China, People's Republic of: Improving Policies and Planning for Nature-Positive Development in the Huangshui River Source Area

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54026-009

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) for Improving Policies and Planning for Nature-Positive Development in the Huangshui River Source Area (formerly Study on the Planning and Policy of Comprehensive Ecological Control of the Source of Huangshui River in Haiyan County) is subproject 8 of the overall TA cluster for the People's Republic of China (PRC) for Strengthening Capacity, Institutions, and Policies for Enabling High-Quality Green Development in the Yellow River Ecological Corridor, which was approved on 28 October 2020. All the seven TA subprojects are being processed for approval in 2020. This TA subproject 7 aims to develop pilot activities in the Haiyan County within the source area of the Huang River, a major tributary of the Yellow River. The Qinghai Provincial Finance Bureau (QPFB) will be the executing agency and the Haiyan County Government (HCG) will be the implementing agency.

Project Name Improving Policies and Planning for Nature-Positive Development in the Huangshui River Source Area
Project Number 54026-009
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6657-PRC: Strengthening Capacity, Institutions, and Policies for Enabling High-Quality, Green Development in the Yellow River Ecological Corridor - Improving Policies and Planning for Nature-Positive Development in the Huangshui River Source Area (Subproject 8)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 258,000.00
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 knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) for Improving Policies and Planning for Nature-Positive Development in the Huangshui River Source Area (formerly Study on the Planning and Policy of Comprehensive Ecological Control of the Source of Huangshui River in Haiyan County) is subproject 8 of the overall TA cluster for the People's Republic of China (PRC) for Strengthening Capacity, Institutions, and Policies for Enabling High-Quality Green Development in the Yellow River Ecological Corridor, which was approved on 28 October 2020. All the seven TA subprojects are being processed for approval in 2020. This TA subproject 7 aims to develop pilot activities in the Haiyan County within the source area of the Huang River, a major tributary of the Yellow River. The Qinghai Provincial Finance Bureau (QPFB) will be the executing agency and the Haiyan County Government (HCG) will be the implementing agency.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA subproject 7 will have the following outcome: the capacity of ecological protection and green development in Haiyan County improved. The impact of the TA subproject 2 will be aligned with the overall impact of the TA cluster: resilient ecological protection and security in the Yellow River Basin (YRB) achieved. The TA subproject 7 will support the overall TA cluster with strong focus on developing pilot activities for comprehensive approach to ecological protection and green development at local government level. The TA subproject 7 has the following two outputs:

Output 1: Eco-friendly policies and green investment strategies recommended. Output 1 will start with systematic examination of the main gaps and challenges in policy, management, and investment domains for increased ecological protection and sustainable economic development, through literature review, surveys, dialogues, and analytical diagnosis. This will form a sound basis to identify policy recommendations to mainstream ecological protection in economic development tailored to Haiyan County; and develop strategies in key investment areas based on the principle of nature positive approach. These priority areas will include ecotourism development and ecological restoration (grassland, rivers, lakes, mountains) and environment protection (pollution control, floods, drinking water).

Output 2: Capacity building activities in nature positive planning and policy making implemented. This output will conduct a series of capacity building activities to help improve policy and planning process in the Haiyan County. These include in county analytical dialogues/trainings on selected technical topics, domestic study tours to selected sites in the Yellow River Basin and outside, and dissemination workshops to encourage peer learning.

Impact Resilient ecological protection and security in the Yellow River basin achieved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Management of ecological protection and green development in Haiyan County improved
Progress Toward Outcome Planned final report and publication target date is October 2022 while dissemination workshop is targeted for November 2022.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Advices on eco-friendly policies and green investment strategies finalized

Knowledge and skills in nature-positive planning and policy making enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Six national consultants were mobilized on 11 May 2021 through a consulting firm. the consultants conducted site visits, initial consultations, and data collection with the support of the Haiyan County Government.

An inception mission was held at Xining and Haiyan, Qinghai Province on 19-22 July 2021, where an inception workshop and site visits were conducted. Final inception report was submitted on 7 September 2021.

Geographical Location Nation-wide, Haiyan County
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A participatory approach was adopted during project design to identify the needs of the stakeholders.
During Project Implementation A participatory approach is being adopted in the implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or TA staff instructions.
Procurement ADB will carry out procurement following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or TA staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Cai, Xueliang
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Qinghai Provincial Finance Department
30 Huanghe Road, Xining, Qinghai
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 20 Oct 2020 to 20 Oct 2020
MRM -
Approval 08 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Sep 2021

TA 6657-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2020 30 Nov 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
258,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 258,000.00 22 Sep 2021 8,100.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Improving Policies and Planning for Nature-Positive Development in the Huangshui River Source Area Firm - Consulting Closed 19 Jan 2021 02 Feb 2021

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Research and Developme Technical Assistance 6657 10 May 2021 China Urban Construction Design & Research Inst.Co (CHINA, PEOPLE'S REP. OF) No. 36, Deshengmenwai Street, Xicheng Dis Beijing, China Qinghai Provincial Finance Department 240000

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