Wastewater project in Ji`nan, China

Challenge:

China is the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide. Water scarcity, lack of awareness of global warming effects and health threats represent a huge challenge in the country. The air in many cities is dangerous to breathe, the water is toxic and there are often food health scares

Solution:

The PPP scheme in China between China Everbright Group and the state authority in wastewater treatment was achieved through the TOT (Transfer-Operate-Transfer) Arrangement in 2006, BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) scheme in 2008, BOO (Build-Own-Operate) in 2010, BOT in 2012, 2014 and JV in 2016. The project was financed by the Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Mizuho Bank

SDG Impact:

SDG 6: 2 billion tons of wastewater was treated

SDG 9: Better infrastructure on wastewater that was able to process 30.2 million tons of waste

SDG 11: Restored eco-systems in the area with sustainable infrastructure

SDG 12: Responsible consumption that is achieved by reusable water and wastewater and allows to fulfil the annual electricity consumption of 8.25 million households

SDG 13: improvement of the environment as a result of saving 3.96 million tons of standard coal, reduction of CO2 emission by 11.6 million tons and the prevention of 1.29 billion trees from being cut down

SDG 17: PPP for wastewater in the Ji’Nan region

Compliance with UNECE People-first PPP criteria:

The Project:

  • Protected the environment by promoting a greener economy, controlling pollution;
  • Built resilience in infrastructure on climate change and against natural resources; and increased access of essential services