Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 02 Feb 2007
PDS Updated as of 27 Jul 2010

Project Name Efficient Utilization of Agricultural Wastes Project
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 33443-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Jianxi, Hubei, Henan and Shanxi provinces.
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 Multisector
Subsector Multisector
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 's objectives are to improve the environment and to promote economic growth to improve the welfare and living conditions of rural households by generating cleaner biomass energy and increasing agricultural productivity through efficient utilization of agricultural wastes. The Project has six components: (i) funding for renewable energy generation and eco-environment development, (ii) improve mechanisms for transferring biomass technology; (iii) rehabilitate farmers' selected farm-to-market facilities; (iv) improve environment policy implementation and awareness; (v) pilot poverty-focused approaches for biomass development; and (vi) improve project implementation and capacity development.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project is an effort to promote renewable energy generation to improve environment, enhance the quality and quantity of agricultural production, and improve the health and income of small poor farmers. It will also serve as a demonstration Project showing its feasibility and profitability through the adoption of biomass technology as well as promoting private entrepreneurs to participate in large scale biomass technology for biogas production.

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 2007 Feb 02
Consulting Services
Consulting services will be required to assist the Executing Agencies (EAs) through the Project Management Office (PMO) and Project Implementation Offices (PIOs) to address several of the key barriers that are affecting the lack of wide spread dissemination and expansion of biogas/biomass renewable energy systems (BioRETs). International and domestic consultants will be engaged to develop synchronized programs. The consultants will address the major problems associated with: (i) institutional barriers, (ii) financial barriers, (iii) public awareness and marketing barriers, (iv) technical barriers, and (v) disadvantaged household barriers. About 45 person-months of international consultants and 117 person-months of domestic consultants will be required under the direction of the PMO and another 142 person-months of domestic consultants will be required under the direction of the PIOs in the four provinces.
Goods and services financed by the ADB loan and GEF grant will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement and ADB's domestic preference scheme for procurement. Each contract estimated to cost $100,000 or more, but less than $500,000 will be awarded through international shopping. Contracts for less than $100,000 will be by direct purchase. Civil works contracts will be relatively small, relating to construction of greenhouses and biogas digesters, and may be carried out through force account, or through contracts awarded to village teams or farm contractors where suitable.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 16 Jul 1999
Fact-finding 26 Feb 2001 to 19 Mar 2001
Management Review Meeting 18 May 2001
Approval 22 Oct 2002
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1924 22 Oct 2002 18 Mar 2003 16 Jun 2003 30 Jun 2008 31 Dec 2009 23 Aug 2010


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
17 Sep 2014 Loan 1924 0 0 0.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
17 Sep 2014 Loan 1924 27,492 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 1924

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Yue-Lang Feng (
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Agriculture
Mr. Tang Zhishao


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