China, People's Republic of: Yangtze River Green Ecological Corridor Comprehensive Agriculture Development Project

Sovereign Project | 51116-002

The proposed project will strengthen rural livelihoods, especially the rural poor who rely most on natural resources as the basis for their primary source of income, to modernize their agriculture production systems and minimize environmental degradation and nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. The proposed project will be implemented in five provinces and one municipality in the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River Basin, notably Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Hunan, and Hubei. The project area consists of 48 counties, which are characterized by the prevalence of low and medium agriculture productivity; high risk and occurrence of soil erosion; high levels of agriculture NPS pollution; lack of irrigation systems; limited farm access roads; and are in need for modernization and were selected for inclusion in the project based on geographical, financial, environmental and social criteria.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Niu, Zhiming
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Yangtze River Green Ecological Corridor Comprehensive Agriculture Development Project
Project Number 51116-002
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3740-PRC: Yangtze River Green Ecological Corridor Comprehensive Agriculture Development
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
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 / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agricultural production - Land-based natural resources management - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed project will strengthen rural livelihoods, especially the rural poor who rely most on natural resources as the basis for their primary source of income, to modernize their agriculture production systems and minimize environmental degradation and nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. The proposed project will be implemented in five provinces and one municipality in the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River Basin, notably Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Hunan, and Hubei. The project area consists of 48 counties, which are characterized by the prevalence of low and medium agriculture productivity; high risk and occurrence of soil erosion; high levels of agriculture NPS pollution; lack of irrigation systems; limited farm access roads; and are in need for modernization and were selected for inclusion in the project based on geographical, financial, environmental and social criteria. The project will have three outputs: (i) Modern farming systems applied; (ii) agriculture nonpoint source pollution reduced; and (iii) institutional capacity and coordination strengthened. These outputs will result in the following outcome: sustainable and modern agriculture production systems established in the participating project provinces. The project will be aligned with the following impact: improved environmental protection, rehabilitation, and management of the Yangtze River.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB) has been earmarked as one of the three key growth engines to ensure the future economic development of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The Yangtze River is the third longest river in the world flowing through the eastern, central, and western part of the PRC covering more than 2 million square kilometers and accounting for one-fifth of the country geographically. Nine provinces and two specially-administered cities make up the YREB. Within the PRC, the YREB accounts for over 40% of the entire population and 40% of the freshwater resource; serves as the drinking water resources for 400 million people; provides 60% of total fisheries production; and has 20% of the total wetland area and already contributes about 45% of the country's economic output.

The YREB has benefitted from extensive development over the last 30 years, yet the current economic growth in the middle and upper reaches of the Yangtze River Basin is still considered below its potential capacity. Three key drivers that are considered crucial to promote further economic growth include: (i) strengthening of sustainable agriculture practices and ecological protection; (ii) transformation and greening of the key production sectors; and (iii) expanded development of inland water ways. These drivers are still constrained due to: (i) limited overall institutional coordination for strategic planning for the YREB; (ii) significant regional disparity between the highly developed eastern reaches of the YREB and the subregions of the central and western reaches; and (iii) increasing environmental pollution and pressure on natural resources.

Agricultural production systems, considered as a key for ensuring economic growth and providing livelihood income for a large part of the rural population in the YREB, are still not sustainable. Improper use of land and water resources, land conversion, inadequate agricultural extension services, excessive fertilizer and pesticide use, rapid expansion of intensive livestock production, and improper waste management and disposal practices all result in increasing concerns about nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. Impacts include excessive levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, and pesticide entering into water bodies and soils through agricultural chemical runoff, soil erosion, floods, landslides, reduced water quality, reduced land productivity, desertification, and loss of biodiversity. Agriculture accounts for 92% of the nitrogen discharged into the Yangtze River and large levels of sedimentation. Agricultural NPS pollution has a negative impact on farm productivity, human health, quality of natural resources, and sustainable economic development of the YREB.

The national and local governments are proactively trying to address pollution concerns and establish modern farming production systems. Most of the focus has been on reducing pollution identified from single localized sources (point source pollution) such as manufacturing and industry; however, new emphasis has been placed on developing measures to reduce all sources of pollution including agricultural NPS pollution. With heightened understanding about the impact of environmental degradation and emphasis on the _new normal_ to promote economic development with environmental protection and rehabilitation, the State Council in April 2014 issued guidelines to stimulate economic development of the Yangtze River Basin in parallel with promoting sustainable natural resource use and protection and applying stricter control over pollution along the river. The National Development and Reform Commission subsequently prepared the YREB Development Plan 2016 2030, to promote environmental protection, rehabilitation, and management of water resources and strengthen green development. Modernizing the agriculture sector and reducing agriculture-related NPS pollution are key features of these key development strategies.

