Henan Hebi Qihe River Environmental Improvement and Ecological Conservation Project (ADB-47069-002)

  • China
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Specific Location
Hebi, Henan
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Jun 29, 2016
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Government of People's Republic of China
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 325.40 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 29, 2016

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Project Description
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The Hebi city government (HCG) has been making various efforts on environmental improvement and ecological conservation in the Qihe River basin, including afforestation, WWTP construction and solid waste management. To address the issues described above, the HCG prepared various plans, including Master Plan for Hebi City Qihe River Ecological Areas for 2010 2020 and Hebi City Urban Flood and Waterlogging Control Plan for 2011 2020. The HCG requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide lending support to implement environmental improvement and ecological conservation in and around Qihe River by integrating key activities in the above-mentioned plans in a consistent manner and to support the city's effort in implementation of this pilot initiative on ecological civilization.

The project contributes to the PRC Government's goal of building a harmonious and prosperous society through environmentally sustainable growth and priorities of its upcoming Thirteenth Five-Year Plan. The decision of the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of the PRC which supports eco-civilization and establishment of a system to protect ecosystems. It also supports ADB's strategic priorities of the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020 and the Water Operational Plan, 2011 2020 to increase coverage and improved services for sanitation, and promote integrated water resources and river basin management.

The project design has incorporated lessons from other initiatives including 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. Major lessons include the need for: (i) an integrated approach including structural and nonstructural measures, (ii) community participation and increased public awareness, (iii) coordinated management of urban-rural planning, (iv) leadership and governance in environmental management, and (v) management and data information systems for IWRM decision making.

Ecosystem services in the Qihe River basin restored

All consulting services will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

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Hebi City Government
No. 235, Xinghe Road, Qibin District,
Hebi City, Henan Province,

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