Project Data Sheet

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Project Name
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 30389-013
Geographical Location Jilin Province and Heilongjiang Province, PRC
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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 Changchun-Harbin Expressway Project will promote economic and social development in the northeastern part of the country by completing a key section of transport infrastructure. The Project will (i) improve access from Heilongjiang Province and parts of Jilin Province to the more developed provinces of the east and south, (ii) provide additional transport capacity and reduce transport costs in the Project area to enhance business and trade opportunities and attract investment, (iii) alleviate congestion and reduce accidents on existing roads, (iv) improve access for trade between the PRC and the Russian Federation and Mongolia, (v) enhance road safety standards on the Project and related facilities, and (vi) support the corporatization of expressway construction and operations. The Hashuang Expressway component comprises (i) construction of about 101 km of four-lane access controlled toll expressway between Harbin and the Lalin River, including a Harbin ring road section, interchanges, service areas, two large bridges, and link roads; (ii) procurement of equipment for toll collection, traffic management and safety, communications, highway maintenance, vehicle-axle load testing, and office administration; and (iii) consulting services for engineering design, construction supervision, road safety, and human resource development and training.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Increasing demand associated with the PRC's rapid economic growth has created bottlenecks that are evident in all transport modes. The Project will remove a major bottleneck on the Northeast road transport corridor. The proposed Project will promote economic growth by reducing the cost of transport, enhance the safety of road transport, and support the development of new corporate structures for expressway management in both provinces. The Project is consistent with the Government's current economic policy of stimulating the domestic market through infrastucture investment, to offset the declining production of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The Project will provide quicker and cheaper transport to major seaports from these landlocked provinces, sustain international trade, encourage foreign direct investment especially in agroprocessing activities, and sustain employment levels in two provinces with high levels of SOE production. The Project will complement several completed and ongoing Bank-financed road sector investments in the Northeastern road transport corridor.

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
For the Hashuang Expressway component, about 4200 person-months of domestic consultant services will be required for construction supervision and training and about 8 person-months of international consulting services for advice on road safety, pavement design and construction, and to assist in drawing up a human resource development and training plan for the Heilongjiang-Hashuang Expressway Corporation staff.
Major civil works contracts and goods and services financed under the loans will be procured through international competitive bidding in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. Most equipment also will be procured through international competitive bidding, and through international shopping in some cases.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 13 Apr 1998 to 29 Apr 1998
Management Review Meeting 19 Jun 1998
Approval 27 Nov 1998
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 2846 22 Aug 1997 31 Aug 1997 31 Aug 1997 31 Dec 1997

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Heilongjiang Hashuang Expressway Corporation
Mr. Wang Shouheng, General Manager


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