China, People's Republic of: Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 45507-001 Status: Closed


Yunnan Province (Yunnan) in the southwest People's Republic of China (PRC) has benefited from Asian Development Bank (ADB) investments in roads, railways, and power to improve connectivity within Yunnan and with the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Despite these investments, however, Yunnan remains one of the poorest provinces in the PRC. The

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Project Name Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project
Project Number 45507-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7891-PRC: Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming

Yunnan Province (Yunnan) in the southwest People's Republic of China (PRC) has benefited from Asian Development Bank (ADB) investments in roads, railways, and power to improve connectivity within Yunnan and with the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Despite these investments, however, Yunnan remains one of the poorest provinces in the PRC. The

provincial government aims to stimulate economic growth by developing city clusters, which are connected by established transport networks to create growth poles and facilitate urbanization. This will require expanding urban areas, constructing municipal infrastructure, and encouraging industry development. The proposed project aims to better integrate social and environmental dimensions in the urban plans of Chuxiong City, together with Lufeng and Wuding Towns of the Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture (Chuxiong). The project will support municipal and environmental services in all participating cities and towns, at the same time improve river management and flood control in Chuxiong City, with an emphasis on inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and climate-resilient urban planning.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Chuxiong will play a strategic role in the central city cluster by facilitating links between the provincial capital, Kunming, and Yunnan's western prefectures.4 However, poor infrastructure investment in Chuxiong's cities and towns, coupled with increasing congestion and pollution in urban centers undermine people's quality of life. As a result, socioeconomic development is significantly constrained including the potential of becoming an economically vibrant city cluster. They are also not prepared to manage the increasing risks associated with urban expansion, urban population growth, natural disasters, and climate change. The rationale of the project is to improve urban livability for all project cities and towns in an inclusive way and to ensure that new urban areas are environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient, and environmental conditions in existing urban centers are also improved.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Project preparation activities will include surveys and extensive focus group and key informant interviews with local communities, community organizations and associations, and local service providers. Consultation and participation will be undertaken for the resettlement plans, ethnic minority development plan(s) and environmental assessment. Stakeholders will include residents of the project areas, Chuxiong Government, local government stakeholders from each of the project areas, Women's Federation, Ethnic Minority Affairs Bureau and civil society groups working on environment and safety issues.

Consultation and participation plans are envisioned for the resettlement, EMDP, social action and environmental management plans.

During Project Implementation Consultation and participation plans prepared during preparation will be followed during project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

An international consulting firm will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on

the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). ADB will select and engage the

consultant based on the quality of the proposal (90%) and the cost (10%) of the services to be

provided (the quality- and cost-based selection method, QCBS) using the simplified technical

proposal procedure. A total of 45 person-months of consulting services (13 international and 32

national) are required. Up to two urban planners will be hired for one month each on an individual

basis to provide early inputs to the PPTA process. The expertise required is summarized in Table

A4.3. ADB's Water Financing Partnership Facility will fund any pre-PPTA activity aimed to

propose new approaches for the river management and flood control in Chuxiong City, to be used

for the preparation of the draft feasibility study report. Outputs of these pre-PPTA studies will also

guide the activities of the PPTA consultant.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ishii, Satoshi
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Chuxiong Prefecture Government
No 91 of Huidong Road, Project Management
Office of ADB Chuxiong Project, Chuxiong
Municipality, 675000, Yunnan, P.R.China


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 17 Oct 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2014

TA 7891-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Oct 2011 16 Nov 2011 16 Nov 2011 31 May 2013 31 May 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 820,000.00 17 Oct 2011 661,555.81
Title Document Type Document Date
Yunnan Chuxiong Urban Environment Improvement Project Consultants' Reports Sep 2013

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