Integrated Wastewater Management Project (ADB-50164-001)

Countries
  • China
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Chongqing, Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xinjian
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Nov 18, 2016
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Borrower
China Water Environment Group Investment and Limited, Xinkai Water Environment Investment
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Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 250.00 million
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Oct 20, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 30, 2017


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Project Description
According to ADB website, restoring the health of river and lake ecosystems and improving resilience to water-related disasters are increasingly important priorities of the Government. According to the Ministry of Environmental Protection, 28% of the available surface water of the country's seven major rivers and 31% of the water of key lakes and reservoirs are unfit for human consumption. Once polluted to this degree, traditional pollution mitigation measures, such as standalone wastewater treatment facilities, are usually insufficient to recovery a water ecosystem. In response, an increasing number of local governments are adopting a more comprehensive approach, whereby they engage engaging private operators to mitigate pollution and restore the health of river and lake ecosystems through multiple, interlocking subprojects tendered under a single basin-wide concession. The project will support the implementation of integrated wastewater management concessions targeting environmental services for rivers and lakes. The ADB loan will support CWE in designing, constructing, and operating a series of facilities spanning several components, including (i) wastewater treatment plants; (ii) sludge treatment plants; (iii) sewage conveyance and interception pipelines; (iv) other civil works, such as the dredging of rivers and lakes, riverbank reinforcements, odor treatment, and landscaping; and (vi) the development of wetlands.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information
Project Officer: Kimura, Hisaka Private Sector Operations Department No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. 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