The Asian Development Bank is working with the People's Republic of China to restore degraded ecosystems and improve water resource management in the flood-prone and polluted Qihe River Basin, which includes Hebi City. The project is using an integrated and holistic approach to ecosystem and water management with broad and powerful benefits both for the environment itself and the communities who reside in and around the basin.
|Project Name||Henan Hebi Qihe River Environmental Improvement and Ecological Conservation Project|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural flood protection - Water-based natural resources management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban sewerage
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
The Hebi city government (HCG) has been making various efforts on environmental improvement and ecological conservation in the Qihe River basin, including afforestation, WWTP construction and solid waste management. To address the issues described above, the HCG prepared various plans, including Master Plan for Hebi City Qihe River Ecological Areas for 2010 2020 and Hebi City Urban Flood and Waterlogging Control Plan for 2011 2020. The HCG requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide lending support to implement environmental improvement and ecological conservation in and around Qihe River by integrating key activities in the above-mentioned plans in a consistent manner and to support the city's effort in implementation of this pilot initiative on ecological civilization.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Rapid economic development in the PRC, has led to severe degradation of ecosystems and the decline of their fundamental services to human well-being. Deforestation and overgrazing in the watersheds, combined with point and non-point source pollution, have led to increased runoff, higher peak flows, downstream flooding, and poor water quality in many regions. This has resulted in loss of life and property and has required costly investments for large-scale water management infrastructure and reinforcement of river embankments.
|Impact||Ecosystem services in the Qihe River basin restored|
|Description of Outcome||Integrated environmental management in the Qihe River basin in Hebi city demonstrated|
|Progress Toward Outcome||As of 31 December 2020, the overall project progress was estimated at 51.6% (excluding land acquisition and resettlement) against the elapsed project implementation period of 75.1%. On 23 November 2020, ADB has approved request for minor changes in the project. which includes: (i) cancellation of WW-CW-02, 04, 09, and 10; and re-designing of WW-CW-03, 05,06, and 07 for installation of wastewater and storm water collection pipes in Qibin District, due to changes in Qibin District's urban development plan; (ii) addition of 3 new subprojects (Qihe River south bank ecological wetland restoration and ecological park construction, Fu Mountain ecological reserve restoration, and Qihe River Panshitou Reservoir environmental improvement) including 5 contract packages for ADB financing (WL-CW-03, 04, 05-01, 05-02, and 06); (iii) change of urgent 23 contract packages (WW-CW-01, 08, and11-17; WL-CW-01 and 02; QB-CW-01 and 02; QX-CW-01-03; SW-CW-01 and 02; EC-CW-02-04; WL-ME-01; WW-E-01; and SW-E-02 and 03) from ADB financing to non-ADB financing; (iv) change of ADB disbursement percentage for works from 62.0% to 100.0%; (v) inclusion of Panshitou Reservoir Construction and Management Bureau under the Hebi City Government in the project as a project implementation unit; and (vi) revision of the DMF. As of 31 Dec 2020, 5 civil works contracts are completed, and 9 civil works and 6 consulting packages are awarded and on-going.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Vegetation and wetlands in the Qihe River basin restored
Flood management capacity of the lower Qihe River improved
Wastewater and solid-waste management in the Qihe River basin enhanced
Institutional and technical support system and capacity for integrated management of the Qihe River basin strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Completed.Completed.Completed.Completed.Completed.Completed.Jobs are being created for restoration of degraded hills and were created for restoration of wetland vegetation. Jobs are being created for restoration of degraded hills and were created for restoration of wetland vegetation. The original scope is being implemented. The original scope was completed, 9|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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 will be conducted following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kobayashi, Yoshiaki|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD|
Hebi City Government
No. 235, Xinghe Road, Qibin District,
Hebi City, Henan Province,
People's Republic of China
|Concept Clearance||20 Oct 2014|
|Fact Finding||27 Jul 2015 to 04 Aug 2015|
|MRM||15 Oct 2015|
|Approval||29 Jun 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Mar 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|29 Jun 2016||14 Dec 2016||13 Mar 2017||30 Jun 2022||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||325.40||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||150.00||29 Jun 2016||49.81||0.00||33%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||29 Jun 2016||48.55||0.00||32%|
|Status of Covenants|
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ADB Loan To Help Revive Ecosystems, Curb Flooding In Qihe River BasinADB has approved a $150 million dollar loan for a comprehensive project to restore degraded ecosystems and improve water resource management in the flood-prone and polluted Qihe River Basin, which includes Hebi City.
