China, People's Republic of : Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project

Sovereign Project | 51189-001

The proposed loan to the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project. The project will provide strategic and comprehensive support for the Ziyang Municipal Government (ZMG) to (i) improve the urban environment and livability of Ziyang Municipality (Ziyang), and (ii) shift to high-quality economic growth on a more inclusive green development path. The project is envisaged to play a demonstrative role for medium-sized cities with similar conditions in the middle and upper reaches of the Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Fan, Mingyuan
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project
Project Number 51189-001
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3766-PRC: Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Technical and vocational education and training

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The proposed loan to the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project. The project will provide strategic and comprehensive support for the Ziyang Municipal Government (ZMG) to (i) improve the urban environment and livability of Ziyang Municipality (Ziyang), and (ii) shift to high-quality economic growth on a more inclusive green development path. The project is envisaged to play a demonstrative role for medium-sized cities with similar conditions in the middle and upper reaches of the Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB).

The project is aligned with the following impact: sustainable economic growth and environmental improvement in the YREB achieved (footnote 4). The project will have the following outcome: economic and environmental conditions in Ziyang and the SZHTDZ improved. The project will have three outputs: (i) Output 1: Ecological systems and environmental infrastructure constructed, (ii) Output 2: Facilities and programs to support the service industry broadened, and (iii) Output 3: Urban development planning and management capacity enhanced. The ZMG is the executing agency, and the SZHTDZ Administrative Committee and the Ziyang Municipal Education and Sports Bureau are the implementing agencies.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Ziyang is a typical medium-sized prefecture-level municipality in the upper reaches of the YREB, with a population of 3.6 million in 2017; average income per capita of $2,900; and a land area of 5,747 square kilometers, covering hilly terrain traditionally used for agriculture. Its center spans both sides of the Tuo River, which is a major tributary of the Yangtze River. The Sichuan Ziyang High Technology Development Zone (SZHTDZ) is centrally located in Ziyang and integrated in its urban and most economically developed area. An economy dominated by heavy industries for decades has substantially burdened the Tuo River. Ziyang's conventional industrial structure and the increasingly stricter enforcement of environmental laws and policies have led to an unstable job market that cannot meet the growing demand of the local people. The ZMG needs to do more to create more local jobs for its people. It needs support to (i) tackle the task of improving the damaged ecological environment; (ii) shift the local economy from its reliance on heavy manufacturing to a high-quality development path based on services, which can help create a reliable job market; and (iii) improve its urban development planning and management.

The project is consistent with the PRC's Thirteenth Five-Year Plan, 20162020 the Outline of the YREB Development Plan, 20162030 (footnote 4). The project is particularly aligned with the guidelines on the Yangtze River Basin's economic development issued by the State Council in 2014 to promote inclusive and green development with stricter pollution control, environmental rehabilitation and protection, and sustainable water resources management. The project will directly contribute to the national endeavor of restoring the ecological system of the Yangtze River and fostering inclusive and green development in the entire YREB. The project is consistent with ADB's country partnership strategy for the PRC, 20162020, particularly in promoting urban inclusive green development for small and medium-sized cities in the less-developed regions. The project is closely aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030 operational priorities of (i) making cities more livable (through integrated solutions, inclusive and participatory urban planning, and climate resilience), and (ii) addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequality (through human development and social inclusion, quality jobs, and education and training). It also draws on ADB's environmental, urban, and water operational plans.

The project design incorporates key lessons from previous ADB and development partner projects as well as international best practices and innovative approaches. These emphasize (i) the importance of regionally balanced, inclusive green development for sustainable growth; (ii) the need for innovative technology and standards to improve urban development, including sound solutions for ecosystem restoration and environmental degradation; and (iii) the need to provide effective institutional arrangements and government management systems.

Through its capacity building and state-of-the-art IT-based SMART information system, the project will enable the sharing of experiences, best practices, and innovation. The use of advanced technologies under the project's ecological renovation and environmental sustainability will showcase important elements of ADB's engagement with the PRC (e.g., regional public goods, climate change, urbanization, and regional cooperation and integration). The project features a comprehensive approach to stopping environmental degradation and improving urban livability in Ziyang through integrated solid waste and wastewater management. The project will be the first ADB initiative to transform a landfill site into a green park and introduce an M&E system to measure the progress of urban development. The experience and knowledge gained from wetland rehabilitation, landfill transformation, and sustainable city development under this project can be replicated in other cities along the Yangtze River Basin in the PRC, and also in other developing member countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Impact

Sustainable economic growth and environmental improvement in the Yangtze River Economic Belt achieved.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Economic and environmental conditions in Ziyang and the Sichuan Ziyang High Technology Development Zone (SZHTDZ) improved

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Ecological systems and environmental infrastructure constructed

Facilities and programs to support the service industry broadened

Urban development planning and management capacity enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Ongoing. There are currently 16 management positions in the construction project, of which three are women, accounting for 18.8%

Procurement of civil works for the Chengnan Binjiang Eco-Dike Section 1 has been completed; Procurement for the Chengnan Binjiang Eco-Dike Section 2 has already commenced.

