Regional: Mitigation of Trans-Boundary Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants in Northeast Asia (formerly North East Asia Acid Rain Control)

Sovereign Project | 39028-012

Summary

The TA aims to enhance environmental cooperation among countries of North-East Asia subregion and mitigate transboundary pollution generated from selected coal-fired power plants in the subregion.

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Project Name Mitigation of Trans-Boundary Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants in Northeast Asia (formerly North East Asia Acid Rain Control)
Project Number 39028-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6371-REG: Mitigation of Trans-Boundary Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants in Northeast Asia (formerly North East Asia Acid Rain Control)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Conventional energy generation
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA aims to enhance environmental cooperation among countries of North-East Asia subregion and mitigate transboundary pollution generated from selected coal-fired power plants in the subregion.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is consistent with ADB's second medium-term strategy (2006-2008), which prioritizes regional cooperation and environmental management. The proposed TA is also consistent with the ADB country strategy and program (2004?2006) pillars of improving the environment and promoting regional cooperation.
Impact Reduced transboundary air pollution
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enhanced environmental cooperation amoung countries of the North-East Asia subregion on transboundary air pollution; increased technical capacity and knowledge transfer regarding prevention and management of transboundary pollution; and enhanced capacity for management of coal-fired power plant emissions in Mongolia
Progress Toward Outcome To early to assess.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Transboundary air pollution abatement plans; and Mongolian power plant emission standards
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The Project is being successfully implemented. The RETA closing date, however, has to be extended up to 30 June 2012 to (i) allow for the holding of the final workshop in the second week of March 2012, and (ii) to complete the final report.
Geographical Location North East Asia (Mongolia, People's Republic of China, Japan, Republic of Korea)
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design TA concepts are based on recommendations of the previous RETA 5865-REG: transboundary Environmental Cooperation in Northeast Asia, which were further discussed and endorsed by the tenth SOM held at Okinawa, Japan on 26 November 2004. The TA will be implemented through extensive consultations with the north east Asia subregional countries.
During Project Implementation Workshop on the Emission Controls and Standards Dissemination of Power Sector in China held in November 2010 that was participated by the stakeholders.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The TA will provide 11 person-months of international consulting services and 28 person-months of national consulting services.

Component 1 - Transboundary SO2 Emissions Assessment

(i) International long-range air pollution modeling specialist (1 pm)

(ii) Chinese national long-range air pollution modeling specialist (4 pm)

Component 2 - Development of Abatement Plans

(i) International emission abatement specialist (2 pm)

(ii) Chinese national emission control engineer (6 pm)

(iii) Chinese national power plant operation specialist (6 pm)

Component 3 - Mongolian Emission Standards

(i) International air quality policy specialist (2 pm)

(ii) Mongolian national legal specialist (6 pm)

(iii) Mongolian national emission standards specialist (6 pm)

Responsible ADB Officer Teruhisa Oi
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankMr. Teruhisa Oiteruhisaoi@adb.orgEnergy Division, East Asia Department
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Aug 2006
Fact Finding 17 Sep 2006 to 30 Sep 2006
MRM -
Approval 18 Dec 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Oct 2006
Last PDS Update 12 Dec 2011

TA 6371-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2006 - 18 Dec 2006 31 Jan 2010 30 Jun 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 18 Dec 2006 769,216.12

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