People’s Republic of China: Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Environment Improvement Project
The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR), a province in the People's Republic of China, suffered severe air pollution due to its heavy reliance on coal as the primary fuel for industry and residential consumption. In 2004, only 7 of 21 areas in IMAR met the national air quality standards. The project aimed for an efficient, safe, and reliable gas and heating supply and wastewater treatment systems that conserved energy and water resources in the project areas. The planned project outputs in the project areas were: (i) improved central heating systems, (ii) provision of gas transmission and distribution systems in the project areas, (iii) enhanced wastewater treatment capacity in the project areas, and (iv) institutional strengthening and capacity building.
This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.