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China, People's Republic of: Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47048-002 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is working with People’s Republic of China to reduce pollution and recurrent flooding which is harming living standards in the upper Qing River Basin in Hubei province. The project is financing a new wastewater treatment plant in Enshi Tujia, expansion and upgrades of sewer pump stations and pipelines, and construction of over 100 kilometers of protective river embankments.

Project Details

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  • China, People's Republic of
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  • Loan
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  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 47048-002
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3277-PRC: Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural sanitation - Water-based natural resources management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban sewerage

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will address inadequate wastewater collection and treatment, extensive nonpoint source pollution, and recurrent flooding that affect living standards and sustainable economic development in the Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture (ETMAP) of Hubei province. The impact will be the improved environmental ecological sustainability in the upper Qing River basin . The outcome will be the improved river health and water resource management in the upper Qing River basin. The project's expected outputs are: (i) wastewater management improved; (ii) flood management enhanced; (iii) water and environmental management integrated; and (iv) inclusive capacity development strengthened.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Located in the upper Qing River basin (a major tributary of the Yangtze River), the ETMAP has an ethnically diverse population of 4.01 million. Because of its mountainous terrain and lack of connectivity, ETMAP's per capita income in 2012 was only CNY10,327, which was about half of the provincial level; the poverty incidence is 40% in rural areas. The ETMAP includes two cities at district level Enshi and Lichuan and six counties, which are all designated as national poverty areas. In addition to poverty, water quality deterioration, riverbank erosion, and recurrent flooding are key factors undermining living standards and sustainable economic development in the ETMAP.

The Qing River is the primary water supply for Enshi and Lichuan and their surrounding rural populations. Since the 1990s, the water quality of the Qing River and its tributaries has deteriorated. Monitoring data show that water quality in 45% of all cross sections is class IV, V, or below, meaning it is unfit for human consumption. Water pollution is most serious in Enshi and Lichuan, resulting in odor and eutrophication. Continuing deterioration of the water quality poses a public health threat for local residents, who rely on the river for their water use. In addition, the degraded water environment threatens Qing River riparian and aquatic ecosystems, and limits opportunities for ecological diversity and tourism-related recreation.

The major sources of pollution are untreated domestic wastewater, unregulated runoff, and inadequately treated industrial effluent. As a result of prolonged underinvestment, wastewater collection and treatment facilities in Enshi and Lichuan are seriously deficient. Less than 60% of wastewater from Enshi and Lichuan is collected and treated because of the lack of treatment capacity, aging pipelines, and incomplete coverage of wastewater collection systems. This problem will become increasingly serious with economic development and rapid urbanization, as projected in the master plans for Enshi and Lichuan. Further, there are no facilities for collection and treatment of domestic wastewater and solid waste in rural areas along the Qing River and its tributaries.

Upstream of Enshi and Lichuan, the Qing River watershed is mountainous with high seasonal rainfall and rapid runoff. This, combined with inadequate flood management facilities, results in regular flooding. Following national flood management standards, flood management facilities in Enshi and Lichuan should provide protection against 20-year floods in the short term and 50-year floods in the long term. The existing facilities only provide protection against a maximum of 4-year floods. There are some revetments along the banks within Enshi and a mid-sized multipurpose reservoir on the upper Qing River. However, there are virtually no revetments or other flood control measures along the Qing River and its tributaries flowing through Lichuan. Since the 1950s, at least nine major floods have occurred, resulting in significant loss of lives and property. There has also been severe riverbank erosion as a result of high-intensity rainfall, loss of vegetation, and lack of revetment works. This has caused heavy siltation of the river and blockage in urban sections of the Qing River and its tributaries, which further exacerbates flood risk and water pollution.

Lack of integrated water resource management in the Qing River basin hinders a coordinated and effective response by planning, pollution control, and flood management authorities to improve water quality and reduce flooding. Weak interagency coordination and lack of monitoring and enforcement capacity have resulted in ineffective management of nonpoint source pollution from rural and urban sources. Important rural sources include discharges of domestic waste from unsewered rural households, agricultural runoff, animal waste discharges, and erosion of riverbanks during high-flow conditions. In urban areas, unregulated runoff along the riverbanks also contributes to nonpoint pollution, including garbage dumped along the riverbanks and inflow of wastewater due to leaks, clogging, and misalignment of wastewater pipes. While the river embankment is a critical flood management facility, proper maintenance of the banks would also help reduce nonpoint pollution.

