China, People's Republic of: Henan Dengzhou Integrated River Restoration and Ecological Protection Project
The project will implement integrated water resources management (IWRM) focusing on upstream downstream linkages and urban rural integration for the restoration of the Tuan River. The project design will incorporate lessons from previous ADB-financed projects and policy-oriented studies on IWRM, environmental and ecosystem improvement, wetland and lake management and restoration, and urban rural integration in the PRC and other developing member countries. The project will have three outputs: (i) urban and rural water infrastructure in Dengzhou City improved; (ii) ecological zones in Han River restored; and (iii) water resources management capacity enhanced. These outputs will result in the following outcome: water security and environmental sustainability in Dengzhou City improved. The project will have the following impact: living standards in the Yangtze River Economic Belt improved (Yangtze River Economic Belt Development Plan, 2016 2030)
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|Project Name||Henan Dengzhou Integrated River Restoration and Ecological Protection Project|
|Country / Economy||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
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Forestry - Rural sanitation - Rural water supply services - Water-based natural resources management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban sewerage
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The project will implement integrated water resources management (IWRM) focusing on upstream downstream linkages and urban rural integration for the restoration of the Tuan River. The project design will incorporate lessons from previous ADB-financed projects and policy-oriented studies on IWRM, environmental and ecosystem improvement, wetland and lake management and restoration, and urban rural integration in the PRC and other developing member countries. The project will have three outputs: (i) urban and rural water infrastructure in Dengzhou City improved; (ii) ecological zones in Han River restored; and (iii) water resources management capacity enhanced. These outputs will result in the following outcome: water security and environmental sustainability in Dengzhou City improved. The project will have the following impact: living standards in the Yangtze River Economic Belt improved (Yangtze River Economic Belt Development Plan, 2016 2030)|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Being one of the poorest cities in the Yangtze River Basin, Dengzhou City urgently requires improving water resources management as a driver for socioeconomic growth, and its development needs to be aligned with the national ecological civilization objectives as set forth in the PRC's Thirteenth Five-Year Plan, 2016 2020. As part of the rural vitalization objective set by the government to enhance livelihoods, attract investments, and accommodate the growing population, DCG will support local towns, and villages in development planning and implementation. However, Dengzhou City needs to improve its institutional and technical capacities to achieve the targets. Dengzhou City in the middle Yangtze River Basin and in less-developed region, can demonstrate an environmentally-sustainable growth model that can be replicated in other cities in the Yangtze River Basin and in the PRC.|
|Impact||Quality of life along Yangtze River Economic Belt improved (National Strategic Plan for Rural Vitalization, 2018 2022; and Yangtze River Economic Belt Development Plan, 2016 2030)a|
|Description of Outcome||Water security and environmental sustainability in Dengzhou City improved|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Progress towards outcome to be further assessed.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Urban and rural water infrastructure in Dengzhou City improved
Ecosystem services in Dengzhou City improved
Water resources management capacity enhanced
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Loan became effective on 3 September 2020. PMO and staffing in place. Project components are all in initial stage. The inception mission was conducted in end March 2021. Procurement progressing well with three consulting contracts and one civil works contract awarded by 15 September 2021.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The project is category B for environment. The Mission reiterated the requirements of the environment safeguard and the importance of implementing the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) during the whole project implementing life circle. The Mission proposed the next steps forward to ensure project's environmental performance and compliance with EMP, including EMP translation and dissemination, institutional arrangements for EMP implementation and recruitment of the start-up environmental consultant and external monitoring agency as well as environmental trainings. The Mission requested the health and safety management plan, as a critical component of EMP, should be developed with emergency preparedness and response measures tailored toward COVID-19.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project is category A for resettlement. The Mission introduced the involuntary resettlement policy and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) implementation requirements as well as land acquisition and resettlement (LAR) covenants to EA and IAs. In particular, the Mission stressed (i) the land acquisition should strictly follow domestic land approval procedure and future contract awards will be subject to the updated RP clearance from ADB. The updated resettlement plan (RP) can be prepared based on different progress arrangements by subproject; (ii) the staffing should be available in both PMO and IAs to ensure timely coordination and LAR implemented as per ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) requirements even though LAR will be implemented by Land Administrative Bureau and Housing and Construction Bureau; (iii) Internal monitoring of LAR implementation by the PMO should be reported to ADB as part of quarterly progress report. External monitoring by independent monitoring agency should be reported to ADB separately through semiannual reports; (iv) a due diligence review should be conducted in case that any project change is proposed. A separate RP will be prepared as necessary. In addition, the Mission required PMO to speed up recruitment of individual start-up resettlement consultant and the external monitoring agency to facilitate the updated RP preparation of urgent contracts and deliver training to the PMO and IAs.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project is category B for Indigenous Peoples safeguard and requires ethnic minority development plan (EMDP) implementation and external monitoring. The project is also categorized as effective gender mainstreaming (EGM) for gender equality which requires gender action plan (GAP) implementation and monitoring. A social development action plan (SDAP) was also prepared to ensure social benefits of the project affected people. The implementation and monitoring of EMDP and social and gender action plans are important part of the project in terms of achieving project outcome. The indicators in EMDP, GAP and SDAP in terms of employment opportunities, public consultation (particularly ethnic minorities and women), community-based environment and ecology supervision teams and capacity building are the key indicators of DMF as well. The successful achievement of these three plans will determine the success of safeguards compliance and gender equality of the project which will affect the overall rating of the project at the project completion stage.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||As part of the project preparation, information disclosure and public consultations about the project and TEIAs were conducted. The second round of consultations focused especially on households potentially affected by noise or other impacts of construction works and was completed after the midterm mission. The findings have been included in the IEE. The mission emphasized the importance of continuing public consultations throughout project implementation, to ensure residents are well informed of project activities, especially communities close to construction sites.|
|During Project Implementation||The project is classified general intervention for poverty reduction. The poverty and social analysis was undertaken based on intensive stakeholder consultations and socioeconomic surveys. It indicated that a total of 746,000 residents in 11 project towns, including 13,137 poor people, will directly benefit from the project through reduced water pollution, improved drinking water supply system, and better environment and ecological protection in the Tuan River watershed. Other residents in Dengzhou City will also benefit indirectly from improved environment and ecology. The project will create 3,000 jobs during project implementation and 150 jobs during operation. A social development action plan has been prepared based on the poverty and social analysis, with specific targets for the poor and low-income people. Consultations were undertaken with local residents and other stakeholders during the project preparation. A consultation and participation plan for the project implementation stage has been included in the PAM and will be conducted during project implementation.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Yang, Xiaoyan|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PRC Resident Mission|
Dengzhou City Government
100 Xinhua Road, Dengzhou City
People's Republic of China
|Concept Clearance||13 Aug 2018|
|Fact Finding||26 Apr 2019 to 30 Apr 2019|
|MRM||12 Jul 2019|
|Approval||26 Nov 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||15 Sep 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|26 Nov 2019||26 May 2020||03 Sep 2020||30 Jun 2026||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||423.12||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||200.00||01 Apr 2022||17.16||0.00||8%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||01 Apr 2022||20.96||0.00||10%|
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