China, People's Republic of: Ningxia Yinchuan Integrated Ecosystem Management

Sovereign Project | 38660-012

Summary

The impact of the Ningxia-Yinchuan Project will be restored productive and protective functions of the ecosystem resources of the Yinchuan area. To achieve this impact, the TA will produce a feasibility study to design an integrated ecosystem management (IEM) approach for the sustainable use of natural resources in the Yinchuan area. This will include the following design outputs (i) an assessment of the enabling conditions for an IEM approach, including policies, regulations and incentives; (ii) appropriate institutional arrangements for the Project, including for capacity building; (iii) sustainable commercial agriculture including conservation agriculture, alternative livelihoods and water resources management; (iv) interventions for habitat restoration, wetlands protection, ecotourism, biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration, and management and commercialization of wildlife; and (v) an ecosystem monitoring system.

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Project Name Ningxia Yinchuan Integrated Ecosystem Management
Project Number 38660-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4640-PRC: Ningxia Yinchuan Integrated Ecosystem Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Land-based natural resources management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The impact of the Ningxia-Yinchuan Project will be restored productive and protective functions of the ecosystem resources of the Yinchuan area. To achieve this impact, the TA will produce a feasibility study to design an integrated ecosystem management (IEM) approach for the sustainable use of natural resources in the Yinchuan area. This will include the following design outputs (i) an assessment of the enabling conditions for an IEM approach, including policies, regulations and incentives; (ii) appropriate institutional arrangements for the Project, including for capacity building; (iii) sustainable commercial agriculture including conservation agriculture, alternative livelihoods and water resources management; (iv) interventions for habitat restoration, wetlands protection, ecotourism, biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration, and management and commercialization of wildlife; and (v) an ecosystem monitoring system.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

A total of 60 person-months of consulting services will be required, comprising 21 person-months (pm) international and 39 pm domestic. ADB will finance 41 pm of consulting services, comprising 13 pm of international and 28 pm of domestic consultants. GEF will finance 8 pm international and 11 pm domestic consultants.

The consultants will work as an integrated team, under the leadership of the Integrated Ecosystem Management Specialist. The international consultants will also have expertise in project economics, water resources management, sustainable agriculture, wildlife management, commercialization and tourism, wetlands management, and carbon sequestration/clean development mechanism. The domestic consultants will have expertise in project economics and finance, dryland ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, rural livelihoods, livestock husbandry, water resources, renewable energy, social development, environmental aspects, legal and institutioal aspects, species surveys, tourism, and wetlands management.

A firm will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. The selection process will follow ADB's quality and cost-based selection method, following simplified technical proposal procedures. Consultants with special expertise such as wildlife management, commercialization and tourism, and carbon sequestration/clean development mechanism, may be engaged as individuals. Equipment for the TA will be procured by the consultants in accordance with ADB Guidelines for Procurement.

Procurement To be determined.
Responsible ADB Officer Yue-Lang Feng
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ningxia Finance BureauMr. Chang Limin, Division Chiefnxwzb@vip.163.com462 Jiefang Xijie, Yinchuan 750001 Ningxia, People's Rep of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Apr 2005
Fact Finding 28 Feb 2005 to 18 Mar 2005
MRM -
Approval 30 Aug 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Feb 2008
Last PDS Update 28 May 2007

TA 4640-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Aug 2005 28 Sep 2005 28 Sep 2005 30 Jun 2006 30 Sep 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 850,000.00 30 Aug 2005 813,862.65

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