China, People's Republic of: Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project

Sovereign Project | 43025-013

Summary

The project aims to promote balanced and environmentally sustainable urbanization, and to improve living conditions in Tianshui, a second-tier city in Gansu province, PRC. It will support the restructuring and expansion of the Qinzhou district heating network; construction of urban roads and bridges, and related services such as better flood control; and stronger urban management capacity.

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Project Name Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project
Project Number 43025-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2760-PRC: Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project aims to promote balanced and environmentally sustainable urbanization, and to improve living conditions in Tianshui, a second-tier city in Gansu province, PRC. It will support the restructuring and expansion of the Qinzhou district heating network; construction of urban roads and bridges, and related services such as better flood control; and stronger urban management capacity.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Gansu province has the PRC's second-lowest gross domestic product per capita -- Tianshui municipality's 3.6 million inhabitants include 640,000 urban dwellers in Qinzhou and Maiji districts with an estimated urban poverty rate of 13.5% (2009). Development barriers include poor infrastructure and Gansu's remote inland location. Transport links are being improved through expressway and rail construction, and in July 2009 the State Council approved the establishment of the Guanzhong-Tianshui Economic Zone (GTEZ). By 2020, the GTEZ is intended to become the northwest PRC's economic backbone. Specific objectives are the promotion of economic reform, creation of an open economic zone, and transport improvements for all, thereby attracting investment and corporations. Tianshui's urban population will increase as rural migrants seize economic opportunities in the GTEZ. The influx of industries and migrants will pressure Tianshui's infrastructure.

Although positioned as an economically developed, environment-friendly, and livable city, Tianshui faces urban development challenges. These include poor district heating and air quality, seasonal flooding, and inadequate urban transportation. The rationale for the project is addressing these urban development challenges and so enabling Tianshui to meet urbanization pressures and maximize GTEZ-related benefits.

Impact Better living conditions in Tianshui municipality.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved heating, transport and flood control services in Tianshui municipality.
Progress Toward Outcome

Midterm review mission fielded on 28 October to 5 November 2013. Tianshui Municipal Government (TMG), which is the executing agency; the Tianshui Project Management Office (TPMO); Tianshui Urban Construction and Investment Company (TUCIC) and Tianshui Heating Company (THC), the two implementing agencies maintain strong commitment to the project to overcome the difficulties in land acquisition and resettlement and delays in Component 1: Quizhou district heating network.

As of July 2014, the domestic documents for constructing a new heat source plant (replacing the origially proposed combined heat and power plant) was approved by Gansu provincial Development and Reform Committee. Reflecting the change of heat source, network design of component 1 is being updated and reviewed at provincial level for approval.

A review mission on 20-24 October 2014 conducted due diligence on heat source plant and design changes under component 1, as well as design changes under components 2 and 3.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Qinzhou district's upgraded heating network is operating.

2. Chengji road and flood control facilities are operating.

3. Urban roads and bridges are opened to traffic and related services are operating.

4. Capacity developed and institutions strengthened.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

To be assessed at completion.

To be assessed at completion.

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To be assessed at completion.

To be assessed at completion.

To be assessed at completion.

To be assessed at completion.

To be assessed at completion.

Contract packages C01, C03 and C04 have been awarded and works are underway. C01 was reflected as awarded in ADB's system in July 2013 following the approval of the revised resettlement plan.

Contract package C02 has been awarded and physical work was completed in June 2014 and open to pedestiran and NMT. Quality audit will be done in March 2015 and will be open to all transport in June 2015.

Contract package C05 has been awarded and works are underway.

Procurement has commenced and the works are underway.

In progress.

Contract package C09 was awarded and phsical works were completed in May 2014. Inspection will be done in March 2015.

Contract package C06 has been awarded and works are underway

Contract package C08 has been awarded and works are underway

Contract package C07 has been awarded and works are underway

In progress.

Completed and operating.

