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

Sovereign Project | 50343-001

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/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name
Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects
Project Number
50343-001
Country / Economy
  • China, People's Republic of
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9311-PRC: Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects
Source Amount
Climate Change Fund US$ 600,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Water Innovation Trust Fund US$ 300,000.00
TA 9311-PRC: Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects (Supplementary)
Source Amount
Climate Change Fund US$ 158,300.00
TA 9311-PRC: Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects (2nd Supplementary)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 9311-PRC: Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects (Supplementary)
Source Amount
Water Innovation Trust Fund 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
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 SouthNorth 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

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
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).

Contact

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
Dengzhou City Government
Huangshan Municipal Government
Ministry of Finance
National Development and Reform Commission
State Office for Comprehensive Agricultural Devt
Zhaotong City Government
Ziyang Municipal Government

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
19 Apr 2017
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
27 Sep 2021

Funding

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 2021 28 Apr 2022
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,758,300.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,358,300.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 3,927,618.55

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.

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Title Document Type Document Date
筹备长江经济带项目: 项目数据表 Translated PDS Mar 2018
Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Apr 2017

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International Knowledge Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Knowledge Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management and Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Knowledge Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects - Project Monitoring and Knowledge Management Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Regional Economic Development/Institutional Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Education Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Education Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Coordination Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Architect Individual - Consulting Closed
Economics and Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social, Gender, and Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social and Gender Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Start-up Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed
Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects--Social Safeguards (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed
Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed
Ecological and Environmental Institutional Reform Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Planning and Policy Research Specialist/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Fiscal Policy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Economics Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Watershed Environmental Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project preparation and due diligence Firm - Consulting Closed
Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects - Sichuan Ziyang Green Transformation and Development Project (Output 2) - 6 Project Implementation Specialist (international) Individual - Consulting Closed
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
Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects - Sichuan Ziyang Green Transformation and Development Project (Output 2) - 4 Project Implementation Specialist (international) Individual - Consulting Closed
Institutional specialist (national) Individual - Consulting Closed
Vocational traning specialist (national) Individual - Consulting Closed
Institutional specialist (international) Individual - Consulting Closed
Health care industry (international) Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9311 08 Mar 2019 HJI GROUP CORPORATION (CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF) in association with Beijing Hamoni Engineering Consulting Company Ltd (CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF) | 3300 IRVINE AVE. SUITE 325 NEWPORT BEACH, CA92660 U.S.A. Ministry of Finance 528,350.00
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 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 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* 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.