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(Tick V one) []Project seeking APEC fundingˇ@ []Progress Reportˇ@ []Evaluation Report
(Tick V one) (ˇ@ ) Operational Account (ˇ@ ) TILF Special Account ( V ) Self-funded


Project number:
(To be filled in by Secretariat)
Date received by Secretariat: Late / Not late
Name of Committee/Working Group:
Energy Working Group (EWG)
Title of Project:
Earthquake Response Cooperation Program for Energy Supply Systems (Phase 2)
Proposing APEC Member:Chinese Taipei
Co-sponsoring APEC Member(s):
Project Overseer: Name, Title and Organizationˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@(M)
Chao-Yih Chen, Ph. D.
Secretary General,
Energy Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Postal address:
13 Fl., 2, Fu-Hsing N. Road
Taiwan 104
Tel: +886-2-2773-4729
Fax: +886-2-2776-9417
Email: cychen@moeaec.gov.tw
Total Cost of Proposal (US$)
Amount being sought from APEC Central Fund (US$):
(US$) $0.00 ($250,000 self-funded by Chinese Taipei)
Type of Project: V seminar/symposium ˇ@[] short-term training course ˇ@V survey or analysis and research
ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ˇ@ V database/website ˇ@[]others (Please specify)
Project start date: 1 January 2002 Project end date: 31 December 2002

Project Purpose:

  1. To establish a cooperative contingency mechanism among the APEC member economies for energy supply systems.
  2. To provide the opportunity for APEC member economies to share their experiences in both
    preventing the collapse of energy supply systems during earthquakes and rebuilding these systems after earthquakes.
  3. The Phase 1 of the Program focuses on experience sharing among participants. While at Phase 2, the
    Program will emphasize on more technical and regulatory aspects as the first step to enhance participantsˇ¦ capabilities in earthquake disaster management on energy supply systems.

Signature of Project Overseer:

(Separate written confirmation acceptable for email submission) ˇ@Date:

Signature of Committee Chair/WG Lead Shepherd:

(Separate written confirmation acceptable for email submission)ˇ@Date:

A. Project Design


01. Name of project.
ˇ@ˇ@ Earthquake Response Cooperation Program for Energy Supply Systems (Phase 2)

02. Name of the working group or committee taking responsibility for the project and the dissemination of its results.
ˇ@ˇ@ Energy Working Group


03. Describe briefly how you will measure your results (in the short and longer term) to know if your project has been successful. (You must provide detailed assessment measures in paragraph 19)

The results of the project will be measured by the final opinion of the project steering committee members and the responses of the participants of a seminar that will be held in summer 2002. In addition, the number of visitors of the Internet website and the degree of participation of the online discussion forum will be useful means as well.

04. How, briefly, this project responds to the priorities set by APEC Leaders and Ministers, as evidenced by parts of the APEC Action Agenda including Action Program, work plan, vision statement, and policy statement that relate to this project.

(a) In April 2000, EWG 19 endorsed the cooperation initiative to address earthquake preventive and response measures for energy supply systems, noting that the program development should consider the existing APEC framework for emergency preparedness. The initiative was also included in the APEC Energy Ministers Declaration on May 12, 2000. In response to above consideration, a 3- year Implementation Program was drafted to meet the objectives of the initiative, and currently the Phase 1 of the Program is in progress.

(b) In 1998, APEC Ministers endorsed the ˇ§APEC Framework for Capacity Building Initiatives on Emergency Preparedness.ˇ¨ The purpose is to enhance preventive and responsive measures for natural disasters through improved information sharing and capacity building among APEC member economies. The framework specifies that APEC activities and projects should complement the structures and procedures of existing organizations that are active in the area of emergency preparedness.

05. For applications under the TILF Special Account: How briefly this project contributes to APEC Trade and Investment Liberalisation and Facilitation (e.g. relevance to specific parts of the Osaka Action Agenda).
ˇ@ˇ@ Not applicable.


06. The kinds of institutions in member economies intended to benefit from the results of the project. Highlight the direct benefits to the institutions, the types of business in member economies which will benefit from the results of the project and what the
direct benefits are.

Emergency response institutions, energy departments in governments, energy suppliers, and other energy related organizations of APEC member economies would benefit from this project. From the results of the project, those organizations will obtain comprehensive information in earthquake emergency response of energy supply systems, including response systems, regulations and guidelines, etc. In addition, the cooperation mechanism will allow member economies obtain effective assistance from each other whenever needed.

07. How the participation of the business/private sector and non-governmental institutions has been sought or will be sought. Illustrate how the business/private sector has been involved in the planning and delivery of the project and whether any other APEC fora have been consulted. (*)

Since private energy suppliers play an important role in the whole earthquake response system of energy infrastructure, the project will actively encourage and promote participation of the private sector and non-governmental organizations at the seminar.

08. How this project will add ˇ§APEC valueˇ¨ (as to the potential benefits of implementing projects) in the context of other work that might have been done elsewhere in the same field. (*)

From the sharing of information and experiences and the process of mutual assistance, all APEC member economies will strengthen their capacity to prepare for earthquake disasters and to carry out rescue and restoration efforts. Overall, it will lessen the damages to energy systems from earthquakes and increase energy supply security in the region.

09. An indication of how the project might contribute to related projects or activities in APEC or elsewhere.

As currently only Industrial Science and Technology, Marine Resources Conservation, Telecommunications, and Transportation Working Groups have provided information to Capacity Building Initiative on Emergency Preparedness, the project will contribute to the Initiative in energy domain.

10. Describe the deliverables of the project and demonstrate how they will meet the needs of the targeted beneficiaries.

(a) The prime deliverable from Phase 2 of this Program will be a Report on Energy Infrastructure Earthquake Resistence Guidelines and Regulations of APEC Economies.
(b) The project will also deliver a seminar at which the participants from APEC member economies will present guidelines and regulations aiming to reduce the impacts of earthquakes on energy infrastructure, as well as best practices on postearthquake investigation and restoration.
(c) The proceedings of the seminar will be published and widely distributed within the APEC region.

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