Guided by both the national western region development strategy and the Hubei provincial 12th Five-Year Plan (2011 2015), the Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture Government (ETMAPG) is committed to reducing poverty, improving the water quality of Qing River, and advancing the ecological rehabilitation of the river and lakes. The ETMAP is covered under the Water Pollution Control Plan for the Three Gorges Reservoir Area and the Upper Reaches, which is one of the national priorities for water pollution control. The provincial government has formulated and approved the Qing River Basin Pollution Prevention and Control Master Plan (2010 2020) and the ETMAPG has prepared the Qing River Near-Term Flood Control Master Plan (2013 2015), which was approved in 2012 by the Ministry of Water Resources. To implement and complement components of these plans, the ETMAPG requested that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) provide financial and technical support for water quality improvement and flood management in Enshi and Lichuan.

With support from the central and provincial governments, the ETMAPG has taken the following steps to implement the master plans: (i) incorporate water quality improvement goals in performance evaluation of local governments; and (ii) implement more than 30 projects with a total investment of CNY8 billion for sewage network improvement, solid-waste management, nonpoint source pollution reduction, river rehabilitation, and soil erosion control in 2014.

The project is consistent with the priorities of ADB's country partnership strategy, 2011 2015 for the PRC; the comprehensive reform agenda announced at the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee; the strategic priorities of ADB's Midterm Review of Strategy 2020, and the Water Operational Plan. Environmental sustainability is one of the three strategic pillars of the country partnership strategy. The comprehensive reform agenda announced at the third plenum emphasized the need for better environmental infrastructure and the strengthening of institutional development and environmental services at the local level.

Impact Environmental ecological sustainability in the upstream Qing river basin improved (Qing River Basin Pollution Prevention and Control Master Plan, 2010- 2020)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome River health and flood management in the upper Qing river basin improved
Progress Toward Outcome As of end of March 2019, six Civil Work contracts and one goods contract with total amount of $ 30.17 million, have been awarded. BERs of two contracts, EE01 and LE01 with amount of about $19 million were approved in March 2019. Agencies for external resettlement and social monitoring /Project Implementation and Institutional Strengthening Support/ Strengthening non-structural measures on Qing River Integrated Management were separately recruited in March, April and December 2017. All consultants have already mobilized.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Flood management enhanced

Wastewater management improved

Water and environmental management integrated

Project management support and inclusive capacity development strengthened

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

13 contracts were awarded with total amount of $30.17 million.

The BERs of contracts EE01 and LE01 with total estimate amount of $19 million were approved in March 2019 and expected to be awarded in Q2 2019. The BER of contract EC01 with esitmate amount of $11.05 million was reviewed by ADB and is under EA's revision.

progress for each output are as below:

Output 1:

Enshi City: Dashaba WWTP Leveling package: delayed. The discovery of two caverns during the construction process, it will try to adopt a slurry filling method.

Lichuan City: construction of contract LC03 completed 11%, construction of contract LC10 completed 34.5%.

Output 2:

Enshi City: 4 civil works packages to be implemented(EC11, EC12, EC14 and EC15) are expected to commence the procurement work in Q3 of 2019.

Lichuan City:

Construction work of LC04 completed 3.3%, LC05 completed 19.2%, LC06 completed 24.4% and LC07 completed 11.8%.

Output 3:

Enshi City and Lichuan City: package EE03 has been awarded in Feb. 2019. Other five packages, EE04 ,EE05, LE02 and LE03 are under preparation.

Output 4:

