China, People's Republic of: Policy Research and Technical Study on Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation in the Yellow River Basin in Henan Province

Sovereign Project | 54026-011

The TA will: (i) summarize key biodiversity values and ecosystem services of the Yellow River basin, particularly those within Henan Province, (ii) identify the threats and causal factors for biodiversity decline in Henan Province which are linked with the Yellow River and its tributaries, including threats originating in upstream provinces, (iii) identify management priorities to address these issues, focusing especially on holistic, multi-sector solutions that support the basin-wide planning approach that is being developed under the Yellow River Ecological Corridor Program, and (iv) support capacity building of key provincial agencies contributing to biodiversity and river basin management.

The project is in the early stage of planning and scheduling to commence processing.

Project Name Policy Research and Technical Study on Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation in the Yellow River Basin in Henan Province
Project Number 54026-011
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6758-PRC: Policy Research and Technical Study on Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation in the Yellow River Basin in Henan Province
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The TA will: (i) summarize key biodiversity values and ecosystem services of the Yellow River basin, particularly those within Henan Province, (ii) identify the threats and causal factors for biodiversity decline in Henan Province which are linked with the Yellow River and its tributaries, including threats originating in upstream provinces, (iii) identify management priorities to address these issues, focusing especially on holistic, multi-sector solutions that support the basin-wide planning approach that is being developed under the Yellow River Ecological Corridor Program, and (iv) support capacity building of key provincial agencies contributing to biodiversity and river basin management.

The project is in the early stage of planning and scheduling to commence processing.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA forms part of a cluster of technical assistance being provided by ADB to support a programmatic planning approach for sustainable development and natural resources management in the Yellow River Basin. The lessons learned from each TA is intended to help promote management approaches at the site and basin levels.
Impact Resilient ecological protection and security in the Yellow River basin achieved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Conservation planning for Yellow River biodiversity in Henan Province improved
Progress Toward Outcome The TA Report was approved by ADB in August 2021 and became effective in September 2021. Consulting services are currently being advertised. After completion of the Consultant recruitment process, a TA Inception Mission will be held - estimated for November 2021.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Analysis of provincial conservation policy framework and Yellow River biodiversity and ecosystem service values produced

Five-year biodiversity strategy and action plan for the Yellow River basin in Henan Province prepared

Knowledge and capacity on biodiversity conservation enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) See above.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder consultations were held during project processing with the Henan Department of Forestry.
During Project Implementation Consultations during implementation will include relevant national, basin-level, and provincial agencies, NGOs and donor agencies involved in river basin management, natural resources management, and biodiversity conservation in the Yellow River basin.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A consulting firm will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection method, using a quality cost ratio of 90:10 and simplified technical proposal according to the Asian Development Bank''s (ADB) Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Bezuijen, Mark R.
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Henan Provincial Forestry Department
No. 40, Weiwu Road, Zhengzhou Municipality,
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 01 Jun 2021 to 04 Jun 2021
MRM -
Approval 09 Aug 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2021

TA 6758-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Aug 2021 04 Sep 2021 04 Sep 2021 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 18 Oct 2021 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 16 Sep 2021 07 Oct 2021

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