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China, People's Republic of: Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50343-001 Status: Active

The transaction TA facility will help prepare the program of interrelated projects and TA under the Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB) strategic framework. The TA facility is suitable to ensure a consistent approach to the YREB strategic framework by addressing cross-sectoral themes, developing local capacity for improved project implementation, enhancing project readiness, and strengthening the overall coordination and cooperation for sustainable green development and environmental protection of the Yangtze River.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kobayashi, Yoshiaki East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects
Project Number 50343-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9311-PRC: Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects
Climate Change Fund US$ 600,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 300,000.00
TA 9311-PRC: Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects (Supplementary)
Climate Change Fund US$ 158,300.00
TA 9311-PRC: Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects (2nd Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 9311-PRC: Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects (Supplementary)
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Land-based natural resources management - Water-based natural resources management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The transaction TA facility will help prepare the program of interrelated projects and TA under the Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB) strategic framework. The TA facility is suitable to ensure a consistent approach to the YREB strategic framework by addressing cross-sectoral themes, developing local capacity for improved project implementation, enhancing project readiness, and strengthening the overall coordination and cooperation for sustainable green development and environmental protection of the Yangtze River.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Yangtze River is the People's Republic of China's (PRC's) longest river, covers more than 2 million square kilometers, one-fifth of the country geographically, and accounts for over 40% of PRC's total population and about 45% of the gross domestic product. The Yangtze River, one of the busiest inland rivers for freight traffic worldwide, is home to the largest hydropower plant in the world and is the source of water for the South North water transfer project. Nine provinces and two specially-administered cities make up the Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB) subregion, which includes three major urban agglomeration areas: (i) the Yangtze River Delta Global Mega Agglomeration focused on Shanghai, (ii) the Middle Yangtze City Cluster focused on Wuhan, and (iii) the Yangtze Upper Reaches focused on Chongqing. Due to its geographical and demographical advantages, the PRC Government has identified the YREB as one of the three key growth engines' to ensure PRC's future economic development.

However, environmental concerns are increasing. Pollution of the Yangtze River has reached its highest levels which has severely reduced drinking water quality, posed health risks, caused loss of biodiversity, hazardous chemical accumulation in organisms in the food chain, and increased eutrophication. Pollutants range from suspended substances, oxidizing organic and inorganic compounds, and ammonia nitrogen which result from discharge from industrial solid and chemical waste, domestic solid waste and sewage, shipping discharges, and agricultural runoff. The impact of this pollution is exacerbated in smaller lakes and tributaries off the main Yangtze River stem where shallow and slower flowing water leads to worse eutrophication and high concentrations of the pollutants. In addition, possible riverbank collapses and landslides as a result of damming, flooding, changes in land use, and deforestation add even more stress to the water quality of the Yangtze River.

In line with lessons learned from past ADB projects, the government emphasized the need for ADB support through a strategic framework approach that would coordinate and create synergy between investment projects and technical assistance (TA) to strengthen the impact of proposed assistance. ADB's scope of support to the strategic framework for the YREB focusses on green development emphasizing ecological conservation through environmental protection and rehabilitation for the Yangtze River basin to achieve (i) enhanced ecological environment to improve water quality, climate-resilient water resource use and ecosystem function; (ii) integration of upper-, middle- and low-reaches of the YREB for integrated and coordinated green development; and (iii) an integrated management mechanism for the Yangtze River that is coordinated, unified, and highly efficient for systematic protection and management.

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 Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation A new batch of three investment projects have been included as firm processing in ADB''s lending pipeline for 2020, with a budget allocation of $1.500 million to be financed on a grant basis by the TASF-other sources. These are: (i) Henan Dengzhou Ecological Protection and Integrated Rehabilitation Project; (ii) Yunnan Sayu River Basin Eco-compensation Demonstration Project; and (iii) Anhui Huangshan Xin'an'jiang River Ecological Protection and Green Development Project.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

As of September 2017, two consulting firms and four individual consultants have been recruited and mobilized to provide consulting services for two subprojects.