Construction has already started.

Work is completed.

Contract for the civil works has been signed; Work to commence.

90% of the work has already been completed.

Ongoing. The construction project provided 320 landscaping jobs, of which 106 are female.

Bidding has commenced.

Procurement for goods packages have already commenced.

Two out of the three goods packages have already been procured.

Contract has been signed and contractor is expected to be mobilized as soon as the necessary permits have been secured.

Complete the preparation of four training and four thematic reports planned

Ongoing. The smart park development and design agreed in the contract has been completed.

Ongoing. Completed the "Start-up Report", "Investigation Report on urban Green Development Assessment System" and "Interim Report".

Ongoing. The "Start-up Report", "Special Report on Evaluation of Existing Planning Achievements and Methods of Ziyang High-tech Zone" and "Special Report on Research on Green Transformation Path of Ziyang High-tech Zone" have been completed.

Geographical Location Nation-wide, Ziyang Shi
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
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 All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Procurement Regulations for ADB BorrowersGoods, Works, Non-consulting, and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time)
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Regulations for ADB BorrowersGoods, Works, Non-consulting, and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time). Open competitive bidding using national advertisement will be used for all civil works contracts. Goods contracts will use international advertisement, if needed; otherwise, they will use national advertisement. Contracts for goods and works estimated to cost less than $100,000 can be procured using request for quotation procedure. The first draft bidding documents for civil works and goods (translated into English) will be submitted to ADB for approval regardless of the amount. Subsequent bidding documents will be reviewed on post-review sampling basis. Before the start of any procurement, ADB and the government will review the public procurement laws of the central and provincial governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Regulations for ADB BorrowersGoods, Works, Non-consulting, and Consulting Services(2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Fan, Mingyuan
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office (SG-AFNR)
Executing Agencies
Sichuan Finance Department
Ziyang Municipal Government
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Aug 2017
Fact Finding 19 Mar 2018 to 28 Mar 2018
MRM 04 Sep 2018
Approval 13 Dec 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2023

Loan 3766-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2018 29 May 2019 12 Sep 2019 30 Jun 2025 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 413.54 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 16 Feb 2024 111.78 0.00 56%
Counterpart 213.54 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Feb 2024 58.31 0.00 29%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2023
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans May 2023
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2022
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (12 September 2019-31 December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2021
Amendment to the Loan Agreement for Loan 3766-PRC: Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Aug 2019
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3766-PRC: Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) May 2019
Project Agreement for Loan 3766-PRC: Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project Project/Program Agreements May 2019
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2018
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2018
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Nov 2018
四川资阳绿色转型和发展项目 : 项目数据表 Translated PDS Sep 2017
Sichuan Ziyang Green Transformation and Development Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Aug 2017

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
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2023
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2023
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2023
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2023
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Chengnan Binjiang Eco-dike; Landfill Closure, Restoration, and Afteruse; Green Wedge; and Restoration of Bare Hills Subprojects Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2022
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2022
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2022
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2022
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2022
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: External Social Monitoring Report No. 3 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: External Social Monitoring Report No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2021
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2021
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Internal Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2020
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2020
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: External Resettlement and Social Monitoring Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2020
Sichuan Ziyang Green Transformation and Development Project: Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2019
Sichuan Ziyang Green Transformation and Development Project: Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Apr 2018
Sichuan Ziyang Green Transformation and Development Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2018