Impact Environmental rehabilitation, protection, and management of the Yangtze River improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Sustainable and modern agriculture production systems in participating project watersheds increased.
Progress Toward Outcome The project became effective on 26 August 2019. Project implementation commenced in all six provinces.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Modern farming systems constructed

Waste and environmental management systems strengtened

Institutional, technical, and management capacity and coordination strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The project became effective on 26 August 2019. Activities for procurement is ongoing. As of September 2021, 94 contracts for civil works and goods are awarded under the project, and procurement of more contracts for civil works and goods are in process. Consulting services including 2 individual consultant and 4 firms are recruited.
Geographical Location Chongqing, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project was classified by ADB as category B, and an initial environmental examination (IEE) report and an environmental management plan (EMP) are requirements under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009).
Involuntary Resettlement The project was classified by ADB as category C on involuntary resettlement according to ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The project will not involve involuntary land acquisition and resettlement impacts.
Indigenous Peoples The project was classified by ADB as category B on indigenous peoples according to ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009).
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All ADB-financed individual consultants, consulting firms, and monitoring agencies will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by the Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement of the ADB-financed works and goods will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines.
Responsible ADB Officer Niu, Zhiming
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Farmland Construction and Management Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
No.11 Nongzhanguan Nanli, Chaoyang
District, Beijing, PRC
Sichuan Finance Department
37 Nanxin Street, Jinjiang District,
Chengdu, Sichuan Province, PRC
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 May 2017
Fact Finding 13 Nov 2017 to 17 Nov 2017
MRM 26 Jan 2018
Approval 16 Nov 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Sep 2021

