Supporting the Application of River Chief System for Ecological Protection in Yangtze River Economic (ADB-51014-001)

  • China
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Sep 29, 2017
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  • Water and Sanitation
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$ 0.40 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 20, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 15, 2017

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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.

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.

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

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.

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Changjiang water Resources Commission
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Ministry of Water Resources
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Beijing 100053
People's Republic of China


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