Project Name Songhua River Flood Wetland and Biodiversity Management Project (formerly "Songhua River Flood and Wetland Management Project")
Project Number 33437-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3376-PRC: Songhua River Flood Wetland and Biodiversity Management Project (formerly "Songhua River Flood and Wetland Management Project")
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.22 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 330,000.00
TA 3376-PRC: Songhua River Flood Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 250,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming

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.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Songhua River basin in Northeast China

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

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 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.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Bruce Carrad
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Water Resources
Yu Xingjun
[email protected]
2 Lane 2, Baijuang Road Beijing 100053 People's Republic of China


Concept Clearance 18 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 24 May 1999 to 18 Jun 1999
Approval 27 Dec 1999
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Dec 2006

TA 3376-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Dec 1999 29 Feb 2000 29 Feb 2000 - 30 Sep 2002 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,795,000.00 0.00 580,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,375,000.00 27 Dec 1999 1,741,666.59

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