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China, People's Republic of: Green Transport Finance

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 51056-001 Status: Approved

A senior loan in USD with tenor of up to 8 years.

Project Details

Project Officer
Colquhoun, Zarema Private Sector Operations Department Request for information
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Finance
Project Name Green Transport Finance
Project Number 51056-001
Borrower/Company Minsheng Financial Leasing Co. Ltd.
Country China, People's Republic of
Location Nation-wide
Type or Modality of Assistance
3558 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 200.00 million Approved
82 B-Loan Other USD 200.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Finance / Finance sector development

Transport / Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Private Sector Financial Institutions Division
Responsible ADB Officer Colquhoun, Zarema
Project Sponsor(s)
Description A senior loan in USD with tenor of up to 8 years.
Objectives and Scope MFL will use the proceeds of the ADB loan to finance (i) green vehicles, which include green buses as well as other commercial vehicles and passenger cars; and (ii) batteries and charging stations for electric vehicles. The green vehicle eligible for ADB financing will need to meet Euro V-equivalent emission standards and fall within at least one of these categories: (i) energy-efficient and new-energy vehicles as defined by the Government of the PRC; and (ii) vehicles running on cleaner fuel such as compressed or liquefied natural gas, or biomethane.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project supports three strategic priorities identified by the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020: (i) environment and climate change, (ii) middle-income countries, and (iii) private sector development and operations. The proposed project supports the country partnership strategy priorities of managing climate change and the environment and supporting inclusive economic growth. It will also support finance sector development, a private sector operational focus identified in the country partnership strategy.The project fully supports ADB's Sustainable Transport Initiative, which focuses on creating transport systems that are accessible, safe, affordable, and environment-friendly. The Sustainable Transport Initiative Operational Plan states that ADB should help developing member countries overcome sector obstacles through the wider adoption of sustainable transport, and identifies urban transport as an area in which ADB should scale-up support for sustainability.
Safeguard Categories
Environment FI-C
Involuntary Resettlement FI-C
Indigenous Peoples FI-C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects MFL's operations under the ADB loan have minimal or no adverse environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement MFL's operations under the ADB loan are unlikely to entail impacts on involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples MFL's operations under the ADB loan are unlikely to entail impacts on indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation MFL works with bus companies to understand their requirements. These companies are typically owned by local governments that are implementing broader government policy for a modal shift from private to public transport as well as the large-scale deployment of green vehicles. Through its longer tenor leases and close relationships with electric bus manufactures, MFL helps these companies deliver improved services to their stakeholders.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 14 Feb 2017
Credit Committee Meeting 28 Jun 2017
Approval 30 Aug 2017
Last PDS Update 12 Jun 2019

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Title Document Type Document Date
Green Transport Finance: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Aug 2017
Green Transport Finance: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2017

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