ADB is helping the People's Republic of China upgrade urban services and improve living conditions in Tianshui City in Gansu province. The project will build roads and bridges, strengthen flood control facilities, and introduce an environmentally friendly heating system using recycled wastewater. It will also support institutional development and help strengthen urban management capacity.
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|Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure Development Project||Oct 2013|
|Project Name||Gansu Tianshui Urban Infrastructure 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
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The project aims to promote balanced and environmentally sustainable urbanization, and to improve living conditions in Tianshui, a second-tier city in Gansu province, PRC. It will support the restructuring and expansion of the Qinzhou district heating network; construction of urban roads and bridges, and related services such as better flood control; and stronger urban management capacity.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Gansu province has the PRC's second-lowest gross domestic product per capita -- Tianshui municipality's 3.6 million inhabitants include 640,000 urban dwellers in Qinzhou and Maiji districts with an estimated urban poverty rate of 13.5% (2009). Development barriers include poor infrastructure and Gansu's remote inland location. Transport links are being improved through expressway and rail construction, and in July 2009 the State Council approved the establishment of the Guanzhong-Tianshui Economic Zone (GTEZ). By 2020, the GTEZ is intended to become the northwest PRC's economic backbone. Specific objectives are the promotion of economic reform, creation of an open economic zone, and transport improvements for all, thereby attracting investment and corporations. Tianshui's urban population will increase as rural migrants seize economic opportunities in the GTEZ. The influx of industries and migrants will pressure Tianshui's infrastructure.
Although positioned as an economically developed, environment-friendly, and livable city, Tianshui faces urban development challenges. These include poor district heating and air quality, seasonal flooding, and inadequate urban transportation. The rationale for the project is addressing these urban development challenges and so enabling Tianshui to meet urbanization pressures and maximize GTEZ-related benefits.
|Impact||Better living conditions in Tianshui municipality.|
|Description of Outcome||Improved heating, transport and flood control services in Tianshui municipality.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
The loan closing date for the project was extended from 31 Dec 2016 to 31 Dec 2018. The two-year extension will allow for the completion of component 1 heating pipeline network and its associated HSP construction, the heating supply will commence for Qinzhou district starting from the heating season of 2018.
The procurement for component 1 was started in since 2015, and the 1st ADB financed contract was awarded in Q4 2016.
The road and bridge construction under component 2 and component 3 was completed by August 2016.
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Qinzhou district's upgraded heating network is operating.
2. Chengji road and flood control facilities are operating.
3. Urban roads and bridges are opened to traffic and related services are operating.
4. Capacity developed and institutions strengthened.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
By 13 March 2017, total contract awards for the project is $73.4 million, accounting for 73.4% of the loan amount; total disbursement for the project is $74.6 million, accounting for 74.6% of the loan amount.
The procurement for component 1 Qinzhou Disrtrict Heating Network was started in since 2015, and the 1st ADB financed contract CH5 was awarded in Q4 2016. The construction for Contract CH5 commenced in March 2017; Procurement of contract CH3, CH1, CH4, CH6 E1 and E2 are scheduled to be completed by 2017.
Construction for Component 2 Chengji road and flood control facilities and Comonent 3 Urban roads and bridges are opened to traffic and related services were completed by Q3 2016.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Environmental Aspects||The project is classified as environment category A. The project environmental impact assessment (EIA) has been circulated to ADB's Board of Directors and was posted on the ADB website on 20 December 2010. It concludes that the project has substantial environmental and socioeconomic benefits, and that its potential environmental impacts can be mitigated through the implementation of the environmental management plan (EMP) for the project. The completed domestic EIAs (in Chinese), based on extensive public consultations, comply with ADB's policies and requirements, including ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The methods and standards applied in the preparation of domestic EIAs for the project components are in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, and also meet national and provincial laws and regulations. Although adverse environmental impacts are anticipated during the construction and operation of the project potential soil erosion, geological hazards, health and safety concerns caused by asbestos if no proper protection measures are taken, and increased traffic noise mitigation measures and the project EMP are expected to lessen these potential impacts. During construction, special attention will be paid to soil erosion protection, protection of surface water quality, occupational and community health and safety, and adequate disposal of de-construction waste. During operation, special attention will be paid to traffic noise, geological hazards such as mud- and landslides, and risks of spills during transportation of hazardous and toxic goods on project roads and bridges. The project's district heating component will significantly contribute to energy saving and GHG emission reductions, as well as improving residents' living conditions and the local environment; the urban transport component will help the city establish an efficient, safe, and sustainable urban transport system that includes facilities for public transport, pedestrian crossings, traffic management, and landscaping, which will benefit the local economy and local residents, and will contribute to vehicle emission reduction; and the flood control component will promote the river embankment to the 100-year flood protection standard so that the entire urban area will be adequately protected from flooding. The Tianshui Environmental Protection Bureau will support the executing agency and the implementing agencies in implementing the project EMP. Capacity building in environmental management will be provided for the executing agency and the implementing agencies. The executing agency disclosed relevant environment information to the affected people through consultations during April-October 2010, and the results and findings were used to modify the domestic EIAs and the project design.