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China, People's Republic of: Jiangxi Pingxiang Integrated Rural-Urban Infrastructure Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47030-001 Status: Closed

The proposed water and other municipal infrastructure and services project targets socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and competitive rural and urban development in Pingxiang municipality, Jiangxi province, the People's Republic of China (PRC). The project will support expanded and improved water supply, wastewater treatment and solid waste management, integrated river rehabilitation, and flood risk management contributing to integrated water resources management and institutional capacity development.

Project Details

Project Officer
Rau, Stefan East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Jiangxi Pingxiang Integrated Rural-Urban Infrastructure Development
Project Number 47030-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8451-PRC: Jiangxi Pingxiang Integrated Rural-Urban Infrastructure Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 240,000.00
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 240,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
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 solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed water and other municipal infrastructure and services project targets socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and competitive rural and urban development in Pingxiang municipality, Jiangxi province, the People's Republic of China (PRC). The project will support expanded and improved water supply, wastewater treatment and solid waste management, integrated river rehabilitation, and flood risk management contributing to integrated water resources management and institutional capacity development.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Pingxiang is a poverty-stricken and mineral-rich industrial city located in western Jiangxi province, approximately 120 kilometers (km) east of Changsha, capital city of Hunan province, and 250 km west of Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi province. Pingxiang benefits from its proximity to Changsha and the Chang-Zhu-Tan cluster city being developed as a secondary node in the PRC's national urban system plan, and from being well connected to the national highway and high-speed rail systems. Pingxiang municipality covers a total area of 3,827 square kilometers with hills, mountains, and plains. The municipality's total population is 1,870,000 of which 597,000 reside in the Anyuan districts urban area, the core city of the municipality. Pingxiang's economic pillars are coal and iron mining, steel, aluminum, industrial ceramics, chemical industry, and fireworks. Despite high gross domestic product growth rates, and accelerated urban and rural development in recent years, Pingxiang's development is lagging behind. The urbanization ratio is at 31.59%, significantly lower than the national average and rural poverty is significant at 18.58%. Lianhua county is a national poverty county, and within the municipality, there are 123 national/provincial (37/76) designated poverty villages. Pingxiang is considered water-scarce, with lack of access to safe drinking water for more than 420,000 residents. Most domestic wastewater is untreated, and water from mining and industry, and non-point source pollutants contribute to poor surface water quality. Increased frequency and severity of flooding in recent years, and illegal waste disposal pose serious risks to Pingxiang. The lack of basic environmental services is becoming a burden for sustainable development.

The project is aligned with the Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) PRC country partnership strategy, 2011-2015, which supports the PRC's 12th Five-Year Plan, targeting environmentally sustainable, balanced urban-rural development. The project supports ADB's Urban Operational Plan with its objectives of inclusive, green, and competitive urban development; and ADB's Water Operational Plan contributing to integrated water resources management. The project will build on lessons from previous ADB loan and technical assistance projects in the PRC and Jiangxi that support urban-rural integration, river rehabilitation, water supply, and sanitation. Lessons include (i) coordinate management of urban-rural resources, services, and planning to facilitate integration; (ii) apply rigorous review criteria to select viable, properly scaled projects; (iii) integrate reduced flood risk, environmental, and public amenity functions in river works; and (iv) set investment priority to promote urban-rural integration effectively. In the mostly rural Pingxiang, investment priorities are suggested to be development of (i) the core city, (ii) county cities, and (iii) townships and villages.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Jiangxi Sheng
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultation with stakeholders was performed during the PPTA.
During Project Implementation A socioeconomic survey, stakeholder workshop, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews will be conducted under the poverty and social assessment.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consulting activities will be carried out in two phases. For phase 1, from October 2013 to March 2014, individual consultants will be recruited for a total of 16 person-months. For phase 2, from November 2013 to September 2014, a consulting firm will be engaged for a total of 42 person-months in line with ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 due to project complexity and importance of strong integration of components for the overall sustainability of the project, using the simplified technical proposal procedure.
Responsible ADB Officer Rau, Stefan
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Pingxiang Municipal Government
Jiangxi Pingxiang Ying Bin road No. 18 , PRC, 337000
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 18 Sep 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Sep 2015

TA 8451-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Sep 2013 11 Oct 2013 11 Oct 2013 31 Mar 2015 15 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,440,000.00 240,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,680,000.00 18 Sep 2013 819,081.29

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