China, People's Republic of: Urban-Rural Integration Water Distribution Project
Access to safe and reliable water is a basic human need that remains unmet for hundreds of millions in the PRC: one in two (700 million) are forced to consume water below WHO standards. Furthermore, an imbalance in the quality of water supply is observed. Rural and semi-urban communities are particularly disaffected, bearing disproportionate impact on economic livelihoods and health. About 53% of rural residents lack household tap connections, relying instead on wells and other communal supplies for basic supply. In those communities water is supplied often below national quality standards, caused by inadequate treatment and/or contamination from pipelines with high leakage during distributions. The proposed project will support China Water Affairs Group Limited (CWA)_ in expanding water distribution network into semi-urban and rural communities.
Wong, Yee To
Private Sector Operations Department
Request for information
3 December 2013
China, People's Republic of
|Project Name||Urban-Rural Integration Water Distribution Project|
|Borrower / Company||China Water Affairs Group Limited
CHINA WATER AFFAIRS GROUP LTD.
SHANGHAI SILVER DRAGON INVESTMENT LTD
|Country / Economy||China, People's Republic of
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Infrastructure Finance Division 2|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Wong, Yee To|
|Project Sponsor(s)||CHINA WATER AFFAIRS GROUP LTD.
|Description||Access to safe and reliable water is a basic human need that remains unmet for hundreds of millions in the PRC: one in two (700 million) are forced to consume water below WHO standards. Furthermore, an imbalance in the quality of water supply is observed. Rural and semi-urban communities are particularly disaffected, bearing disproportionate impact on economic livelihoods and health. About 53% of rural residents lack household tap connections, relying instead on wells and other communal supplies for basic supply. In those communities water is supplied often below national quality standards, caused by inadequate treatment and/or contamination from pipelines with high leakage during distributions. The proposed project will support China Water Affairs Group Limited (CWA)_ in expanding water distribution network into semi-urban and rural communities.|
|Objectives and Scope||ADB's assistance would finance CWA's plan to invest in (i) expanding existing water utility networks into adjacent semi-urban and rural communities; and 9ii) establishing, through construction or acquisition, new water treatment and distribution hubs in secon- and third-tier cities that have the potential for urban-rural integration. ADB will extend financing on a subproject-by-subproject bases, subject to a set of defined environmental, social, development, and financial criteria.|
|Status of Operation/Construction||on track|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
ADB's country partnership strategy for the PRC is based on three development pillars: (i) inclusive growth and balanced development, (ii) resource efficiency and environmental sustainability, and (iii) regional cooperation and public goods. The project reinforces each pillar and will be an integral part of ADB's overall support for rural-urban development in the PRC. It is consistent with the strategy's support for private sector development as a driver of change.
The project is consistent with ADB's Water policy, which emphasizes integrated water management, water conservation, and system efficiencies.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The environmental impacts are not significant and are mostly construction-related. They can be mitigated through the adoption of good engineering practices.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Resettlement impacts are not expected to be significant as (i) rehabilitation of water treatment plants and distribution networks will be within the existing facilities or within the available road reserves; (ii) for new facilities, the municipal governments normally complete land acquisition, resettlement, and rehabilitation (if needed) prior to handing over the sites to China Water Affairs; and (iii) expansion of distribution networks in unserved areas will be within the available road reserves.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Impacts on indigenous peoples are not anticipated as the plants are typically located in areas where the population is primarily Han.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Credit Committee Meeting||-|
|Approval||03 Dec 2013|
|PDS Creation Date||01 Oct 2013|
|Last PDS Update||07 Oct 2022|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Municipal Water Distribution Infrastructure Development Project and Urban–Rural Integration Water Distribution Project: Extended Annual Review Report||Extended Annual Review Reports||Dec 2020|
|Urban-Rural Integration Water Distribution Project: Additional Financing||Loan Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements||Nov 2015|
|城乡供水一体化项目 : 项目数据表||Translated PDS||Jul 2014|
|Urban-Rural Integration Water Distribution Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2013|
|Urban-Rural Integration Water Distribution Project||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Nov 2013|
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