China, People's Republic of: Capacity Building for ICT-Based Industrial Waste Management

Sovereign Project | 44038-012

Summary

The TA will help the government enhance its institutional capacity for industrial waste management, and improve its management information system and monitoring mechanisms using information technology. The TA is consistent with the focus of ADB's country partnership strategy, 2008 2010 for the PRC; and ADB's Strategy 2020, which supports environmental protection and capacity development to reinforce inclusive growth.

The TA will (i) review the current national framework of the industrial waste management information system, (ii) assess its comprehensiveness in meeting the needs of existing

regulatory requirements, (iii) improve the institutional capacity for managing the system, and (iv) make recommendations for strengthening the institutional capacity and improvement of the information system.

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Project Name Capacity Building for ICT-Based Industrial Waste Management
Project Number 44038-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7617-PRC: Capacity Building for ICT-Based Industrial Waste Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 450,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology - ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban hazardous waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The TA will help the government enhance its institutional capacity for industrial waste management, and improve its management information system and monitoring mechanisms using information technology. The TA is consistent with the focus of ADB's country partnership strategy, 2008 2010 for the PRC; and ADB's Strategy 2020, which supports environmental protection and capacity development to reinforce inclusive growth.

The TA will (i) review the current national framework of the industrial waste management information system, (ii) assess its comprehensiveness in meeting the needs of existing

regulatory requirements, (iii) improve the institutional capacity for managing the system, and (iv) make recommendations for strengthening the institutional capacity and improvement of the information system.

The TA will support the establishment of the national industrial waste management information system at the MEP, and municipal and provincial governments; and develop institutional capacity for managing and maintaining the information system.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

During the 2009 country programming mission for the People's Republic of China (PRC), the government requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide capacity development technical assistance (TA) for capacity building for information and communication technology (ICT)-based industrial waste management.

Aside from water and air pollution control, industrial waste management, particularly hazardous waste management, has become an emerging challenge in the PRC. Without proper

management of industrial waste, it could undermine the PRC's achievements of decades of economic growth, and affect people's health and welfare, and environmental quality.

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) is responsible for establishing policies and regulations on industrial waste management, and monitoring enforcement of the regulations

by provincial and municipal governments. The government prepared a national project in 2008 to construct solid waste management centers at the MEP and in 31 provinces, and a national information system on solid waste management. The MEP faced several major challenges during the establishment of the national information system, including (i) the availability of qualified staff to supervise and administer industrial waste management; (ii) an ineffective manifest system for monitoring the generation, transportation, and final disposal of industrial waste as a result of the lengthy paperwork and difficulty in keeping track of records;6 (iii) weak institutional capacity for contingency planning and emergency responses to control and contain accidents caused by mishandling of hazardous waste; and (iv) an outdated information system that does not meet the current and medium-term needs for industrial waste management.

The government requested ADB to provide TA to help the MEP to (i) review the framework of its national information system, and make recommendations for its improvement and expansion to meet the needs for industrial waste management for the following 5 10 years; (ii) improve the institutional capacity for industrial waste management, including management of the information system, data collection and analysis, information sharing and uses, and reporting; and (iii) prepare guidelines on the establishment and management of the industrial waste management information system.

Impact Improved industrial waste management in major industrial provinces
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Strengthened capacity for the development and maintenance of the industrial waste management information system
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Framework of the existing industrial waste management information system updated

2. Training for the development and maintenance of the industrial waste management information system conducted

3. Management of the industrial waste management information system demonstrated

4. Guidelines on the development and management of the industrial waste management information system prepared

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

CSWMIS Assessment Report and Pilot Sites-Government Capacity Survey submitted in August 2011

NSWMIS Framework Assessment Report (including recommendations for updating the current system) submitted in December 2011

International study tour conducted in September 2011 and a Report on the International Study Tour was submitted

First training workshop on NSWMIS conducted in Feb 2012 in Chengdu.

Second training workshop involving about 40 environmental officers as trainers on operation & mgt of industrial waste MIS conducted in April 2012.

NSWMIS Demonstrations in Tianjin, Liaoning and Fujian Provinces conducted in October 2011 and submitted draft NSWMIS Demonstration Assessment Report.

Preliminary draft Guidelines received and the draft is being revised.

Presentation and discussion of the draft guidelines in demonstration sites to guide O&M of NSWMIS scheduled in May 2012.

Geographical Location PRC
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Met with an industrial waste treatment company to understand the practices of industrial waste treatement, the enforcement of relevant regulations, and future development trend.
During Project Implementation Industry representatives participated in the final workshop and shared experience in using the national solid waste management information system. They also gave suggestions on improving the system.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Three Individual consultants were recruited to provide a total of 25 person-months of consulting services, comprising an international expert for 5 person-months and two national experts for 20 person-months in April 2011. The consultants were engaged by the executing agency (EA) following the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement The EDC procures equipment financed by the TA following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The equipment procured under the TA will be turned over to the executing agency and the two municipal EPBs after the TA completion.
Responsible ADB Officer Fei Yu
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environmental Protection115 Xizhimen Nanxiaojie, Beijing
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Jul 2010
Fact Finding 24 Jul 2010 to 27 Jul 2010
MRM -
Approval 01 Oct 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Aug 2010
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2012

TA 7617-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Oct 2010 16 Nov 2010 16 Nov 2010 31 Mar 2012 31 Jan 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
450,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 01 Oct 2010 415,158.27

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