Project Name Western Yunnan Roads Development Project
Project Number 32336-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2014-PRC: Western Yunnan Roads Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 250.00 million
Loan: Western Yunnan Roads Development Project
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 38.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
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.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Yunnan Province
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
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.
Responsible ADB Officer Chenglong Chu
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Yunnan Provincial Department of Transport1 Huan Cheng West Road, Kunming
Yunnan, PRC 650031
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Jul 1999
Fact Finding 01 Apr 2002 to 16 Apr 2002
MRM 17 Jul 2002
Approval 28 Oct 2003
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 13 Dec 2010

LoanĀ 2014-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Oct 2003 11 Aug 2004 28 Oct 2004 31 Mar 2008 31 Mar 2009 22 Jun 2009
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 384.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 250.00 28 Oct 2003 250.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 96.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 38.00 28 Oct 2003 250.00 0.00 100%

This project data sheet was generated from http://www.adb.org/projects/32336-013/main on 03 September 2015