China, People's Republic of: Energy Efficiency Improvements in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Sovereign Project | 40634-032


The TA will (i) enhance the project management and procurement capacity of the EA and IA on an urgent basis, (ii) develop monitoring and reporting procedures for improved verification of DHS projects, and (iii) investigate demand-side energy efficiency measures and develop public awareness material.

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Project Name Energy Efficiency Improvements in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Project Number 40634-032
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7443-PRC: Energy Efficiency Improvements in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Climate Change Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will (i) enhance the project management and procurement capacity of the EA and IA on an urgent basis, (ii) develop monitoring and reporting procedures for improved verification of DHS projects, and (iii) investigate demand-side energy efficiency measures and develop public awareness material.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Link to Country Partnership Strategy/Regional Cooperation Strategy:

The Government of the PRC (the Government) has set ambitious environmental and energy efficiency targets through its 11th FYP (2006-2010). Through enhancing the delivering capacity of energy efficiency projects and developing the verification and demand side energy conservation awareness the proposed TA will support the Government's 11th FYP and beyond.

The proposed TA is consistent with ADB?s (i) long-term strategic framework 2008?2020 (Strategy 2020) with a strategic priority of environmentally sustainable growth, (ii) country partnership strategy for PRC with a strategic pillar of resource efficiency and environmental sustainability, and (iii) Energy Policy 2009 with a priority of energy efficiency and environmental protection. The proposed TA supports the ADB energy efficiency initiative to expand ADB?s investments in clean energy projects. The Project will build on continuing engagement with the government of IMAR (GIMAR) in the energy sector.

Impact The impact of the TA will be improved energy efficiency and environment in IMAR.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the TA will be enhanced capacity in planning and implementation of energy efficiency projects.
Progress Toward Outcome The TA outcome has been achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The outputs of TA will be (i) Institutional capacity development on project implementation, (ii) Monitoring and reporting procedure for district heating sector and (iii) Strategy paper on demand side conservation and development of public awareness material.

The TA will be implemented in two parts as detailed below:

(i) Part I (institutional capacity development). It will provide (a) project management training, and (b) assistance in the preparation of procurement documentation; and

(ii) Part II (Capacity development on verification and demand side conservation aspects of energy efficiency projects). It will (a) develop energy efficiency monitoring and reporting procedures for district heating sector, (b) summarize international experience of demand-side conservation in the heating sector and provide recommendation on implementation strategies for IMAR, (c) develop public awareness material on demand-side energy conservation, (d) conduct targeted workshops and seminars in close association with relevant government departments, (e) study tour related to international experience on energy conservation practices in district heating systems to be undertaken by relevant government officials.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The TA implementation has progressed well. It provided critical capacity strengthening of relevant agencies to overcome start up difficulties and improve implementation of Loan 2658-PRC. The TA also provided capacity development assistance in district heating project management including social and environmental impact monitoring and financial management. All the TA activities have been completed. Closing of the TA account is underway.
Geographical Location Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, PRC
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Officials from the MOF, IMAR Provincial Finance Bureau, and IMAR DRC were consulted for the concept paper preparation.
During Project Implementation Consultation with various stakeholders are held from time to time.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require a total of 3 person-months of international and 27 person-months of national consulting services. Part I requires 21 person-months of national consulting services only and Part II requires 3 person-months of international and 6 person-months of national consulting services. The details of consultant's expertise and composition will be firmed up during the fact finding mission. However, each part requires different levels of consulting expertise, thus a blended approach of consultant selection methods will be utilized. Individual consultant selection will be used for Part I as only three national positions for a total of 21 person-months are anticipated for the assignment. For Part II international and national specialists will be engaged by ADB through a consulting firm using simplified technical proposal procedures based on the quality- and cost-based selection method (with quality-cost ratio of 80:20) and in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). Procurement of equipment, supplies, and materials by consultants under the TA will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). Any equipment purchased under the TA will be turned over to the EA and/or IA after completion of the TA.
Responsible ADB Officer Shigeru Yamamura
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Gov't of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Reg-Fin Bureau
Ms. Liu Xiaoli
Foreign Affairs Div. of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Finance Bureau No. 19 Chilechuan Street Huhhot 010098 Inner Mongolia, PRC
Concept Clearance 15 Apr 2008
Fact Finding 11 Nov 2009 to 12 Nov 2009
Approval 14 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Nov 2009
Last PDS Update 25 Mar 2013

TA 7443-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2009 26 Jan 2010 26 Jan 2010 30 Jun 2011 28 Dec 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 14 Dec 2009 402,255.08

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