China, People's Republic of : Guangxi Hezhou Environment Restoration and Sustainable Development Project

Sovereign Project | 51384-001

The project will help Hezhou (i) reduce pollution in and improve the environment of the former mineral mining area; (ii) provide essential and inclusive social services; and (iii) strengthen institutions to make former mineral mining workers' living areas in Hezhou green, inclusive, healthy, and sustainable.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Zheng, Baochang
    East Asia Department
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  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Sector
    • Health
Project Name Guangxi Hezhou Environment Restoration and Sustainable Development Project
Project Number 51384-001
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4140-PRC: Guangxi Hezhou Environment Restoration and Sustainable Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

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

Education / Non-formal education - social protection initiatives - Technical and vocational education and training

Health / Health sector development and reform - Health system development

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will help Hezhou (i) reduce pollution in and improve the environment of the former mineral mining area; (ii) provide essential and inclusive social services; and (iii) strengthen institutions to make former mineral mining workers' living areas in Hezhou green, inclusive, healthy, and sustainable.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy 12.The project is aligned with six operational priorities of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Strategy 2030 by boosting human capital and social protection; gender equality in human development; environmental sustainability; access, quality, and reliability of urban services; rural development; and governance and institutional capacity for service delivery. The project is in line with ADB's Operational Plan for Health, 20152020, by strengthening health systems and elderly care, and with the country partnership strategy for the PRC, 20212025, by reducing pollution, responding to the needs of an aging society, and strengthening institutions for health- and elderly-care systems. The project supports the achievement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, and 15.
Impact

Living and health conditions and well-being of residents in Hezhou improved

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Kedashan's environment and Pinggui's health services improved

Progress Toward Outcome The loan became effective on 29 Mar. 2022 and was delegated to PRCM on 28 Dec. 2022. A loan review mission was fielded in March 2023 to review implementation progress, examine implementation problems and provide procurement training to speed up contract awards.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Nature-friendly measures to reduce pollution in the Kedashan former mineral mining area implemented

Institutional mechanisms, skills capacities, and facilities in health and elderly care strengthened

Green and health care-related skills development institutions established

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The procurement plan of the project was updated on 29 June 2023, and the recruitment of consulting services has been initiated.
Geographical Location Hezhou Shi
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement B
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 tbd
Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Zheng, Baochang
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission (PRCM)
Executing Agencies
Hezhou Municipal Government
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Nov 2018
Fact Finding 19 Apr 2021 to 29 Apr 2021
MRM 09 Aug 2021
Approval 12 Nov 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 18 Sep 2023

Loan 4140-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Nov 2021 23 Dec 2021 29 Mar 2022 30 Jun 2028 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 236.06 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 15 Jan 2024 0.16 0.00 0%
Counterpart 136.06 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Jan 2024 2.55 0.00 3%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
External Resettlement and EMDP Monitoring Firm - Consulting Closed
Project Management and Implementation Support Firm - Consulting Closed
External Environment Monitoring Firm - Consulting Closed
Start-up support green procurement(international) Individual - Consulting Closed
Start-up support green procurement(international) Individual - Consulting Closed
Start-up support project management and procurement(national) Individual - Consulting Closed
Start-up support resettlement(national) Individual - Consulting Closed
Start-up support: Environment(national) Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Guangxi Hezhou Environment Restoration and Sustainable Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jun 2023