China, People's Republic of: Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Project

Nonsovereign Project | 47904-001

The project supports a series of wastewater treatment projects with technology option for meeting reuse water quality across the PRC.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Singh, Samarendra
    Private Sector Operations Department
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  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
Project Name Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Project
Project Number 47904-001
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Type or Modality of Assistance
3023-001 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 120.00 million Closed
62 B-Loan Complementary Loan USD 288.00 million Closed
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban sewerage

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Singh, Samarendra
Project Sponsor(s)
Description The project supports a series of wastewater treatment projects with technology option for meeting reuse water quality across the PRC.
Objectives and Scope The project facilitates wastewater reuse by upgrading multiple wastewater treatment plants to meet grade 1A standard. The treated wastewater can then be reused for industry cooling and urban environment purposes. The project involves the acquisition, upgrade, and/or expansion, and operation of wastewater treatment plants with technology options for meeting reuse water quality for up to 1.8 million tons per day during 2014-2016.
Status of Development Objectives To be evaluated.
Status of Operation/Construction To be evaluated.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy By supporting inclusive growth and environmental sustainability, the project directly addresses two of the three development goals of the PRC country partnership strategy and aligns with the strategy_s affirmation of natural resources and urban development as priority sectors. It strongly complements current ADB initiatives in wastewater treatment and water pollution control in the PRC.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The wastewater treatment and reuse plant (WWTRP) sites of the Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited (BEWG) are generally selected with consideration for minimal impacts on the surrounding environment and communities and is done in coordination with the municipal governments. The environmental impacts are not significant and are mostly construction related which can be addressed through the adoption of good engineering practices. The wastewater goes through primary and secondary treatment processes and the effluents are expected to meet discharge standards and the requirements for wastewater reuse.
Involuntary Resettlement Involuntary resettlement impacts are expected to not be significant, as the plants are proposed in lands reserved for industrial uses, within or in the vicinity of urban areas. Municipal governments normally complete land acquisition, resettlement, and rehabilitation (if needed) prior to handing the area over to BEWG. BEWG carries out a social compliance audit to assess compliance with ADB requirements on involuntary resettlement, for each subproject, in line with its Environmental and Social Management system requirements. Compliance gaps, if any, identified during the audit are addressed in line with the Environment and Social Management System requirements.
Indigenous Peoples Impacts on indigenous peoples are not anticipated as the plants are typically located in the vicinity of urban areas where the population is primarily Han.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation BEWG's Environmental and Social Management System include arrangements for stakeholder consultations and disclosure during project preparation, construction and operation phases. The company has arrangements in place for consultations with the local communities and the village committees at the subproject locations. The company policy includes procedures to assess the degree of customer satisfaction, through a survey conducted with the key stakeholders in nearby areas. An onsite grievance redress mechanism is established for handling grievances, including environmental and social complaints, during construction and operation of the subprojects.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance -
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval 20 Sep 2013
PDS Creation Date 17 Jun 2013
Last PDS Update 28 May 2018

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Title Document Type Document Date
Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Project: Extended Annual Review Report Extended Annual Review Reports Oct 2020
Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Project: Technical Assistance Completion Report TA Completion Reports Aug 2019
污水处理与回用项目 : 项目数据表 Translated PDS May 2015
Wastewater Treatment & Reuse Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2013

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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