China, People's Republic of: Guangdong Chaonan Water Resources Development and Protection Demonstration Project

Sovereign Project | 46079-002 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping the People’s Republic of China protect water resources and improve water access in Chaonan District in Guangdong province. The project will integrate urban-rural water supply systems and help reduce water losses. It will support watershed management through reforestation, pollution prevention, and water quality monitoring and build public awareness on environment and sanitation

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Project Name Guangdong Chaonan Water Resources Development and Protection Demonstration Project
Project Number 46079-002
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3114-PRC: Guangdong Chaonan Water Resources Development and Protection Demonstration Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Forestry - Rural solid waste management - Rural water supply services - Water-based natural resources management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

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 relending agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Guangdong Provincial Government (GPG) has been signed on 17 October 2014. The onlending agreements between GPG and Shantou Municipal Government and between Shantou Municipality Goverment and Chaonan District Government (CDG) have been signed on 22 January 2015 and 13 Feburary 2015 respectively.

The project implementation agreement between CDG and the Chaonan Water Supply Company was signed on 20 October 2014.

The design insitute was recruited through bidding in August 2014 to conduct the technical design for the project. The technical design for the Longxi water supply plant has been completed.

The first civil works NCB bidding document for Longxi water supply plant has been approved by ADB.

Two individual national consultants, a procurement and project management specialist and a financial management specialist, have been recruited and commenced work on 24 March 2015.

The submission 1 of package T1 for Project Implementaiton Consuting Services has been submitted by EA and ADB provided comments on 8 July and 28 August 2015 for revision and clarifications.

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Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

The project is classified as category B for environment. An initial environmental examination and an environmental management plan (EMP) were prepared, and are consistent with the requirements set out in ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The initial environmental examination incorporates the results of the domestic environmental assessment report approved by the Shantou Municipality Environmental Protection Bureau. Consultations to raise public awareness of the project and receive stakeholders' inputs were conducted with communities and local government agencies. The conclusions and recommendations of assessments and consultations were integrated in the project design. The initial environmental examination and EMP were disclosed on ADB website on 25 October 2013. CDG will be responsible for EMP implementation, including monitoring, mitigation, reporting, and corrective actions or measures. The project management office will have final responsibility for handling any disputes in the grievance redress mechanism. The institutional capacity of the implementing agencies to enforce the EMP is weak, and the project will include a capacity development program to ensure compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Implementation of the EMP, including capacity development programs, is expected to prevent or minimize potential impacts.

The project is expected to achieve environmental benefits, including water quality improvement, better water supply services to a large majority of residents in Chaonan District, climate change adaptation, reduced water and energy losses, and better health by alleviating drinking water endemics. No major adverse impacts were identified. Potential construction impacts include air, noise, and water pollution; fugitive dust; soil erosion and contamination; solid waste disposal; interference with traffic and municipal facilities; land acquisition and resettlement; and occupational and community health and safety. Potential operational impacts include noise and energy use of the WSP pumps, occupational health and safety during WSP operation, and the need to maintain protection efforts at the three reservoirs to minimize nonpoint source pollution from agriculture and rubbish dumping by local communities. A water balance assessment was conducted, and potential environment-related livelihood impacts were assessed. No irrigated land will be reduced, and water allocated for environment will remain the same as the current level. No environment-related livelihood impacts are anticipated.

Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as category B for involuntary resettlement. The project will require permanent land acquisition of 5.3 ha of village collective land for the construction of the three WSPs, including farmland, orchard land, construction land, wasteland, and water ponds. In all, 15 persons from two households renting 3.0 ha of collective land are affected directly by the permanent land acquisition. Use of the remaining 2.3 ha of affected collective village land will have only indirect impacts. In addition, total temporary land occupation for laying the pipelines, access road, storing construction materials, and other requirements will be about 151.4 ha, including 53.5 ha of state-owned land and 97.9 ha of collective land. The project will not trigger any house or building demolition. A resettlement plan was prepared, which is consistent with the requirements set out in ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. The budget for land acquisition is included in the project. When final design becomes available, the resettlement plan will be updated in consultation with the affected villages and submitted to ADB for approval. No land acquisition will be undertaken before ADB's approval of the final resettlement plan. The resettlement plan was disclosed on ADB website on 25 October 2013.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as category C for indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Stakeholders, including the district government and its concerned departments, the water supply utilities, affected persons, and project beneficiary communities, were consulted through workshops, meetings, focused group discussions, and household surveys to improve the proejct desgin.

A community and participation plan has been prepared to (i) ensure participation and consultation during project design and tariff setting, and (ii) pilot participation of user groups in the operation and maintenance of the project facilities.

During Project Implementation Continued dialogue with all stakeholders will be conducted during project implementation, in particular with project beneficiaries for water tariff reforms.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services It is estimated that about 18 person-months of staff time will be required to prepare the project. A PPTA is requested to help prepare the proposed project that would be compliant with ADB's and the government's requirements. It is expected that 12 person-months of international and 32 person-months of national consultants are required. The consultants will support the executing and implementing agencies in completing the project feasibility studies and safeguard documents to a standard consistent with the requirements of ADB and the government. The consultants will also provide start-up project implementation support to the executing and implementing agencies. ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) will be applied in recruiting consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Baochang Zheng
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Chaonan District Government
HHMHDX@126.COM
1 Chaoyang Road, Xiashan Street, Chaonan District, Shantou Municipality,
Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China, 515144
Guangdong Provincial Finance Department/International Debt Management Office
LIXU@GDWBO.GOV.CN
No 376, Beijing Road, Yuexiu District
Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 Jul 2012
Fact Finding 10 Sep 2013 to 17 Sep 2013
MRM 28 Oct 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Sep 2015

Loan 3114-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Feb 2014 30 May 2014 12 Aug 2014 31 Mar 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 230.75 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 28 Feb 2014 9.76 0.00 10%
Counterpart 130.75 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Feb 2014 6.26 0.00 6%

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