The impact of the TA is to improve urban wastewater management and enable sustainable investment in wastewater infrastructure by developing appropriate mechanisms and guidelines for wastewater tariffs including tariff calculation methodologies focusing on the small and medium sized cities in the People's Republic of China. The outcome of the TA is the introduction and management of wastewater tariffs and cost recovery principles in small and medium sized cities and towns.
|Project Name||Urban Wastewater and Solid Waste Management for Small Cities and Towns (formerly Study on Wastewater Tariffs in Small and Medium-sized Towns)|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The impact of the TA is to improve urban wastewater management and enable sustainable investment in wastewater infrastructure by developing appropriate mechanisms and guidelines for wastewater tariffs including tariff calculation methodologies focusing on the small and medium sized cities in the People's Republic of China. The outcome of the TA is the introduction and management of wastewater tariffs and cost recovery principles in small and medium sized cities and towns.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The proposed TA supports the Government's environmental improvement objectives as set out in the 11th FYP. The TA is consistent with ADB's strategy for the PRC, which emphasizes protection of the environment, improved wastewater, and solid waste management (SWM), particularly in urban areas. Wastewater and SWM projects are a major component of the current ADB lending pipeline in the PRC. In particular, the TA will support the growing number of ADB investment projects addressing urban environmental improvement needs in small cities and towns in the PRC.|
|Impact||Improved wastewater and solid waste management (SWM) for small cities and towns by developing national policy frameworks for wastewater and solid waste tariffs|
|Description of Outcome||Increased rate of wastewater treatment and sanitary disposal of solid wastes for small cities and towns|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Achieved.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Estimates made of urban wastewater and solid waste generated in small cities and towns in the PRC
Criteria developed for classifying small cities and towns for developing national wastewater and solid waste tariff guidelines that are suitable to local physical and socioeconomic conditions
Categories of small cities and towns developed by applying the classification criteria
International and national experiences and good practices of urban wastewater treatment and SWM technologies, financing, and tariff setting for small cities and towns summarized. A best practices policy note on urban wastewater management (UWM) and SWM developed.
Representative small cities and towns selected for pilot testing the draft tariff policies, and implementation plans prepared for each pilot small city/town
Pilot projects implemented and tariff policies revised according to the results of the pilot testing
Institutional framework prepared for implementing the tariff policies, and capacity building needs identified
and capacity building program recommended
Program prepared and implemented for disseminating the results of the TA
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The TA has been extended to 31 March 2012 for processing of the Consultant's final claim and contract variation.
The TA completion report will be circulated in Q1 2012.
|Geographical Location||People's Republic of China|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) has implemented three highly successful TAs including the two water tariff studies, and the urban wastewater tariffs and management study. Major water tariffs and wastewater tariff reforms have resulted from the above TAs. The proposed TA focusing on wastewater tariffs and related issues in small and medium sized cities will build on the results of these TAs and support MOHURD in taking tariff reforms one step further.|
|During Project Implementation||A fully participatory approach will be adopted to understand the needs and expectations of the stakeholders, including local communities, and maximize their ownership and buy-in. Workshops will be conducted to present reports to policy makers and price bureaus at the central, provincial, municipal, and small city and town level; and to stakeholders. These will serve to facilitate the exchange of ideas and gather further comments on proposed recommendations.|
A total of 76 person-months of consultant inputs will be required consisting of 16 person-months of international and 60 person-months of domestic consultants.
The consultants will have expertise in urban development planning, wastewater management, solid waste management, wastewater treatment technologies, solid waste management technologies, urban infrastructure financing, tariff reforms, policy analysis and formulation, economic analysis, institutional analysis and social and poverty impact assessment.
|Procurement||TA equipment will be procured by the consultants in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines, and will be retained by the executing agency upon completion of the TA.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Huang, Jingmin|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD|
Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
Mr. Li Zhe
9 San Li He Road, Haidan District Beijing, 100835 People's Republic of China
|Concept Clearance||20 Mar 2007|
|Fact Finding||15 Oct 2007 to 08 Nov 2007|
|Approval||10 Dec 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||18 Apr 2007|
|Last PDS Update||09 Dec 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|10 Dec 2007||14 Jan 2008||14 Jan 2008||31 Oct 2009||31 Mar 2012||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,000,000.00||0.00||300,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,300,000.00||10 Dec 2007||889,887.20|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Urban Wastewater and Solid Waste Management for Small Cities and Towns||TA Completion Reports||May 2012|
|Urban Wastewater and Solid Waste Management for Small Cities and Towns: Providing Sustainable Sanitation to PRC's Small Cities and Towns||Consultants' Reports||Jun 2011|
|Urban Wastewater and Solid Waste Management for Small Cities and Towns||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2007|
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