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India: North Karnataka Urban Sector Investment Program, Tranche 1

August 10, 2016 | India | Validation of Project/Program Completion Report

This project is Tranche 1 of the North Karnataka Urban Sector Investment Program, a multitranche financing facility (MFF) comprising four tranches. The urban sector and tourism investment proposals of the government’s overall investment plan for North Karnataka were recognized as priority sectors and were allocated 33% ($862 million) of the total investment plan, including an Asian Development Bank (ADB) contribution of $270 million in the MFF. The planned impact of the MFF was improvement in the people’s quality of life in 25 urban local bodies (ULBs) by providing basic urban infrastructure, which is particularly lacking in North Karnataka compared to the rest of the state. The MFF aimed to increase economic opportunities and growth in these towns, thereby reducing imbalances in the state. Tranche 1 was designed primarily to support water supply and sanitation infrastructure improvements in three ULBs in the towns of Haveri, Hospet, and Raichur.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Less than successful.

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People’s Republic of China: Guangdong Energy Efficiency and Environment Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3 and Multitranche Financing Facility

August 4, 2016 | China | Validation of Project/Program Completion Report

About three-fourths of Guangdong’s generation capacity was coal-fired, which caused serious air pollution and acid rain. Also, ambient air quality started to fail in meeting national air quality standards. The energy intensity of Guangdong’s economy was also relatively high by international standards at 3.4 times the average of member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Improvements in energy efficiency in Guangdong were expected to lower energy consumption and the need for additional power generation capacity, thus saving energy, reducing adverse environmental impacts, relieving energy shortages, and improving energy security.

The multitranche financing facility investment program’s expected impact was an improvement in energy security and environmental conditions in Guangdong province.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Highly Successful.

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Emergency Flood Recovery (Sector) Project: Project Completion Report

August 1, 2016 | Fiji Islands | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

Project or program completion reports evaluate design, implementation and performance of a project or program, and provide an overall assessment and recommendations.

This document dated August 2016 is provided for the ADB project 43110-013 in Fiji.

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Hunan Flood Management Sector Project: Project Completion Report

August 1, 2016 | China | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

Project or program completion reports evaluate design, implementation and performance of a project or program, and provide an overall assessment and recommendations.

This document dated August 2016 is provided for the ADB project 37641-013 in the People’s Republic of China.

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People’s Republic of China: Wuhan Wastewater and Stormwater Management Project

July 14, 2016 | China | Validation of Project/Program Completion Report

This project is a key urban infrastructure initiative of the Wuhan Municipal Government, and was an integral part of the donor-funded basin-wide Yangtze water resources management initiatives. It aimed to better manage the surface water resources in the Wuhan Municipality. Four outputs of the project: (i) improved and expanded wastewater services in urban areas of Wuhan; (ii) improved and expanded wastewater services in Caidian and Dongxihu suburban areas; (iii) reduced flooding in stormwater drainage areas of Qiaokouqu district and Yangsigang and Luojia Road; and (iv) increased institutional capacity of Wuhan Drainage Company and Wuhan Urban Construction Foundation, the two implementing agencies.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Less than successful.

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Land Improvement Project: Project Completion Report

July 1, 2016 | Uzbekistan | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

Project or program completion reports evaluate design, implementation and performance of a project or program, and provide an overall assessment and recommendations.

This document dated July 2016 is provided for the ADB project 37536-013 in Uzbekistan.

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Local Government Infrastructure Improvement Project: Project Completion Report

July 1, 2016 | Sri Lanka | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

Project or program completion reports evaluate design, implementation and performance of a project or program, and provide an overall assessment and recommendations.

This document dated July 2016 is provided for the ADB project 35201-013 in Sri Lanka.

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Madhya Pradesh Power Sector Investment Program (Tranche 4): Project Completion Report

July 1, 2016 | India | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

Project or program completion reports evaluate design, implementation and performance of a project or program, and provide an overall assessment and recommendations.

This document dated July 2016 is provided for the ADB project 32298-053 in India.

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Urban Water Supply and Environmental Improvement in Madhya Pradesh Project: Project Completion Report

July 1, 2016 | India | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

Project or program completion reports evaluate design, implementation and performance of a project or program, and provide an overall assessment and recommendations.

This document dated July 2016 is provided for the ADB project 32254-023, 32254-013 in India.

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Xinjiang Urban Transport and Environmental Improvement Project: Project Completion Report

July 1, 2016 | China | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

Project or program completion reports evaluate design, implementation and performance of a project or program, and provide an overall assessment and recommendations.

This document dated July 2016 is provided for the ADB project 40643-013 in the People’s Republic of China.

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Environmentally Sustainable Growth

ESG operations involve a shift to low carbon and climate-resilient development interventions — including infrastructure investments — and preventing pollution, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, and unsustainable natural resource use.

  • Natural resources conservation
  • Urban environmental improvement
  • Eco-efficiency
  • Global and regional transboundary environmental concerns
  • Environmental policy and legislation Disaster risk management