China, People's Republic of: Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign Project | 43054-013 Status: Active
 
Project Name Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 43054-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2829-PRC: Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
TA 7985-PRC: Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Overall implementation of the project is delayed compared to the original schedule. Physical progress for the project is estimated at 55% against the elapsed period of 79% as of October 2016.

The delay is attributed to (i) revising the technical design of the wastewater treatment plant to enable its compliance with tightened environmental standard issued by the Tianjin Municipality on 25 Sep 2015, and (ii) identifying new sub-components to absorb the loan savings.

As of Feb 2017, the cumulative contract awards and disbursement were $56 million and $57 million respectively. The two years loan extension is in progress.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Construction of No. 7 Pump Station has been completed. 4 out of 5 pipeline packages have been completed.

The physical construction of the wetland sub-component was completed in Apr 2013. The wetland is currently fully and successfully operational. The wastewater treated is 8000 ton/day. The wetland will reach its full capacity after the WWTP start to operate and feed more wastewater.

The physical construction of Dagu canal banks was completed in Jul 2016.

A minor change in project scope of wastewater collection, treatment and reuse subcomponent was approved in Mar 2017. The civil works contract for the wastewater plant and the first equipment contract will be procured soonest.

As of Dec 2016, the physical progress of waster conservation and ecosystem rehabilitation was around 25.7%.

The physical construction of storm-surge disaster prevention was (breakwater) of about 3 kilometers long was completed in Apr 2013.

The construction of the environmental monitoring and emergency response center was largely completed. 3 equipment packages have been procured. Development of the management information system software is ongoing.

As of October 2016, the physical progress of disaster prevention and emergency response management was around 54.7%.

The progress of capacity development and project implementation support was completed around 54.3%.

Geographical Location TBD

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

The project is classified as category A following ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS, 2009). During project preparation, separate domestic environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports were prepared for each of the five subprojects in compliance with the PRC regulatory framework, and an EIA report, including an environmenal management plan (EMP) for the overall project was prepared in compliance with ADB's requirements.

The EMP was revised to reflect the cancellation of the contaminated sediment subcomponent and disclosed on ADB's website.

Semi-annual environmental monitoring reports are regularly submitted.

Involuntary Resettlement

The project does not involve land acquisition and displacement of people. Therefore, it was categorized as "C" regarding involuntary resettlement and no resettlement plans need to be prepared according to the Safeguard Policy Statement. No further actions are required by the executing and implementing agencies.

The Ocean Area Usage Certificate issued to HIP in 2005 confirmed the government's approval of HIP's land reclamation in compliance with requirements of relevant laws, regulations, and administative procedurs.

Indigenous Peoples Following ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS, 2009), the project was categorized as "C" regarding ethnic minorities and no further actions are required by the executing and implementing agencies.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Various public consultations were conducted in the course of the preparation of the feasibility study reports and EIAs. During the feasibility stury, the respective municipality governments were consulted to assist in site and process selections. During EIAs and project preparatory technical assistance, public consultations with various groups of stakeholders were conducted. The main focus of public consultations were to assess the environmental impacts of the proposed subcomponents on nearby communities and mitigation measures. These activities were carrid out in accordance with MEP Interim Guidelines on PUblic Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment (2006), and ADB Environmental Assessment Guideline (2003).
During Project Implementation Future plans for public involvement during the construction and operation phases were developed during project preparation.These plans include public participation in (i) monnitoring impacts and mitigation measures during the construction and operations stages, (ii) evaluating environmental and economic benefits and social impacts, and (iii) interviewing the public after project completion. They include several types of consultation, e.g., site visits, workshops, investigatiion of specific issues, interviews, and public hearings.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

An estimated 132 person-months of consulting services (67 international and 65 national) are required to (i) review and improve as necessary the quality of the final detailed design of project infrastructure; (ii) introduce an environmental management system; (iii) support and strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the executing and implementing agencies; and (iv) provide training to, and strengthen the capacity of, the EMERC. Due to the specific expertise required for the capacity building of the EMERC staff, consulting firms will be engaged using the quality-based selection (QBS) method. All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The terms of reference for all consulting services are detailed in Section D of the Project Administrative Manual. Consulting services to be financed under the ADB loan will be selected in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by the Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers (2010, as amended from time to time). The relevant sections of ADB's Anticorruption Policy (1998, as amended to date), will be included in all documents and contracts relating to engagement of consultants.

