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Project Name Songhua River Flood Wetland and Biodiversity Management Project (formerly "Songhua River Flood and Wetland Management Project")
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 33437-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location Songhua River basin in Northeast China
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Water-Based Natural Resources Management
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3376Technical Assistance Special Fund330
Technical Assistance3376Technical Assistance Special Fund250
Technical Assistance3376Japan Special Fund1,215
Counterpart 580
TOTAL US$ 2,375

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objectives of the technical assistance (TA) are to assist the Government to (i) identify the most appropriate flood protection works to support the Government's comprehensive flood management plan for Songhua River basin, (ii) prepare a feasibility study of selected priority works, and (iii) formulate a project for improved flood management of Songhua River for funding by the Bank. The TA will (i) review the Government's water sector policies, strategies, priorities, and investment plans for management of natural resources in Songhua River, with particular emphasis on reducing the adverse impacts of floods; (ii) assess the completeness and adequacy of the existing flood management plan based on technical, institutional, environmental, social, economic, financial, and other relevant factors; (iii) formulate recommendations, as appropriate, for adjustment of policies and strategies, and for institutional strengthening, improvement of coordination, legislative reforms, financing, cost recovery, and standardizing the justification of proposed works; (iv) develop a standardized approach and methodology for deriving socioeconomic benefits and build consensus for integrated flood management; (v) help integrate sound environmental management and increased social awareness into the planning, design, and implementation of flood management; (vi) assess the need for improved flood forecasting, flood warning, and disaster preparation; and (vii) prioritize flood management interventions in Songhua River basin. The sustainable management and development of biodiversity in Sanjiang Plain, which is an internationally important wetland for water birds and other wildlife, will be developed as one component of the proposed Songhua River Flood Management Project.

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Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

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Description of Project Outputs
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Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Dec 14
Consulting Services
It is expected that a total of 89.5 person-months (33.5 international and 56.0 domestic) of consulting services will be required. Advance action for the recruitment of consultants has been approved.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 24 May 1999 to 18 Jun 1999
Management Review Meeting
Approval 30 Jul 2001
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3376 27 Dec 1999 29 Feb 2000 29 Feb 2000 30 Sep 2002


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3376 1,783 1,783 1,742 41 1,742 41

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer (
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Water Resources
Yu Xingjun


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