The impact of the Project is to enhance the urban environment and improve public health and quality of life for urban residents in selected cities in Heilongjiang Province and Jilin Province, by increasing wastewater treatment rate, enhancing solid waste management, and improving water supply. The outcome of the Project will be improved management and utilization of water resources in the Songhua River Basin (SRB) by (i) achieving increased wastewater treatment rate in the selected cities located in the SRB; (ii) improving solid waste management; (iii) improving water supply; (iv) reducing the incidence of waterborne diseases; (v) increasing the efficiency and management capacity of the implementing agencies (IAs); (vi) integrating approaches for basinwide pollution prevention and control; and (vii) improving cost recovery through a better tariff structure, with gradual increases to achieve full cost recovery.
|Project Name||Songhua River Basin Water Pollution Control and Management Project|
|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
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The impact of the Project is to enhance the urban environment and improve public health and quality of life for urban residents in selected cities in Heilongjiang Province and Jilin Province, by increasing wastewater treatment rate, enhancing solid waste management, and improving water supply. The outcome of the Project will be improved management and utilization of water resources in the Songhua River Basin (SRB) by (i) achieving increased wastewater treatment rate in the selected cities located in the SRB; (ii) improving solid waste management; (iii) improving water supply; (iv) reducing the incidence of waterborne diseases; (v) increasing the efficiency and management capacity of the implementing agencies (IAs); (vi) integrating approaches for basinwide pollution prevention and control; and (vii) improving cost recovery through a better tariff structure, with gradual increases to achieve full cost recovery.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Demand for urban infrastructure is rising with increasing urbanization; more than half the population will live in cities by 2030. The Government's 11th Five-Year Program (FYP 2006-2010) focuses on continued urbanization and the development of large, medium and small cities and small towns. Rapid urbanization in the People's Republic of China (PRC) has not only taken its toll on the environment, but has also challenged the capacity of local governments to promote good governance, effective planning and management, sustainable financing, and timely delivery of public services. While progress has been made in building urban infrastructure over the past two decades, this progress tends to be concentrated in the more highly developed eastern and southern coastal plains. The expansion and upgrading of public services is not keeping pace with rapid industrial growth, and the rural migration to urban centers is now taking place in the inland regions, in response to Government policies to promote economic development and job creation in these areas. Cities in the north and west experience widespread pollution due to the discharge of untreated wastewater, improper management of solid wastes and inefficient burning of coal for heating. Without significant investment, there will be a deterioration of the quality of life for urban residents, degradation of the urban environment and inefficient economic development.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||TA completed and for closure of TA account.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The engagement with the Government on the Songhua River Basin (SRB) and related pollution control issues started during preparation of the Harbin Water Supply Project. Subsequently, during implementation of the Songhua River Basin Water Quality and Pollution Control Management TA, the Jilin Urban Infrastructure Project (preparation on going), and the proposed ensuing Project was identified and discussed with both the Heilongjiang Provincial Government (HPG) and the Jilin Provincial Government (JPG). HPG and JPG thereafter thoroughly reviewed the proposed components and thereafter submitted the proposed ensuing Project to the National Development Reform Commission for consideration and discussion with ADB Team in December 2006, for inclusion in the ADB 2008 lending program.|
|During Project Implementation||
Implementation of the TA has been satisfactorily completed. The project focused on wastewataer treatment in small cities and counties in both Jilin and Heilongjiang Provinces. This presents a goodo opportunity for public privae participation in addressing the wastewater treatment needs in Heilongjiang. Ensuing loan approved.
Savings was utilized (i) for capacity building of TA stakeholders to participate in the urban water management training forum held in Singapore in July 2010, and (ii) to support a knowledge product (KP).
TA is completed and financially closed.
90 person months of international (34 pm) and domestic (56 pm) to be engaged through a firm based on quality and cost-based selection method.
The consultants will have expertise in water supply, wastewater treatment, domestic solid waste management, river hydrology and flood control, financial and economic analysis, institutional and regulatory development, social analysis, resettlement and environment.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Heckmann, Arnaud|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD|
Heilongjiang Provincial Government
Mr. Zhang Yangyu
Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province Jilin Provincial Government
Mr. Wang Li Gang
Development Planning Commission of Jilin Province, Utilizing Foreign Fund Section, 57 People Street, Changchun, P.R. China
|Concept Clearance||22 Mar 2007|
|Fact Finding||19 Apr 2007 to 30 Apr 2007|
|Approval||28 Sep 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||18 Apr 2007|
|Last PDS Update||14 Dec 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|28 Sep 2007||26 Nov 2007||26 Nov 2007||31 Jul 2008||31 Mar 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,104,000.00||0.00||400,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,504,000.00||28 Sep 2007||1,279,217.95|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Songhua River Basin Water Pollution Control and Management Project||Project/Program Administration Manual||Aug 2009|
|Songhua River Basin Water pollution Control and Management Project||Consultants' Reports||Aug 2008|
|Preparing the Songhua River Basin Water Pollution Control and Management Project (Cofinanced by the Cooperation Fund for the Water Sector)||Technical Assistance Reports||Sep 2007|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Songhua River Basin Water Pollution Control and Management Project||Environmental Assessment and Measures||Jul 2008|
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