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China, People's Republic of: Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic Belt

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51014-001 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Osti, Rabindra P. East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic Belt
Project Number 51014-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9374-PRC: Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic Belt
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Ecological security monitoring and supervision mechanism in the YREB improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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.

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 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
Executing Agencies
Changjiang water Resources Commission
1863 Liberation Avenue, Wuhan 430010
People's Republic of China
Ministry of Water Resources
2 Lane 2, Baijuang Road
Beijing 100053
People's Republic of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Jun 2017
Fact Finding 24 Mar 2017 to 27 Mar 2017
MRM -
Approval 15 Sep 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Mar 2019

TA 9374-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Sep 2017 09 Oct 2017 09 Oct 2017 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
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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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic Belt (National River Sedimentation Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Oct 2017 19 Oct 2017
Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic Belt (National River Health Monitoring Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017
Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic Belt (National Environmental Management Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017
Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic Belt (International Ecologist) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017
Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic Belt (National Water Environment Specialist & Team Leader) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017
Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic Belt (National Ecologist) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017
Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic Belt (National Hydrologist) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017
Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic Belt (International Water Resources Specialist) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Oct 2017 15 Oct 2017

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