China, People's Republic of: Gansu Baiyin Integrated Urban Development Project

Sovereign Project | 46062-002 Status: Active


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Project Name Gansu Baiyin Integrated Urban Development Project
Project Number 46062-002
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3202-PRC: Gansu Baiyin Integrated Urban Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Transport - Urban public transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

1. LIP construction has started. The first bidding documents of WTP and road components will be advertised in Q2 2016.

2. The terms of reference of the TVET consultant team has been revised jointly by ADB and the PMO. The engagement will start in Q2 2016.

3. ITS equipment for transport safety & security and public transportation management systems were procured. The installation will be completed in Q2 2016.

4. The project management consulting service was engaged in December 2015.

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

1.The length of pipeline is adjusted to 37 km after the detailed engineering design (July 2015)

2. Recruitment of Consulting Service (TOR finalization)

3. In Progress

4.Not yet started. The project management consultant was engaged.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is environment category B. An initial environmental examination (IEE), including environmental management plan (EMP), was prepared based on three domestic environmental impact assessments prepared for the infrastructure components, and a planning environment impact assessment prepared for the LIP. The IEE complies with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and was disclosed on the ADB website. It confirms that construction-phase impacts will be localized, short term, and can be effectively mitigated through application of good construction practices and implementation of health and safety risk management plans defined in the EMP. Significant earthwork, which will disturb surface soils and could affect surface water in the project area, can be mitigated by adherence to the measures defined in the water and soil conservation plan. Dust and noise control will address the concerns of nearby residents during project implementation and operational phases. The sustainability of water extraction from regional water resources was confirmed through regional water balance analysis of the Yellow River and its water allocation plan. The effluent from the wastewater treatment plant will be reused for landscape irrigation and industrial process, contributing to increased resilience to climate variability and future climate change. The ISO 14001 certified EMS will ensure environmental management and emergency response capacity of LIP and minimize environmental risks within LIP during operational phase. BMG will be responsible for the overall implementation and compliance with the EMP; including inspection, monitoring, reporting, and corrective actions or measures. Environmental management is supported by loan assurances and capacity development and institutional strengthening activities under the project. BMG conducted meaningful consultation with potentially affected people and project beneficiaries. Environmental complaints will be handled in accordance with the grievance redress mechanism developed for the project. The outstanding environmental feature of the project is the development of the EMS for the LIP, attached to the IEE. It will ensure sustainable environmental path for LIP development.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified category A for involuntary resettlement. The project will occupy 1,158.3 mu of state-owned land, acquire 397.7 mu of collectively-owned land, and demolish houses of 35 households with 156 persons. Total of 67 rural households and 337 persons will be significantly affected due to the land acquisition and house relocation. Temporary land occupation of 155 mu will affect 46 rural households and 243 persons. A resettlement plan was prepared in line with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), approved by ADB, disclosed to the affected persons, and uploaded to the ADB website on 16 June 2014. The resettlement plan will be finalized in line with detailed engineering design and detailed measurement survey, disclosed to affected persons, and submitted to ADB for approval. Compensation for lost assets and resettlement allowances will be paid to affected persons, and livelihood rehabilitation will be arranged in accordance with the resettlement plan. A due diligence report, prepared as an appendix of the resettlement plan, reviewed the collective land acquisition for the project completed in August 2012 and November 2013. The implementation of the resettlement plan will be monitored and evaluated internally and externally. Reflecting the first ADB project experience, BMG will have and cause LMC to have fulltime staff members responsible for land acquisition and resettlement who will ensure compliance of ADB safeguards requirement and regularly report implementation progress through periodic 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 has been completed. They will be submitted to ADB and publicly disclosed. The project has also established a transparent grievance redress mechanism that will provide meaningful consultation and trigger remedial action.
Indigenous Peoples The project is indigenous peoples category C. The project has no negative effect to the ethnic minority. There is no concentrated area of ethnic minorities in the project area. Ethnic minorities are scattered in all residential quarters and 1.8% of the total municipal population is ethnic minorities and is primarily Hui minority. They will enjoy the benefits created by the project the same way as the Han people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultations with representatives of affected villages, communities, laid-off workers, rural surplus labors, enterprises, and government agencies were conducted during project design. In total, 433 people were surveyed, and 30 focus group discussions (FGD) were held, of which 350 people participated. Key informant interviews and stakeholders workshops were held with the executing agency, implementing agencies, and other stakeholders during preparation of the resettlement plan and environmental management plan.
During Project Implementation Baiyin Municipality and Jingyuan County Women's Federations will coordinate with Baiyin Municipal project management office (Baiyin PMO) and LIP Management Committee to assist in organizing several advocacy, consultative, and training activities for the project's subcomponents. Key informant interviews and workshops conducted with Women's Federations in Baiyin and Jingyuan during project design will continue during project implementation. A suitable budget, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building activities were designed to support their participation.

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Consulting Services

All consultants financed by ADB will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the

Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). An estimated 151 person-months (14 international and 137 national) of consulting services are required to (i) facilitate project management and implementation, (ii) provide capacity building and institutional strengthening, (iii) conduct external monitoring, (iv) provide support for implementation of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) component, and (v) design and install environmental management system.

Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). International competitive bidding (ICB) will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost $10 million and above. National competitive bidding (NCB) will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost over $100,000 equivalent up to below $10 million. For goods and equipment, ICB will be used for values exceeding $1 million, while NCB will be used for goods and equipment from over $100,000 to below $1 million equivalent. For NCB, the first draft English language of the procurement documents (bidding documents, and draft contract) should be submitted for ADB approval regardless of the estimated contract amount. Subsequent procurements are subject to post review. All ICB contracts are subject to prior review. Prior review and approval of ADB of the procurement documents (prequalification, bidding, contract) is required.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Lan Wang
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Baiyin Municipal Government
ZHJH 6759@163.COM
Baiyin Development & Reform Commission
Municipal Government Building
Baiyin City, Gansu Province, PRC


Concept Clearance 17 Jun 2013
Fact Finding 26 May 2014 to 03 Jun 2014
MRM 11 Jul 2014
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 3202-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Nov 2014 27 Feb 2015 25 May 2015 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 212.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 28 Nov 2014 6.26 0.00 6%
Counterpart 112.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Nov 2014 8.81 0.00 9%

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  • 02 Dec 2014 | News Release

    ADB Loan to Prompt Urban and Environmental Renewal in Baiyin, PRC

    MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $100 million to help drive an industrial and environmental regeneration in the city of Baiyin in Gansu, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), over the next 5 years. Baiyin was established as a copper producing center in the 1950s. But since the 1980s, continuous exploitation of its mineral wealth along with an associated environmental decline have left the city’s natural resources exhausted.