Agencies for external resettlement and social monitoring /Project Implementation and Institutional Strengthening Support/ Strengthening non-structural measures on Qing River Integrated Management were separately recruited in March, April and December 2017. All consultants have already mobilized.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified as category A for environment and an environmental impact assessment (EIA) and environmental management plan (EMP) have been prepared following ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS, 2009). The EIA and EMP were disclosed on 26 November 2014. The project is expected to achieve environmental benefits including improved water quality of Qing River in the project area, reduced flood risk, increased wastewater treatment capacity, improved sewage coverage for about 40,000 households and improved water resources management capacity of ETMAPG. Potential environmental impacts are from the planned dredging and embankment, and construction- and operation- related disturbances. During EIA preparation, consultations were conducted with key stakeholders and the outcomes have been integrated into the project design. The ETMAPG, through the project management office (PMO), will be responsible for overall implementation and compliance with the EMP. The PMO and implementing agencies will be responsible for site-based implementation of the EMP. The PMO will have final responsibility for the implementation of the grievance redress mechanism to handle any disputes. The EIA concludes that the anticipated environmental impacts and risks can be mitigated through the implementation of the EMP.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is categorized as A for involuntary resettlement under ADB's SPS (2009). It will permanently acquire a total of 73.15 hectares of land; additional 145.28 hectares will be occupied temporarily. The project will demolish 12,778 square meters of housing. It will economically displace 5,431 people, with 1,645 to lose more than 10% of their agricultural productive assets and 143 to be physically displaced. The ETMAPG prepared two resettlement plans for Enshi and Lichuan, in line with ADB's SPS (2009), and related laws and regulations of Enshi and Lichuan, Hubei Province, and the PRC. The ETMAPG will fully finance CNY132.607 million of land acquisition and resettlement costs. The ADB loan will finance the costs for semiannual external resettlement monitoring and evaluation. The ETMAPG has experience in conducting land acquisition and resettlement for foreign-funded projects and has the capacity to implement the resettlement plans for this project. Implementation will be closely monitored by the PMO and PIUs.
Indigenous Peoples The project is categorized as B for indigenous peoples under ADB's SPS. ETMAP has an ethnically diverse population of 4.01 million; 45% Han, 46% Tujia, 6.5% Miao, and 2.5% other ethnic groups; the project area has similar levels of ethnic diversity. The ethnic minorities have socio-economic and livelihood systems similar to the mainstream population in terms of income, economic activities, education, and no language or other cultural barriers were identified. They will benefit equally from the project activities. To ensure the benefits are accrued by the ethnic minorities, an ethnic minority development plan was prepared and endorsed by ETMAPG.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All ADB-financed procurement for the project will be conducted in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). A procurement agency will be hired to conduct procurement on behalf of the implementing agencies.
Responsible ADB Officer Liu, Xinjian
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
The People's Government of Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture
No. 223, Wu Yang Da Dao,
Enshi City,
Hubei Province, 445000
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Aug 2013
Fact Finding 17 Nov 2014 to 26 Nov 2014
MRM 12 Feb 2015
Approval 11 Sep 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Mar 2019

Loan 3277-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Sep 2015 03 Nov 2015 06 Jan 2016 31 Jan 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 231.62 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 11 Sep 2015 38.17 0.00 38%
Counterpart 131.62 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Sep 2015 16.93 0.00 17%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Apr 2019
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2018
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2017
Amendment to the Loan Agreement for Loan 3277-PRC: Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Mar 2017
Amendment to the Project Agreement for Loan 3277-PRC: Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project Project/Program Agreements Mar 2017
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3277-PRC: Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Nov 2015
Project Agreement for Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project Project/Program Agreements Nov 2015
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2015
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2015
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Aug 2015
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Aug 2013
湖北恩施清江上游环境整治项目 : 项目数据表 Translated PDS Aug 2013

