The Project is to promote efficient district heating and gas supply to households in about 14 urban areas. It will provide substantial environmental and health benefits in selected urban centers of IMAR. The environmental benefits include lower coal consumption (both indoors and outdoors) which will result in reduced emissions of TSP, SO2, NOx, and CO2. This will lead to improvements in public health, reductions in acid rain and control of emissions leading to climate change. The Project will improve reliability, affordability and safety of heating and gas services.
|Project Name||Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Environment Improvement Project (Phase II)|
|Country||China, People's Republic of|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The Project is to promote efficient district heating and gas supply to households in about 14 urban areas. It will provide substantial environmental and health benefits in selected urban centers of IMAR. The environmental benefits include lower coal consumption (both indoors and outdoors) which will result in reduced emissions of TSP, SO2, NOx, and CO2. This will lead to improvements in public health, reductions in acid rain and control of emissions leading to climate change. The Project will improve reliability, affordability and safety of heating and gas services.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Project supports the PRC 11th Five Year Plan (2006-2010) which emphasizes resource conservation and environmental protection, and gives priority to improving energy efficiency and developing cleaner energy sources. The Project will support the 11th Five Year Plan targets for (i) reduction of SO2 emissions by 10% through reduction in coal consumption for district heating and diversifying heating supplies to include renewable supplies and waste heat recovery, and (ii) improving energy efficiency by 20%, through improving efficiency of district heating supplies, utilizing waste heat from industrial sources and reducing losses from distribution systems. The Project also supports the (i) China Medium and Long Term Energy Conservation Plan, 2005 goals of improving energy efficiency and resource utilization, and (ii) Decision of the State Council on Enhancing Energy Conservation, Guo Fa (2006) No.28, which emphasizes energy conservation, particularly in the heating sector. The proposed Project is consistent with the ADB (i) Medium-Term Strategy II, 2006?2008 strategic priority of ?managing the environment?, and (ii) PRC Country Strategy and Program strategic development objective of ?improving the environment?. The Project will build on continuing engagement with the Government of IMAR in the energy sector.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will be carried out by a consulting firm with experience in district heating supply, institutional reform, economic analysis, financial analysis, environmental assessment and social impact analysis. International consultants will include (i) district heating specialist, (ii) private sector development specialist, (iii) economist, (iv) financial and institutional analyst, (v) geothermal specialist, and (vi) environment specialist. National consultants will include (i) district heating specialist, (ii) private sector development specialists, (iii) economist, (iv) financial and institutional analysts, (v) geothermal specialist, (vi) natural gas distribution specialist, (vii) social and resettlement specialists, (viii) environment specialist, and (ix) project monitoring specialist. The consultants will submit the following reports, (i) inception report in week 10, (ii) draft final report in week 18, and (iii) final report in week 28. Tripartite meetings will be held after the consultants submit the inception, draft final, and final reports. International and national consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007), as amended from time to time. The services of consultants will be provided through a consulting firm selected after the submission of simplified technical proposals and the use of quality and cost based selection methods (technical proposals 80%, financial proposals 20%). The estimated allocation of consulting services will be 6 international consultants (combined 15 person months), and 13 national consultants (combined 46 person months).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||ADB Disclosure|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, EARD|
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Finance Department (Former Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region)
Li Ze, Director, Foreign Capital Utilization Dept.
No. 63 xinhua Street Huhhot 010050 Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region People
|Concept Clearance||02 May 2007|
|Fact Finding||19 May 2007 to 28 May 2007|
|Approval||10 Jul 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||07 May 2007|
|Last PDS Update||05 May 2009|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|10 Jul 2007||25 Sep 2007||25 Sep 2007||30 Apr 2008||30 Jun 2010||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|800,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||800,000.00||10 Jul 2007||793,936.49|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Environmental Improvement (Phase II)||Consultants' Reports||Jun 2008|
|Preparing the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Environment Improvement Project (Phase II)||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2007|
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