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Contract packages for the components have been formulated in consultation with the government, and procurement capacity assessments of Altay Prefecture Government (APG), implementing agencies (IAs), and project implementation units (PIUs) have been undertaken. The general findings at each level (APG, IAs, and PIUs) and the recommendation to address any gaps/weakness have been identified in the procurement capacity assessments. Civil works contracts valued over $10 million and contracts for goods and related services above $1.0 million shall follow ADB procedures for international competitive bidding (ICB). Civil works contracts valued at $10 million or less and contracts for goods and related services at $1.0 million or less will be procured following national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures acceptable to ADB; packages for goods and related services valued at $100,000 and less and civil works valued at $200,000 and less will be procured through shopping procedures. The selection and engagement of contractors and suppliers will be subject to ADB approval. Before the start of any procurement ADB and the government will review the public procurement laws of the central and autonomous region governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. It is recommended that prior review be applied for all ICB contracts, the first NCB contract for civil works, and the first NCB contract for goods for each IA, and post review for other procurement modes.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Fang Wang
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Altay Prefecture Government
YHXMB3@SINA.COM
341 Jiefang South Road
Altay City, Altay Administrative Offices
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, PRC

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Oct 2010
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 2759-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Jun 2011 03 Aug 2011 18 Nov 2011 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 168.52 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 23 Jun 2011 88.18 0.00 88%
Counterpart 68.52 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Jun 2011 54.61 0.00 55%

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
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Jimunai County EMDP Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 4 Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Habahe County EMDP Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 4 Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Fuhai County EMDP Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 4 Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Buerjin County EMDP Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 4 Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Qinghe County EMDP Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 4 Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Jimunai Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2015
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Fuhai County - Resettlement External Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 3 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Habahe County - Resettlement External Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 3 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Jimunai County - Resettlement External Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 3 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Qinghe County - Resettlement External Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 3 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Buerjin County - Resettlement External Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 3 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Burjin County Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Fuhai County EMDP Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 3 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Qinghe County Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Habahe County EMDP Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 3 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Jimunai County Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Jimunai County EMDP Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Habahe County Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Qinghe County EMDP Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 3 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Fuhai County Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Burjin County EMDP Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 3 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: EMDP Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 2 (Chinese Translation) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Qinghe County Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2013
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Fuhai County Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Fuhai County Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project (Updated) Resettlement Plans Jul 2013
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Qinghe County Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project (Updated) Resettlement Plans Jul 2013
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Habahe County Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project Resettlement Plan (2nd Updated Edition) Resettlement Plans Jul 2013
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Habahe County Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports May 2013
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Jimunai County Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports May 2013
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Burjin County Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports May 2013
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: EMDP Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 1 (Chinese Translation) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2013
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Jimunai County Urban Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project Resettlement Plan (Updated) Resettlement Plans Oct 2011
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Habahe County Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project Resettlement Plan (Updated) Resettlement Plans Oct 2011
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Burqin County Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project Resettlement Plan (Updated) Resettlement Plans Oct 2011
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Ethnic Minority Development Plan (as of Board approval) Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Jun 2011
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Resettlement Plan (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Jan 2011
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project (Draft) Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2010
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Environmental Impact Assessment (as of Board approval) Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2010
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Jimunai County Urban Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project Resettlement Plans Nov 2010
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Qinghe County Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project Resettlement Plans Nov 2010
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Fuhai County Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project Resettlement Plans Nov 2010
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Habahe County Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project Resettlement Plans Nov 2010
Xinjiang Altay Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project: Buerjin County Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project Resettlement Plans Nov 2010

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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