China, People's Republic of: Heilongjiang Energy Efficient District Heating Project

Sovereign Project | 44011-013 Status: Active


ADB is helping the People’s Republic of China provide energy-efficient centralized heating in Heilongjiang, an underdeveloped northeastern border province regularly buffeted by frigid Siberian winds. The project will expand district heating systems in eight cities and install energy-efficient heating sources and heat exchangers, insulated pipelines, and computerized monitoring and control systems.

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Project Name Heilongjiang Energy Efficient District Heating Project
Project Number 44011-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2898-PRC: Heilongjiang Energy Efficient District Heating Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy utility services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Being achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The project implementation for four subprojects is on track. As of 25 March 2016, cumulative contract awards and disbursements are $83.5 million (55.7% of total loan amount) and $60.5 million (40.3% of total loan amount).

Three subprojects (Jidong, Yichun Xinqing, and Raohe subprojects) were dropped. Jiagedaqi subproject has pending change of the subproject owner. Due diligence will be done by May 2016 to process the pending change of project scope with potential inclusion of new subprojects for ADB financing.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects HPG and the implementing agencies shall ensure that the project is designed, constructed, and operated in accordance with the national and local government environmental laws, regulations, procedures, and guidelines: ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), Environmental Assessment Guidelines (2003), and the project initial environmental examination. HPG will ensure the boilers constructed under the project comply with gas emissions standards stipulated in the World Bank Pollution Prevention and Abatement Handbook. Environmental monitoring reports will be submitted to ADB two times per year during construction and annually for 2 years during operation. The environment management plan (EMP) with mitigation measures, monitoring plan, and institutional arrangements, will be updated during engineering design and incorporated in the bidding documents and civil works contracts.
Involuntary Resettlement There will only be temporary occupation of existing roads and sidewalks when laying heating pipelines. Three subprojects will upgrade district heating plants within the existing premises of the implementing agencies.
Indigenous Peoples The project has no adverse or significant impact on ethnic minorities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A total of 15 communities, 16 community clinics, 58 local government agencies and social institutions, and 390 households in the subproject areas were consulted through 11 consultation meetings, focused group discussions, and household surveys.
During Project Implementation The public disclosure of all project documents has been done at the project management office and on the Asian Development Bank website, including the project information document; and consolidated environmental impact assessment. Continuous consultation will be conducted with relevant stakeholders during detailed design and construction stages by the executing and implementing agencies.

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Consulting Services To expedite project implementation, HPG has requested advance contracting and retroactive financing. This will include the procurement of goods, civil works, and the recruitment of consulting services. All advance contracting and retroactive financing will be undertaken in conformity with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time) and ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The amount to be retroactively financed will not exceed $30 million (equivalent to 20% of the ADB loan) and may finance costs incurred before loan effectiveness but not more than 12 months before the signing of the loan agreement. The issuance of invitations to bid, under advance contracting and retroactive financing, will be subject to ADB approval. The borrower, executing and implementing agencies have been advised that approval of advance contracting and retroactive financing does not commit ADB to finance the project.

All procurement of goods and works shall be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). ADB-financed civil works contracts, costing $10 million or more, and goods contracts costing $1 million or more, will be procured through international competitive bidding procedures using ADB's standard bidding documents. Goods contract packages costing more than $100,000 and less than $1 million will be procured using national competitive bidding, as will civil works contracts costing more than $100,000 and less than $10 million. Civil works and goods contract packages costing less than $100,000 will be procured using shopping procedures. The relevant sections of ADB's Anticorruption Policy (1998, as amended to date) will be included in all documents and contracts.

An 18-months procurement plan indicating threshold and review procedures, goods, works, and consulting service contract packages and NCB guidelines are included as a linked document

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Xinjian Liu
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Heilongjiang Provincial Government
People's Republic of China


Concept Clearance 15 Dec 2010
Fact Finding 22 Nov 2011 to 02 Dec 2011
MRM 28 Feb 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2016

Loan 2898-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Sep 2012 26 Feb 2013 24 Apr 2013 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 353.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 25 Sep 2012 89.66 0.00 60%
Counterpart 203.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Sep 2012 72.16 0.00 48%

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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