China, People's Republic of: Coalmine Safety Study

Sovereign Project | 39657-012

Summary

The proposed study is to improve coalmine safety. This will be achieved by: (i) enhancing prevention and control of accidents, (ii) strengthening safety management of coalmines, and (iii) promoting policy reforms. This study will help to decrease coalmine incidents and to meet the Government?s target of addressing safety problems of coalmines, particularly small coalmines by 2008.

Latest Project Documents

Title Document Date
Coal Mine Safety Study Jul 2010
Coal Mine Safety Study Oct 2006

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Project Name Coalmine Safety Study
Project Number 39657-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4849-PRC: Coalmine Safety Study
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Conventional energy generation
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed study is to improve coalmine safety. This will be achieved by: (i) enhancing prevention and control of accidents, (ii) strengthening safety management of coalmines, and (iii) promoting policy reforms. This study will help to decrease coalmine incidents and to meet the Government?s target of addressing safety problems of coalmines, particularly small coalmines by 2008.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government?s development objectives include containing the worsening environmental pollution and improving coal mine safety to demonstrate that rapid economic growth and a cleaner environment are compatible. SAWS will strengthen its control over coal mine safety by issuing regulations. Monitoring and enforcement will also be improved. ADB?s operational strategy in the PRC aims at helping the country achieve economic growth in an efficient, equitable, and sustainable manner. ADB?s energy sector strategy in the PRC includes developing cleaner energy sources, renovating and retrofitting existing facilities to improve efficiency and reduce emissions, promoting the corporatization and commercialization of energy utilities, and introducing pricing and tariff reforms. This is complemented by ADB?s strategy for the environment sector, which supports the use of economic, supply-side, and other measures to ensure the sustainable utilization of natural resources; promotes market-based pricing; and encourages cost recovery and better disclosure of information about environmental issues. The Government has a plan to improve coal mine safety by 2008 and the TA is a major part of this effort. With joint efforts by SAWS and ADB, ZMG and CABZM will seek approval from the Government to develop a project that will promote coal mine safety. By carefully developing a coal mine safety strategy and encouraging active policy dialogue, the TA is consistent with and provides support for SAWS?s objectives and is also consistent with ADB?s energy sector strategy.
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Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
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Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Zhengzhou Mine Area was targeted for pilot study.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
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Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

An estimated total of 54.5 person months of consulting services will be required; 9.5 for international and 45 for domestic services.

The international consultants will have expertise in (i) coal mine safety, (ii) coal prices and other tariff regulation and reforms, (iii) environmental assessment, (iv) economic and financial analysis, (v) institutional analysis, and (viii) poverty impact and social assessment.

The domestic consultants will have similar expertise.

Responsible ADB Officer Merlita Pajarillo
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS)Hu Yuhong, Deputy Director Generalhu2006122@163.com21 Hepingli Beijie, Beijing 100713 China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Feb 2006
Fact Finding 20 Feb 2006 to 24 Feb 2006
MRM -
Approval 17 Oct 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 May 2006
Last PDS Update 27 Oct 2009

TA 4849-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Oct 2006 25 Nov 2006 25 Nov 2006 30 Oct 2007 31 Oct 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 17 Oct 2006 521,192.63
Title Document Type Document Date
Coal Mine Safety Study TA Completion Reports Jul 2010
Coal Mine Safety Study Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2006

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