Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Air Quality Improvement-Hebei Policy Reforms Program (ADB-49232-001)

  • China
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Specific Location
Beijin, Tianjin, Hebei
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Dec 10, 2015
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Government of People's Republic of China
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 4,798.15 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Aug 11, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2016

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Project Description
The program supports the Hebei provincial government (HPG) in increasing its efforts to improve air quality in the greater capital area, comprising Beijing municipality (Beijing), Tianjin municipality (Tianjin), and Hebei province (Hebei) (together, the BTH region). The program will (i) reduce emissions from major air pollution sources, (ii) strengthen environment policy and the institutional framework for implementation, and (iii) enhance employment support for inclusive industrial transformation. The program will provide HPG with a solid basis to introduce incremental reforms under the PRC's 13th Five-Year Plan, 2016 2020, while enabling HPG to consolidate and accelerate necessary actions during 2015 2016.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
World Bank US$ 200.00 million KfW Bankengruppe US$ 166.65 million
Contact Information
Hebei Provincial Finance Bureau 48 South Zhonghua St Shijiazhuang 050051 Hebei Province, People's Rep of China ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: