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

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Hubei Province, China
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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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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 515.13 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 9, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Feb 1, 2016

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

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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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