China, People's Republic of: Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 45507-003 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping the People’s Republic of China develop the three cities comprising the central Yunnan city cluster - Chuxiong Municipality, Lufeng County, and Wuding County. The project will reduce flood risks and enhance public amenities, improve sanitation and public health, expand urban road networks, and promote public participation in urban development.

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Project Name Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project
Project Number 45507-003
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3115-PRC: Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

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

Transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sanitation - 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 start-up has made a good progress. As of May 2015, the CPPMO and IAs (i) has engaged external monitor for resettlement; (ii) started updating three resettlement plans; (iii) completed recruitment of consultants for project management and capacity building; (iv) completed preparation of the first bidding documents and submitted for ADB review; and started process of engaging external monitor on environment.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Three updated resettlement plans have been approved by ADB; three civil works contracts were awarded and construction of the three roads has made considerable progress; imprest account for the project was opened and $8 million loan proceeds were withdrawn.

2015 training plan was pproved by ADB.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is classified category A for environment. An environmental impact assessment was drafted in compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and posted on the ADB website on 18 July 2013. The environmental impact assessment concluded that the anticipated environmental impacts and risks can be mitigated to acceptable levels through the implementation of the environmental management plan. During construction, the focus will be on proper earthwork management, soil erosion and water resources protection, and sound construction site management. During operation, special attention will be paid to mitigating traffic noise at sensitive sites and strengthening the early warning system for floods, traffic safety, and solid waste management in Chuxiong Municipality, Lufeng County, and Wuding County. Monitoring of the project's environmental performance will be conducted during project construction and operation by contractors, construction supervision companies, and local environmental monitoring stations. The monitoring will be verified by an independent external monitor. The CPG and the project municipal and county governments are committed to managing the identified environmental risks and have agreed on a comprehensive set of environment-related loan covenants and a training program with a strong emphasis on environment safeguards. Environment safeguard documents were disclosed to the affected people. Potential environmental complaints or disputes will be handled in accordance with the grievance redress mechanism established for the project.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified category A for involuntary resettlement. Three resettlement plans and one resettlement and ethnic minority development plan were prepared in line with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and were approved by ADB and the government. The plans were disclosed to the affected persons and uploaded to the ADB website in October 2013. Overall, the project will affect 8,639 persons, including 652 who will be relocated. The project will permanently acquire 2,261 mu of collective and state-owned land, and demolish 40,814 square meters of residential and nonresidential buildings. The project municipal and county governments have assured ADB that funds for resettlement will be made available on a timely basis. The capacity development and institutional strengthening activities will include support for implementing resettlement. The implementation of the resettlement plans and the resettlement and ethnic minority development plan will be monitored and evaluated internally and externally. The three project municipal and county governments and PIUs have fulltime staff members responsible for land acquisition and resettlement who will regularly report implementation progress to the CPG and submit quarterly progress reports to ADB. The external monitor will review the progress and general welfare of affected persons to assess whether they have fully regained their standard of living. Monitoring and evaluation reports will be prepared semiannually during implementation and annually for 2 years after resettlement is complete. They will be submitted to ADB and publicly disclosed. The project has also established a transparent grievance mechanism that will provide meaningful consultation and trigger remedial action defined for the project.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified category B for indigenous peoples. The majority of the population in Yunnan and in the project cities belong to more than 25 ethnic minorities. Ethnic minorities in Chuxiong Municipality and Lufeng County are well-integrated socially and economically in the cities and do not live in distinct communities in the project areas. In Wuding County, a minority ethnic Hui village will be affected by the subproject's road construction, primarily through land acquisition and the resettlement of three households. Aside from the land acquisition and concerns over noise during construction activities, no negative impacts have been identified in the village during extensive consultations. The village population supports the project, which it expects to provide it with improved mobility and access to the city center. The education and household income levels of the ethnic minority and majority populations are the same in these project cities, and ethnic minorities benefit from many preferential policies that provide them with representation in politics and access to schools and programs in rural areas for poverty alleviation. A resettlement and ethnic minority development plan that outlines the issues and actions for ethnic minority integration in the resettlement plan for the Wuding subproject was approved, disclosed to the affected persons, and uploaded to the ADB website in October 2013.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultations with project municipal and county government agencies took place during project design. A socioeconomic survey, an ethnic minority development survey, and focus group discussions covered 520 urban and rural households with 950 people in the project areas. During the preparation of resettlement and ethnic minority development plan, members of more than 460 affected households were interviewed, while 300 local affected people and more than 100 representatives from various institutions and local communities were consulted during the environmental monitoring plan preparation. Public participation during implementation will include such activities as (i) the public hearing process for tariff adjustments and urban design and planning; and (ii) advocacy on flood warning and evacuation, solid waste management and recycling, and road safety. These processes were reflected in the SAP, the gender action plan, the design and monitoring framework, and loan assurances.
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Individual consultant selection - 9 person-months - $0.16 million

Quality- and cost-based selection - 112 person-months - $1.84 million

Procurement

International competitive bidding - 7 contracts - $61.20 million

National competitive bidding - 22 contracts - $125.00 million

Shopping - 5 contracts - $0.05 million

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Chenglong Chu
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Finance of Yunnan Province
YNSWC@126.COM
Division of International Cooperation Wuhuashan, Kunming Yunnan, Peoples Republic of China
Chuxiong Prefecture Government
CXWZ8117@126.COM
No 91 of Huidong Road, Project Management
Office of ADB Chuxiong Project, Chuxiong
Municipality, 675000, Yunnan, P.R.China

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 3115-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Mar 2014 22 Aug 2014 18 Nov 2014 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 410.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 21 Mar 2014 10.69 0.00 7%
Counterpart 260.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Mar 2014 8.33 0.00 6%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - 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
Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project: Lufeng County Subproject Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2015
Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project: Wuding Subproject Updated Resettlement and Ethnic Minority Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Jun 2015
Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project: Chuxiong City Road Component Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2015
Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project: Longchuan River Component - External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project: Lufeng Component - External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project: Wuding Component - External Monitoring Report on Resettlement and Ethnic Minority Development (No. 1) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project: Chuxiong City Road Component - External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project: Wuding Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Subproject Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Oct 2013
Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project: Chuxiong City Road Component Resettlement Plans Aug 2013
Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project: Lufeng Urban Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Subproject Resettlement Plans Jul 2013
Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project: Longchuan River Component Resettlement Plans Jul 2013
Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 2013

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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