Hezhou Urban Water Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project (WB-P158622)

  • China
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Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (Guangxi)
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Jun 13, 2018
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  • Climate and Environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 359.40 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 9, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 15, 2017

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Project Description

The Hezhou Urban Water Infrastructure and Environment Improvement Project aims to improve flood risk management and reduce discharge of water pollutants in Hezhou Municipality. Project components include as following:

1) The first component: Improve Flood Risk Resilience of the He River by connecting the He mainstream to tributaries, improving flood drainage capacity, removing obstructions, and managing the river bank.

2) The second component: Improve Urban Drainage and Wastewater Management diverting flood waters, enhancing tributary drainage capacities, and storing/absorbing flood waters in lakes, canals, and green infrastructure. By separating drain system and sewage system, it can provide effective treatment of wastewater and reduce water pollution.

3) The third component: Institutional Strengthening, Capacity Building and Project Management.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) US$ 150.00 million
Counterpart Funding                                                              US$ 209.35 million
Total cost                                                                              US$ 359.40 million

Contact Information

1/World Bank
Gang Qin
Sr Water & Sanitation Spec.

People's Republic of China
Jiandi Ye
Director, International Dept. MOF (Ministry of Finance)

3/Implementing Agencies
Hezhou Project Management Office
Jing Wen
PMO Director

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