The project will continue ADB's long-term partnership with HPG and take a strategic, holistic, and long-term approach to further develop and implement the Transformation Development Plan of Coal Cities in Heilongjiang (2014 -2020), establishing a non-coal economic base, i.e., green food, pharmaceutical, renewable energy, and high-tech industries. The indicative project impacts are revitalized economy of East Heilongjiang subregion with non-coal industries in the cities of Hegang, Jixi, Qitaihe, and Shuangyashan; improved East Heilongjiang smart city cluster cooperation; and improved living environment, safety, and public health in the cities of Hegang, Jixi, Qitaihe, and Shuangyashan. The indicative project outcome is improved enabling environment for non-coal economic and industrial transformation.
|Project Name||Heilongjiang Green Urban and Economic Revitalization 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
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Land-based natural resources management
Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation
Finance / Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing
Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development
Transport / Urban public transport - Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The project will continue ADB's long-term partnership with HPG and take a strategic, holistic, and long-term approach to further develop and implement the Transformation Development Plan of Coal Cities in Heilongjiang (2014 -2020), establishing a non-coal economic base, i.e., green food, pharmaceutical, renewable energy, and high-tech industries. The indicative project impacts are revitalized economy of East Heilongjiang subregion with non-coal industries in the cities of Hegang, Jixi, Qitaihe, and Shuangyashan; improved East Heilongjiang smart city cluster cooperation; and improved living environment, safety, and public health in the cities of Hegang, Jixi, Qitaihe, and Shuangyashan. The indicative project outcome is improved enabling environment for non-coal economic and industrial transformation. The project is expected to have four outputs: (i) key components facilitating economic diversification and industrial transformation towards a non-coal future in the project cities improved; (ii) remediation and environmental cleanup and safety of impacts from coal mining in the project cities improved; (iii) integrated basic urban infrastructure and services in the project cities improved; and (iv) capacity in project cities developed in areas of (a) economic diagnostic study and strategy, non-coal industry development planning, and smart city cluster cooperation; (b) prioritized investment program preparation; (c) project planning and management; (d) mining remediation management and environment cleanup; and (e) infrastructure and services delivered through public-private partnerships.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The cities of Hegang, Jixi, Qitaihe, and Shuangyashan (project cities) are located in the east of Heilongjiang Province in the northeast of the People's Republic of China (PRC), bordering the Russian Federation to the east and to the north. The total combined population is 5.4 million with urban populations of 870,000 (Hegang); 1,180,000 (Jixi); 540,000 (Qitaihe); and 960,000 (Shuangyashan). The East Heilongjiang subregion and the four project cities have been an important coal base and electricity production hub delivering a cumulative total of more than 3.2 billion tons of coal to the country's economy. However, Heilongjiang and the project cities face serious economic decline and population loss due to severe price cuts of coal and changes in the PRC's energy and climate policy, with reduced revenues in these coal mining dependent economies. Urban poverty has become serious with declining wages combined with poor and unsanitary living conditions due to lack of proper urban infrastructure and services.
The project cities suffer from pollution of soil, water, and air caused by coal mining over the last 60 years. Risks to safety, health, and environment from mining impacts include (i) geohazard risk of subsidence from below-grade mining; (ii) waste rock dumpsites that wash out toxic heavy metals into soil, and ground and surface water; and (iii) carcinogenic dust particles that pollute the air. Substantial funding for monitoring of contamination levels and various physical remediation measures is needed. Many rivers are polluted with sediments from mining, industries, and households that discharge untreated wastewater, and from chemical fertilizers and pesticides used in agriculture. Some rivers overflow and cause floods during heavy storms and snow melt in the spring. The combination of inadequate infrastructure and environmental pollution compromise urban livability and pose serious risks to human safety and health.
There is an urgent need to revitalize and transform the economy towards a sustainable non-coal future through (i) strategic planning for non-coal industries and key investments that facilitate private investments in non-coal jobs; (ii) environmental cleanup and remediation of impacts from mining (not supporting mining itself); (iii) urban infrastructure, services, and environmental improvement that help attract and retain modern companies and qualified workers; and (iv) capacity development to plan and implement a strengthened subregion as smart, inclusive, competitive, and green East Heilongjiang Smart City Cluster with educated and skilled workers. Without the project, the economy will continue to decline, environmental safety and living conditions will worsen, and chances for improvements and investments will dwindle.
Through its strategic and holistic approach, the proposed project will support the (i) PRC's National New-Type Urbanization Plan (2014-2020), (ii) 13th five-year plans of Heilongjiang and project cities, (iii) Heilongjiang Provincial Government (HPG) Master Plan for Economic Development (2014-2020), and (iv) urban and economic development master plans of the project cities. The proposed project is included as a standby for 2017 in the country operations business plan of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the PRC and is aligned with (i) Strategy 2020 Midterm Review; (ii) upcoming country partnership strategy for the PRC, 2016-2020, supporting socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable, and economically competitive development; and (iii) urban, water, and environment operational plans/directions.
