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

Sovereign Project | 44036-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping rehabilitate the fifth largest freshwater lake in the People's Republic of China. The project includes wastewater treatment plants and a wastewater collection network to intercept sewage that flows into the tributaries of Chao Lake. It will also improve management of solid waste and agricultural pollution, develop artificial wetlands and habitats, and strengthen lake management.

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Project Name Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 44036-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2941-PRC: Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehablitation Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 250.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sewerage

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project will support the Anhui Provincial Government (APG) to implement the Master Plan for Integrated Water Environmental Management in the Chao Lake Basin (2008-2020). The proposal for Asian Development Bank (ADB) financing includes four project outputs: (i) increased municipal point source pollution control; (ii) enhanced non-point source (NPS) pollution control; (iii) improved institutional capacity of Chao Lake Management Authority (CLMA); and (iv) strengthened project management capacity.

The project impact will be improved quality of life and sustainable aquatic ecosystem in Chao Lake. The outcome will be improved condition of water resources and environment in Chao Lake and the upstream rivers.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Chao Lake is the fifth largest freshwater lake in the PRC. Its catchment occupies about 10% of the total area of the Anhui province. The lake is important to industrial and agricultural water supply, water transport, tourism, and recreation in Anhui province. Over the last 20 years, the water environment of Chao Lake has been deteriorating due to the adverse environmental effects of rapid economic growth and urban development. During the 2000-2009 period, the urban population in the catchment increased by 30% and gross domestic product increased by 500%.

In 1996, Chao Lake was identified as one of the top three priority lakes in the PRC for environmental rehabilitation due to its poor water quality. Since then, the provincial and concerned local governments, supported by the national government and ADB, have provided large amount of resources to control municipal and industrial pollution in the lake catchment. These investments have reduced industrial and municipal wastewater to a certain extent, but they have not addressed all dimensions of the water quality problem in the lake. The lake continues to receive excessive concentrations of organic matter, nitrogen (N), and phosphorous (P). Particularly during summer times, elevated levels of pollutants and high temperatures result in algal blooms, depletion of oxygen in the water, and the emission of offensive odors.

The present average water quality in the lake is Class IV under the PRC's national environmental water quality standard and 50% of the water monitoring points in the lake are still Class V. This represents a slight improvement over the situation in 2005 when overall water quality in the lake was class V+, but is still far from the government's long term objective of Class III for the lake.

As a result of past investments and regulatory efforts, industrial pollution control in the lake catchment has improved. The two main pollution sources yet to be fully controlled are municipal point sources and non-point source (NPS) emissions. The Anhui Environmental Protection Department estimates that municipal sources account for about 50% of existing organic emissions into the lake, 57% of emissions of N, and 54% of P. Rural NPS emissions are estimated to account for 42% of organic emissions, 38% of N, and 42% of P.

The Anhui Provincial Government understands that a comprehensive approach is required to solve water quality problems in Chao Lake. To support the comprehensive approach, the APG has formulated the Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Master Plan (master plan, 2008-2020), which suggests the need for about CNY50 billion of investments to develop a wide range of structural and non-structural measures, such as strengthened institutional mechanism, expanded and upgraded municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), extension of sewerage networks, continuation of the industrial wastewater treatment control program, comprehensive rural NPS pollution control, control of other NPS pollution sources through in-stream measures, water conservation, strengthened regulatory supervision, applied research, and public education.

The project supports the PRC's sustainable development agenda for the establishment of an environmental-friendly, resource-efficient, and harmonious society, as outlined in the PRC's 12th Five-Year Plan 2011-2015. The project will support the master plan and the PRC's 12th Five-Year Plan for Chao Lake environmental protection, and introduce an integrated approach to overcoming current constraints on the lake environment restoration. The project is aligned with the PRC country partnership strategy, 2011'2015, in supporting environmental sustainability and inclusive growth.

Impact Improved quality of life and sustainable aquatic ecosystem in Chao Lake

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Improved condition of water resources and environment in Chao Lake and the upstream rivers
Progress Toward Outcome As of 31 December 2015, the overall progress of the project was 24.8% against an elapsed loan period of 49.4% from the loan effectiveness. A total of CNY842.8 million contracts have been signed and 60% of the investment has been completed for these contracts.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Output 1. Increased municipal point source pollution control

Output 2. Enhanced non-point source pollution control

Output 3. Improved institutional capacity of Chao Lake Management Authority

Output 4. Strengthened project management capacity

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

As of 11 January 2016, contract awards totaled $105.3 million including $47.5 million awarded in 2015. Currently there are 71 contract packages for ADB financing, out of which 44 contracts have been signed and issued procurement contract summary sheet numbers. The procurement for 12 contract packages is ongoing with estimated contracts amount of CNY256.5 million, and the procurement for remaining 15 packages is to be completed by September 2016 with estimated contracts amount of CNY290.5 million.

