China, People's Republic of: Hubei Huangshi Urban Pollution Control and Environmental Management Project

Sovereign Project | 44019-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is supporting an integrated approach to urban pollution control in Huangshi city in the People’s Republic. The project will combine reducing upstream pollution with improving downstream water quality in three lakes, Cihu, Qingshan, and Qinggang. It will build and rehabilitate wastewater and solid waste systems and improve lake ecology and hydraulic circulation.

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Project Name Hubei Huangshi Urban Pollution Control and Environmental Management Project
Project Number 44019-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2940-PRC: Hubei Huangshi Urban Pollution Control and Environmental Management Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

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

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

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 the project is ongoing and the progress toward outcome is to be assessed during mid-term review mission
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Up to 31 August 2015, the total contract awards of the project reached to $32.3 million and total disbursements reached to $16.1 million. Six works contracts, three equipment contracts and eight consulting services have been awarded.

construction of awarded civil works are ongoing.

Safeguard issues are being monitored by consultants.

Geographical Location Huangshi Municipality, Hubei Province

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, mainly triggered by the lake rehabilitation and hydraulic circulation component. An environmental impact assessment (EIA) was prepared in compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), and was circulated to ADB's Board of Directors and posted on the ADB website. The EIA concludes that the project will have substantial environmental benefits and that its potential environmental impacts can be mitigated through implementation of the environmental management plan (EMP). Expected significant environmental benefits include (i) improved water quality of the three lakes in terms of both organic pollutants and nutrient levels through well-integrated project components, (ii) ecological restoration of polluted and blocked urban lakes, and (iii) improved sanitary conditions and public health through expanded urban services for wastewater, sludge and solid waste.

Major potential environment safeguards issues relate to: (i) lake sediment dredging, noise and air pollution, surface water pollution, and occupational and community health and safety during construction; (ii) noise and air quality impacts from solid waste transfer stations, wastewater and sludge treatment facilities, and pumping stations at some sensitive areas during operation; (iii) possible impacts on the Yangtze River from discharge of effluent from the wastewater treatment plant; and (iv) health and safety concerns during the operation of the wastewater and sludge treatment plants and the solid waste transfer stations. To reduce these impacts to acceptable levels, mitigation measures such as reducing and controlling the exposure of contaminated sediments to the aquatic ecosystem, adopting performance standards for dredging operations, and regular monitoring of the project's environmental performance during construction and operation have been defined in the EMP. The Huangshi environmental protection bureau will guide and monitor the PMO, HUCIDC and contractors in implementing the EMP. Environmental management is supported by loan covenants and capacity development activities under the project. The executing agency disclosed relevant environment information to the affected people, and the results and findings of the consultation process were used to modify the EIA and the project design. Consultation and public participation will continue throughout project implementation and any environmental complaints or disputes will be handled in accordance with the grievance redress mechanism established for the project.

Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as resettlement category A. In total, the project will affect 5 districts, 11 towns, and 26 villages and communities of Huangshi city. A total of 898 mu20 of land will be permanently acquired, including 309 mu collective land and 589 mu state-owned land; also, 1,450 mu of land will be temporarily occupied during project implementation. Land acquisition will affect 193 households with 766 persons. A total of 44,050 m2 residential houses and 8,208 m2 non-residential houses will be demolished, affecting 228 households with 853 persons, 3 enterprises and 26 employees. A resettlement plan was prepared according to ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009).21 The resettlement plan was endorsed by HMG and disclosed to the affected persons in local language. The resettlement plan will be finalized based on the detailed engineering design and detailed measurement survey, disclosed to affected persons in local language, and submitted to ADB for approval prior to awarding of civil works contracts. The compensation for lost assets and resettlement allowance will be paid to affected persons and the livelihood rehabilitation will be arranged in accordance with the resettlement plan prior to commencement of the related civil works. The PMO and HUCIDC will assume the overall responsibility of planning, implementation, financing, and reporting on land acquisition and resettlement activities. A grievance redress mechanism has been established for affected persons.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as indigenous peoples category C. In Huangshi, ethnic minorities represent about 0.1% of the total population. They are socially and economically well integrated and do not form any concentrated residential area. No ethnic minorities are affected by land acquisition and resettlement.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Several rounds and modes of consultations were undertaken with a number of stakeholders in the project area during project preparation. The major stakeholders were (i) groups directly affected by the project in a positive or negative way, including men, women, the poor, sanitation workers, and business owners; and (ii) related organizations including the project management office (PMO), the executing agency, implementing agency, Urban Sanitation Bureau, Health Bureau, Water Resources Bureau, Civil Affairs Bureau, Women's Federation, Land Resources Bureau, Finance Bureau, and Labor and Social Security Bureau. A socioeconomic survey was undertaken for 402 households. In addition, 21 focus group discussions were held with women and men, the poor, sanitation workers, and small business owners from the community of the project area. A number of key informant interviews and stakeholder workshops were also held with various bureaus to inform and consult on the project design.

