The TA activities will be implemented in two parts comprising: the part one for the detailed situation assessment to facilitate policy dialogue, sub-project selection and project scoping; and the part two as the detailed project preparation support covering: (i) sector analysis; (ii) review of overall project design; (iii) economic analysis; (iv) financial analysis; (v) financial management assessment; (vi) technical analysis of alternatives and design standards; (vii) poverty and social assessment including preparing poverty and social strategy, gender action plan, and special measures for ethnic minorities; (viii) environmental impact assessment including preparing environmental management plan; (ix) preparation of resettlement plan; (x) overall institutional assessment including procurement capacity assessment; and (xi) public participatory consultation.
|Project Name||Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation 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||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The TA activities will be implemented in two parts comprising: the part one for the detailed situation assessment to facilitate policy dialogue, sub-project selection and project scoping; and the part two as the detailed project preparation support covering: (i) sector analysis; (ii) review of overall project design; (iii) economic analysis; (iv) financial analysis; (v) financial management assessment; (vi) technical analysis of alternatives and design standards; (vii) poverty and social assessment including preparing poverty and social strategy, gender action plan, and special measures for ethnic minorities; (viii) environmental impact assessment including preparing environmental management plan; (ix) preparation of resettlement plan; (x) overall institutional assessment including procurement capacity assessment; and (xi) public participatory consultation.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) has requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide lending support for the proposed Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project.
Chao Lake, the fifth largest freshwater lake in the PRC, is the focus of one of the PRC's highest profile lake restoration programs.2 It is located at the center of Anhui Province close to its capital, Hefei City. Chao Lake has an area of 776 square kilometers, and its depth varies between 2-3 meters. The area around Chao Lake is largely an agricultural region, with about 6.3 million people living in the surrounding cities and towns.
Despite its strategic central location, Anhui province lags behind the rest of the country in economic development, with a GDP per capita of around one third the level of the national average. There is great regional disparity as well, with most of the wealth concentrated in industrial cities. Sixty-one percent of the province's population of 66 million is classified as rural, with poverty incidence climbing to 10.5% in the countryside.
The project preparatory technical assistance (the TA) is needed to ensure that the design and preparation of the Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project (the project) proposed by the Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) can fully meet the loan processing requirements of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), thus being suitable for ADB lending support.
|Impact||Restored safe and usable water resources in the Chao Lake|
|Description of Outcome||Improved water quality in the Chao Lake and its uptream water bodies|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Rehabilitated river courses: (i) vegetated buffer zones constructed, (ii) river courses dredged, (iii) setback requirements constructed, and (iv) engineered habitat restoration constructed for biota and erosion control
Strengthened wastewater management: (i) urban wastewater interceptor sewer constructed, (ii) trunk sewerage/drainage system constructed, and (iii) urban storm drainage facilities installed/upgraded
Agricultural nonpoint source pollution control: (i) organic farming introduced, (ii) biogas digesters established, (iii) sanitation wastewater intercepted, and (iv) artificial wetlands established and habitats enhanced to reduce nutrient loads into the lake
Integrated aquatic ecosystem management: (i) introducing eco-compensation to sustain ecosystem conservation, (ii) Chao Lake ecosystem protection measures developed, and (iii) environmental management and pollution control strengthened in Chaohu and Hefei cities
Strengthened project management capacity, project management support provided
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Individual consultants for Part I component was mobilized in March 2011 and AECOM, consultant for Part II component was mobilized in July 2011. Good progress has been achieved since the inception in September 2011 including (i) update of 14 subprojects' feasibility study reports, (ii) submission of draft domestic environmental impact assessment reports, and (iii) establishment of a project management office. The consultant's revised draft final report was submitted in March 2012. The final report was submitted in August 2012.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB will be responsible for recruiting consultants following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). For Part One, it is important to take a fast-track approach to improve the relevance and usefulness on the domestic subproject selection and policy reform, and therefore ADB will engage 3 person-months of international and 10 person-months of three national consultants through an individual consultant selection method; whereas for Part Two: 12 person-months of international and 42 person-months of national consultants will be engaged through a firm using the quality and cost-based selection method with a quality cost ratio of 90:10|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Zhang, Qingfeng|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD|
Anhui Provincial Government
4th Flr, South Bldg. of Anhui Prov. Govt
No. 221 Middle Changjiang Road
Hefei, Anhui, P.R. of China 230001
|Concept Clearance||10 Mar 2011|
|Fact Finding||28 Feb 2010 to 13 Mar 2010|
|Approval||10 Dec 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||15 Mar 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|10 Dec 2010||07 Jan 2011||07 Jan 2011||28 Feb 2012||28 Feb 2013||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|900,000.00||0.00||300,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,200,000.00||10 Dec 2010||878,265.65|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Anhui Chao Lake Environmental Rehabilitation Project||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Dec 2010|
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