China, People's Republic of: Jiangxi Sustainable Forest Ecosystem Development Project

Sovereign Project | 42022-013

Summary

The project will involve 23 counties in Jiangxi province. The project comprises four components: (i) sustainable forest plantation development and rehabilitation in about 50,900 hectares (ha) of barren and low-yield forestland, (ii) forest insurance and awareness-raising measures to mitigate natural disaster risks for forest development, (iii) capacity development for sustainable forest management, and (iv) project management support.

Latest Project Documents

Consulting Notices

See also: CMS

No notices are currently available for this project.

Procurement Notices

See also: Operational Procurement

No notices are currently available for this project.

Procurement Documents


Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

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.

Project Name Jiangxi Sustainable Forest Ecosystem Development Project
Project Number 42022-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0229-PRC: Jiangxi Sustainable Forest Ecosystem Development
Climate Change Fund US$ 1.00 million
Loan 2694-PRC: Jiangxi Sustainable Forest Ecosystem Development
Ordinary capital resources US$ 40.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Forestry

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project will involve 23 counties in Jiangxi province. The project comprises four components: (i) sustainable forest plantation development and rehabilitation in about 50,900 hectares (ha) of barren and low-yield forestland, (ii) forest insurance and awareness-raising measures to mitigate natural disaster risks for forest development, (iii) capacity development for sustainable forest management, and (iv) project management support.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The core problem of the forestry sector in Jiangxi province is the fragility of its forest ecosystem, which could not meet the needs of social and economic development. The problems include (i) lack of investment funds; (ii) historical overexploitation of forest resources; (iii) communities' lack of knowledge and skill of forest management; and (iv) lack of institutional experience in sustainable forest management, which are oftentimes compounded by severe natural disasters, such as the recent snow storm in 2008. The proposed project will provide the much needed capital and capacity development support to Jiangxi province to improve the fragility and sustainability of the forest ecosystem, and contribute to environment and livelihood enhancement
Impact Improved sustainable forest management that enhances forest production, environmental benefits, and rural livelihoods in Jiangxi Province
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved forest cover and rural livelihoods in the project area
Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Sustainable forest plantation development and rehabilitation

Strengthening of forest insurance for natural risk mitigation

Capacity development for sustainable forest management

Project management support

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) As of 31 December 2014, the project progress was estimated at 70% against an elapsed time of 56% from the loan effectiveness. The project has developed 26,400 ha of timber plantation and 3,337 ha of economic tree crops, and restored 7,615 ha of low-yield and stormed-damaged bamboo forests. A total of 25,732 ha of timber plantation are insured against natural risks. Training workshops have been organized at provincial and county levels on project implementation, financial management, technical guidelines, forest insurance, natural risk mitigation measures, and disbursement.
Geographical Location Jiangxi Province
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The executing agency prepared a domestic environmental assessment report, which was approved by the Jiangxi provincial environmental protection department on 14 December 2009. An initial environmental examination was prepared in accordance with ADB's Environment Policy (2002) and the Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The initial environmental examination indicates that the project is expected to achieve significant environmental benefits, including (i) annual carbon sequestration equivalent to 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide, (ii) soil erosion reduction by 100,000 tons per year, (iii) annual water conservation of 19 million m3, and (iv) improved habitats and increased biodiversity in the ecosystems of previously bare mountains and slopes. Adverse environmental impacts are limited to minor construction impacts such as the risk of erosion during the preparation of planting sites and minor construction, as well as forest fires. It is expected that these adverse environmental impacts will be prevented or minimized to an acceptable level by implementing the environmental management and monitoring plan.
Involuntary Resettlement The project will trigger neither of ADB's social safeguards for involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples as laid down in the Safeguard Policy Statement. The JPG will ensure that no land acquisition or change of land use will occur. Land for reforestation has already been classified as forestland and distributed to users. The executing agency has provided assurances that all land-lease arrangements with smallholders, directly or by enterprises, will be voluntary and implemented in an equitable and transparent way, so that they will not harm people's livelihoods.
Indigenous Peoples No ethnic minority communities live in the project area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Community members, farmer associations, farms, and enterprises have be consulted in identifying their needs and views on the project which have been incorporated in the procurement plan and associated technical assistance.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

One international individual consultant and four individual national consultants to be hired to support the demonstration program.

A local institute will be hired directly to conduct survey and establishment of MVRS.

The consulting services will be financed under the Climate Change Fund.

Procurement

Established commercial practices that are acceptable to the Asian Development Bank for Commercial forest, economic tree crops, and bamboo forest development.

Shopping for Service providers for study tours, training, seminars, and conferences; Demonstration program of sustainable forest management; and Equipment

Responsible ADB Officer Xin Shen
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Forestry Department, Jiangxi Provincial Government69 Beijing West Road, Forestry Building
Nanchang, 330046 Jiangxi Province
Timetable
Concept Clearance 17 Mar 2010
Fact Finding 25 Jan 2010 to 29 Jan 2010
MRM 16 Jun 2010
Approval 09 Nov 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 22 Jan 2010
Last PDS Update 16 Mar 2015

Grant 0229-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Nov 2010 16 Mar 2011 04 Jul 2011 31 Oct 2017 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 1.00 09 Nov 2010 0.41 0.00 41%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Nov 2010 0.10 0.00 10%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Loan 2694-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Nov 2010 03 Mar 2011 15 Jun 2011 31 Oct 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 65.39 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 40.00 09 Nov 2010 22.51 0.00 56%
Counterpart 25.39 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Nov 2010 26.94 0.00 67%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

No documents found.


The Public Communications Policy (PCP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.