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 Name||Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|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.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|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.|
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||Sapkota, Nogendra P.|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD|
|Approval||19 Apr 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||23 Mar 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Apr 2017||15 May 2017||15 May 2017||31 Dec 2019||30 Jun 2021||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|8,558,300.00||600,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||9,158,300.00||19 Apr 2017||3,663,439.56|
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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|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
None currently available.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
None currently available.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Transforming Urban-Rural Water Linkages into High Quality Investments||Reports||Aug 2020|
|Managing Water Resources for Sustainable Socioeconomic Development: A Country Water Assessment for the People’s Republic of China||Country Planning Documents||Dec 2018|
|Integrating Flood and Environmental Risk Management: Principles and Practices||Papers and Briefs||Oct 2018|
|Embedding Community-Based Flood Risk Management in Investment: A Part-to-Whole Approach||Papers and Briefs||Dec 2017|
|Strengthening Flood Risk Management Policy and Practice in the People’s Republic of China: Lessons Learned from the 2016 Yangtze River Floods||Papers and Briefs||Dec 2017|
The Access to Information Policy (AIP) 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.
Supporting the Yangtze River Economic Belt DevelopmentTwo investment projects that can revitalize the Yangtze River Economic Belt emerged from a technical assistance facility funded by ADB and the Multidonor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility.
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Knowledge Development Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Active||25 Feb 2021||03 Mar 2021|
|Preparing Yangtze River Economic Belt Projects - Project Monitoring and Knowledge Management Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 May 2020||02 Jun 2020|
|Regional Economic Development/Institutional Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Mar 2020||27 Mar 2020|
|Project Management Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||03 Jul 2019||09 Jul 2019|
|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 and Gender Specialist (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||05 Mar 2019||11 Mar 2019|
|Social, Gender, and Resettlement Specialist||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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Health care industry (international)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||03 Oct 2017||09 Oct 2017|
|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||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||Consulting Services||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||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||—|
None currently available.