Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 30 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 14 Nov 2013

Project Name Western Yunnan Roads Development Project
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 32336-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Yunnan Province
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Road Transport
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan2014Ordinary capital resources250,000
Counterpart 96,000
TOTAL US$ 346,000

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see http://www.adb.org/site/safeguards/safeguard-categories

Environment A

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The EIA, report concluded that no major adverse environmental impacts would occur provided the recommended mitigation measures are implemented. Project construction and operation will comply with national, provincial, and local government laws, regulations, guidelines, standards, and permit requirements, as well as ADB s Environmental Guidelines for Selected Infrastructure Development Projects . To ensure that adverse environmental impacts of project construction and operation are minimized, project design and bidding documents incorporate EIA mitigation measures, implementation of which will be monitored. The Project will bring substantial social benefits to the rural population. Linking the underdeveloped rural mountainous areas in Yunnan to regional centers will make education and health facilities more available. The Project will also improve access to markets as well as other routine activities, provide better access to emergency health care and increase information flows. Rural folk will contact the outside world more frequently, including nongovernment organizations in towns, thus empowering rural people.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Stakeholder participation, and consultations and discussions with 850 people, which began in March 1997, have been an important element in project development and design. People directly or indirectly affected by the Project, county and township representatives, and nongovernment organizations were informed of the Project s scope and objectives. These stakeholders needs, priorities, and concerns were recorded, and the substantial quantitative and qualitative information collected was used to identify potential project impacts and assess their significance. The communities served by the project expressway and local roads expressed a high degree of support for the Project.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

The Project's main objective is to remove transport barriers and reduce transport costs in western Yunnan to (i) promote pro-poor economic growth and thus reduce poverty, and (ii) contribute to regional development in GMS. The Project will (i) alleviate congestion, reduce travel time and vehicle operating costs, and improve road safety; (ii) increase road transport capacity between Kunming and Myanmar border; (iii) facilitate private sector involvement; and (iv) improve access of the poor to markets and social services. The Project will also support road safety and corporate governance reforms. The Project comprises: (i) construction of a 77 km of four-lane access- controlled toll expressway from Baoshan to Longling, including access roads, interchanges with toll stations, administrative buildings, and service areas; (ii) upgrading of 294 km of county and township roads to improve access to poor and minority areas; (iii) procurement of equipment for expressway and local road maintenance, toll collection, surveillance and communications, vehicle-weighing stations, road safety, and office administration; (iv) land acquisition and resettlement; and (v) consulting services for construction supervision, road safety audits, and project M&E.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Yunnan is poor, with per capita gross domestic product (GDP) of CNY4,837 in 2001, 64% of the national average. Baoshan's poverty incidence is 29%, higher than the national average. Insufficient road infrastructure constrains economic development and raises private business costs. The Project will thus help reduce poverty. A study financed by the ADB identified the Project as a priority. The road between Baoshan and Longling is of poor technical standard and insufficient capacity. Traffic on this arterial link between Kunming and the Myanmar border is congested and frequently interrupted due to landslides and fog during the rainy season. The Project will continue two ADB-financed road projects in Yunnan, and support ADB efforts to promote regional cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and the Government's strategy to improve access to poor areas in western Yunnan. Yunnan is poor, with per capita gross domestic product of CNY4,837 in 2001, 64% of the national average. Baoshan s poverty incidence is 29%, higher than the national average. Insufficient road infrastructure constrains economic development and raises private business costs. The Project will thus help reduce poverty. A study financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) identified the Project as a priority. The road between Baoshan and Longling is of poor technical standard and insufficient capacity. Traffic on this arterial link between Kunming and the Myanmar border is congested and frequently interrupted due to landslides and fog during the rainy season. The Project will continue two ADB-financed road projects in Yunnan, and support ADB efforts to promote regional cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion and the Government s strategy to improve access to poor areas in western Yunnan.

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 2006 Nov 30
Consulting Services
About 45 person-months of international consulting services will be provided under the Project to (i) assist project management over the entire construction period; (ii) provide expertise in tunnel design and construction; (iii) conduct a safety audit of the project design and recommend ways to improve traffic safety on completed construction works; (iv) help formulate a human resource development and training program; and (v) help develop and implement a project performance management system, and assess project impact on poverty reduction. About 70 person-months of international training programs will help develop the human resources skills of YBEC's staff and enhance YBEC's capacity in expressway operation and maintenance, expressway commercialization and corporatization, and tunnel engineering design and construction. A team of local consultants (20 person-months) will be recruited to help monitor the Project's socioeconomic impact, particularly on poverty reduction.
Procurement
All ADB-financed procurement will follow ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The civil works for the expressway will be divided into 16 packages to be procured under international competitive bidding procedures. Equipment will be divided into 15 packages and procured under ICB and international shopping procedures. Ancillary facilities including administration building and service areas will be procured using local competitive bidding. Advance action for procurement of civil works was approved by ADB on 17 July 2002.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/32336-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance 16 Jul 1999
Fact-finding 01 Apr 2002 to 16 Apr 2002
Management Review Meeting 17 Jul 2002
Approval 28 Oct 2003
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2014 28 Oct 2003 11 Aug 2004 28 Oct 2004 31 Mar 2008 31 Mar 2009 22 Jun 2009

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
29 Aug 2014 Loan 2014 229,920 0 92.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
29 Aug 2014 Loan 2014 250,000 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 2014

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Jean-Marie Lacombe ( @adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Yunnan Provincial Department of Transport
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Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/32336-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/32336-013/documents