The proceeds of this loan will be used to help ensure natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplies to households, hospitals, industry and other key services to support business continuity in Wuhan City and Hubei Province amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic, and post-epidemic recovery. The loan will enhance the resilience of cities through the sustenance of uninterrupted energy supplies to meet basic human needs and support economic activity in these affected areas.
|Project Name||COVID-19 Emergency Energy Supply Project|
|Borrower/Company||China Gas Capital Management Limited
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Oil and gas transmission and distribution
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Infrastructure Finance Division 2|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Wong, Yee To|
|Description||The proceeds of this loan will be used to help ensure natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplies to households, hospitals, industry and other key services to support business continuity in Wuhan City and Hubei Province amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic, and post-epidemic recovery. The loan will enhance the resilience of cities through the sustenance of uninterrupted energy supplies to meet basic human needs and support economic activity in these affected areas.|
|Objectives and Scope|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The project is aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030 Operational Priority 1 (Addressing Remaining Poverty and Reducing Inequalities) and Operational Priority 4 (Livable Cities). Ensuring the supply of natural gas and LPG will enhance the resilience of cities to support effective epidemic responses and limit the negative impact of the outbreak. The provision of gas to meet basic energy demand contributes to building livable cities by benefiting households through uninterrupted access to energy in urban areas and surrounding communities under lockdown. With its sophisticated logistics and information technology systems, CGH will contribute to ensuring the uninterrupted supply of gas to meet basic human needs in Wuhan City and Hubei Province. No climate mitigation or adaptation financing has been estimated for this project.
The project addresses the following strategic priority of ADB's country partnership strategy for the PRC, 2016 -2020: supporting inclusive economic activities. The proposed loan is also aligned with priority areas of ADB's country partnership strategy for private sector development, as it will support a commercially viable private sector solution in the crisis.
The proposed project embodies ADB's Operational Plan for Private Sector Operations 2019- 2024 and ADB's Energy Policy of emphasizing energy security and universal access to energy. The policies encourage ADB to help developing member countries (DMCs) provide reliable, adequate, and affordable energy for inclusive growth in a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable way.
ADB's financing support to China Gas Capital Management will help ensure that resources are proportionately allocated to help with addressing the COVID-19 energy supply emergency at its epicenter. This is a significant step in improving cross-border energy security for ADB's other DMCs in Asia and the Pacific
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||ADB has categorized the investment in compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) as environment category C.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||ADB has categorized the investment in compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) as involuntary resettlement category C.|
|Indigenous Peoples||ADB has categorized the investment in compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) as indigenous peoples category C.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation||NA|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||10 Mar 2020|
|Credit Committee Meeting||26 Mar 2020|
|Approval||30 Mar 2020|
|Last PDS Update||27 May 2021|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|COVID-19 Emergency Energy Supply Project: FAST Report||Faster Approach to Small Nonsovereign Transactions||Mar 2020|
|COVID-19 Emergency Energy Supply Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Mar 2020|
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