Gansu Baiyin Integrated Urban Development Project (ADB-46062-002)

Countries
  • China
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Specific Location
Baiyin City, Gansu Province
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
A
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Voting Date
Nov 28, 2014
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Borrower
People's Republic of China, Baiyin Municipal Government
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Sectors
  • Education and Health
  • Transport
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 212.70 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Oct 20, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 10, 2017


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Project Description
According to ADB website, Baiyin is a medium-sized city in Gansu province, one of the 12 less-developed provinces and autonomous regions targeted under the Western Development Strategy of the People's Republic of China. The city was originally established as a national copper mining base in the 1950s but its socioeconomic development suffered major setbacks after continuous copper exploitation and depletion, and environmental degradation. Since the Eleventh Five-Year Plan 2006-2010, Baiyin received special support from the national and provincial governments to jumpstart its industrial transformation. The goal was to transform Baiyin from a resource-exhausted mining city into a new industrial center through technology upgrading and diversification of existing production chains, while achieving efficient use of resources and reducing adverse impacts on the environment. In 2008, the Gansu Baiyin Urban Development Project (Phase I project) was approved by ADB, providing timely assistance on urban road construction and district heating supply to support the initial stage of economic diversification in two urban centers Baiyin district and Pingchuan district. The project will further scale up the outcome of the Phase I project by accelerating environment-friendly and human-centered industrial transformation in eastern Baiyin urban area. The impact of the project will be inclusive and environmentally sustainable urban development in Baiyin.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information
Project Officer: Wang, Lan East Asia Department No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. Executing Agency: Baiyin Municipal Government Email Address: ZHJH 6759@163.COM Baiyin Development & Reform Commission Municipal Government Building Baiyin City, Gansu Province, PRC ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main