China, People's Republic of: Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Environment Improvement Project (Phase II)

Sovereign Project | 40634-013

Summary

The goal of this Project is improved air and water quality in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR) by rehabilitation and construction of more efficient and less polluting heating supply systems.

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Project Name Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Environment Improvement Project (Phase II)
Project Number 40634-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2658-PRC: Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Environment Improvement Project (Phase II)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Energy utility services
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The goal of this Project is improved air and water quality in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR) by rehabilitation and construction of more efficient and less polluting heating supply systems.

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Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved energy efficiency and environment due to efficient district heating supply in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved air quality in urban areas in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR)
Progress Toward Outcome Being achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Improved district heating in project cities and towns of Huhhot, Chifeng, Baotou, Zhalaite, Aershan, Tuquan, and Wengniute
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The project implementation is generally behind the schedule mainly due to pending scope changes to HOhhot and Wenniute subprojects and ongoing rebidding of some procurement packages of Aershan and Tuquan subprojects. As of 30 June 2015, cumulative contract awards and disbursements are $79 million (53% of total loan amount) and $57million (38% of total loan amount).
Geographical Location Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project has substantial environmental benefit resulting from energy efficiency improvements. The potential adverse impacts of the project include soil erosion, increased dust and noise, and inappropriate storage of hazardous materials and wastes. The SIEE concluded that the potential adverse environmental impacts can be adequately mitigated by funding appropriate mitigation measures.
Involuntary Resettlement Zhalaite district heating subproject originally planned to acquire 1.1 ha of government owned land and 1,740 m2 of office and factory building demolision but land acquisition is no longer necessary as Zhalaite district heating subproject uses the land owned by the implementing agency.
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Close coordination has been maintained with the IMAR Development and Reform Commission (DRC) and Finance Bureau (FB) in developing the Project. In addition, several other IMAR government departments have been consulted regarding the Project. Consultations have also been held with environmental non-government organizations. Surveys, including questionnaires, interviews and group discussions have been carried out with affected persons during the environmental and social safeguard reviews. Feedback from this consultation was used in Project design. Extensive stakeholder consultations have been undertaken during the preparation of the Problem Tree and the development of the Preliminary DMF with a range of stakeholders, including implementing agencies, representatives from consumer groups and local government officials. DMF workshops were undertaken in Wulanhaote on 24 January 2008, Chifeng City on 28 February 2008 and Hohot on 7 March 2008. The DMF workshops were attended by over 60 stakeholders.
During Project Implementation Within 9 months from the effective date, establish a complaints unit to receive and resolve grievances or act upon stakeholders reports or irregularities. The Unit shall (i) review and address grievances of project's stakeholders; and (ii) set the threshhold criteria and procedures for handling and proactively responding to grievances.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services International and national consultants financed under the loan will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) using the quality and cost based selection method with simplified technical proposal. Approximately 15 person-months of international consultants and 40 person months of national consultants will be recruited for project implementation supervision.
Procurement Goods and works financed from the proceeds of the ADB loan will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Items financed with local currency will be procured using local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. Advance procurement action and retroactive financing has been requested by GIMAR and will be considered by ADB. The amount to be retroactively financed will not exceed $30 million (equivalent to 20% of the ADB loan) and may be incurred prior to loan effectiveness but not earlier than 12 months before the signing date of the loan agreement.
Responsible ADB Officer Xinjian Liu
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Gov't of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Reg-Fin BureauMr. Li ZeLZ_NMGFGW@YAHOO.COM.CNIMAR Development and Reform Commission
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Apr 2008
Fact Finding 05 May 2008 to 19 May 2008
MRM 08 Jul 2008
Approval 06 Aug 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 01 Feb 2008
Last PDS Update 27 Jul 2015

Loan 2658-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Aug 2010 20 Sep 2010 21 Feb 2011 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 368.07 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 06 Aug 2010 87.46 0.00 58%
Counterpart 218.07 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Aug 2010 56.75 0.00 38%

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