Loan 3740-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2018 30 Apr 2019 26 Aug 2019 30 Nov 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 506.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 17 Jun 2022 147.85 0.00 49%
Counterpart 206.80 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jun 2022 83.69 0.00 28%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Research and Model Construction on Comprehensive Control Technology of Non-point Source Pollution Firm - Consulting Active 27 May 2022 11 Jul 2022
Yangtze River Green Ecological Corridor Comprehensive Agriculture Development Project Individual - Consulting Closed 14 May 2022 20 May 2022
Yangtze River Green Ecological Corridor Comprehensive Agriculture Development Project Firm - Consulting Closed 30 Nov 2021 14 Dec 2021
Financial Specialist Recruitment Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Apr 2021 20 Apr 2021
Green Farmland Construction and High-quality Agricultural Development Technology Selection and Promotion Mode in the Yangtze River Green Ecological Corridor Project Area Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Dec 2020 28 Dec 2020
Mechanism research on the reduction of fertilizers and pesticides application and the improvement of soil fertility Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Dec 2020 28 Dec 2020
Research on Green Finance Supporting Regional Agricultural Ecological Construction and Industrial Development Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Dec 2020 28 Dec 2020
Research on International experience and development model of regional agricultural ecological construction Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Dec 2020 28 Dec 2020
Research on the Effect of the ADB Yangtze River Green Ecological Corridor Project Implementation on Green Development of Regional Agriculture Firm - Consulting Closed 23 Nov 2020 07 Dec 2020
Research on the mode and Method of Rural women's participation in agricultural ecological development Firm - Consulting Closed 23 Nov 2020 07 Dec 2020
LAND USE RIGHT TRANSFER SPECIALIST Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Feb 2020 28 Feb 2020
Recruitment of social specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Feb 2020 28 Feb 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CW1A01-CQZX2020-01 Loan 3740 29 Apr 2022 Chongqing Fubo Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. | Chongqing Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,118,045.15 1,087,079.27
CW1A01-CQWS2020-01: Civil works in Wushan County (package 1) Loan 3740 29 Apr 2022 Sichuan Lizhao Construction Group Co., Ltd. | Sichuan Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,144,231.56 1,112,540.40
CW1A01-CQZX2020-03: Civil works in Zhong County (package 3) Loan 3740 29 Apr 2022 Chongqing Longsheng Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. | Chongqing Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,165,944.57 1,133,652.05
CW1A01-CQFL2020-01: Civil works in Fuling County (package 1) Loan 3740 29 Apr 2022 Chongqing Yiyiyi Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. | Chongqing Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,192,375.91 1,159,351.33
CW1A01-CQWS2020-03: Civil works in Wushan County (package 3) Loan 3740 29 Apr 2022 Chongqing Ereryi Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. | Chongqing Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,277,930.91 1,242,536.76
CW1A01-CQZX2020-04: Civil works in Zhong County (package 1) Loan 3740 29 Apr 2022 Chongqing Huisheng Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. | Chongqing Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,297,882.97 1,261,936.22
CW1A01-CQJJ2020-01: Civil works in Jiangjin County (package 1) Loan 3740 29 Apr 2022 Chongqing Shengshihua Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. | Chongqing Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,317,231.03 1,280,748.41
CW1A04-HBYD2021-02: Construct 6km ditch, 11.1km road, 16 grit chambers, 1 auxiliary structure and repair 2 ponds Loan 3740 26 Apr 2022 Hubei Chuyao Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering Co., Ltd. | Hubei Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,295,027.52 1,159,183.75
CW2B02-HBHH2020-01: 24.3km embankment Loan 3740 26 Apr 2022 Hubei Zhuoyu Construction Co., Ltd. | Hubei Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,392,709.41 1,246,619.16
CW1A04-HBDY2021-01: civil works in Dangyang City Loan 3740 26 Apr 2022 Hubei Longyuzhou Engineering Construction Co., Ltd. | Hubei Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 2,398,956.94 2,147,314.91
CW1A01- SCJG2019-01: Civil works in Jiange County Loan 3740 18 Apr 2022 Ligang Construction Group Co., Ltd. | Sichuan Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 2,404,838.00 2,107,105.34
CW1A06- HBZJ2019-01: 280ha drip irrigation and 40ha sprinkler irrigation in Zhijiang City Loan 3740 13 Apr 2022 Yichang Jinli Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering Co., Ltd. | Hubei Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,153,945.15 1,019,177.94
CW1A08- HBCB2020-01: Civil works in Chibi City (Taipingkou Village,Dongliu Village, Canghu Ecological Agriculture Development Zone, Chibi Town) Loan 3740 13 Apr 2022 Yichang Fangyuan Water Conservancy and Hydropower Co., Ltd. | Hubei Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,305,585.02 1,153,108.06
CW1A04-GZSN2021-02: Construct 12.7km main road, 8.8km production road, 2.9km ditch and 48 pools Loan 3740 03 Mar 2022 Guizhou Qianhaiyuan Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. | Guizhou Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,489,121.13 1,280,277.27
CW1A02-GZSN2019-02: Construct 17.9km main road, 13.7km production road, 2.5km ditch and 42 pools Loan 3740 03 Mar 2022 Guizhou Sifangyin Ecological Engineering Co., Ltd. | Guizhou Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,979,185.84 1,701,612.18
