People’s Republic of China: Guangxi Roads Development II Project

Evaluation Document | 17 December 2012
Validates the completion report's assessment of the project which aims to remove transport barriers and promote sustainable development and provision of better access to markets, jobs, and activity centers, and integration of transport services in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in People's Republic of China. IED overall assessment: Successful

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is recognized as one of the three least developed regions in the People's Republic of China (PRC). At project appraisal, its average gross domestic product per capita was 38% below the national average. Of its 81 counties, 49 were classified as counties with high incidence of poverty, mostly concentrated in the western part of the region. A few ethnic minority groups were also located in this area. Inadequate road infrastructure, poor connectivity, and the high cost of transport accounted for the poor economic condition of the region. The existing G324 national highway, a class 2 road with poor geometrical standards, had reached optimum capacity. At appraisal stage, traffic had been growing at the rate of about 7% annually and the traffic accident rate was double the national average for a class 2 road. The high incidence of traffic accidents and the associated deaths and injuries placed a heavy burden on the health and welfare systems of the poor counties in the project area.

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project which aims to remove transport barriers and promote sustainable development and provision of better access to markets, jobs, and activity centers, and integration of transport services in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in People's Republic of China. IED overall assessment: Successful

Contents 

  • Project Basic Data
  • Project Description
  • Evaluation of Performance and Ratings
  • Other Performance Assessments
  • Overall Assessment, Lessons, and Recommendations
  • Other considerations and Follow-up