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China, People's Republic of: Anhui Huangshan Xin'an River Ecological Protection and Green Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52026-001 Status: Approved
Project Name Anhui Huangshan Xin'an River Ecological Protection and Green Development Project
Project Number 52026-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3888-PRC: Anhui Huangshan Xin'an River Ecological Protection and Green Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Loan: Anhui Huangshan Xin'an River Ecological Protection and Green Development Project
KfW Bankengruppe US$ 55.53 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Forestry - Rural sanitation

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban sewerage

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Sustainable economic growth and environmental improvement in the Yangtze River Economic Belt achieved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Economic and environmental conditions in the upstream of Xin'an River improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Urban and rural point source pollution management installed

Non-point source pollution control enhanced

Green finance mechanism piloted

Capacity for ecological system and project management strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Huangshan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified by ADB as Category B for environment. The project environmental safeguard assessments and documents comprise: (i) an initial environmental examination (IEE) including an environmental management plan (EMP). The IEE and EMP cover all project components except one, a Green Investment Fund (under output 3), which will be implemented by HTIC; and (ii) an ESMS, for safeguard management for the Green Investment Fund. The IEE, EMP and ESMS have been prepared in compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). For all project matters relating to environmental safeguards, the IEE, EMP and ESMS form the basis of the official loan agreement between ADB and the executing agency.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as category B for involuntary resettlement. In total, the project involves 72.31 mu of permanent land occupation (4.63 mu state-owned land and 67.68 mu collective owned land), affecting 200 households with 830 persons. A total of 60 m2 of non-residential house will be affected, involving 1 household with 4 persons. No household will have significant impacts from permanent land acquisition or relocation. A total of 316.43 mu land will be used temporarily, including 219.39 mu state-owned land and 97.04 mu collective land.
Indigenous Peoples The project does not involve impacts on ethnic minority villages or communities that would trigger ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement requirements on indigenous peoples. There are only a few ethnic minority individuals living dispersedly in five counties among the seven project counties/districts. The scattered ethnic minority individuals in the project area are not expected to have differential impacts; and they will enjoy the project benefits as residents in the project area. Therefore, the project is classified as category C on indigenous peoples according to ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009); and no action plan needs to be prepared for ESMS.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consulting firms and individual consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Fan, Mingyuan
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Anhui Provincial Finance Department
No. 238, Funanxi Road, Hefei, Anhui
230061 People's Republic of China
Huangshan Municipal Government
City Hall, Tiandu Avenue, Tunxi District,
Huangshan City, Anhui Province, PRC
Concept Clearance 16 Oct 2018
Fact Finding 31 Jul 2019 to 08 Aug 2019
MRM 14 Oct 2019
Approval 11 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Mar 2020

Loan 3888-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2019 17 Jun 2020 - 30 Dec 2026 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 211.03 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 11 Dec 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 55.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 55.53 11 Dec 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Construction Supervision Service - Xiuning County Firm - Consulting Active 17 Jul 2020 17 Aug 2020
Construction Supervision Service for Shexian County Project Firm - Consulting Closed 13 Jun 2020 14 Jul 2020
Project Management Supporting Consulting Service Firm - Consulting Closed 20 Feb 2020 20 Mar 2020
Individual Consulting Services of the Project Start-Up Phase Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Feb 2020 04 Mar 2020

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

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