CW2A-HNNA2021-01: 5641 anaerobic purification tanks and pollutant emission early warning monitoring station Loan 3740 09 Feb 2022 Henan Xinpin Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. | Henan Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 2,030,452.19 1,987,345.65
CW1A02-GZBJ2019-01: Construct 4.2km embarkment, 4.2km channel, 7.3km main road and 6.4km production road Loan 3740 05 Jan 2022 Qianxin Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. | Guizhou Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 2,127,941.54 1,843,505.10
CW1A01-SCZH2018-01, Civil works in Shuangshi Village, Hongyan Town Loan 3740 05 Aug 2021 Sichuan Dongyi Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. | Sichuan Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,630,759.11 1,481,305.58
CW1A01-SCWC2019-01, Civil works in Donghe Town Loan 3740 05 Aug 2021 Sichuan Dafu Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. | Sichuan Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 2,172,140.94 1,973,071.60
Green finance supports research on regional agricultural ecological construction and industrial development Loan 3740 30 Jul 2021 University of International Business and Economics | Beijing Farmland Construction and Management Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs 101,000.00 101,000.00
Research on international experience and development model of regional agro-ecological construction Loan 3740 30 Jul 2021 Agricultural Information Institute Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences | Beijing Farmland Construction and Management Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs 101,600.00 101,600.00
Study on the effect of the implementation of the Yangtze River Ecological Corridor Project on the green and high-quality development of regional agriculture Loan 3740 30 Jul 2021 Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science | Beijing Farmland Construction and Management Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs 101,888.00 101,888.00
Research on the mode and method of rural women's participation in agricultural ecological development Loan 3740 30 Jul 2021 Central University of Finance and Economics | Beijing Farmland Construction and Management Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs 151,000.00 151,000.00
CW1A01-GZBJ2018-01 RIVER EMBANKMENT OF 5.78KM Loan 3740 19 May 2021 GUIZHOU CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING GROUP FIFTH | GUIZHOU CHINA, PEOPLE'S REP. OF Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,420,103.34 1,237,610.06
CW1A01-GZBJ2018-02 CONSTRUCT 2KM CHANNEL, 13.1KM M AIN ROAD AND 0.4KM FIELD ROAD Loan 3740 19 May 2021 GUIZHOU SANPU CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING (GROUP | GUIZHOU CHINA, PEOPLE'S REP. OF Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,438,455.46 1,253,603.80
CW1A01-GZYJ2018-02 CONSTRUCT 8.75KM MAIN ROAD, 14. 1KM PRODUCTION ROAD, 3.6HA LOW PRESSURE PIPELINE, 0.94KM DITCH, 17 POOLS, ETC. Loan 3740 10 May 2021 GUIZHOU GUANGYUNLONG CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING | GUIYANG CHINA, PEOPLE'S REP. OF Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,226,906.64 1,076,840.86
CW2B03-CQ2019-01 340,500 CITRUS SEEDLING, 189,000 PLUM SEEDLING, 26,000 LOQUAT SEEDLING AND 5,000 WA LNUT SEEDLING Loan 3740 26 Mar 2021 CHONGQING XINYEYUAN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT | CHONGQING CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 2,419,889.04 2,359,560.36
CW2A-HNSF2020-01 HUTANG VILLAGE HEJIABAO ECOLOGICA L AGRICULTURE MODERN INDUSTRIAL PARK POLLUTANT EMI SSION REDUCTION Loan 3740 11 Mar 2021 HUNAN XIANGYU ENGINEERING CO., LTD. | LOUDI, HUNAN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,125,199.13 1,082,070.08
CW1A01-CQJJ2019-01 1.9KM DRAINAGE DITCH, 14 POOLS, 9 PONDS, AND 6.85KM LOW-PRESSURE PIPELINE Loan 3740 22 Dec 2020 CHONGQING SHENGSHIHUA CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERIN | CHONGQING CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,019,482.82 1,013,624.13
CW1A-HNLI2018-01 DRAINAGE & IRRIGATION DITCHES 4.8 KM, FIELD ROADS 6.3KM, 79 CANAL STRUCTURES, 1 RIVE R DAM, 1.3KM ECO-REVETMENT SLOPE Loan 3740 15 Dec 2020 HUNAN POWER ENGINEERING CO., LTD. | HUNAN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,648,224.99 1,623,737.76
CW1A01-SCYT2018-01 CIVIL WORKS IN YANTING (CONSTRU CTION 4.79KM CHANNEL, 6 IRRIGATION STATIONS, 15.87 KM ROAD, 86.28HA MICRO-IRRIGATION, 43 R'RS,ETC.) Loan 3740 25 Sep 2020 SICHUAN DONGYI CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CO., | SICHUAN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 2,135,225.46 1,933,145.98
CW1A01-SCNB2018-01 CIVIL WORKS OF NANBU IN 2019(C ONSTRUCT 13.69KM DITCHES, 13.64KM ROAD, 42 RESERVO IRS, 66.98HA TERRACING, ETC.) Loan 3740 25 Sep 2020 SICHUAN HONGHE CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD. | SICHUAN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 2,147,352.95 1,948,782.09
FIELD ENGINEERING IN JIANGE COUNTY OF 2019 (4.04KM CHANNEL, 6.9KM ROAD, 5 RESERVOIRS, 1.07KM RIVERBAK PROTECTION, 35HA LAND CONSOLIDATION) Loan 3740 26 Aug 2020 XIANGSHENG CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CO., LTD. | CHENGDU, SICHUAN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,665,794.62 1,533,655.48
FIELD ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION FOR WANGCANG COUNTY OF 2019 (19.19KM CHANNEL, 18KM ROAD, 39 RESERVOIRS 1 POND, 22.64HA TERRACING) Loan 3740 26 Aug 2020 NUCLEAR INDUSTRY SOUTHWEST CONSTRUCTION GROUP | CHENGDU, SICHUAN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 2,038,167.85 1,876,490.20
CIVIL WORKS IN WUSHAN, CHONGQING (0.9KM DRAINAGE D ITCH, 5.4KM MACHINE ROAD, 3.8KM PRODUCTION ROAD, 3 .8KM PIPELINE, 2 RESERVOIRS) Loan 3740 25 Aug 2020 JIANGXI PACIFIC CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO., LTD. | JIANGXI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Farmland Construction and Management Dept, MARA 1,109,776.02 1,109,776.02