The executing agency has requested advance contracting and retroactive financing for contract packages covering consulting services. Advance contracting and retroactive financing will be undertaken in conformity with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. The issuance of request for proposals under advance contracting and retroactive financing will be subject to ADB approval. The Mission explained that retroactive financing can only be applied for expenses incurred within one year prior to loan signing, up to the agreed maximum amount.

Procurement

All procurement to be financed under the ADB loan will be carried out following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Contracts for civil works valued at over $10 million and contracts for goods and related services valued at over $1 million will be procured through international competitive bidding procedures. Contracts for civil works valued at $10 million or less but over $100,000, and contracts for goods and related services valued $1 million or less but over $100,000 will be procured through national competitive bidding procedures. National competitive bidding will be undertaken following the PRC Tendering and Bidding Law (1999), subject to modifications agreed with ADB. Contract packages for civil works, goods, and related services valued at $100,000 or less will be procured through shopping procedures. A procurement agency that is familiar with ADB procurement procedures was hired by HIPCDC in November 2010 to undertake procurement of works, goods, and services under the project on behalf of HIPCDC.

A procurement capacity assessment of HIPAC and HIPCDC was undertaken. The assessment confirmed that HIPCDC, acting through the procurement agency, and with the assistance of HIPAC, ADB, and the project consultants, would be capable to carry out procurement, including advance contracting.

HIPAC has requested advance contracting and retroactive financing for contract packages covering civil works for constructed wetland and wetland water treatment. Advance contracting and retroactive financing will be undertaken in conformity with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The issuance of requests for proposal and invitations to bid under contracts eligible for advance contracting and retroactive financing will be subject to ADB approval. The borrower, HIPAC, HIPCDC, and TBNA finance bureau have been advised that (i) approval of advance contracting and retroactive financing does not necessarily commit ADB to finance the project, and (ii) retroactive financing may only apply to eligible expenditures incurred prior to loan effectiveness but not earlier than 12 months before loan signing up to a maximum amount of $20 million, or20% of the total ADB loan amount.

The relevant sections of ADB's Anticorruption Policy (1998, as amended to date), will be included in all documents and contracts relating to engagement of consultants. Procurement plan indicating thresholds and review procedures; contract packages for goods, works, and consulting services; and national competitive bidding guidelines is provided in Section 3 of the Project Administration Manual.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Bai, Jie
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Harbor Economic Area Administrative Commission
[email protected]
No. 1 Harbor Economic Area,
Tianjin Binhai new area (TBNA),
300452 Tianjin, People's Republic of China

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Mar 2017

Loan 2829-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2011 06 Mar 2012 20 Aug 2012 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 249.12 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 13 Dec 2011 56.38 0.00 56%
Counterpart 149.12 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 13 Dec 2011 58.52 0.00 59%

TA 7985-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2011 26 Jan 2012 26 Jan 2012 28 Feb 2015 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 13 Dec 2011 991,745.16

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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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No. 8 (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No. 7 (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2016
Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project: Hai River South Bank Wastewater Treatment Subproject - Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2016
Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 2016
Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No. 6 (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2016
Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No. 5 (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No. 4 (July-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2015
Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Management Plan (December 2014) Environmental Management Plans Dec 2014
Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No. 3 (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No. 2 (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No. 1 (April 2010 - June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2013
Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Impact Assessment (as of Board approval) Environmental Impact Assessments Nov 2011
Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project (Draft) Environmental Impact Assessments Feb 2011
Hai River Estuary Area Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project Environmental Impact Assessments Aug 2010

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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