China, People's Republic of: Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign Project | 44036-012

Summary

The TA activities will be implemented in two parts comprising: the part one for the detailed situation assessment to facilitate policy dialogue, sub-project selection and project scoping; and the part two as the detailed project preparation support covering: (i) sector analysis; (ii) review of overall project design; (iii) economic analysis; (iv) financial analysis; (v) financial management assessment; (vi) technical analysis of alternatives and design standards; (vii) poverty and social assessment including preparing poverty and social strategy, gender action plan, and special measures for ethnic minorities; (viii) environmental impact assessment including preparing environmental management plan; (ix) preparation of resettlement plan; (x) overall institutional assessment including procurement capacity assessment; and (xi) public participatory consultation.

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Project Name Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 44036-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7701-PRC: Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitaton Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

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

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The TA activities will be implemented in two parts comprising: the part one for the detailed situation assessment to facilitate policy dialogue, sub-project selection and project scoping; and the part two as the detailed project preparation support covering: (i) sector analysis; (ii) review of overall project design; (iii) economic analysis; (iv) financial analysis; (v) financial management assessment; (vi) technical analysis of alternatives and design standards; (vii) poverty and social assessment including preparing poverty and social strategy, gender action plan, and special measures for ethnic minorities; (viii) environmental impact assessment including preparing environmental management plan; (ix) preparation of resettlement plan; (x) overall institutional assessment including procurement capacity assessment; and (xi) public participatory consultation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) has requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide lending support for the proposed Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project.

Chao Lake, the fifth largest freshwater lake in the PRC, is the focus of one of the PRC's highest profile lake restoration programs.2 It is located at the center of Anhui Province close to its capital, Hefei City. Chao Lake has an area of 776 square kilometers, and its depth varies between 2-3 meters. The area around Chao Lake is largely an agricultural region, with about 6.3 million people living in the surrounding cities and towns.

Despite its strategic central location, Anhui province lags behind the rest of the country in economic development, with a GDP per capita of around one third the level of the national average. There is great regional disparity as well, with most of the wealth concentrated in industrial cities. Sixty-one percent of the province's population of 66 million is classified as rural, with poverty incidence climbing to 10.5% in the countryside.

The project preparatory technical assistance (the TA) is needed to ensure that the design and preparation of the Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project (the project) proposed by the Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) can fully meet the loan processing requirements of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), thus being suitable for ADB lending support.

Impact Restored safe and usable water resources in the Chao Lake
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved water quality in the Chao Lake and its uptream water bodies
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Rehabilitated river courses: (i) vegetated buffer zones constructed, (ii) river courses dredged, (iii) setback requirements constructed, and (iv) engineered habitat restoration constructed for biota and erosion control

Strengthened wastewater management: (i) urban wastewater interceptor sewer constructed, (ii) trunk sewerage/drainage system constructed, and (iii) urban storm drainage facilities installed/upgraded

Agricultural nonpoint source pollution control: (i) organic farming introduced, (ii) biogas digesters established, (iii) sanitation wastewater intercepted, and (iv) artificial wetlands established and habitats enhanced to reduce nutrient loads into the lake

Integrated aquatic ecosystem management: (i) introducing eco-compensation to sustain ecosystem conservation, (ii) Chao Lake ecosystem protection measures developed, and (iii) environmental management and pollution control strengthened in Chaohu and Hefei cities

Strengthened project management capacity, project management support provided

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Individual consultants for Part I component was mobilized in March 2011 and AECOM, consultant for Part II component was mobilized in July 2011. Good progress has been achieved since the inception in September 2011 including (i) update of 14 subprojects' feasibility study reports, (ii) submission of draft domestic environmental impact assessment reports, and (iii) establishment of a project management office. The consultant's revised draft final report was submitted in March 2012. The final report was submitted in August 2012.
Geographical Location TBD
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will be responsible for recruiting consultants following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). For Part One, it is important to take a fast-track approach to improve the relevance and usefulness on the domestic subproject selection and policy reform, and therefore ADB will engage 3 person-months of international and 10 person-months of three national consultants through an individual consultant selection method; whereas for Part Two: 12 person-months of international and 42 person-months of national consultants will be engaged through a firm using the quality and cost-based selection method with a quality cost ratio of 90:10
Responsible ADB Officer Qingfeng Zhang
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Anhui Provincial Government4th Flr, South Bldg. of Anhui Prov. Govt
No. 221 Middle Changjiang Road
Hefei, Anhui, P.R. of China 230001
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2011
Fact Finding 28 Feb 2010 to 13 Mar 2010
MRM -
Approval 10 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Mar 2013

TA 7701-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2010 07 Jan 2011 07 Jan 2011 28 Feb 2012 28 Feb 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 10 Dec 2010 878,265.65
Title Document Type Document Date
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Dec 2010

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