51044-001: Supporting Project Preparation | Asian Development Bank

China, People's Republic of: Supporting Project Preparation

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51044-001 Status: Active

The transaction technical assistance facility (the F-TrTA) will provide project preparation support to a series of ensuing projects, comprising the Green Finance Catalyzing Facility (GFCF), the public private partnership (PPP) Demonstration II for elderly care (EC), the Jilin Yanji Urban Development, and the Multimodal Passenger Hubs Development. All ensuing projects involve investments in green and low carbon infrastructure and elderly care, key strategic priorities for both the government and ADB. This F-TrTA is listed in the country operations business plan (COBP), 2017- 2019, for the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Project Details

Project Officer
Mongiorgi-Lorenzo, Marzia East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Sector
  • Health
 
Project Name Supporting Project Preparation
Project Number 51044-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9437-PRC: Supporting Project Preparation
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.30 million
TA 9437-PRC: Supporting Project Preparation
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.05 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Finance / Infrastructure finance and investment funds

Health / Health system development

Transport / Multimodal logistics - Rail transport (non-urban) - Urban public transport

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban flood protection - Urban housing - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The transaction technical assistance facility (the F-TrTA) will provide project preparation support to a series of ensuing projects, comprising the Green Finance Catalyzing Facility (GFCF), the public private partnership (PPP) Demonstration II for elderly care (EC), the Jilin Yanji Urban Development, and the Multimodal Passenger Hubs Development. All ensuing projects involve investments in green and low carbon infrastructure and elderly care, key strategic priorities for both the government and ADB. This F-TrTA is listed in the country operations business plan (COBP), 2017- 2019, for the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project preparation activities for PRC projects support the review of the FSR prepared by the design institutes and the preparation of standard ADB documents, including due diligence and other requirements, such as financial, economic, and safeguards, and poverty, social, and gender analyses. The review found out that 52% of the PPTA resources were used to revise and strengthen projects' detailed engineering designs prepared by the design institutes, while in 48% of the cases PPTAs were used to undertake standard ADB due diligence and other requirements. This confirms that, for a subgroup of ADB-funded projects, the FSR prepared by the design institutes is of good quality, and therefore the preparatory work could only cover standard due diligence assessments, without the need to duplicate design work. In the latter cases, efficiency gains could come from engaging consultants to undertake standard due diligence assessments for multiple projects.

To address the above issues and in line with the new TA programmatic approach, the F-TrTA will provide project preparation support, from planning and sector work to due diligence assessments and start-up activities, for four projects pipelined for 2018 and 2019 (the subprojects). As projects are likely to require similar set of safeguard, financial management, and economic and sector assessments, the facility approach is suitable to (i) enhance operational efficiency in preparing the projects, (ii) reap important synergies from working with the same consultants, (iii) and reduce recruitment time of consultants by allowing consultants to be retained on a long-term basis; and (iv) strengthen coordination between ADB's preparatory activities and design institutes' work. The F-TrTA will result in PRC's efficient strategic implementation of a longer-term consolidated TA for supporting project preparation, aiming at faster delivery of project preparation, quicker and more flexible responsiveness to support lending operations, and higher readiness of approved projects.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
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

Each subproject will require a team of international and national consultants to be engaged by ADB. Consulting firms and individual consultants will be recruited based on the requirements of each TA subproject, in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated PAIs/TA Staff Instructions. The fields, duration of engagement and related costs of the expertise in Appendix 3 of the TA report are indicative and estimates will be finalized prior to approval of each subproject in consultation with the government teams. Consulting firms will be engaged following either the quality- and cost-based selection method, with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 using full, simplified, or bio-data technical proposal procedures; or consultant's qualification selection, as appropriate.

Consultants to be selected using the individual consultants' selection method will be engaged to provide specialized technical inputs to fulfill ADB advanced planning and sector work, due diligence requirements, and enhance project readiness. Contract options may include time-based or framework agreements. Lump-sum or output-based contracts will be considered for consulting services under the TA facility. When the preparation of loans to be supported by the proposed TA facility require the same set of expertise, important synergies may be reaped from engaging the same consultants. New contract modalities such as framework agreements, will allow consultants to be retained for repeat assignments during a given period.

Responsible ADB Officer Mongiorgi-Lorenzo, Marzia
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 05 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Dec 2017

TA 9437-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2017 29 Jan 2018 29 Jan 2018 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,350,000.00 05 Dec 2017 120,757.56

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