Project Data Sheet

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Project Name
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 28388-013
Geographical Location Shanxi Province (Taiyuan, Datong and Yangquan cities)
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Energy
Subsector Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The principal objective of the Project is to promote sustainable environmental improvements by improving the ambient air quality in Datong, Taiyuan, and Yangquan cities. This will be achieved by (i) supporting market-oriented price reforms, (ii) institutional improvements of environmental protection agencies for sustainable environmental management and compliance with environmental standards, and (iii) financing a portion of the environmental investments for expanding the district heating and gas distribution systems to reduce direct coal burning and improve energy efficiency. The scope of the Project includes three subprojects: (a) Datong District Heating Plant; (b) Taiyuan Coal Gasification Plant; and (c) Yangquan Coal-bed Methane Collection Plant. (Piggybacked to this loan is Shanxi Air Quality Improvement technical assistance.)

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
International firms will be engaged as engineering contractors to (i) prepare basic design; (ii) supply key equipment; (iii) supervise detailed engineering design that will be carried out by local design institutes; and (iv) supervise civil works construction, and equipment installation and commissioning to be carried out by local construction companies or the work forces of the enterprises. Using their own funds, the subproject implementing agencies have engaged the services of local design institutes to provide consulting services relating to preliminary and detailed engineering designs.
The Bank loan will be utilized to finance design and related engineering services, procurement and installation of equipment and materials, related services, and training. Civil works which will be financed by the subproject implementing agencies will be procured through local competitive bidding.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 03 Feb 1995
Fact-finding 13 Apr 1999 to 28 Apr 1999
Management Review Meeting 20 May 1999
Approval 07 Dec 1999
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 2901 21 Oct 1997 03 Dec 1997 03 Dec 1997 29 Feb 2000

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Shanxi Environmental Protection Bureau
Mr. Lan Guang Dong, Vice-Director


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