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Mongolia: Methane Gas Supply Chain Development Master Plan

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51285-001 Status: Proposed

The government requested ADB to support the study on the development of the country's first nationwide methane gas supply infrastructure development strategy. The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the country's policy (i) to mitigate air pollution in Mongolia, and (ii) to ensure the reliable, cleaner, and secured primary energy supply, by developing a methane gas supply infrastructure development strategy paper to switch primary energy resource from coal to cleaner methane gas.

Project Details

Project Officer
Atsumasa Sakai East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Mongolia
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Methane Gas Supply Chain Development Master Plan
Project Number 51285-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Proposed
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
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform - Oil and gas transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The government requested ADB to support the study on the development of the country's first nationwide methane gas supply infrastructure development strategy. The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the country's policy (i) to mitigate air pollution in Mongolia, and (ii) to ensure the reliable, cleaner, and secured primary energy supply, by developing a methane gas supply infrastructure development strategy paper to switch primary energy resource from coal to cleaner methane gas.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Air pollution has been one of the most serious issues in Mongolia, posing serious public health risks. According to WHO, annual mean of particulate matter of less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5), one of air pollution level indicators, in the capital Ulaanbaatar city is 6-10 times higher than safe criteria of the WHO air quality guidelines. Ulaanbaatar, the country's capital with around half of the nation's population also suffer from the severe air pollution, especially in winter. The main causes are burning solid fuel, mainly raw coal and waste, in Ger areas (around 220,000 households) for heat and cooking purpose (80%). The Government of Mongolia approved the National Program for Reducing Air and Environmental Pollution in March 2017, setting the target to reduce air and environmental pollution by at least 50% by 2025.

Energy sector responds to the issue by switching the use of primary energy resource from coal to cleaner methane gas. Implementation Plan for the Government Action Plan 2016-2020 aims to develop a master plan for the country's first nationwide gas supply system, utilizing unconventional primary energy resources like domestic methane gas from coal reserve as well as possible import gas in future. Mid-term National Program 2019-2023 for the implementation of the State Policy on Energy sets one of its goals as _Ensuring reliable energy supply and security,_ aiming to assist the activities.

Impact

Air quality improved.

Reliable, and cleaner energy supply secured.

Outcome Readiness for investments in methane gas supply infrastructure increased.
Outputs

1. Methane gas supply chain development strategy paper developed

2. Pre-feasibility study report of prioritized methane gas infrastructure project prepared.

3. Capacity development provided.

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
Responsible ADB Officer Atsumasa Sakai
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division EASI
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy
Government Building 14, Khan-Uul District
Chinggis Avenue, 3-r khoroo
Ulaanbaatar, 17060 Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 May 2019
Fact Finding 26 Aug 2019 to 30 Aug 2019
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Jun 2019

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