China, People's Republic of: Forestry and Ecological Restoration Project in Three Northwest Provinces

Sovereign Project | 40684-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping raise the productivity of the forestry sector in northwest People's Republic of China. In Gansu and Shaanxi provinces and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the project will plant thousands of hectares of fruit and nut trees, reforest damaged land, incorporate an integrated ecosystem management approach, and support carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation measures.

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Project Name Forestry and Ecological Restoration Project in Three Northwest Provinces
Project Number 40684-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2744-PRC: Forestry and Ecological Restoration in Three Northwest Provinces Project (former names: (i) Ecosystem Restoration in Three Northwest Provinces (ii) Silk Road Ecosystem Restoration
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural production - Forestry

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
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)

Participating counties have started procurement of seedlings and planting of economic trees

About 33,389 ha achieved at midterm

About 148,000 households achieved at midterm

Gansu: 0; Xinjiang: all 17 enterprises have dropped out

2,084 ha in Gansu restored

Not yet started

Not yet started

695 ha in Gansu restored

296 ha in Xinjiang restored

To be updated at midterm

About 72,991 households received training in IEM as of June 2014

All PPMOs and CPMOs established

Geographical Location Gansu, Shaanxi, and Xinjiang provinces

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The local governments and project preparatory TA (PPTA) consultants conducted workshops, questionnaire surveys, and interviews to collect views and concerns from the State Forestry Administration (SFA, the executing agency [EA]), the participating provinces, enterprises, and potential beneficiaries. During the preparation of the initial environmental examination (IEE), the local governments, enterprises, and PPTA consultants also held consultations with local farmers on the concerns over the proposed Project.
During Project Implementation Public consultation and participation of IAs, households, enterprises, SFFs, CFBs, FS, and other stakeholders, which have been key elements of the project design, will continue during the project implementation to (i) meet the evolving needs and expectations of the beneficiaries, (ii) increase public awareness about the benefits of the Project, and (iii) encourage active involvement of local communities and enterprises to maximize their support for the Project. Stakeholder participation and consultation will be carried out during the preparation of environmental and social reports, project impacts and benefit assessments, and the Government's and ADB's review missions. Participating enterprises, local farmers, and local government agencies will be invited to the consultations.

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Consulting Services Consulting services will support the implementation of the ecological forestry component, including (i) assistance to the ecological forestry center and the Carbon Readiness and Education in Shaanxi, with the use if GEF financing; and (ii) training in Gansu and Xinjiang for pest identification, use of pesticides, and integrated pest management, which will be financed by loan and counterpart funds. The ecological forestry center will be supported with 7 months of international consulting services and 18 months of national consulting services to help the SFFs establish new business plans and identify suitable private investors, and provide assistance to the provincial project management office to design and test a negotiating framework that will assist the Shaanxi forestry department and the SFFs to negotiate payments for ecological services, and meet the criteria to enter into a suitable international carbon market. Recruitment will be through the individual consultant selection method. This method will enable the effective recruitment of highly qualified experts in these areas and is considered the most cost-effective method for the small number of consultants required. The Carbon Readiness and Education component will be supported by a national consulting firm, which will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection method (80:20) with simplified technical proposals. Recruitment is limited to national consulting firms because only national firms are qualified to conduct the required training. Detailed design will be carried out by carbon forestry assessment and audit experts. Training institutes will be engaged following a single-source selection method due to the limited resource persons providing training services in the provinces. In addition, contract amounts are very small at $100,000 or less per contract, that consulting firms may not express interest in participating. This method will enable the most timely, efficient, effective, and low-cost implementation of the training component. All recruitment will be carried out following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2010, as amended from time to time). Contracts for goods estimated to exceed or equal to $1 million and contracts for works estimated to exceed or equal to $10 million will be procured using international competitive bidding procedures. Contracts for goods and works estimated to cost less than the international competitive bidding values but more than $100,000 for goods and $200,000 for works, will be procured through national competitive bidding procedures in accordance with the PRC Tendering and Bidding Law, 1999, subject to modifications agreed with ADB. Force account will be established for the planting inputs and labor for the economic tree crops and ecological forestry component. Contracts for goods estimated to cost $100,000 and less, and works estimated to cost $200,000 or less will be procured using shopping procedures. The relevant sections of ADB's Anticorruption Policy (1998, as amended to date) will be included in all procurement documents and contracts.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Frank Radstake
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Planning & Budget Div.,Construction Bur.
No. 462 Zhongshan Road, Urumqi
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, PRC
State Forestry Administration
GJLYJKJS@126.COM
18 Hepingli East Street
Dongcheng District, Beijing 100013
People's Rep of China
Shaanxi Provincial Government
ABO@SEIN.SXGB.COM.CN
No. 2 Dongxie 4th Road,
Nan Er-huan, Xian 710054
People's Republic of China
Gansu Provincial Government
No. 136 Jinning Road
Lanzhou City, Gansu Province
People's Republic of China

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Jul 2009
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Grant 0250-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Mar 2011 03 Jun 2011 22 Sep 2011 30 Sep 2016 31 Mar 2017 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 29 Mar 2011 0.00 1.16 23%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Mar 2011 0.00 1.40 27%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 2744-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Mar 2011 03 Jun 2011 29 Sep 2011 31 Mar 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 175.59 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 29 Mar 2011 70.28 0.00 70%
Counterpart 75.59 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Mar 2011 70.61 0.00 71%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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