China, People's Republic of : Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 48055-002

The project will demonstrate harmonization of development and flood and environmental management in the river basin that is a manageable size for project level intervention, using an integrated river basin model. One demonstration will be an introduction of innovative storm water management systems. Urban development increases storm water runoff by cutting trees and covering grounds with concrete or asphalt. Innovative storm water management systems reduce peak storm water runoff by promoting storm water infiltration into soil and increasing storm water retention. The demonstration and the river basin model can be replicated in other many similar-sized river basins, particularly where development is anticipated. Potential climate change impact assessment and sensitivity analysis of flood control structures' capacities will be conducted based on climate change modeling.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Zheng, Baochang
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project
Project Number
48055-002
Country / Economy
  • China, People's Republic of
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3485-PRC: Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Environmentally sustainable growth
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Knowledge solutions
  • Partnerships
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 sanitation - Urban solid waste management

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project will demonstrate harmonization of development and flood and environmental management in the river basin that is a manageable size for project level intervention, using an integrated river basin model. One demonstration will be an introduction of innovative storm water management systems. Urban development increases storm water runoff by cutting trees and covering grounds with concrete or asphalt. Innovative storm water management systems reduce peak storm water runoff by promoting storm water infiltration into soil and increasing storm water retention. The demonstration and the river basin model can be replicated in other many similar-sized river basins, particularly where development is anticipated. Potential climate change impact assessment and sensitivity analysis of flood control structures' capacities will be conducted based on climate change modeling. The use of sensitivity analysis to examine potential climate change impacts and risks of flood control structures can be also replicated to other projects. The project will help XCG review Xinyu City Master Plan for 2008 6 2030 and revisit city's infrastructure planning, which will be another ADB's value addition.



The project is consistent with (i) a decision of the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China held in Beijing in November 2013, which supports construction of eco-civilization and establishment of a system to protect ecological environment; (ii) ADB's recommendations for preparation of the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan of the People's Republic of China (PRC), 20162020, and ADB's upcoming Country Partnership Strategy for the PRC, 20162020, which supports or seems to support improvement of water security; (iii) ADB's strategy 2020 and the midterm review of the strategy that prioritize natural resource management; , and (iv) ADB's Water Operational Plan, 20112020 which prioritizes integrated water resources management and efficiency and productivity in the delivery of water services.



ADB has been supporting projects on flood, waterlogging, and environmental management in the PRC and other countries. Lessons learned from those projects, such as international best practices for flood and waterlogging management, and nonstructural measures for flood and environmental management will be reflected in the project design.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Xinyu City is located in Jiangxi Province, 135 kilometer (km) southwest of Nanchang Municipality, the provincial capital. The total area of Xinyu is 3,178 square kilometers (km2), and the total population is 1.16 million. Xinyu is a new industrial city with fast urbanization. Kongmu River is a 49.5 km river which flows in Xinyu including the main city center into Yuanhe River. Yuanhe River is a tributary of Ganjiang River which flows into Yangtze River through Poyang Lake. All Kongmu River watersheds of 597 km2 are in Xinyu. Kongmu River is a source of water supply for Xinyu. The river includes a wetland park which is a major recreational asset.



Various locations along Kongmu River experience floods every year due to low flood control capacity of Kongmu River and low flood retention capacity in the upper watershed. Temperatures and precipitation in Xinyu are increasing due to climate change and flood events appear to be occurring more frequently. Ongoing development in the upper watershed will increase storm water runoff and cause waterlogging in the area if storm water management is not conducted, and will increase frequency and severity of floods along Kongmu River.



Water quality in Kongmu River is class IIIII. However, wastewater and solid waste increased by population growth accompanied by the ongoing development in the upper watershed will result in water quality deterioration in the developed area and Kongmu River, if wastewater and solid waste management is not conducted. In addition, basic amenities for increasing population such as a water supply facility are inadequate in the area.



The anticipated more frequent and severer flooding and waterlogging along Kongmu River, anticipated deterioration of water quality in the Kongmu River basin, and inadequate basic amenities for increasing population will deteriorate living and working environment and will adversely impact economic activities and life quality in Xinyu.

Impact

Quality of the living environment in Xinyu City improved (Xinyu City Master Plan, 20082030)

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Flood and environmental management in the upper Kongmu River watershed improved

Progress Toward Outcome
As of September 2023, the cumulative CAs and cumulative disbursement reached $24.9 million (16.6% of the loan amount) and $11.9 million (7.4% of the loan amount). The overall project implementation progress was assessed as 15.0% against the project implementation period elapsed 95.0%. The delays in project implementation were affected by the ongoing project scope adjustment and delayed land approval. A physical loan review mission for the project was undertaken on 6-11 August 2023 to expedite resolving these issues.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Integrated rural and urban flood management infrastructure constructed

Solid waste and wastewater management systems improved

Flood and environmental risk management capacity enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Two contracts of phase I subproject were closed. The construction of three contracts of phase II subproject is not commenced due to the delayed land approval.
Geographical Location
Xinyu

Safeguard Categories

Environment
B
Involuntary Resettlement
A
Indigenous Peoples
C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
The project is expected to achieve environmental benefits through a comprehensive green planning approach. Design targets include (i) capturing 75% of annual runoff (to improve flood control), (ii) a 40% reduction in stormwater pollutant loads, (iii) provision of sanitary sewer connections for over 57,000 people, (iv) almost 100% coverage for solid waste collection in two settlements, (v) new public green spaces, (iv) improved quality of life, and (vii) improved water resources management.
Involuntary Resettlement
The project will permanently acquire 2,290.48 mu of collective land and demolish 24,657.06 square meters of housing in two towns, one subdistrict, and five villages with 13 village groups. Land acquisition will affect 1,078 households and 3,693 persons. House demolition will affect 56 households, with 287 persons requiring relocation of their houses.
Indigenous Peoples
The project is classified category C for indigenous peoples. The project does not involve any distinct ethnic minority community and thus does not trigger requirements under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation
The IEE and EMP are based on the approved domestic feasibility study report and environmental assessments,site visits, and consultations with stakeholders, including with affected persons.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
All ADB-financed consultants will be hired following 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).

