ADB is helping the People's Republic China transform the mining city of Baiyin into an industrial center by strengthening urban services and infrastructure. The project will develop industrial land by providing basic public infrastructure and assist the local government in adopting an effective environmental management system and an integrated urban transport planning and management system.
|Project Name||Gansu Baiyin Urban Development Project|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy - Energy utility services
Transport - Urban roads and traffic management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
The impact of the Project will be sustained urban development and improved quality of life of Baiyin people. The Project outcomes include (i) enabling infrastructure facilities to facilitate economic transformation, (ii) improved urban services in transport and district heating, and (iii) reduced air pollution.
The Project will have 5 major components:
(i) Southern Baiyin infrastructure development. The component includes developing 6 square kilometers of industrial land with the basic public infrastructures including about 24.9 km long of primary and secondary roads and associated facilities such as water supply and drainage pipelines, cable and electricity lines, lighting, and public green field;
(ii) Baiyin district road improvement. The component includes construction of 9 new roads, 14 bridges/culverts, and associated storm water, sewer, water supply, heating supply, bus rider/pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and rehabilitation and widening of 3 existing roads;
(iii) Pingchuan district road improvement. The component includes construction of 7 new roads, and widening and rehabilitating 1 road and 3 bridges and associated facilities for storm water drainage, sewer and water supply pipelines;
(iv) District heating services. The component includes construction of a new heating source plant with 4x58 (MW) capacity, heat transmission pipelines, and heat exchange stations to expand the district heating service area by 3.2 million square meters;
(v) Capacity development and institutional strengthening. The Project will provide consulting services and financial support for Baiyin Municipal Government in the following areas: (a) to design and introduce an environmental management system for Southern Baiyin industrial zone, (b) to develop a geographic information system (GIS)-based urban planning and management system for integrated urban transport planning and management, (c) to provide consulting services during project implementation, and (d) to provide support for institutional strengthening of the project management office to meet the operational requirements for project implementation management.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Baiyin is one of the 18 major resource-exhausted cities in the PRC. Baiyin stands for a new model of economic transformation from a resource-exhausted mining town towards a new industrial center through technology upgrading and extension and diversification of the existing production chains. The integrated nature of the Project will enable ADB to further promote the ongoing policy dialogue with the Government on different sectors including urban transport and heating service reforms. ADB's involvement in the Project will not only provide financial support needed to accelerate economic transformation, but also provide international knowledge and policy advice for Baiyin Municipal Government in the areas of urban transport planning and management, district heating reform, and particularly in the area of environmental management to ensure that the economic transformation be conducted and achieved in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner through public and private partnership.|
|Impact||Urban development sustained in an environment-friendly manner.|
|Description of Outcome||Facilitated economic transformation and improved quality of life in Baiyin City.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Being achieved.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. New land developed in the SBIZ, which is equipped with the basic public infrastructure.
2. Roads and bridges planned for Baiyin district are open to traffic by December 2012.
3. Roads and bridges planned for Pingchuan district are open to traffic by December 2012.
4. New boilers and related heat transmission and distribution network installed with the capacity to expand the district heating service by 3.2 million m2.