Economy revitalized and diversified, and non-coal industries in the cities of Hegang, Jixi, Qitaihe, and Shuangyashan developed
Living environment, safety, and public health in cities of Hegang, Jixi, Qitaihe, and Shuangyashan improved
|Description of Outcome||Non-coal economic activities and urban livability in project cities increased|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Project start up consultants, project implementation consultants (CS1) and business development services consultants (CS2) have been contributing to implementation activities including: review and of engineering design as prepared by local design institutes, site-specific environmental management plans and their preparation, updating of resettlement plans, and training on SME capacity development, training to SMEs, screening of a list of candidate SMEs in each project city for the financial intermediation component, and other activities. Goods and works contracts were awarded and under implementation in all four cities. One works contract in Shuangyashan has been completed under advance contracting and retroactive financing. Project inception mission was fielded in 6-9 November 2018. Two review missions were fielded in March and December 2019, and a virtual review mission was conducted in May 2020.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Capacity in BDS and integrated project planning and management developed
Sustainable SME investment and access to finance in project cities improved
Key infrastructure and SME facilities in non-coal industrial parks in project cities constructed
Remediation and environmental cleanup from mining impacts in project cities improved
Integrated urban infrastructure and services in project cities improved
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Output 1: BDS consultants and project implementation consultants provide capacity development to the government and SMEs
Output 2: Financial intermediation loan component has completed signing of all framework agreements and for the initial batch of subprojects subproject agreements are under finalisation.
Output 3: Some of the infrastructure and facilities are with signed contracts or under advanced stages of procurement and detailed engineering design.
Output 4: The Hegang mining remediation subproject is at an advanced stage of engineering design and completed its site-specific environmental management plan. Projects for other three cities are under preliminary design stage.
Output 5: Goods and works contracts were awarded and under implementation in all four project cities.
|Geographical Location||Hegang, Jixi, Qitaihe Shi, Shuangyashan|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Environment safeguard is category A due to potential adverse impacts on natural habitats, river morphology, sediment transport, downstream areas, and cultural resources. However, the project overall will generate positive impacts on the environment from (i) its overall objective of diversification away from coal mining and related industries, (ii) from mining remediation and environmental cleanup pilot projects, (iii) from river rehabilitation, ecological approach to flood risk management and river embankment design, and (iv) from wastewater and drainage systems improvements.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Involuntary resettlement safeguard is category A due to potential impacts on land acquisition and house demolition of flood risk management and road construction components.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Indigenous peoples safeguard is category C and has been confirmed during PPTA implementation.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The beneficiaries were consulted during the PPTA implementation through social surveys, stakeholders' workshops, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews. Documents prepared during PPTA, include the Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Management Plan, Social and Gender Action Plan, Resettlement Plans outline the program for consultation and participation of beneficiaries during the design and implementation period of the project. Loan assurances address implementation and monitoring of these plans. As the poor are the most vulnerable, they should benefit more from project improvement and design elements and project activities include social inclusive elements.|
|During Project Implementation||After project approval consultations with beneficiaries, communities, stakeholders and affected persons will be carried out and SMEs and SME associations will be consulted and strengthened. Inclusive business and gender balanced business has been included as a principle in the project design of the financial intermediation component and the business development services and training to women-owned and managed businesses and to inclusive businesses will be provided during implementation.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Rau, Stefan|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD|
Heilongjiang Provincial Finance Department
No. 146 Jianshe Street, Nangang District
Harbin, 150001 P.R. China Heilongjiang Provincial Government
People's Republic of China
|Concept Clearance||16 Nov 2015|
|Fact Finding||24 Mar 2017 to 07 Apr 2017|
|MRM||25 May 2017|
|Approval||05 Dec 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|05 Dec 2017||21 May 2018||04 Sep 2018||31 Aug 2023||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||2,042.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||620.00||05 Dec 2017||0.00||0.00||0%|