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
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report No. 1 Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2019
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report No. 2 Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2019
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 5 Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2019
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 4 Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: External Monitoring Report on Ethnic Minority Development Plan No. 4 Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: External Monitoring Report on Social and Gender Action Plan No. 4 Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: External Monitoring Report on Ethnic Minority Development Plan No. 3 Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Contracts LC03, LC04, LC05, LC06 and LC07 of Lichuan Subproject - Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Feb 2018
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Lichuan Wastewater Treatment Plant and Wastewater Collection Pipeline for Yuanbao River - Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2017
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: External Monitoring Report on Ethnic Minority Development Plan No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: External Monitoring Report on Social and Gender Action Plan No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Dashaba Waste Water Treatment Plant Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Planning Documents Jun 2017
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2017
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Ethnic Minority Development Plan (February 2015) Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Feb 2015
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Enshi City Section Resettlement Plan and Due Diligence Report Resettlement Plans Jan 2015
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Lichuan City Section Resettlement Plan and Due Diligence Report Resettlement Plans Jan 2015
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Ethnic Minority Development Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Jan 2015
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Impact Assessment (Draft) Environmental Impact Assessments Jan 2015
Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environment Rehabilitation Project: Environmental Impact Assessment (Draft) Environmental Impact Assessments Nov 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
3277-PRC: Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environmental Rehabilitation Project [EC01] Invitation for Bids Closed 20 Nov 2018 19 Dec 2018
3277-PRC: Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environmental Rehabilitation Project [EE01] Invitation for Bids Closed 14 Sep 2018 31 Oct 2018
3277-PRC: Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environmental Rehabilitation Project [LE01] Invitation for Bids Closed 29 Aug 2018 10 Oct 2018
L3277-PRC: Hubei Enshi Qing River Upstream Environmental Rehabilitation Project [LC10] Invitation for Bids Closed 25 Sep 2017 24 Oct 2017
Strengthening Non-Structural Measures on Qing River Integrated Management Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Apr 2017 21 May 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
LC04-QING RIVER SECTIONS FROM SANDU GORGE TO UPSTR EAM OF WATER SOURCE PROTECTION ZONE (INCLUDING DRE DGING) Loan 3277 06 Jul 2018 HENAN PROVINCE MINE CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING HENAN,P.R.C. CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF The People's Government of ETMAP CONSTRUCTION 11,095,803.00 5,449,312.00
LC07-YUANBAO RIVER REHIBILITATION (INCLUDING DREDG ING) Loan 3277 06 Jun 2018 JILIN WATER RESOURCES AND HYDROELECTRIC ENGIN JILIN, PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF The People's Government of ETMAP CONSTRUCTION 5,502,477.00 2,682,489.00
LC10-LICHUAN WASTEWATER COLLECTION AND TREATMENT S YSTEM (INCLUDING WWTP) Loan 3277 23 Apr 2018 FUJIAN ROAD & PORT (GROUP) CO. LTD. FUJIAN, PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF The People's Government of ETMAP CONSTRUCTION 9,210,005.00 4,639,667.00
LC06-SANDAO RIVER AND HUILONG CHANNEL REHABILITATI ON (INCLUDING DREDGING) Loan 3277 23 Apr 2018 JIANGSU HUAIYIN WATER CONSERVANCY CONSTRUCTIO JIANGSU, PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF The People's Government of ETMAP CONSTRUCTION 6,521,840.00 3,285,467.00
LC05-RIVER MANAGEMENT PROJECT: QING RIVER SECTIONS FROM DOWNSTREAM OF WATER SOURCE PROTECTION ZONE T O TENGLONG NO. BRIDGE REHABILITATION Loan 3277 23 Apr 2018 CHINA ELECTRIC POWER CONSTRUCTION GROUP TIANJIAN, PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF The People's Government of ETMAP CONSTRUCTION 5,784,179.00 2,913,860.00
LC03-WASTEWATER PIPELINE FOR NEW TOWN (INCLUDING P UMP STATION RECONSTRUCTION) Loan 3277 23 Apr 2018 JIANGXI JIAYE CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING GROUP JIANGXI, PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF The People's Government of ETMAP CONSTRUCTION 5,482,427.00 2,761,848.00
CS4: STRENGTHENING NON-STRUCTURE MEASURES ON QING RIVER INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT Loan 3277 14 Feb 2018 CSD IDEA (BEIJING) ENVIRONMENTAL TEST & ANALY BEJING, P.R.C. CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF The People's Government of ETMAP CONSULTANCY 717,930.00 717,930.00
CS2-External Resettlement and Social Monitoring Loan 3277 11 Apr 2017 Shanghai Yiji Construction Consultants Co., L No.56, Lane 255, North Ande Road, Anting Tower, Jiading District, Shanghai, China, People's Republic of The People's Government of ETMAP Consultancy 186,800.00
CS1-Project Implementation and Institutional Strengthening Support Loan 3277 11 Apr 2017 Easen International Company Ltd. Room 1810, No. 450 Of Caoyang Road, Putu O District, Shanghai, China, People's Republic of The People's Government of ETMAP Consultancy 580,000.00
Upgrading, Modernizing and Extending the Chroab Secondary and Tertiary Canals of TK Irrigation System in Kampong Thom Province Loan 3277 30 Mar 2017 Zhejiang Provincial No. 1 Water Conservancy & Ltd. China, People's Republic of The People's Government of ETMAP Construction 14,082,839.66 7,164,461.89