China, People's Republic of: Jiangxi Pingxiang Integrated Rural-Urban Infrastructure Development

Sovereign Project | 47030-002

Summary

The proposed water and other municipal infrastructure and services project targets socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and competitive rural and urban development in Pingxiang municipality, Jiangxi province, the People's Republic of China (PRC). The project will support expanded and improved water supply, wastewater treatment and solid waste management, integrated river rehabilitation, and flood risk management contributing to integrated water resources management and institutional capacity development.

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Project Name Jiangxi Pingxiang Integrated Rural-Urban Infrastructure Development
Project Number 47030-002
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Jiangxi Pingxiang Integrated Rural-Urban Infrastructure Development
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed water and other municipal infrastructure and services project targets socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and competitive rural and urban development in Pingxiang municipality, Jiangxi province, the People's Republic of China (PRC). The project will support expanded and improved water supply, wastewater treatment and solid waste management, integrated river rehabilitation, and flood risk management contributing to integrated water resources management and institutional capacity development.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Pingxiang is a poverty-stricken and mineral-rich industrial city located in western Jiangxi province, approximately 120 kilometers (km) east of Changsha, capital city of Hunan province, and 250 km west of Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi province. Pingxiang benefits from its proximity to Changsha and the Chang-Zhu-Tan cluster city being developed as a secondary node in the PRC's national urban system plan, and from being well connected to the national highway and high-speed rail systems. Pingxiang municipality covers a total area of 3,827 square kilometers with hills, mountains, and plains. The municipality's total population is 1,870,000 of which 597,000 reside in the Anyuan districts urban area, the core city of the municipality. Pingxiang's economic pillars are coal and iron mining, steel, aluminum, industrial ceramics, chemical industry, and fireworks. Despite high gross domestic product growth rates, and accelerated urban and rural development in recent years, Pingxiang's development is lagging behind. The urbanization ratio is at 31.59%, significantly lower than the national average and rural poverty is significant at 18.58%. Lianhua county is a national poverty county, and within the municipality, there are 123 national/provincial (37/76) designated poverty villages. Pingxiang is considered water-scarce, with lack of access to safe drinking water for more than 420,000 residents. Most domestic wastewater is untreated, and water from mining and industry, and non-point source pollutants contribute to poor surface water quality. Increased frequency and severity of flooding in recent years, and illegal waste disposal pose serious risks to Pingxiang. The lack of basic environmental services is becoming a burden for sustainable development.

The project is aligned with the Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) PRC country partnership strategy, 2011-2015, which supports the PRC's 12th Five-Year Plan, targeting environmentally sustainable, balanced urban-rural development. The project supports ADB's Urban Operational Plan with its objectives of inclusive, green, and competitive urban development; and ADB's Water Operational Plan contributing to integrated water resources management. The project will build on lessons from previous ADB loan and technical assistance projects in the PRC and Jiangxi that support urban-rural integration, river rehabilitation, water supply, and sanitation. Lessons include (i) coordinate management of urban-rural resources, services, and planning to facilitate integration; (ii) apply rigorous review criteria to select viable, properly scaled projects; (iii) integrate reduced flood risk, environmental, and public amenity functions in river works; and (iv) set investment priority to promote urban-rural integration effectively. In the mostly rural Pingxiang, investment priorities are suggested to be development of (i) the core city, (ii) county cities, and (iii) townships and villages.

Project innovations will be explored in conceptualizing, designing, implementing, and operating the project. Indicative features include (i) ecologically-sound and climate-resilient river management; (ii) preparation of water safety plan; and (iii) environmental management studies on (a) ecological river management and integrated land use planning; and (b) brownfields mapping, categorization for rehabilitation, and marketing for reuse.

Impact

Integrated and green urban-rural development in Pingxiang municipality and Jiangxi Province improved (PRC National New-Type Urbanization Plan, 2014-2020)

Socioeconomic wellbeing of residents in cities, townships, and villages in Pingxiang municipality and Jiangxi Province improved (project derived)

Outcome Living conditions of rural and urban residents using integrated infrastructure in Pingxiang improved
Outputs

1. Flood risk management and river rehabilitation improved and integrated

2. Wastewater collection and treatment improved

3. Rural -urban linkages improved

4. Inclusive capacity in project planning and management, and urban rural integration developed

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultation with stakeholders will be performed during the PPTA.
During Project Implementation A socioeconomic survey, stakeholder workshop, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews are planned under the poverty and social assessment. Consultation will be conducted for the resettlement, social, and environment safeguards.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Stefan Rau
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Pingxiang Municipal GovernmentJiangxi Pingxiang Ying Bin Road No. 18,
PRC, 337000
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Sep 2013
Fact Finding 23 Mar 2015 to 01 Apr 2015
MRM 22 May 2015
Approval 15 Sep 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Jiangxi Pingxiang Integrated Rural-Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Lishui River, Jinshan River Integrated River Rehabilitation Project & Tongmu Wastewater Treatment Plants Project Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2015
江西萍乡市城乡基础设施综合发展项目 上栗县栗水河、金山河河道整治工程 桐木镇污水处理项目 移民安置规划 Resettlement Plans May 2015
Jiangxi Pingxiang Integrated Rural-Urban Infrastructure Development: Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments May 2015
江西萍乡市城乡基础设施综合发展项目 芦溪县中心城区河道环境综合整治工程 宣风镇污水处理项目 移民安置计划 Resettlement Plans Apr 2015
Jiangxi Pingxiang Integrated Rural-Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Urban-Rural Road Project from Shangli County to Xuanfeng Town of Luxi County Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2015
Jiangxi Pingxiang Integrated Rural-Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Pingshui River Integrated Improvement Project & Xiangdong District Wastewater Network Project Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2015
江西萍乡市城乡基础设施综合发展项目 城乡道路上栗至芦溪宣风公路项目 移民安置计划 Resettlement Plans Apr 2015
Jiangxi Pingxiang Integrated Rural-Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Lianhua County Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2015
江西萍乡市城乡基础设施综合发展项目 湘东区萍水河河道综合整治工程 湘东区污水管网项目 移民安置计划 Resettlement Plans Apr 2015
江西省萍乡市城乡基础设施综合发展项目移民安置规划(莲花县) Resettlement Plans Apr 2015
Jiangxi Pingxiang Integrated Rural-Urban Infrastructure Development Project: Luxi County Rivers Comprehensive Environment Improvement Project & Xuanfeng Town Wastewater Treatment Project Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2015

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