China, People's Republic of: Preparing a Concession Law for Infrastructure and Public Services

Sovereign Project | 48007-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Preparing a Concession Law for Infrastructure and Public Services
Project Number 48007-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8717-PRC: Preparing a Concession Law for Infrastructure and Public Services
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Implementation of the TA is on track.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The NDRC released draft concession measures for public comment in January 2015. Contributions were made by the TA consultants and ADB staff. The measures were approved by the State Council in April 2015.

An international workshop on Legislation on Infrastructure and Utilities Concessions was conducted in June 2015. The workshop was organized by the EA, PRC and ADB. The workshop was attended by representatives from the central governments, the financial and consulting sectors, academia, and development partner institutions. The workshop focused on concession legislation work of PRC, British and French experiences, and international practices and experience on legislation on infrastructure and utilities concession. A stocktake of the international experience and observations on the relevance of this experience for the PRC were prepared based on the workshop and shared with the NDRC.

International consultants have provided extensive follow-up advice and background material to NDRC. Their main report on the international experience with concession laws has been provided to NDRC, reviewed, and a paper is now being readied for publication.

The team leader, the lead national consultant, has submitted his main report on developments in the PRC. The report is under review.

The NDRC released draft concession regulations for public comment in December 2015. Comments were provided by the TA consultants and ADB staff. The TA is now supporting continued analysis and dialogue in support of finalization of the regulation.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design TA design took into account views of key stakeholders. The need for the participation of key stakeholders in implementation has been built into the design.
During Project Implementation The NDRC will lead the engagement with government agencies and stakeholders during TA implementation.

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Consulting Services The TA will engage the following consultants: Team Leader and Chief Legal Adviser (4 person-months), a PPP Expert (4 person-months), and a Coordinator (2 person-months), international Legal Adviser (2.5 person-months), and PPP Adviser (0.5 person-month)

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Craig Sugden
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
National Development and Reform Commission
No. 8 South Yuetan St.
Beijing 100824


Concept Clearance 15 May 2014
Fact Finding 24 Feb 2014 to 24 Feb 2014
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8717-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Sep 2014 09 Oct 2014 09 Oct 2014 15 Sep 2016 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 16 Sep 2014 260,827.86

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