Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 13 Aug 2012

Project Name Liaoning Environmental Improvement
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 36362-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location Liaoning Province
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 Public sector management
Subsector Economic and Public Affairs Management
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3919Japan Special Fund500
Counterpart 200

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 proposed Project is to support environmental improvement in Liaoning Province. The main objective of the Project is to capture the coalbed methane (CBM) to reduce greenhouse gas emission and upgrade and expansion of gas distributions in ten cities in Liaoning Province. The Project consists mainly of: (i) establishing commercially viable CBM production and utilization demonstration projects at coal mines of the Tiefa, Fushun and Fuxin coal mining areas (ii) improving urban gas distribution system in ten cities in Liaoning Province, and (iii) planning and designing of natural gas distribution system for Liaoning Province.

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 2006 Jun 26
Consulting Services
Consultants will be engaged by ADB on an individual basis in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. An estimated 28 person months of consulting services will be required: 8 for international, and 20 for domestic services. The international consultants will have expertise in (i) CBM production and gas system planning and engineering (ii) gas distribution design (iii) preparation of technical specifications and bid documents (iv) environmental assessment (v) project monitoring (vi) economic and financial analysis (vii) corporation governance and gas sector reforms and (viii) resettlement, poverty impact, and social assessment. The domestic consultants will have similar expertise.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 08 Jul 2002 to 16 Jul 2002
Management Review Meeting
Approval 04 Sep 2002
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3919 04 Sep 2002 21 Jan 2003 21 Jan 2003 30 Apr 2003 31 Oct 2004


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3919 500 500 457 43 457 43

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Bo Q. Lin (
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Government of Liaoning Province


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