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Zheng, Baochang
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
Xinyu City Government

Timetable

Concept Clearance
15 Jul 2015
Fact Finding
17 Aug 2016 to 22 Aug 2016
MRM
06 Oct 2016
Approval
06 Dec 2016
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
28 Sep 2023

Funding

Loan 3485-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2016 02 Mar 2017 09 May 2017 31 Dec 2023 31 Dec 2025 -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 300.39
ADB 150.00
Counterpart 150.39
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 02 Jul 2024 24.89 0.00 17%
Cumulative Disbursements 02 Jul 2024 12.78 0.00 9%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Updated Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Jan 2024
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2023
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2022
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2021
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jul 2020
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2020
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (June 2014-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2019
Amendment to the Project Agreement for Loan 3485-PRC: Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project Project/Program Agreements Aug 2018
Amendment to the Loan Agreement for Loan 3485-PRC: Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Aug 2018
江西新余孔目江流域洪水防控及环境治理项目 : 项目数据表 Translated PDS Mar 2017
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3485-PRC: Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Mar 2017
Project Agreement for Loan 3485-PRC: Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project Project/Program Agreements Mar 2017
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Nov 2016
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2016
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2016
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jul 2015

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
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-December 2023) Social Monitoring Reports May 2024
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2024
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Addendum to the Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2023
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2023
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Gender and Social Impacts Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2023
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2023
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2023
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2022
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2022
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2022
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2021
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2021
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2021
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2021
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2021
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (May 2017-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2020
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement Project: Resettlement Monitoring and Evaluation Report (July 2019-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement: Social Monitoring Report (January - September 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2016
Jiangxi Xinyu Kongmu River Watershed Flood Control and Environmental Improvement: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2016

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
External Resettlement Monitoring Services Firm - Consulting Closed
Integrated Capacity Building for Kongmu River Flood Control and Environment Improvement Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Equipment supply for solid waste collection and transportation, and transfer station in Highspeed Railway New City Loan 3485 06 Feb 2023 Anshan Senyuan Road and Bridge Co., Ltd. | NO. 281, Anshan Road, Anshan City Xinyu City Government 1,427,925.19 1,386,428.77
Civil works for the other sewers, stormwater pipelines, permeable pavement, and road landscaping Loan 3485 15 Mar 2022 CHEUROPE International Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd | PRC Xinyu City Government 12,501,337.59 9,599,811.34
CIVIL WORKS FOR FLOOD CONTROL, CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS, AND LANDSCAPE (SHEN LAKE AND SHIN HA) Loan 3485 28 Jun 2021 JV OF BJ XINDAYU WATER CONSERVANCY CONSTRUCTION | CHINA, PEOPLE'S REP. OF Xinyu City Government 2,580,551.63 1,982,849.64
CIVIL WORKS FLOOD CONTROL, CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS, A ND LANDSCAPE Loan 3485 30 Dec 2020 ZHEJIANG WANLI CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CO. | A/S CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Xinyu City Government 3,894,436.53 3,041,909.32
FLOOD CONTROL, CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS AND LANDSCAPE OF JIANGXI XIANGLONG LAKE AND XIANGLONG RIVER Loan 3485 11 Dec 2019 ZHONGDI YINGANG CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO., LTD. | XINYU JIANGXI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Xinyu City Government 2,588,627.89 2,021,287.46
FLOOD CONTROL, CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS & LANDSCAPE Loan 3485 27 Nov 2019 TENGWANGGE CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO., LTD. | XINYU JIANGXI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Xinyu City Government 8,325,207.26 6,398,736.48
CS4 INTEGRATED CAPACITY BUILDING FOR KONGMU RIVER FLOOD CONTROL AND ENVIRONMENT IMPROVEMENT Loan 3485 13 Jun 2019 HJI GROUP CORPORATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH | 3200 PARK CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 1180 COSTA MESA, CA 92626 UNITED STATES Xinyu City Government 1,178,617.00 1,178,617.00
CS2 EXTERNAL RESETTLEMENT MONITORING SERVICES Loan 3485 13 Jun 2019 BEIJING HAOHAN ENGINEERING CONSULTING CO. LTD | FUXING ROAD, HAIDIAN DISTRICT BEIJING CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Xinyu City Government 189,860.00 189,860.00
CS-1- POJECT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT Loan 3485 24 Mar 2018 HALCROW (CHONGQING) ENGINEERING CONSULTING CO | 1502 CHONGZI BLDG, NO. 2 WUJIAN RD. JIANGBEI DISTRICT CHONGQING, CHINA CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Xinyu City Government 828,699.00 828,699.00

Procurement Plan