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
3766-PRC Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project [G-06] - Rebidding Invitation for Bids Closed
3766-PRC Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project (G-014) Invitation for Bids Closed
Smart System Design and Implementation Technical Assistance for SZHTDZ Firm - Consulting Closed
Urban green development planning study for the SZHTDZ Firm - Consulting Closed
Development of performance monitoring and evaluation system to assess green development progress Firm - Consulting Closed
TVET curriculum development and capacity building Firm - Consulting Closed
Environment expert Individual - Consulting Closed
External social and resettlement monitoring and evaluation Firm - Consulting Closed
Project Management Support during Loan Implementation Firm - Consulting Closed
Resettlement expert Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Testing and Inspection Facilities - Phase II Loan 3766 01 Jan 2024 Xiamen Lianfa (Group) Forever Co., Ltd. | Area A, Floor 8, Office Building B1-1, No. 132, Huachang Road, Xiamen, China Pilot Free Trade Zone, Fujian Ziyang Municipal Government 9,892,244.48 9,836,989.78
Green Wedge Works on the Daqian Road Loan 3766 26 Nov 2023 Hunan Urban Construction Group Co., Ltd. | People's Republic of China Ziyang Municipal Government 2,895,602.61 2,550,988.71
Equipment for Public Test Laboratories Loan 3766 26 Sep 2023 C&D (Chengdu) Co., Ltd. | Sichuan Province, P.R.C. Ziyang Municipal Government 6,781,626.05 6,767,422.43
Procurement of R&D Platform Loan 3766 03 Jul 2023 China Comservice Public Information Industry Co., Ltd. | PRC Ziyang Municipal Government 1,619,956.96 1,619,956.96
Landfill Closure, Restoration, and Landscaping Loan 3766 05 May 2023 Jiangsu Modern Environment Construction Group Co., Ltd. & Zhongjiu Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. | PRC Ziyang Municipal Government 13,758,801.01 11,831,554.43
Intelligent Park Platform Management System Loan 3766 23 Apr 2023 Inspur Software Group Co., Ltd. | Buidling S02, No. 1036, Langchao Road, High-Tech Zone, Jinan City, Shandong Province Ziyang Municipal Government 12,380,591.02 12,305,252.37
TVET Civil Works Loan 3766 13 Apr 2023 Beijing Construction Engineering Group | Jiangong Building, No. 1 Guanglian Road, Xicheng District, Beijing Ziyang Municipal Government 44,130,692.07 33,375,953.62
Chengnan Binjiang Eco-Dike (Embankments) Phase I Loan 3766 18 Feb 2023 CRSC Guizhou Construction Company Ltd. First Engineering Co., Ltd. | China Ziyang Municipal Government 2,843,657.88 2,460,544.38
Testing and Inspection Facilities - Phase 1 Loan 3766 18 Feb 2023 Aimuke EMC Ltd. | China Ziyang Municipal Government 3,639,479.20 3,578,577.50
Sponge City Interventions (sponge transform part of the green belt reserved on the road side of the SZHTDZAC, with an area of 123,000 square meters) Loan 3766 03 Nov 2022 Sichuan Huatai Construction Co., Ltd. | Sichuan Province, PRC Ziyang Municipal Government 1,558,387.31 1,389,233.52
Testing and Inspection Facilities-Phase III (Procurement of three meter EMC anechoic chamber and equipment system integration) Loan 3766 19 Aug 2022 Beijing Institute of Radio Metrology and Measurement | People's Republic of China Ziyang Municipal Government 4,294,963.39 4,218,404.11
YANNAN LAKE WATER UPGRADING AND WETLAND AREA DEVELOPMENT Loan 3766 21 Apr 2021 JV OF CHENGDU CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING GROUP | PRC CHINA, PEOPLE'S REP. OF Ziyang Municipal Government 10,398,147.44 9,215,094.60
SMART SYSTEM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR SZHTDZ Loan 3766 30 Mar 2021 SHANGHAI POSTS & TELECOMMUNICATIONS DESIGNING | PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ziyang Municipal Government 701,707.67 701,707.67
ECOLOGICAL PRESERVATION OF BARREN HILLY AREAS (ZIYANG HIGH TECH ZONE BARE MOUNTAIN RESTORATION) Loan 3766 24 Feb 2021 SICHUAN RUIYUN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CO. | CHINA, PEOPLE'S REP. OF Ziyang Municipal Government 1,961,482.67 1,722,663.53
DEVELOPMENT OF PERFORMANCE MONITORING AND EVALUATI ON SYSTEM TO ASSESS GREEN DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS Loan 3766 09 Dec 2020 SIET COMPANY LIMITED | PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ziyang Municipal Government 199,887.00 199,887.00
CONSULTING SERVICES FOR URBAN GREEN DEVELOPMENT PLANNING STUDY FOR THE SZHTDZ Loan 3766 29 Dec 2020 NAREE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED | HONG KONG, PRC HONG KONG, CHINA Ziyang Municipal Government 340,695.00 340,695.00
TVET TRANSFORMATION AND UPGRADING PROJECT CURRICULUM DESIGN AND CAPACITY BUILDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Loan 3766 11 Nov 2020 BEIJING AMBOW SHENGYING EDUCATION AND | PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ziyang Municipal Government 870,000.00 870,000.00
EXTERNAL SOCIAL AND RESETTLEMENT MONITORING AND EVALUATION Loan 3766 26 Feb 2020 SICHUAN FONTAL STRATEGIC CONSULTING CO. LTD. | PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ziyang Municipal Government 225,000.00 225,000.00
PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT DURING LOAN IMPLEMENTATION Loan 3766 26 Feb 2020 T.Y. LIN INTL ENG CONSULTING (CHINA) CO. LTD. | PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ziyang Municipal Government 1,520,012.96 1,520,012.96

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Sichuan Ziyang Inclusive Green Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans May 2023