China, People's Republic of: MUNICIPAL NATURAL GAS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Nonsovereign Project | 39905-014

Summary

The Project supports CGH's investment plan to fund a series of new natural gas distribution infrastructure projects in municipalities in the PRC. The Project aims to develop natural gas distribution infrastructure and address financial constraints faced by municipalities, two key obstacles to natural gas market development in the PRC. The ADB assistance contributed to CGH's investment plan to establish, acquire, and operate natural gas distribution services in municipalities through joint ventures with municipal governments and state-owned enterprises across the PRC. Those joint ventures will provide natural gas distribution services to resident clients, industrial and commercial businesses. The loan funds were channeled to joint ventures by the two CGH wholly owned subsidiaries in the PRC: Zhongran Gas Infrastructure Co (ZIL, formerly CAG) and Zhongran Investment Limited (ZIL).

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Project Name MUNICIPAL NATURAL GAS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Project Number 39905-014
Borrower/Company CHINA GAS HOLDINGS LIMITED
Country China, People's Republic of
Location PRC
Approval Number 7244/44, 7244/2255, 7244/2255(USD)
Type or Modality of Assistance
7244/2255(USD) Loan CNY 25.00 million Committed
7244/2255(USD) Loan USD 25.00 million Committed
7244/44 Complementary Financing Scheme USD 75.00 million Committed
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Energy - Oil and gas transmission and distribution
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Hayato Hoshi
Project Sponsor(s)
Description The Project supports CGH's investment plan to fund a series of new natural gas distribution infrastructure projects in municipalities in the PRC. The Project aims to develop natural gas distribution infrastructure and address financial constraints faced by municipalities, two key obstacles to natural gas market development in the PRC. The ADB assistance contributed to CGH's investment plan to establish, acquire, and operate natural gas distribution services in municipalities through joint ventures with municipal governments and state-owned enterprises across the PRC. Those joint ventures will provide natural gas distribution services to resident clients, industrial and commercial businesses. The loan funds were channeled to joint ventures by the two CGH wholly owned subsidiaries in the PRC: Zhongran Gas Infrastructure Co (ZIL, formerly CAG) and Zhongran Investment Limited (ZIL).
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is in line with ADB's country and energy sector strategies, which emphasize supporting energy infrastructure development with private sector participation and environmentally clean technology.
Safeguard Categories
Environment FI
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 28 Feb 2005
Due Diligence 15 Aug 2005
Credit Committee Meeting 25 Jul 2006
Approval 30 Aug 2006
PDS Creation Date 04 Aug 2006
Last PDS Update 30 Apr 2014
Title Document Type Document Date
Municipal Natural Gas Infrastructure Development Project Extended Annual Review Reports Dec 2010
Municipal Natural Gas Infrastructure Development Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Aug 2006
Proposed Equity Investment and Loans Municipal Natural Gas Infrastructure Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2006

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Municipal Natural Gas Infrastructure Development Project: Annual Environmental and Social Monitoring Report - Phase 1 (April 2012 - March 2013) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
Municipal Natural Gas Infrastructure Development Project - Phase 1 Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2011
Municipal Natural Gas Infrastructure Development Project Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2011
Municipal Natural Gas Infrastructure Development Project Environmental and Social Management System Frameworks Aug 2006

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