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project is classified as resettlement category A, since construction of the project's subcomponents will necessitate significant land acquisition and resettlement. In total, the project will affect 17 village committees or community committees, 2 towns, 2 street offices, and 2 districts of Tianshui City. A total of 1,041.32 mu of land will be permanently acquired and 170 mu of land will be temporarily occupied during project implementation. The main land loss relates to construction of the Chengji road and flood control facilities. Land acquisition will affect 1,225 households and 5,593 persons. A total of 66,249 m2 of houses and buildings will be demolished, adversely impacting 416 households, 1,567 persons, and 70 small enterprises or institutions. These affected persons will benefit from the project through, for instance, improved air quality and transport access. The TPMO and the two implementing agencies will assume the overall responsibility of planning, implementation, financing, and reporting on land acquisition and resettlement activities. Two resettlement plans have been prepared for the project, have been endorsed by the executing agency and implementing agencies, and have been disclosed to affected people in local languages. The resettlement plans will be updated based on the final design and detailed measurement survey, disclosed to affected persons in local language and submitted to ADB for review and approval before awarding civil works contracts. A grievance procedure has been established for the affected persons. The TPMO will submit an internal monitoring report semiannually to ADB on the progress of resettlement implementation. The TPMO will also employ an external monitoring institute or firm that will submit semiannual monitoring reports to ADB during resettlement implementation, and annually for 2 years after resettlement completion.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project is classified as indigenous peoples category C, as the project areas have low numbers of ethnic minority residents (1.58% of the population) who are integrated economically and socially into the broader society. No adverse impacts from actions such as resettlement or land acquisition, particularly on ethnic minorities, were identified.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Public disclosure of all project documents was made at the project management office and on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) website, including the project information document, design and monitoring framework, SDAP, resettlement plans, consolidated environmental impact assessment, environmental awareness program, report and recommendation of the President, public sector legal agreement, project administration memorandum, and social, environmental, and labor reemployment monitoring reports. A project information document was prepared for each subproject. Booklets outlining the resettlement plans were distributed to affected households and disclosure meetings were held. Copies of the booklet are available at the respective project management offices and each affected village office.|
|During Project Implementation||Consultation activities are continuing during project implementation. For instance, the labor reemployment plan requires that all workers shall be consulted on their work plan and future employment before the closure of small boilers.|
QCBS: 97 person-months ($1.299 million)
ICS: 6 person-months ($0.135 million)
All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
International competitive bidding: 4 contracts ($23.7 million)
National competitive bidding: 15 contracts ($98.8 million)
Shopping: 10 contracts ($0.600 million)
All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International competitive bidding (ICB) will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost $10 million and above. National competitive bidding (NCB) will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost $100,000 or more, but below $10 million. For goods and equipment, ICB will be used for contracts estimated to cost $1 million and above, while NCB will be used for goods and equipment below $1 million equivalent. Under NCB, before the start of any procurement ADB and the government will review the public procurement laws of the central and state governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. For NCB, the first draft English language of the procurement documents (prequalification, bidding documents, draft contract) should be submitted for ADB approval regardless of the estimated contract amount. Subsequent procurements are subject to post review. All ICB contracts are subject to prior review. Prior review and approval of ADB of the procurement documents (prequalification, bidding, contract) is required.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Liu, Xinjian|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PRC Resident Mission|
Municipal Govt. of Tianshui
No. 34, Minzhu (west) Road Tianshui, Gansu, P.R.C.
|Concept Clearance||14 Sep 2010|
|MRM||01 Feb 2011|
|Approval||29 Jun 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||02 Feb 2010|
|Last PDS Update||17 Mar 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|29 Jun 2011||25 Oct 2011||14 May 2012||31 Dec 2016||31 Dec 2018||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||229.60||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||100.00||29 Jun 2011||77.74||0.00||78%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||29 Jun 2011||74.59||0.00||75%|
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