China, People's Republic of: Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Transport Project

Sovereign Project | 43031-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping the People's Republic of China improve the waterway transport system in Hunan province. The project will make the Xiang River more navigable for larger vessels, improve cargo terminals along the river, and provide landing berths for rural communities. It will also tap the river’s hydropower potential to provide 363 gigawatt-hours of clean energy per year for the province.

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Project Name Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Transport Project
Project Number 43031-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2962-PRC: Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Transport Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Water transport (non-urban)

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 is ongoing and well on track. Disbursement is about 76% of $150 million.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

All civil works and equipment contracts for the complex have been awarded and construction progressing well and to be completed as scheduled.

Songbai port construction nearing completion and 126 landing stages provided.

To be assessed.

Three consultations held and five gender-awareness trainings organized, 320 manuals on HIV/AIDS prevention distributed, and 157 women received farm and non-farm skill trainings. The Water Transport Development Committee was established and holds regular meetings. Hunan Water Transportation Construction and Investment Group Co. Ltd. has replaced Hunan Xiangjiang Navigation Construction & Development Corporation Ltd. A gender awareness training was held for 30 XNCD staff in Dec 2012.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is classified as environmental category A. There are no nature reserves or protected areas near the complex site. The structure of the complex is a run-of-the-river type with a low head of 10 meter. An environmental impact assessment (EIA) was prepared in compliance with the PRC regulatory framework and ADB''s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Two rounds of public consultation, including a community survey were undertaken. The EIA was circulated to ADB''s Board of Directors and made public through the ADB website on 4 August 2011. The potential impacts include incremental adverse impacts on water quality through re-suspension heavy metals in sediments and subsequent impacts to downstream water quality, incremental adverse impacts on fish resources through creation of a new barrier to upstream migration of fish and to downstream movement of fish spawn and fish fry, and loss of critical spawning habitat for fish. The EIA's detailed environmental management plan (EMP) provides $16.5 million for mitigation measures to prevent and reduce these and other potential impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as category A for involuntary resettlement. A resettlement plan was developed in accordance with local laws and regulations and ADB''s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), with active participation of local governments and the affected people. Resettlement information booklets have been distributed to affected villages. The project will affect a total of 53 villages of 14 township/towns in 3 counties. The project will permanently acquire 5,791.5 mu (386.1 ha) of land and will temporarily occupy 196 mu (13.1 ha) of land. Most of the affected households will only lose part of their total landholding. It is estimated that 5,286 persons will be directly affected by land acquisition and house demolition. A total of 30 households (127 persons) will need to be relocated. The resettlement budget is estimated at CNY467 million, or about 19% of the project cost.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as indigenous peoples category C as there are no minority groups present in the project area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation meetings were held during processing.
During Project Implementation To continue holding meeting with stakeholders during project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services 23. An international consulting firm will be engaged to provide services in the areas of institutional strengthening, capacity building and port development study. A total of 37 person-months (5 international and 32 national) of inputs will be required with expertise in inland waterway policy, public concession management, port planning and management. ADB will select and hire the consultants using full technical proposal procedures through QCBS with quality-cost ratio of 80:20. In addition, five (5) individual consultants with expertise in hydraulic structures, geological engineering, hydropower, resettlement and waterway engineering will be hired to serve in a Technical Advisory Panel. All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement

The Goods component consists in the procurement hydropower generation equipment, metalworks (powerhouse, sluices and shiplock gates), navigation equipment and ancillary electromechanical equipment. ADB will provide full financing for five (5) packages covering the procurement of i) hydropower generation equipment (turbines, generators and ancillary equipment), ii) metalworks (powerhouse and sluices), iii) shiplock gates) and iv) emergency response vessels. All goods under ADB financing will be procured through ICB or NCB.

The Civil Works component covers procurement i) construction of a barrage and powerhouse, ii) construction of a shiplock, iii) protection of banks, iv) construction of berths. ADB will finance partially the two largest civil works packages namely i) the construction of the barrage and powerhouse, and ii) the construction of the shiplock. ADB will finance the construction of the Barrage and Shiplock both to be procured through ICB.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Li Cai
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Hunan Provincial Department of Transport (HPDOT)
649 Yuandayilu Road, Changsha, Hunan Province,
People's Republic of China 410001

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 2962-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2012 25 Jan 2013 25 Apr 2013 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 327.92 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 07 Dec 2012 147.31 0.00 98%
Counterpart 177.92 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Dec 2012 121.06 0.00 81%

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
Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Transport Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2016
Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Transport Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report (July 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Transport Project: Semiannual Social Monitoring Report (March 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Transport Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report (January 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Transport Project: Semi-Annual Environmental Monitoring Report (July 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Transport Project: Semi-Annual Social Monitoring Report (July 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Transport Project: Semi-Annual Environmental Monitoring Report (January 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Transport Project: Xiangjiang Tugutang Navigation & Hydropower Complex Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2013
Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Transport Project: Semi-Annual Environmental Monitoring Report (July 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Project: Tugutang Navigation and Hydropower Complex (Final) Resettlement Plans Oct 2012
Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Project (Draft) Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 2011
Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Project Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 2011
Hunan Xiangjiang Inland Waterway Project: Tugutang Navigation and Hydropower Complex (Draft) Resettlement Plans May 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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