China, People's Republic of: Anhui Huainan Urban Water Systems Integrated Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign Project | 46078-002 Status: Active


ADB is helping the People’s Republic of China upgrade urban water systems in Huainan municipality. The project will improve wastewater collection, rehabilitate and build water channels and flood control systems, and reduce pollution in five lakes. It will also help prepare an urban flood and waterlogging management master plan and develop a flood forecasting and warning system.

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Project Name Anhui Huainan Urban Water Systems Integrated Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 46078-002
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3054-PRC: Anhui Huainan Urban Water Systems Integrated Rehabilitation Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
TA 8491-PRC: Strengthening Urban Flood Management in Huainan Municipality
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

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

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban flood protection - Urban sewerage

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Improvement of Long Lake pump station to increase its flood control capacity is ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Improvement of one pump station is ongoing, while other construction activities are delayed by incomplete land acquisition issues.

A civil works contract for construction of a flood diversion channel will be awarded at the end of 2015.

An external resettlement monitor has been engaged by the PMO in Sept 2015 and the first semiannual resettlement monitoring and evaluation report will be submitted to ADB by 31 December 2015.

A consulting firm for the asociated technical assistance was recruited and the consultant team was fielded on 11 March 2015. The consultant team will make recommendations for improvement of the draft Huainan Municipality Integrated Drainage (Storm Water) and Waterlogging Plan, draft Huainan Municipality Flood Control Plan, draft Huainan Municipality Drainage (Sewage) Plan by July 2016.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The environmental impact assessment report prepared for the project is based on the domestic environmental impact assessment report, as well as the consultant's report on the project preparatory technical assistance; and complies with the environmental policy of the People's Republic of China and Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) Safeguard Policy Statement. It concludes that the project will have substantial positive environmental and socioeconomic benefits resulting from (i) improved urban water channels, lakes, and Huai River; (ii) improved management of water and ecology in the lakes; and (iii) improved flood management. Environmental concerns of the project include construction impacts on air, noise, and water quality; solid waste; and disturbance to some water birds. These will be prevented or minimized to acceptable levels through the implementation of an environmental management plan with adequate mitigation and monitoring arrangements. The plan includes a detailed training program to ensure the Hhuainan municipal government has adequate capacity to manage and monitor environmental impacts and risks. The environmental impact assessment report was disclosed on ADB website on 28 May 2013.
Involuntary Resettlement The project will acquire a total of 126 hectares of land; 248 hectares will be occupied temporarily. The project will demolish 17,257 square meters of housing and 780 square meters of small business shops. It will affect 2,075 people, 1,451 of these will lose more than 10% of their productive assets and/or be physically displaced. The Huainan municipal government (HMG), with the assistance of consultants engaged under the project preparatory technical assistance, prepared a resettlement plan in line with Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and related laws and regulations of Huainan Municipality, Anhui Province, and the People's Republic of China. The HMG has endorsed the resettlement plan and disclosed the relevant information to affected people. The resettlement plan was also disclosed on ADB website. The HMG will fully finance CNY292.1 million of land acquisition and resettlement costs. The ADB loan will finance the costs for semiannual external resettlement monitoring and evaluation. The HMG has experience in conducting land acquisition and resettlement for foreign-funded projects and has the capacity to implement the resettlement plan for this project.
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous peoples will not be affected or benefit from the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultation was carried out by the executing agency during the preparation of project design documents. Further consultation through workshops and a stakeholder analysis were also carried out during the implementation of the project preparatory technical assistance.
During Project Implementation

Consultation during design of the project and participation during implementation with activities, such as a public-hearing process for adjusting wastewater collection fees, will involve more than 600 households. The project management office (PMO) and a pilot community will develop a community participation manual. These processes are reflected in the consultation and participation (C&P) plan, gender action plan (GAP), social action plan (SAP), loan assurances, design and monitoring framework, and project administration manual (PAM), with appropriate budget for consulting services under the project and an associated technical assistance.

A community environmental supervision and flood management team (CESFMT), comprising three community members including at least one female member, will be established in each of the eight pilot communities. CESFMTs will increase the environmental awareness of community residents to eliminate improper disposal of solid waste and waste dumping into urban water channels, and make community residents aware of the flood warning system and flood response plan.

During detailed design and implementation of each project output, the C&P plan will be implemented, including the participation of stakeholders in detailed design and disclosure of relevant information, consultation on resettlement programs with affected persons and disclosure of the resettlement plan, disclosure of the environmental impact assessment plan, disclosure of wastewater and solid waste treatment plants and their structure, disclosure of construction programs and relevant information, increase of public environmental awareness and public health knowledge, holding of a hearing for water and wastewater tariff increases, development and disclosure of community participation manual, and participation in and disclosure of the flood warning and management program.

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Consulting Services Consultants will be required for the promotion of international best practices of nonstructural measures to improve water environment, and project management support and capacity development. All consultants will be hired following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All ADB-financed procurement will be conducted following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). A procurement agency will be hired to conduct procurement on behalf of the implementing agencies.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Baochang Zheng
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Anhui Provincial Finance Bureau
World Bank Loan Division
No. 238, Funanxi Road, Hefei, Anhui
230061 People's Republic of China
Huainan Municipal Govenment
Municipal Government Building,
Huainan Municipality, Anhui Province
232001 People's Republic of China


Concept Clearance 25 Jun 2012
Fact Finding 03 May 2013 to 13 May 2013
MRM 04 Jul 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Sep 2015

Loan 3054-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Oct 2013 17 Dec 2013 24 Feb 2014 31 Mar 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 343.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 25 Oct 2013 18.42 0.00 12%
Counterpart 193.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Oct 2013 14.87 0.00 10%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

TA 8491-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Oct 2013 19 Nov 2013 19 Nov 2013 07 Aug 2015 13 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 500,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 625,000.00 25 Oct 2013 130,930.00
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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