China, People's Republic of : Study on the National Control of the Important Air Pollutant—Volatile Organic Compounds

Sovereign Project | 48059-001

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Ancora, Maria Pia
    East Asia Department
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  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Study on the National Control of the Important Air Pollutant—Volatile Organic Compounds
Project Number 48059-001
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8701-PRC: Study on the National Control of the Important Air Pollutant -Volatile Organic Compounds
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation

Public sector management / Public administration

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

Improved air quality through effective VOC emission control in the PRC

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Improved management of VOC emissions through introducing a new policy and regulatory framework in the PRC

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

A review of the current status in the PRC and international experience in VOC management

A strategy to improve policy and regulatory framework for the prevention and reduction of VOC emissions

A knowledge product summarizing key findings

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

Status of implementation: interim stage. Following the interim review meeting held in Beijing on 16 March 2016, the consultant team will ensure: (i) the need to consistently incorporate suggestions to any identified policy gap and (ii) the opportunity to examine the wider evolving context of PRC's environmental regulatory framework when advising on a policy action (for example the newly reformed emission permit system).

As for the knowledge product, in order to reach out to governments, technical agencies, and the general public, the knowledge product will include a main report of around 50100 pages in English and a less than 10 page summary to be submitted in English and Chinese.

TA implementation was extended until 30 September 2016 as the change on the pilot industry has required additional coordination among the national and international experts and delayed the delivery of technical outputs.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A consulting firm will be engaged to assist ADB and the executing agency in the implementation of the TA. The firm will provide a total of 32 person-months of consulting services, which will involve 2 international consultants (6 person-months) and 4 national consultants (26 person-months). The consultants will be engaged following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time), using the quality- and cost-based selection method, with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10, and by inviting simplified technical proposal. Quality of the consulting services is of overriding importance for the outcome of the project, as the TA addresses an urgent and high priority task of the government with large downstream impacts. In addition, the services require highly specialized knowledge about the industries that are important sources of VOCs emissions.
Responsible ADB Officer Ancora, Maria Pia
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Ecology and Environment former "Ministry of Environmental Protection"
Concept Clearance 29 May 2014
Fact Finding 11 Apr 2014 to 11 Apr 2014
Approval 18 Aug 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2016

TA 8701-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Aug 2014 09 Sep 2014 09 Sep 2014 30 Mar 2016 30 Sep 2016 31 Dec 2016
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 17 Jun 2022 260,102.32

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Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 8701 03 Feb 2015 Beijing Zhonghuangeyi Technology Consulting Ltd (China, People's Republic of) | Beiyuan Street No.28, No.1 Building, 9-101 Chaoyang District, Beijing 100012, PRC Ministry of Environmental Protection 343,000.00

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