Project Data Sheet

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Project Name
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 30081-013
Geographical Location Yunnan Province
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Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Road Transport
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project will support the economic and social development of the southern part of Yunnan Province by removing a major road transport bottleneck between Yuanjiang and Mohei, and help create the conditions necessary to alleviate poverty by providing better access to the economic mainstream for nationally designated poor communities. The Project will also promote and extend sector reforms initiated under previous Bank-financed projects in areas related to (i) highway design standards and construction quality, (ii) road safety, (iii) pricing policy for road users, and (iv) mobilization of non-government financing. A long-term objective of the Project is to promote regional economic cooperation in the GMS by improving a section of the road linking Kunming in the PRC and Chiang Rai in Thailand, and facilitating cross-border trade. The Project scope includes: (i) construction of 147 km of four-lane controlled access toll expressway from Yuanjiang to Mohei, including interchanges, bridges, tunnels, and service areas; (ii) upgrading of about 540 km of feeder roads; (iii) procurement of equipment for traffic engineering and monitoring, toll collection, quality control, road maintenance and safety, tunnel, and feeder road upgrading; (iv) land acquisition and resettlement of affected people; and (v) consulting services for project management, construction supervision, training, and project monitoring and evaluation.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Yunnan is the seventh poorest of the 31 provinces of PRC. The Project expressway will help develop the southern part of Yunnan that is particularly destitute. About half of the people living in the Project area are classified as poor (with annual income of less than $80). During processing, a component consisting of feeder roads to poor communities was added to the Project scope at the Bank's initiative, so that it could contribute more directly to poverty alleviation. This will enhance the development impact of the Project. The Project will also facilitate regional cooperation by upgrading part of an important transport corridor in the GMS.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
About 56 person-months of international consultant services to be financed under the loan will be recruited in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Domestic consultants will be recruited in accordance with local procedures satisfactory to the Bank. Advance procurement action for recruitment of consultants approved on 2 December 1998.
All procurement to be financed under the Bank loan will be carried out in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. Procurement proposed for Bank financing will include (i) 18 packages of civil works and 6 packages for tunnel operations, maintenance and feeder road upgrading equipment to be bid under International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures; (ii) 3 packages for buildings and ancillary facilities and 3 packages for traffic engineering under Local Competitive Bidding (LCB) procedures; and (iii) 16 packages of quality control, maintenance and feeder road upgrading equipment procurement under International Shopping (IS) procedures. Advance action for procurement was approved on 2 December 1998. Prequalification of civil works contractors is ongoing (deadline for PQ applications was on 5 March 1999).
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 31 Jan 1997
Fact-finding 19 Oct 1998 to 06 Nov 1998
Management Review Meeting 23 Feb 1999
Approval 24 Jun 1999
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3039 07 Jul 1998 07 Jul 1998 30 Jun 2000

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Yunnan YuanMo Expressway Corporation
Ms. Yu Meng, Division Chief, Contract Division


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