Procurement of package C07 has commenced and works are underway

Procurement of package C08 has commenced and works are underway

Ongoing

In progress.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified as environment category A. The project environmental impact assessment (EIA) has been circulated to ADB's Board of Directors and was posted on the ADB website on 20 December 2010. It concludes that the project has substantial environmental and socioeconomic benefits, and that its potential environmental impacts can be mitigated through the implementation of the environmental management plan (EMP) for the project. The completed domestic EIAs (in Chinese), based on extensive public consultations, comply with ADB's policies and requirements, including ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The methods and standards applied in the preparation of domestic EIAs for the project components are in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, and also meet national and provincial laws and regulations. Although adverse environmental impacts are anticipated during the construction and operation of the project potential soil erosion, geological hazards, health and safety concerns caused by asbestos if no proper protection measures are taken, and increased traffic noise mitigation measures and the project EMP are expected to lessen these potential impacts. During construction, special attention will be paid to soil erosion protection, protection of surface water quality, occupational and community health and safety, and adequate disposal of de-construction waste. During operation, special attention will be paid to traffic noise, geological hazards such as mud- and landslides, and risks of spills during transportation of hazardous and toxic goods on project roads and bridges. The project's district heating component will significantly contribute to energy saving and GHG emission reductions, as well as improving residents' living conditions and the local environment; the urban transport component will help the city establish an efficient, safe, and sustainable urban transport system that includes facilities for public transport, pedestrian crossings, traffic management, and landscaping, which will benefit the local economy and local residents, and will contribute to vehicle emission reduction; and the flood control component will promote the river embankment to the 100-year flood protection standard so that the entire urban area will be adequately protected from flooding. The Tianshui Environmental Protection Bureau will support the executing agency and the implementing agencies in implementing the project EMP. Capacity building in environmental management will be provided for the executing agency and the implementing agencies. The executing agency disclosed relevant environment information to the affected people through consultations during April-October 2010, and the results and findings were used to modify the domestic EIAs and the project design.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as resettlement category A, since construction of the project's subcomponents will necessitate significant land acquisition and resettlement. In total, the project will affect 17 village committees or community committees, 2 towns, 2 street offices, and 2 districts of Tianshui City. A total of 1,041.32 mu of land will be permanently acquired and 170 mu of land will be temporarily occupied during project implementation. The main land loss relates to construction of the Chengji road and flood control facilities. Land acquisition will affect 1,225 households and 5,593 persons. A total of 66,249 m2 of houses and buildings will be demolished, adversely impacting 416 households, 1,567 persons, and 70 small enterprises or institutions. These affected persons will benefit from the project through, for instance, improved air quality and transport access. The TPMO and the two implementing agencies will assume the overall responsibility of planning, implementation, financing, and reporting on land acquisition and resettlement activities. Two resettlement plans have been prepared for the project, have been endorsed by the executing agency and implementing agencies, and have been disclosed to affected people in local languages. The resettlement plans will be updated based on the final design and detailed measurement survey, disclosed to affected persons in local language and submitted to ADB for review and approval before awarding civil works contracts. A grievance procedure has been established for the affected persons. The TPMO will submit an internal monitoring report semiannually to ADB on the progress of resettlement implementation. The TPMO will also employ an external monitoring institute or firm that will submit semiannual monitoring reports to ADB during resettlement implementation, and annually for 2 years after resettlement completion.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as indigenous peoples category C, as the project areas have low numbers of ethnic minority residents (1.58% of the population) who are integrated economically and socially into the broader society. No adverse impacts from actions such as resettlement or land acquisition, particularly on ethnic minorities, were identified.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public disclosure of all project documents was made at the project management office and on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) website, including the project information document, design and monitoring framework, SDAP, resettlement plans, consolidated environmental impact assessment, environmental awareness program, report and recommendation of the President, public sector legal agreement, project administration memorandum, and social, environmental, and labor reemployment monitoring reports. A project information document was prepared for each subproject. Booklets outlining the resettlement plans were distributed to affected households and disclosure meetings were held. Copies of the booklet are available at the respective project management offices and each affected village office.
During Project Implementation Consultation activities are continuing during project implementation. For instance, the labor reemployment plan requires that all workers shall be consulted on their work plan and future employment before the closure of small boilers.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

QCBS: 97 person-months ($1.299 million)

ICS: 6 person-months ($0.135 million)

All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).

Procurement

International competitive bidding: 4 contracts ($23.7 million)

National competitive bidding: 15 contracts ($98.8 million)

Shopping: 10 contracts ($0.600 million)

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International competitive bidding (ICB) will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost $10 million and above. National competitive bidding (NCB) will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost $100,000 or more, but below $10 million. For goods and equipment, ICB will be used for contracts estimated to cost $1 million and above, while NCB will be used for goods and equipment below $1 million equivalent. Under NCB, before the start of any procurement ADB and the government will review the public procurement laws of the central and state governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. For NCB, the first draft English language of the procurement documents (prequalification, bidding documents, draft contract) should be submitted for ADB approval regardless of the estimated contract amount. Subsequent procurements are subject to post review. All ICB contracts are subject to prior review. Prior review and approval of ADB of the procurement documents (prequalification, bidding, contract) is required.

Responsible ADB Officer Maria Pia Ancora
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Municipal Government of TianshuiNo. 34, Minzhu (west) Road
Tianshui, Gansu, P.R.C.
741000
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Sep 2010
Fact Finding 18 Oct 2010 to 01 Nov 2010
MRM 01 Feb 2011
Approval 29 Jun 2011
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 02 Feb 2010
Last PDS Update 20 Mar 2015

Loan 2760-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Jun 2011 25 Oct 2011 14 May 2012 31 Dec 2016 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 229.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 29 Jun 2011 72.37 0.00 72%
Counterpart 129.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Jun 2011 54.55 0.00 55%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (May 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2015
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report No. 6 Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (February 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Addendum to the Consolidated Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2014
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project: District Heating Component Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2014
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (April 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2014
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report No.4 Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2014
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project - Road and Bridge Component Resettlement Plans Jul 2013
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Social Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (March 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Summary Resettlement Plan (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans Jun 2011
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Environmental Impact Assessment (as of Board approval) Environmental Impact Assessments Jan 2011
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project - District Heating Component Resettlement Plans Jan 2011
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project - Road and Bridge Component Resettlement Plans Jan 2011
Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2010

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