China, People's Republic of: Shanxi Energy Efficiency and Environment Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 44013-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Shanxi Energy Efficiency and Environment Improvement Project
Project Number 44013-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7736-PRC: Shanxi Energy Efficiency and Environment Improvement
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 550,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy utility services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome An ensuing loan project (Loan 2885-PRC) was approved on 31 August 2012 and the loan will be signed on 27 March 2013. The expected outcome of the project will be better air quality and reduced greenhouse gases emission in five urban areas in Shanxi province.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Various aspects of due dilligence was conducted including (i) technical/technology selection, (ii) economic and financial analyses of all subprojects, (iii)estimated environment benefits, (iv) governance/procurement capacity assessment, (v) assessment of policies and reform programs. Workshops and trainings were also conducted as part of the project activities
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A fact finding mission of the Asian Development Bank visited Shanxi province, the People's Republic of China, to discuss the project preparatory technical assistance (TA) for Shanxi Energy Efficiency and Environment Improvement Project with representatives of the Shanxi Provincial Government (SPG) . The mission reached a good understanding with the SPG, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Finance on the objectives, scope, cost estimates, financing plan, and implementation arrangements of the TA.
During Project Implementation The executing agency (EA) will be the SPG. Both Shanxi provincial Development and Reform Commission and Shanxi Provincial Finance Bureau (SFB) confirmed that the project management office (PMO) created under the Shanxi Provincial Development Reform Commission for Loan 2146-PRC: Coal Mine Methane Development Project will serve as the PMO for the project. The implementing agencies (IAs) will be the subprojects companies supported by their municipal governments. The loan implementation schedule, milestones, data and approval requirements was also discussed with the EA and the IAs.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services An early start in the implementation of the subprojects is critical to ensure that implementation activities are started during the non-heating season in 2013. Thus, in order to meet this requirement, immediate start of data collection and preliminary assessment of proposed subprojects' documents will help identify, at an early stage, critical issues to be investigated and ensure that good quality project documentation necessary to meet the loan processing schedule is produced. The TA will thus be implemented in two stages, Part 1 (data gathering and preliminary assessment) and Part 2 (detailed assessment). Part 1 can commence immediately while the consultant selection process for Part 2 is still ongoing. For Part 1, four individual national consultants (total of 8 person-months) will be recruited by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). For Part 2, a consulting firm will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) through quality- and cost-based selection method (with a quality-cost ratio of 80:20) using simplified technical proposal. Part 2 will require a total of 9.5 person-months of international and 22 person-months of national consulting services. The required positions and person-months are indicated in Table A5.3. The procurement of equipment by consultants, under the TA, will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). These equipment shall be turned over to the executing agency upon TA completion. Disbursement under the TA will be done in accordance with the ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Woo Yul Lee
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Shanxi Provincial Government
No. 21 Hou Xiaohe Street
Taiyuan City
Shanxi Province, PRC


Concept Clearance 20 Aug 2010
Fact Finding 16 Jan 2012 to 19 Jan 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2013

TA 7736-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2010 13 Jan 2011 13 Jan 2011 30 Apr 2012 30 Apr 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
550,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 650,000.00 14 Dec 2010 468,093.84
Title Document Type Document Date
Shanxi Energy Efficiency and Environment Improvement Project Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2012
Shanxi Energy Efficiency and Environment Improvement Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Dec 2010

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