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China, People's Republic of: Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei Regional Air Pollution Control

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49205-001 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Ancora, Maria Pia East Asia Department Request for information
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Technical Assistance
  • Public sector management
Project Name Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei Regional Air Pollution Control
Project Number 49205-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8975-PRC: Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Regional Air Pollution Control
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
TA 8975-PRC: Beijing Tianjin Hebei Regional Air Pollution Control (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural solid waste management

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Air quality in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and surrounding regions improved (Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Coordinated regional approach for air pollution prevention and control in the BTH promoted
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Roadmap and policy recommendations for BTH regional air pollution prevention and control in the medium to long term formulated

Mechanisms and measures for joint air pollution prevention and control in the key cities of the BTH developed

Capacity building on air quality management for the BTH local environmental protection agencies conducted

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

Key TA findings:

(i) Significant progress has been made to reduce air pollution in the BTH region. However, current air quality levels still exceed the national ambient air quality standards, resulting in substantial health impacts.

(ii) The air quality challenges cover a broad geographic region with different levels of economic activity, emissions, development, and wealth. Regional solutions will require coordination and cooperation across many government institutions and should reflect the developmental disparities across the region.

(iii) One of the lessons that can be drawn from the international experience with regional air quality management is that financial, technical, and political support from the national government is essential.

(iv) The PRC is still in the early stages of ammonia control efforts, and there is a need to conduct additional studies, develop a plan and a timeline for ammonia control, and establish relevant laws and regulations.

The final report was submitted to ADB on 27 December 2017.

Geographical Location Baoding, Beijing, Cangzhou, Hebei, Langfang, Tangshan, Tianjin
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

The proposed TA will engage one international consultant (4 person-months), as an individual consultant, and a consulting firm consisting of five national consultants (20 person-months) with expertise in environmental planning, environmental policy, environmental engineering, environmental economics, and green financing, all with a focus on air pollution prevention and control. Resource persons may be invited to review the consultants' outputs and share knowledge during workshops and conferences.

The consultants will be engaged in accordance with 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 by inviting simplified technical proposal.

Responsible ADB Officer Ancora, Maria Pia
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
BTH Air Pollution Coordination Group
Chegongzhuang West Road #14, Haidian District, BEijing, PRC
Concept Clearance 24 Aug 2015
Fact Finding 30 Mar 2015 to 30 Mar 2015
Approval 14 Oct 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2018

TA 8975-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Oct 2015 04 Nov 2015 04 Nov 2015 31 Dec 2016 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
625,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 625,000.00 14 Oct 2015 505,374.27

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No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 8975 19 Oct 2016 Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection (China, People's Republic of) No.59, Beiyingfang Zhongjie, Xicheng Dis Biejing, China BTH Air Pollution Coordination Group 210,000.00
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 8975 19 May 2016 Naree Consulting Limited (NCL) (China, People's Republic of) Room 312, Building No. 104, Chaoyang Nor Chaoyang District, Beijing, China BTH Air Pollution Coordination Group 278,725.00

Procurement Plan

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