China, People's Republic of: Study on the Road Map for Air Quality Improvement in Pilot Cities in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and Its Surrounding Areas

Sovereign Project | 51420-001

The TA will help local governments establish an air pollution emission management database and develop a post-CAAP roadmap for air quality improvement in one or two selected pilot cities, which can be replicated elsewhere in the greater BTH region. The TA will have the following outputs: (i) develop emission inventories for the pilot cities; (ii) assess the impacts of energy consumption and industrial structure on air quality and climate change; (iii) establish an investment cost database of main pollution reduction measures; (iv) establish an air pollution emission management database; and (v) develop air quality improvement roadmap for the pilot cities.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Zhou, Yun
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name Study on the Road Map for Air Quality Improvement in Pilot Cities in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and Its Surrounding Areas
Project Number 51420-001
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9612-PRC: Study on the Road Map for Air Quality Improvement in Pilot Cities in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and Its Surrounding Areas
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will help local governments establish an air pollution emission management database and develop a post-CAAP roadmap for air quality improvement in one or two selected pilot cities, which can be replicated elsewhere in the greater BTH region. The TA will have the following outputs: (i) develop emission inventories for the pilot cities; (ii) assess the impacts of energy consumption and industrial structure on air quality and climate change; (iii) establish an investment cost database of main pollution reduction measures; (iv) establish an air pollution emission management database; and (v) develop air quality improvement roadmap for the pilot cities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The greater BTH region contributes to almost one-third of the PRC's total gross domestic product (GDP), making it one of the most important and dynamic regions in the country. High energy consumption and pollution emissions, however, have accompanied the PRC's rapid economic growth from the 1980s to the mid-2010s. 239 of 338 cities in the PRC failed to meet national ambient air quality standards in 2017. In 2016, the greater BTH region accounted for large portions of total national emissions: 38.6% of sulfur dioxide (SO2), 38.3% of nitrogen oxide (NOx), and 45.4% of smoke and dust. The 2017 State of the Environment Report indicated 10 most polluted cities among 74 cities that are implementing the newly amended ambient air quality standards are all in the greater BTH region. Air pollution is a problem that has become increasingly obtrusive. Air pollution greatly constrains the PRC's social and economic development and poses a substantial threat to public health. A World Bank study showed that the cost of air pollution accounts for approximately 10% of PRC's total GDP. The World Health Organization (WHO) attributed almost half a million deaths in the PRC to ambient air pollution in 2012. 5. The implementation of the Comprehensive Action Plan on Air Pollution Prevention and Control (CAAP) between 2013 and 2017 resulted in a decrease in average concentrations of particulate matter less than 10 micrometers in diameter (PM10) by 22.7% in 338 major cities, and particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5) by 39.6% in the BTH region. However, the PRC is still facing huge challenges in air pollution control, especially in the greater BTH region. In 2017, the percentage of the days with non-attainment of national ambient air quality standards ranged from 38.9% to 79.7% in 13 major cities in the BTH region, with an average at 44%. In a recent State Council executive meeting, the Government stated that fighting against air pollution for a blue sky is the top priority of pollution control and prevention, and one of the main battlefields of the war to defend blue skies is in the BTH region.
Impact Air pollution reduced, climate change mitigated, and air quality and public health improved in the greater BTH region
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Management and decision-making in air pollution control by the Handan Municipal Government enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Emission inventory for Handan City developed

Impacts of energy consumption and industrial structures on air quality and climate change assessed

Investment cost database of main pollution reduction measures established

Air pollution emission management database established

Road map for air quality improvements in Handan City developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Survey on the main emission industries, including iron and steel, coke and cement industry, energy structure, and related policies/measures in Tangshan City was completed. Emission inventory and source apportionment including regional contributions to air pollution for Tangshan City in 2020 was also completed. Road map for air quality improvement in Tangshan City in 2030 was developed. TA Review Mission was fielded on 31 August 2020. The final review mission and workshop was held on 21 June 2021. The TA is expected to be financially closed in September 2021.
Geographical Location Hebei Handan
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 ADB will recruit a firm using a quality- and cost-based selection method with a 90:10 quality cost ratio. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Zhou, Yun
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division EASI
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Ecology and Environment former "Ministry of Environmental Protection"
115 Xizhimen Nanxiaojie, Beijing
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Jun 2018
Fact Finding 21 Aug 2018 to 21 Aug 2018
MRM -
Approval 11 Oct 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2021

TA 9612-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Oct 2018 08 Nov 2018 08 Nov 2018 31 Dec 2020 30 Jun 2021 28 Sep 2021
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 288,318.25

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 03 Oct 2018 24 Oct 2018

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 9612 25 Feb 2019 CHINESE RESEARCH ACADEMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF) | No.8 Anwai Dayangfang Beiyuan road, Chao ict Beijing China Ministry of Ecology and Environment 342,756.00

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