5. An EMS developed and introduced for SBIZ
6. A GIS-based urban planning and road and bridge management system developed for Baiyin District
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||All physical construction works completed. Loan account will be closed after all disbursements complete. Project completion review mission is scheduled for 4th Quarter of 2014.|
|Geographical Location||Baiyin City, Gansu Province|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||All the investment components will have positive environmental impacts and will contribute to the strengthening of the project impact for a sustainable and environment-friendly urban development in Baiyin. The district heating services component will significantly improve air quality and energy efficiency in Baiyin by expanding the service coverage of centralized district heating to replace the inefficient and highly polluting small community heating boilers. Coal burned for heating will be reduced by 5,700 tons each year, thus reducing significantly the emission of coal-based pollutants, the occurrence of respiratory disease during winter, and the traffic hazards caused by the transport of coal in urban areas. The two road improvement components will provide an efficient and safe urban transport framework for each of the two urban centers of the city to meet their long-term development needs. These components will bring environmental benefits by improving motor vehicle operating efficiency, rationalizing the traffic flow passing through the city for better interaction between the urban transport system and the surrounding national and provincial road networks, reducing motor vehicle emissions, and reducing the number of road accident fatalities. The Southern Baiyin infrastructure component will provide a platform for Baiyin to accelerate economic diversification and transformation to achieve the goal to build a sustainable and environment-friendly new Baiyin. Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) were undertaken for each of the investment components. A Regional EIA (REIA) was prepared for Southern Baiyin industrial zone. The EIAs and the REIA were endorsed by the Baiyin Environmental Protection Bureau and approved by the Gansu Provincial Environmental Protection Bureau. An environment management plan (EMP) was developed. The Environmental Monitoring Reports have been submitted on time.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The Project will require about 730.4 hectares (ha) of land permanently, of which 153.6 ha or 21% is classified as farmland. Permanent land acquisition will affect 1,619 households or 6,272 people. The Project will also require the temporary acquisition of 13.5 ha of land, all of which is unoccupied state-owned land along roads to be improved. A total of 328 households or 1,450 people will be relocated, about 61,012 m2 of residential houses will be demolished, 42 enterprises with a total of 1,378 employees will be affected, and 28,814 m2 of nonresidential structures will be dismantled. In addition, some productive assets, ground attachments, and public infrastructure facilities will also be affected. No ethnic minority household will suffer any land acquisition or resettlement impacts. Individual resettlement plans (RPs) have been prepared for each investment component under the Project in accordance with PRC Land Administration Law (1998), State Council Decision on Deepen Reform and Strictly Enforce Land Administration (2004) and ADB's Involuntary Resettlement Policy (1995) and associated operational procedures.|
|Indigenous Peoples||No ethnic minority household will suffer any land acquisition or resettlement impacts.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations with stakeholders, including various levels governments, implementing agencies, and beneficiaries were undertaken.|
|During Project Implementation||Consultations with stakeholders, including various levels governments, implementing agencies, and beneficiaries were undertaken.|
|Consulting Services||Provision has been made for 29 person-months of international and 105 person-months of national consulting services. The consulting firm will be recruited in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and will be selected in accordance with the quality and cost-based selection method using full technical proposal procedures.|
|Procurement||Equipment, materials and goods, and services financed uner the loan will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). Packages valued greater than $1.0 million will follow ADB procedures for international competitive bidding (ICB). Contract for goods estimated to cost $1.0 million or less will be procured following national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures. Packages valued at $100,000 and less will be procured through shopping procedures. Civil works contracts costing more than $10.0 million will be procured using ICB while contracts valued at $10 million equivalent or less will be procured using NCB.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Wang, Lan|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PRC Resident Mission|
Baiyin Municipal Government
|Concept Clearance||11 May 2007|
|Fact Finding||14 May 2007 to 25 May 2007|
|MRM||28 Jun 2007|
|Approval||23 Jan 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||01 Jun 2007|
|Last PDS Update||25 Mar 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|23 Jan 2008||26 Jun 2008||24 Oct 2008||30 Jun 2012||31 Dec 2013||02 May 2014|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||161.53||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||80.00||23 Jan 2008||78.60||0.00||98%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||23 Jan 2008||80.00||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Gansu Baiyin Urban Development Project: Project Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Aug 2015|
|Gansu Baiyin Urban Development Project||Project/Program Administration Manual||Nov 2008|
|Loan Agreement for Gansu Baiyin Urban Development Project between People's Republic of China and Asian Development Bank dated 26 June 2008||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Jun 2008|
|Project Agreement for Gansu Baiyin Urban Development Project between Asian Development Bank and Gansu Provincial Government Baiyin Municipal Government dated 26 June 2008||Project/Program Agreements||Jun 2008|
|Proposed Loan Gansu Baiyin Urban Development Project||Procurement Plans||Dec 2007|
|Gansu Baiyin Urban Development Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Dec 2007|
|Gansu Baiyin Urban Development Project||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Jul 2007|
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.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|People’s Republic of China: Gansu Baiyin Urban Development Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Dec 2016|
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