Firms (or a consortium of firms) and/or individual consultants will be recruited based on the requirements of each TA subproject. Consulting firms will be engaged following either the quality- and cost-based selection method, with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 using full, simplified, or bio-data technical proposal procedures; or consultant's qualification selection, as appropriate. Individual consultants will be selected using the individual consultant's selection method and will be engaged to provide specialized technical and administrative inputs to fulfill ADB due diligence requirements and enhance project readiness. Recruitment of all consultants under the TA will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

Responsible ADB Officer Kobayashi, Yoshiaki
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Chongqing Municipal Government
Room 305, Jianfa Plaza, Honghuxilu Road,
Yubei District, Chongqing, PRC 401121
Dengzhou City Government
100 Xinhua Road, Dengzhou City
Henan Province
People's Republic of China
Huangshan Municipal Government
City Hall, Tiandu Avenue, Tunxi District,
Huangshan City, Anhui Province, PRC
Ministry of Finance
Sanlihe, Xicheng District
Beijing,100820
People's Republic of China
National Development and Reform Commission
No. 38 South Yuetan St.
Beijing 100824
China
State Office for Comprehensive Agricultural Devt
3# Nan San Xiang, Sanli He
Xi Cheng District, Beijing 100820
PRC
Zhaotong City Government
98th Street Chongyi, Zhaoyang District,
China
Ziyang Municipal Government
1 Guangchang Road, Ziyang, Sichuan, PRC
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 19 Apr 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2019

TA 9311-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Apr 2017 15 May 2017 15 May 2017 31 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,758,300.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,358,300.00 19 Apr 2017 2,494,718.50

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Education Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 May 2019 20 May 2019
Education Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Apr 2019 14 Apr 2019
Project Coordination Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Mar 2019 24 Mar 2019
Architect Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Mar 2019 12 Mar 2019
Economics and Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Mar 2019 12 Mar 2019
Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Mar 2019 12 Mar 2019
Social, Gender, and Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Mar 2019 11 Mar 2019
Social and Gender Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Mar 2019 11 Mar 2019
Start-up Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jan 2019 10 Jan 2019
Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 24 Nov 2018 08 Dec 2018
Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects--Social Safeguards (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Nov 2018 13 Nov 2018
Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 31 Aug 2018 21 Sep 2018
Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 07 Aug 2018 05 Sep 2018
Environmental Economics Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018
Ecological and Environmental Institutional Reform Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018
Fiscal Policy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018
Watershed Environmental Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018
Environmental Planning and Policy Research Specialist/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018
Project preparation and due diligence Firm - Consulting Closed 27 Apr 2018 11 May 2018
Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects - Sichuan Ziyang Green Transformation and Development Project (Output 2) - 6 Project Implementation Specialist (international) Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Feb 2018 06 Mar 2018
Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects - Sichuan Ziyang Green Transformation and Development Project (Output 2) - 3 Vocational education and training specialist (national) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2018 18 Jan 2018
Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects - Sichuan Ziyang Green Transformation and Development Project (Output 2) - 4 Project Implementation Specialist (international) Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Dec 2017 14 Dec 2017
Health care industry (international) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Oct 2017 09 Oct 2017
Vocational traning specialist (national) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Oct 2017 09 Oct 2017
Institutional specialist (national) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Oct 2017 09 Oct 2017
Institutional specialist (international) Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Oct 2017 09 Oct 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9311 19 Nov 2018 SIET Company Limited(CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF) Unit 103, No. 999 South Suzhouhe Road Sh Ministry of Finance Consulting Services 489,500.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9311 19 Nov 2018 WSP HONG KONG LTD.(HONG KONG, CHINA) in association with HALCROW (CHONGQING) ENGINEERING CONSULTING CO.,LTD(CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF) 29/F, TWO LANDMARK EAST, 100 HOW MING ST TONG, KOWLOON, HONG KONG, CHINA Ministry of Finance Consulting Services 465,270.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9311 13 Sep 2017 HJI GROUP CORPORATION(UNITED STATES) 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 1180 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 USA *none* Consulting Services 615,310.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9311 21 Jun 2017 Naree International Limited (China, People's Rep.Of) In Association With Naree Consulting Limited, China (China,People's Rep.Of) Unit N, 5/F, 4 Cho Yuen Street, Yau Tong Kowloon, Hong Kong, China Chongqing Municipal Government, Ministry of Finance, National Development and Reform Commission, State Office for Comprehensive Agricultural Devt 449,980.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.