Project Data Sheet

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Project Name
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 30386-013
Geographical Location Liaoning Province
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Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity Transmission and Distribution
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


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

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project will support the establishment of a competitive power market in Liaoning Province. The principal objectives of the Project are to increase the electricity transmission capacity from the northern region of the Northeast Chine Power Network (NEPN) to the southern part of Liaoning Province as well as the availability and reliability of the electricity transmission and distribution systems in the province. The Project will also support the upgrading and expansion of rural electrification in three poverty counties and one poverty city; promote efficiency improvements with regard to the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity; and provide environmental and health benefits in terms of avoided emissions associated with alternatives if the Project is not implemented, i.e. additional coal-fired power generation in the vicinity of Dalian in the southern part of Liaoning Province and use of firewood, straw, and coal for domestic cooking and/or heating in three poverty counties and one poverty city.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project is in line with strategic objectives in the PRC. It contributes to the promotion of reform in the power sector. It will result in a stronger provincial grid which will allow bulk power transfers from large efficient power plants to major load centers thus resulting in reduced system losses and better use of energy resources. It will also contribute to poverty alleviation through the strengthening of rural areas distribution facilities particularly in poverty counties.

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
Consulting services will be required to (i) assist the executing agency with a review of the draft tender documents and evaluation of the bids received, and (ii) undertake a power market development study. It is envisaged that the executing agency will make its own arrangements for recruitment of consultants to assist with a review of the draft tender documents. However, the other consultants will be financed by ADB and will be recruited by the EA in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Use of Consultants. About 30 person-months of international consulting services for evaluation of the bids received and about 31 person-months of international and domestic consulting services will be required for the power market development study. ADB has approved advance recruitment and retroactive financing for consulting services financed under the Project.
All goods under the Project which are to be wholly or partly financed by ADB will be procured in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. It is envisaged that majority of items that will be financed by ADB will be procured on the basis of international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures through four separate tenders, using ADB's standard bidding documents. Other items that are expected to cost less than $500,000 will be procured on the basis of ADB's international shopping (IS) procedures. The executing agency will undertake all construction work under the Project and finance the same from its own resources. ADB has approved advance procurement action with regard to goods financed under the Project.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 13 Mar 1998
Fact-finding 28 Mar 2001 to 11 Apr 2001
Management Review Meeting 17 May 2001
Approval 20 Dec 2001
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1901 20 Dec 2001 11 Apr 2002 20 Feb 2003 31 Dec 2005 15 Nov 2006 29 Nov 2006
Technical Assistance 3346 17 Dec 1999 17 May 2000 17 May 2000 30 Nov 2000 30 Jun 2003


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Oct 2014 Loan 1901 0 0 90.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Oct 2014 Loan 1901 0 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1901

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Liaoning Electric Power Co. Ltd.
Mr. Wang Zenghua


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