Shanxi Urban-Rural Water Source Protection and Environmental Demonstration Project (ADB-48274-002)

  • China
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Zuoquan County, Jinzhong Municipality of Shanxi Province
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Voting Date
Aug 22, 2017
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Government of People's Republic of China, Zuoquan County Government
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 152.00 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 20, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 30, 2017

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Project Description
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The impact of the project will be improved quality of life and environmental sustainability in Zuoquan County. The outcome of the project will be improved and integrated river basin management in Zuoquan County. The project will include four outputs: (i) water source protection of the Qingzhang headwaters, (ii) Qingzhang River rehabilitation and integrated low-impact facilities, (iii) inclusive water supply and wastewater collection services, and (iv) strengthened institutional capacity.

Output 1 will support (i) re-vegetation around the Shixia Reservoir and planting of forest belt along two headwaters for about 12,800 hectares (ha); (ii) installation of the Shixia Reservoir spillway gates; (iii) construction of a flood-discharging and washout tunnel; and (iv) construction of five hydrological and water quality monitoring stations with telecommunication system in the Shixia Reservoir catchment.

Output 2 will support (i) dredging of selected sections of the Qingzhang River which are heavily silted (about 11.6 kilometers [km]); (ii) rehabilitation of the Qingzhang River, and construction of embankment (about 8.9 km); (iii) construction of wetland of about 35.35 ha and associated river amenity facilities; and (iv) low-impact design (sponge city concept) for Binhe road expansion and stormwater drain installation.

Output 3 will support (i) construction of 45.3-km raw water transmission pipelines and expansion of a pumping station; (ii) construction of 48.3-km water distribution pipelines and expansion of four pumping stations; (iii) replacement of 36.5-km existing water supply pipelines and construction of two rural domestic water treatment stations; (iv) expansion of the Zuoquan County wastewater treatment plant from 10,000 m3 per day to 15,000 m3 per day, with improvement of treatment technologies and renovation of some equipment; (v) construction of 4.97-km trunk sewers; (vi) replacement of 1.29-km existing main sewer pipelines; and reconstruction of four overflow manholes.

Output 4 will support institutional and capacity development for (i) project management; (ii) improvement of existing flood warning system; (iii) integrated urban rural water supply, and (iv) action plan for sponge city design for new city district development.


It is expected that consultants will be required for conducting capacity development and institutional strengthening activities, including project management support. All consulting services will be engaged in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Consulting services will be selected by (i) inviting simplified technical proposals and (ii) using the quality- and cost-based selection method, with a quality cost ratio of 90:10.

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Government US$ 152 million

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Project Officer: Radstake, Frank
East Asia Department
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.

Executing Agency
Zuoquan County Government
Zuoquan COunty, Shanxi Province
People's Republic of China


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