China: Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Low Carbon Energy Transition and Air Quality Improvement Project (AIIB-000323)

Countries
  • China
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
Proposed
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Bank Risk Rating
A
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Voting Date
Oct 1, 2019
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
People’s Republic of China
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,905.20 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Mar 25, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Aug 1, 2019


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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to the bank document, the proposed Project is to construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Binhai District, Tianjin Municipality, which includes two components:

(i) construction of LNG receiving, storage and regasification facilities with an annual handling capacity of 5 million tons of LNG; and

(ii) construction of unloading wharf. AIIB financing is planned to be used in the construction of LNG receiving, storage and regasification facilities under the first component.

The objective of the proposed Project is to support China’s transition to a low-carbon energy supply structure and accelerate air quality improvement in the region of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei (the BTH region) by increasing the availability of natural gas to help replace and reduce coal consumption.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

AIIB loan US$ 500.0 million

Beijing Municipal Government US$ 571.6 million

Implementing Entity US$ 833.6 million

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Beijing Enterprises Parent Company -
- - - - Beijing Gas Group Co Ltd Client -

Contact Information
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1/ AIIB Contact:

Name: Mr. Hongliang Yang 

Title: Senior Investment Operations Specialist of AIIB

Email: hyang@aiib.org

2/ Borrower Contact:

Name: Ms. Su Han 

Title: Senior Advisor Department of International Economic and Financial Cooperation.

Ministry of Finance

Email: hansu@mof.gov.cn

3/ Implementing Entity

Name: Ms. Yan Kang

Title: Chief Finance Officer. 

Beijing Gas Group Company Ltd

Email: kangyan@bjgas.com

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB

The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM).  The PPM provides “an opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIB’s failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.” Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint.  Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply.  You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html.

The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html.




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