The TA is aligned with the following impact: ecological security and sustainable development of the YREB safeguarded. The TA will have the following outcome: ecological security monitoring and supervision mechanism in the YREB improved. The TA will have the following outputs: (i) assessment of the application of the river chief system in YREB; (ii) demonstration of ecological security monitoring system in Chishui River basin; and (iii) improvement of the institutional capacity for ecological management in YREB.
|Project Name||Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic Belt|
|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 / Land-based natural resources management - Water-based natural resources management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The TA is aligned with the following impact: ecological security and sustainable development of the YREB safeguarded. The TA will have the following outcome: ecological security monitoring and supervision mechanism in the YREB improved. The TA will have the following outputs: (i) assessment of the application of the river chief system in YREB; (ii) demonstration of ecological security monitoring system in Chishui River basin; and (iii) improvement of the institutional capacity for ecological management in YREB.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance will support strengthening of the ecological security mechanism for the Yangtze River Economic Belt in the People's Republic of China. The TA will assist the Yangtze Water Resources Commission (YWRC), a river basin authority under the Ministry of Water Resources of the PRC, to improve ecological security monitoring and supervision, evaluation of effectiveness of ecological protection programs, and coordination with the provinces for ecological security in the Yangtze River basin.
Given that PRC's water and ecological status remains fragile and the environmental safety situation is grim, the State Council of the PRC has recently issued the ecological red-line strategy in safeguarding national ecological safety. The strategy statement implies the demarcation of the border and calibration of the regions for ecological security (red-line) system to be established by 2020 nationwide. The strategy will apply in the regions with important ecological functions, including water and soil conservation, biodiversity maintenance as well as windbreak and sand-fixation, along with ecologically-fragile regions which are prone to soil erosion, desertification, and salinization. The strategy prioritizes the YREB for ecological security. The Government of the PRC requested a TA from the Asian Development Bank for the Study on Ecological Security Mechanism for Yangtze River Economic Belt.
|Impact||Ecological security and sustainable development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt safeguarded|
|Description of Outcome||Ecological security monitoring and supervision mechanism in the YREB improved|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Application of the river chief system in YREB assessed
2. Ecological security monitoring system in Chishui river basin demonstrated
3. Institutional capacity for ecological management in YREB improved
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The interim review mission was conducted during 27 28 September 2018. During the mission it was agreed that: (i) ADB with the executing agency will conduct dialogues with the concerned ministries/local governments on the approach, methodology, and tools used under the TA; and (ii) ADB will seek opportunities to link the TA activities with the bank's lending program for the Chishui River watershed and the Yangtze River Economic Belt in general.
As a result of the stakeholders' consultation workshops conducted under the TA, a minor change in scope and implementation arrangements was also processed in view of the importance of reviewing the "One Policy for One River" policy in the context of the implementation of the river chief system. To carry out the review, two additional individual consultants (national water resources management policy specialist and national environmental policy and law specialist) were engaged. The final review mission is tentatively scheduled in July 2019.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will require 4 person-months of international and 23 person-months of national consulting services. Six national consultants (water and environment specialist and team leader, hydrologist, ecologist, institutional and capacity development specialist, environmental legal specialist, and water and soil conservation specialist) and two international consultants (water resources specialist and ecologist) will be required for TA implementation. The consultants will be engaged following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) through individual consultant selection. This is considered the most efficient method as the consultants will be supervised by ADB in close coordination with the executing agency.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Osti, Rabindra P.|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD|
Changjiang water Resources Commission
1863 Liberation Avenue, Wuhan 430010
People's Republic of China Ministry of Water Resources
2 Lane 2, Baijuang Road
People's Republic of China
|Concept Clearance||27 Jun 2017|
|Fact Finding||24 Mar 2017 to 27 Mar 2017|
|Approval||15 Sep 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Mar 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|15 Sep 2017||09 Oct 2017||09 Oct 2017||30 Sep 2019||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|400,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||400,000.00||15 Sep 2017||204,612.19|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic Belt : Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Sep 2017|
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