|Cofinancing||440.00||05 Dec 2017||0.00||0.00||0%|
|Status of Covenants|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|05 Dec 2017||28 Dec 2017||28 Dec 2017||28 Feb 2023||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,500,000.00||05 Dec 2017||6,380.00|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|CS3A EXTERNAL RESETTLEMENT AND SOCIAL MONITORING AND EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT-HEGANG||Loan 3613||08 Dec 2020||WUHAN YUNHAICHEN CONSULTING CO., LTD||PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||CONSULTANCY||264,455.81||264,455.81|
|JX-JG-W2 CIVIL WORKS FOR JIGUAN DISTRICT INDUSTRIAL PARK WWTP NETWORK||Loan 3613||26 Nov 2020||HEILONGJIANG CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION GR||PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||CONSTRUCTION||4,310,404.65||2,989,017.68|
|QH-GF-W2 QITAIHE INDUSTRIAL PARK (GREEN FOOD AND PHARMA BIOFERMENTATION)CW FOR ROADS AND ASSOC. FACILITIES||Loan 3613||02 Oct 2020||ZHONGQING JIAN'AN CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO., LTD||QITAIHE CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||CONSTRUCTION||4,390,890.40||4,033,585.62|
|JX-WT-W8 WTP UPGRADING AND EXPANSION||Loan 3613||27 Sep 2020||HEILONGJIANG CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION GR||JIXI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||CONSTRUCTION||6,190,076.74||4,276,594.68|
|CS3D EXTERNAL RESETTLEMENT AND SOCIAL MONITORING AND EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT MONITORING- SHUANGYASHAN||Loan 3613||20 Aug 2020||WUHAN YUNHAICHEN CONSULTING CO., LTD. AND||WUHAN PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||CONSULTANCY||274,036.20||274,036.20|
|CS3B EXTERNAL RESETTLEMENT AND SOCIAL MONITORING AND EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT MONITORING SERVICES-JIXI||Loan 3613||14 Jul 2020||WUHAN YUNHAICHEN CONSULTING CO.LTD AND||WUHAN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||CONSULTANCY||238,609.61||238,609.61|
|HG-IT-W10.2 NANYI ROAD, QIZHONG ROAD AND XINHE ROAD RECONSTRUC TION WORKS||Loan 3613||23 Dec 2019||XINGTAI MUNICIPAL CONSTRUCTION GROUP||HEGANG CITY, HEILONGJIANG CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||CONSTRUCTION||1,953,957.40||1,896,206.75|
|CS2- BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FOR SMES||Loan 3613||23 Dec 2019||FRANKFURT SCHOOL OF FINANCE & MNGT GMBH||FRANKFURT, GERMANY GERMANY||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||CONSULTANCY||5,866,000.00||5,866,000.00|
|HG-G1-ITS INTELLIGENT SIGNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND OTHER FACILITIES, MAINTENANCE VEHICLES AND EQUIP FOR BUS OPERATION||Loan 3613||25 Nov 2019||HIT ROBOT GROUP JIALITONG TENCHNOLOGY CO.,LTD||RM 207, NO. 162 HONGQI ST. NO. 17 BLDG. NANGANG DISTRICT CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||SUPPLY OF GOODS||2,726,059.85||2,716,253.88|
|HG-IT-W10.3- ROAD REHABILITATION PUBLIC, AND NON- MOTORIZED TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENTS CAIFU ROAD RERECONSTRUCTION WORKS||Loan 3613||13 Nov 2019||JIANGXI ZHENGYU CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO. LTD.||HEGANG CITY HEILONGJIANG CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||CONSTRUCTION||5,269,336.06||5,027,587.99|
|HG-IT-W10.1-ROAD REHABILITATION, PUBLIC, AND NON- MOTORIZED TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENTS DONGGANG ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT||Loan 3613||13 Nov 2019||JIANGXI YINYING CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CO.,||HEGANG CITY HEILONGJIANG CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||CONSTRUCTION||3,256,626.13||3,107,217.73|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9436||16 Aug 2019||NAREE International Limited (HONG KONG, CHINA) in association with NAREE Consulting Limited, China (CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF)||Unit N, 5/F, 4 Cho Yuen Street, Yau Tong Kowloon, Hong Kong, China||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||Consulting Services||649,956.00||—|
|CS1-PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTING SERVICES FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMEN QCBS||Loan 3613||12 Aug 2019||HJI GROUP CORPORATION AND BEIJING HAMONI||3200 PARK CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 1180 COSTA MESA, CA 92626, USA UNITED STATES||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||CONSULTANCY||6,912,855.00||6,912,855.00|
|SHUANGYASHAN SUBPROJECT XINXING ST ONNECTS THE RAILWAY (CENTRAL STATION) BRIDGE PROJECT & THE SUPPORTING SEWAGE DRAINAGE NETWORK (SY-RC-W9)||Loan 3613||31 Oct 2018||CCCC TUNNEL ENGINEERING COMPANY LTD||C/O LIU CHAO, DEPUTY MANAGER CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||CONSTRUCTION||21,180,100.00||21,180,100.00|
|HG-G2: INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEM-SIGNAL CONTROL SYSTEM, TRAFFIC MONITORING AND COMMANDING PLATFORM||Loan 3613||10 Oct 2018||BOCOM INTELLIGENT INFORMATION TECH CO. LTD.||ZHONGGUANCUN, 66 XIXIAOKOU ROAD HAIDIAN DISTRICT, BEIJING CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Heilongjiang Provincial Government||SUPPLY OF GOODS||1,408,927.00||1,398,624.00|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Heilongjiang Green Urban and Economic Revitalization Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Aug 2020|