As of 31 December 2015, the cumulative disbursement totaled $61.7 million and annual disbursement of 2015 was $34.6 million.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project classification for environment is category A. A consolidated environmental impact assessment (EIA) report and an environmental management plan (EMP) were prepared following ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009).
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as Category A for involuntary resettlement. Although the impacts of land acquisition on most of the 3,200 affected people are minor, more than 50 people will be affected by house demolition and around 200 people will suffer significant loss of agricultural land. Resettlement plans have been prepared.
Indigenous Peoples In accordance with the Safeguard Policy Statement, the project is classified as Category C for indigenous peoples. The population in the project area is ethnically homogenous mainstream Han. There are no impacts on ethnic minorities/indigenous peoples' groups in the project area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants to be financed under the ADB loan are selected in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants 2013. ADB will finance three teams of consultants under the project for a total of 345 person-months (72 international, 273 national) to: (i) facilitate project management and implementation; (ii) implement a pilot project for NPS pollution control; and (iii) capacity development for CLMA. Consulting services for the individual packages are estimated at 125 person-months (25 international and 100 national) for project management, 65 person-months (all national) for NPS pollution control, and 155 person-months (47 international and 108 national) for capacity building for CLMA. The consultants will be selected and engaged following the quality and cost-based selection method, with a quality-cost ratio of 80:20, using full or simplified technical proposal, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement to be financed under the ADB loan are carried out following ADB's Procurement Guidelines 2015. Contracts for civil works valued at over $40 million and contracts for goods and related services valued at over $3 million will be procured through international competitive bidding procedures. Contracts for civil works valued at $40 million or less but over $200,000, and contracts for goods and related services valued $3 million or less but over $100,000 will be procured through national competitive bidding procedures. National competitive bidding will be undertaken following the PRC Tendering and Bidding Law (1999), subject to modifications agreed with ADB. Contract packages for civil works and for goods valued at $100,000 or less will be awarded through shopping procedure. Procurement will be centralized and a procurement agency that is familiar with ADB procurement procedures will be engaged by APG to undertake procurement of works, goods, and services under the project on behalf of the implementing agencies.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Xin Shen
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Anhui Provincial Government
ADBPMO@MAIL.HF.AH.CN
4th Flr, South Bldg. of Anhui Prov. Govt
No. 221 Middle Changjiang Road
Hefei, Anhui, P.R. of China 230001

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 Dec 2010
Fact Finding 23 Mar 2012 to 31 Mar 2012
MRM 13 Jun 2012
Approval 16 Nov 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 2941-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2012 06 Feb 2013 26 Apr 2013 30 Sep 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 432.11 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 250.00 16 Nov 2012 121.41 0.00 49%
Counterpart 182.11 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Nov 2012 62.10 0.00 25%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

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
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2015
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Environment Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2015
安徽巢湖流域水环境综合治理 : 北涝圩(巢湖河)河道治理及湿地工程 Resettlement Plans Jul 2015
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Feidong County Chao Lake Basin (Cuozhen Town Region) Water Environment Integrated Improvement Project - Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2015
安徽巢湖流域水环境综合治理 : 肥东县巢湖流域(撮镇片区)水环境 综合治理项目 移民计划更新报告 Resettlement Plans Jul 2015
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Wuwei County Wucheng Water Environment Integrated Improvement Subproject: Wuwei Section of Xihe River - Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2015
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Hefei City Binhu New District Beilaowei Environment Improvement Project - Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2015
安徽巢湖流域水环境综合治理 : 无为县无城水环境(西河无为段)综合治理工程 Resettlement Plans Jul 2015
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehablitation Project: External Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
ACLERP - Chaohu City Water Environment Integrated Improvement Project of Zhegao River and Tongyang River: Updated Resettlement Plan (October 2014) Resettlement Plans Oct 2014
ACLERP - Chaohu City Ecological Wetland Project of Huatang River Estuary: Updated Resettlement Plan (August 2014) Resettlement Plans Aug 2014
ACLERP - Chaohu City Urban District Water Environment Integrated Improvement Project: Updated Resettlement Plan (August 2014) Resettlement Plans Aug 2014
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehablitation Project: External Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2014
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Chao Lake Basin Lu'an Eastern New Town District Water Environment Improvement Project Resettlement Plans Feb 2014
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Chaohu City Urban District Water Environment Integrated Improvement Project Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Wuwei County Wucheng Water Environment (Wuwei Section of Xi River) Integrated Improvement Subproject Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Chaohu City Water Environment Integrated Improvement Project of Zhegao River and Tongyang River Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Hefei City Binhu New District Beilaowei Environment Improvement Project Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Chaohu City Ecological Wetland Project of Huatang River Estuary Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Feidong County Chao Lake Basin (Cuozhen Town Region) Water Environment Integrated Improvement Project Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Lujiang County Water Environment Integrated Improvement Project of Xian River and Its Tributaries Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Feixi County Integrated Improvement Project for Rivers Flowing into Chao Lake Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Chao Lake Basin Lu'an Eastern New Town District Water Environment Improvement Project Resettlement Plans Jun 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Chaohu City Urban District Water Environment Integrated Improvement Project (Chinese Translation) Resettlement Plans May 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Wuwei County Wucheng Water Environment (Wuwei Section of Xi River) Integrated Improvement Subproject (Chinese Translation) Resettlement Plans May 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project Environmental Impact Assessments May 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Chaohu City Water Environment Integrated Improvement Project of Zhegao River and Tongyang River (Chinese Translation) Resettlement Plans May 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Hefei City Binhu New District Beilaowei Environment Improvement Project (Chinese Translation) Resettlement Plans May 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Chaohu City Ecological Wetland Project of Huatang River Estuary (Chinese Translation) Resettlement Plans May 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Feidong County Chao Lake Basin (Cuozhen Town Region) Water Environment Integrated Improvement Project (Chinese Translation) Resettlement Plans May 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Lujiang County Water Environment Integrated Improvement Project of Xian River and Its Tributaries (Chinese Translation) Resettlement Plans May 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Feixi County Integrated Improvement Project for Rivers Flowing into Chao Lake (Chinese Translation) Resettlement Plans May 2012
Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project: Chao Lake Basin Lu'an Eastern New Town District Water Environment Improvement Project (Chinese Translation) Resettlement Plans May 2012

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