49307-002: Xinjiang Hetian Comprehensive Urban Development and Environmental Improvement | Asian Development Bank

China, People's Republic of: Xinjiang Hetian Comprehensive Urban Development and Environmental Improvement

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49307-002 Status: Proposed

The project will address urban development issues in several areas of Hetian City, located in the southernmost part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Hetian is a growing (2015 population of 344,000 exceeds estimates) ethnic (87% Uygur) city, whose urban infrastructure and services are struggling to keep up with population growth. At the same time the city faces climate including an arid climate with very low rainfall, dependency on constrained water resources, and an encroaching desert. The boundaries for urban expansion, limited by the surrounding desert, force the city to build up, rather than out.

Project Details

Project Officer
McIntyre, Andrew J. East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Xinjiang Hetian Comprehensive Urban Development and Environmental Improvement
Project Number 49307-002
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Xinjiang Hetian Comprehensive Urban Development and Environmental Improvement
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
TA: Xinjiang Hetian Comprehensive Urban Development and Environmental Improvement
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management

Transport / Urban public transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Renovation and protection of cultural heritage - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will address urban development issues in several areas of Hetian City, located in the southernmost part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Hetian is a growing (2015 population of 344,000 exceeds estimates) ethnic (87% Uygur) city, whose urban infrastructure and services are struggling to keep up with population growth. At the same time the city faces climate including an arid climate with very low rainfall, dependency on constrained water resources, and an encroaching desert. The boundaries for urban expansion, limited by the surrounding desert, force the city to build up, rather than out.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Existing water pipelines serve approximately 80% of the total population and 65% have wastewater service access. As the population grows these percentages will decline unless services are further expanded. In addition, issues with pressure force some households to dig wells to supplement the erratic water supply, particularly in Jiya county. Largely untreated waste water being discharged into the main canal as one plant was closed while the new one is still being commissioned. Even when the new plant is operational, treatment capacity will soon be exceeded, and a return to this current practice is forecasted. At the same time precious water resources are being wasted as water is used once and then discharged. In addition to solid waste, frequent _black winds_ deposit large amounts of sand and dust across the city, necessitating frequent sweeping and collection. However, as growth increases, the solid waste management system will be overwhelmed unless it is reinforced and expanded. The same holds true for the public transport system. The system is already a low carbon pioneer (the fleet is 100% electric and compressed natural gas). However, large parts of the fleet are aging and will need to be replaced, a situation that will be exacerbated with population growth.
Impact

(i) The West of the People's Republic of China developed with environment and social conditions improved

(ii) A well-off and harmonious society in Hetian City with environment, society, and economy sustainably developed

Outcome Living conditions for female and male residents in project areas improved
Outputs

1. Urban roads, bridge, and utility conduits constructed

2. Water supply, wastewater, and reclaimed water infrastructure renovated and expanded

3. Environmental solid waste infrastructure and equipment improved

4. Public transportation system and equipment improved

5. Capacity developed and skills built

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

For the loan will require the following:

(i) quality- and cost-based selection - 122 person-months

(ii) consultants qualifications selection - 26 person-months

(iii) individual consultants selection - 10 person-months

The TA will require the 24 person-months inputs through individual consultant selection.

Procurement

Open competitive bidding/Advertised internationally - 5 contracts

Open competitive bidding/ Advertised nationally - 24 contracts

Responsible ADB Officer McIntyre, Andrew J.
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Government
XUAR Housing & Urban-Rural Dev't Bureau
No. 462 Zhongshan Road,
Urumqi, Xinjiang, PRC
Timetable
Concept Clearance 25 Jul 2016
Fact Finding 16 Oct 2017 to 27 Oct 2017
MRM 15 Dec 2017
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2017

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