China: Hubei Inland Waterway Improvement Project (WB-P158717)

  • China
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Specific Location
Hubei Province, China
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
May 18, 2018
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People's Republic of China
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  • Hydropower
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 515.13 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 9, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Feb 1, 2016

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Project Description

The Hubei Inland Waterway Improvement Project is to improve inland waterway transportation along the Han River and in support of low carbon development.

This project has two components as following:

1) The first component, Yakou Navigation-Hydropower Complex, aims at the construction of the Yakou Infrastructure Complex, as:

(i) A Grade III ship lock of up to 1,000 DWT vessel capacity;

(ii) dam sluice gates;

(iii) a powerhouse of up to seventy-five megawatts (MW )capacity;

(iv) a connection dam in three sections, connecting structures between the Han River banks;

(v) fish pass and fish reproduction facilities; and

(vi) a dam crest-access bridge in several sections along the ship lock, sluice gates and powerhouse.

2) The second component, Institutional Strengthening, aims to carry out:

(i) technical assistance activities and training to enhance the institutional capacity of the Inland Waterway Transport (IWT).

(ii) a detailed cumulative impact assessment (CIA) and mitigation plan development for the conservation of fisheries and habitats in the Han River.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Financing Source Amount
Borrower                                                                     US$ 365.13
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development: US$ 150.00
Total                                                                            US$ 515.13

Contact Information

I.World Bank Contact

Name: Xiaoke Zhai

Title: Sr Transport. Spec.


Name: People's Republic of China

Contact: Yuanjie Yang

Title: Acting Director, Int Economic and Financial Cooperation Dept


III.Implementing Agencies

Name: Hubei Provincial Transportation Department (HPTD)

Contact: Guangzhong He

Title: Director General


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