Through the consultation and participation process during project preparation, stakeholders came to know more about the project. Their opinions and concerns were analyzed and incorporated into the project design.

During Project Implementation

A C&P plan, covering project design, implementation, and operation stages, was prepared to ensure community involvement throughout the project life and that they benefit from the project activities. The main contents of C&P include:

(i) disclosure of all project documents on the PMO and ADB websites, including the project data sheet, design and monitoring framework, resettlement plan, environmental impact assessment and environmental management plan, and social and environmental monitoring reports; booklets outlining the resettlement plan were distributed to affected households and disclosure meetings were held;

(ii) establishment of a community environmental management group in Yaguang pilot community to self-manage the solid waste sorting and protect the community sanitation environment; and help implement solid waste sorting, formulate relevant incentive measures, select labor for construction, conduct environmental protection awareness, coordinate all stakeholders, integrate opinions of residents, and monitor the social development action plan; and

(iii) a public education and awareness program to promote lake ecosystems, environmental protection, public health and hygiene education, solid waste sorting and recycling, social acceptance for tariffs increase, and overall project benefits.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

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

An estimated 268 person-months (46.5 international, 221.5 national) of consulting services are required for (i) project management support; (ii) institutional capacity development; (iii) external resettlement monitoring; (iv) external environmental monitoring; (v) individual implementation startup consultants; (vi) sewer network survey and geographic information system (GIS) establishment; and (v) pilot solid waste sorting and recycling scheme. Consulting firm for project management, institutional strengthening, and sewer network survey will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality:cost ratio of 80:20 using full technical proposal procedure. Two consulting services for external resettlement and environmental monitors and a consulting service for pilot solid waste sorting and recycling scheme will be engaged through consultants' qualifications selection method (CQS) for firm, and individual consultant selection method (ICS) for individual consultants.

Procurement

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

International competitive bidding (ICB) procedures will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost $10 million equivalent or more, while National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost less than $10 million equivalent in accordance with the PRC's Tendering and Bidding Law (1999), subject to modifications agreed upon with ADB. Major contracts for goods valued at $1 million equivalent or more will be awarded through ADB's ICB procedures, while smaller packages for goods valued at less than $1 million equivalent will be procured following NCB procedures. The shopping method will be allowed for contracts valued at $100,000 equivalent or less for civil works and $100,000 equivalent or less for goods. The relevant sections of ADB's Anticorruption Policy (1998, as amended to date) will be included in procurement documents and contracts.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Baochang Zheng
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Huangshi Municipal Government
No. Te 1, Hangzhou Road
Tuanchengshan Development District
Huangshi City
Hubei Province, Post Code 4355003

Timetable

Concept Clearance 23 Sep 2010
Fact Finding 20 Mar 2012 to 30 Mar 2012
MRM 19 Jun 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Sep 2015

Loan 2940-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Nov 2012 06 Feb 2013 02 May 2013 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 245.63 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 15 Nov 2012 39.52 0.00 40%
Counterpart 145.63 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Nov 2012 26.56 0.00 27%

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
Hubei Huangshi Urban Pollution Control and Environmental Management Project: External Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report No.4 (March-August 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Hubei Huangshi Urban Pollution Control and Environmental Management Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January–July 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Hubei Huangshi Urban Pollution Control and Environmental Management Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2015
Hubei Huangshi Urban Pollution Control and Environmental Management Project: External Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report No.3 Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Hubei Huangshi Urban Pollution Control and Environmental Management Project: Addendum to Resettlement Plan for Inland Lake Restoration and Hydraulic Circulation Restoration - “Wetland” Subproject Resettlement Plans Feb 2015
Hubei Huangshi Urban Pollution Control and Environmental Management Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Hubei Huangshi Urban Pollution Control and Environmental Management Project: Social Monitoring Report (September 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2014
湖北黄石城市污染控制和环境管理项目: 移民安置外部独立监测评估报告(2014年6月) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Hubei Huangshi Urban Pollution Control and Environmental Management Project Resettlement Plans Mar 2014
Hubei Huangshi Urban Pollution Control and Environmental Management Project Environmental Impact Assessments May 2012
Hubei Huangshi Urban Pollution Control and Environmental Management Project Resettlement Plans May 2012

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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