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Qihe River Basin Pilot Section 3D Modeling System Design and Development||Firm - Consulting||Closed||14 Apr 2020||13 May 2020|
|Qihe River Ecological Monitoring||Individual - Consulting||Closed||31 Jul 2019||06 Aug 2019|
|Wetland Ecological Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||31 Jul 2019||06 Aug 2019|
|Qihe River Ecological Monitoring Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Jul 2019||01 Aug 2019|
|Wetland Ecological Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Jul 2019||01 Aug 2019|
|Independent External Resettlement Monitoring||Firm - Consulting||Closed||20 Jun 2017||19 Jul 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|VEGETATION RESTORATION IN PANSHITOU RESERVOIR AREA||Loan 3401||12 Mar 2021||HE'NAN RUN'AN CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO., LTD.||HENAN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||CONSTRUCTION||2,303,539.98||2,291,986.17|
|FOUNDATION WORKS OF PANSHITOU RESERVOIR||Loan 3401||12 Mar 2021||LUSHUI PROJECT BUREAU OF YANGTZE RIVER WATER||HENAN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||CONSTRUCTION||3,978,075.83||3,923,266.65|
|SLOPE ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION IN PANSHITOU RESERVOIR AREA||Loan 3401||19 Jan 2021||HENAN SHUIJIAN GRP CO LTD & HENAN HUAMEI ECO||HENAN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||CONSTRUCTION||2,884,986.36||2,884,986.36|
|QIHE RIVER BASIN PILOT SECTION 3D MODELING SYSTEM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT||Loan 3401||29 Dec 2020||HENAN CHUITIAN TECHNOLOGY CO,. LTD.||RM. 306 BLDG. 2, EAST XIANGJIANG RD. QIBIN DISTRICT, HEBI CITY, HENAN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||CONSULTANCY||543,000.00||543,000.00|
|XIUSHUI ROAD, TONGBAI ROAD, JIUJIANG ROAD,3 ROADS CONSTRUCTION, XIANGJIANG EAST ROAD (YONGTONG-YAOSH AN ROAD) SEWAGE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT||Loan 3401||14 Dec 2020||JIANGXI HONGYI CONS ENG GRP CO. LTD.||LIJING HUATING, DIANHU RD, XINZHOU DIST SHANGRAO CITY, JIANGXI PROVINCE CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||CONSTRUCTION||6,098,739.81||6,098,739.81|
|YONGTONG ROAD (JIUZHOU-XIANGJIANG ROAD), JIUZHOU R OAD (YONGTONG-QINLING ROAD), HUANGHE ROAD (YONGTON G-QINLING ROAD) 3 ROADS CONSTRUCTION||Loan 3401||14 Dec 2020||WEILE CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO., LTD.||LULIN BIG ROTARY TABLE, LULIN STREET GUANGFENG DISTRICT, SHANGRAO CITY, CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||CONSTRUCTION||8,433,753.87||8,433,753.87|
|HUAXI ROAD (YONGTONG-QINLING ROAD), WUYI ROAD (JIU ZHOU-XIANGJIANG ROAD), TIANLAI AVENUE (JIUZHOU-XIA NGJIANG ROAD) 3 ROADS CONSTRUCTION||Loan 3401||14 Dec 2020||CHONGQING CONS ENG NO.1 MUN ENG CO., LTD||HENAN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||CONSTRUCTION||13,409,315.53||13,409,315.53|
|COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT MECHANISM||Loan 3401||14 May 2020||VARIOUS||VARIOUS CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||CONSULTANCY||287,282.16||286,918.07|
|CS04-01 NATIONAL ECOLOGICAL MONITORING EXPERT (LIU WEI)||Loan 3401||06 Nov 2019||LIU WEI||XINING QINGHAI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||CONSULTANCY||173,530.00||172,945.11|
|CS04-02 NATIONAL WETLAND ECOLOGICAL EXPERT (LI RUNJIE)||Loan 3401||06 Nov 2019||LI RUNJIE||XINING QINGHAI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||CONSULTANCY||129,138.60||128,703.34|
|QM-CW-02: RIVERBANK STABILITY REINFORCEMENT FOR 3 LOCATIONS AND 4.318 KM DYKE CREST ROAD CONSTRUCTIO N (QI COUNTY SECTION: 14 500 - 18 818)||Loan 3401||29 Aug 2019||KAITIAN CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT GROUP CO., L||PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||CONSTRUCTION||1,698,022.31||1,048,711.73|
|QM-CW-03: RIVERBANK STABILITY REINFORCEMENT FOR 3 LOCATIONS AND 7 KM DYKE CREST ROAD CONSTRUCTION (Q I COUNTY SECTION: 7 500 - 14 500)||Loan 3401||27 Aug 2019||SICHUAN XINYUAN CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO., LTD||CHINA CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||CONSTRUCTION||3,638,963.11||2,226,207.03|
|QM-CW-04: RIVERBANK STABILITY REINFORCEMENT OF 3 L OCATIONS AND 7.5 KM DYKE CREST ROAD CONSTRUCTION ( QI COUNTY SECTION: 0 000 - 7 500)||Loan 3401||27 Aug 2019||HENAN JI'AN CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO., LTD.||CHINA CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||CONSTRUCTION||3,529,538.09||2,159,264.13|
|RIVERBANK STABILITY REINFORCEMENT FOR 5 LOCATIONS AND 21 KM DYKE CREST ROAD CONSTRUCTION (XUN COUNTY SECTION)||Loan 3401||07 Nov 2018||SICHUAN DINGHENG CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CO.||PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||CONSTRUCTION||3,451,364.00||2,137,116.00|
|INDEPENDENT EXTERNAL MONITORING CONSULTING SERVICE S||Loan 3401||30 Oct 2018||NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER FOR RESETTLEMENT, HO||1 XIKANG ROAD NANJING CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||Consulting Services||181,397.00||181,397.00|
|CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT||Loan 3401||19 Oct 2017||ESD CHINA LIMITED||21F, 728 XIZANGZHONG ROAD, SHANGHAI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Hebi City Government||1,013,721.00||1,006,829.00|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Henan Hebi Qihe River Environmental Improvement and Ecological Conservation Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jan 2021|