Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 16 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 27 Mar 2008

Project Name Guangxi Roads Development
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 33176-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location from Nanning (Wuxu) to Ningming to Youyiguan at the Vietnam border
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


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

Safeguard Categories

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Environment A

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Adverse environmental impacts were minimized by the selection of appropriate alignment. The EIA further assesses the environmental impacts of the selected alignment and prescribes environmental protection and mitigation measures. The key issues included reducing the adverse impacts associated with the resettlement and maximixing the povetty reduction impact of the Project.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Consultations were undertaken.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objective of the proposed Project is to promote pro-poor economic growth, and, thus, contribute to poverty reduction, by improving economic efficiency and reducing the cost of road transport in the southwestern region of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The Project will relieve traffic congestion and bottlenecks on a link of the National Trunk Highway System, and provide better access to growth centers for poor communities. Specifically the proposed Project will: (i) provide additional transport capacity, alleviate congestion and reduce traffic accidents and vehicle operating costs; (ii) improve access for the poor rural population in the transport corridor; and (iii) facilitate regional cooperation by providing better access from GZAR and other PRC provinces to Vietnam and the road network of the Greater Mekong Subregion. The proposed Project will also support sector reforms initiated under previous and ongoing ADB financed projects and regional initiatives. The scope of the Project includes: (i) construction of 136 km of four-lane access-controlled toll expressway from Nanning (Wuxu), GZAR Capital City, to Ningming, 43 km of four-lane Class I road from Ningming to Youyiguan at the Vietnam border, and 49 km of Class II connector roads between the project road and major towns, including interchanges with toll stations, bridges, administrative stations, service areas, and improvement of about 100 km of access roads to affected villages along the project road alignment; (ii) upgrading of about 507 km of complementary county and village roads to improve the local road network and access to poor areas; (iii) procurement of equipment for road maintenance, toll collection, surveillance and communications, vehicle axle load testing, road safety, and office administration; (iv) land acquisition and resettlement; and (v) consulting services for construction supervision, monitoring and evaluation, and in-country and international training for capacity building.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR), located in the southwest, is a poor province. GZAR had around 15.2 million rural people officially designated as poor by the end of 2000, accounting for about 32 percent of the total GZAR population of 47.6 million. In terms of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, GZAR is the fourth poorest of the 31 provinces of the PRC. In 2000, the average GDP per capita in GZAR was Y4,285, about two thirds of the national average. Lack of transport infrastructure is one of the factors contributing to its depressed economic conditions. ADB's country operational strategy for the PRC supports the Government's policies in the road sector, which focus on building roads that will promote economic and social development particularly in the poor areas of the country. The essential part of the Government's strategy is the development of National Trunk Highway System (NTHS) transport corridors and interconnecting routes that link major economic growth areas, thereby fostering domestic and international trade and interregional integration. Within this strategic framework, attention is also to be given to strengthening access to and from less developed communities and disadvantaged areas to the economic mainstream that is defined by the new highway routes.

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 16
Consulting Services
All consultants to be financed under the loan will be recruited in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Domestic construction supervision to be financed by GCD will be recruited in accordance with local procedures that are satisfactory to ADB. About 60 person-months of international consultants financed under the loan for construction supervision with expertise in earthworks, bridge and concrete pavement construction, mechanical and electrical equipment, tunnel construction, road safety, training, monitoring and evaluation. About 4,900 person-months of domestic consultants will be financed directly by GCD.
All procurement to be financed under the ADB loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Procurement under international competitive bidding (ICB), International Shopping (IS) procedures and Direct Purchase (DP).
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 26 Mar 1999
Fact-finding 07 Feb 2001 to 23 Feb 2001
Management Review Meeting 04 Apr 2001
Approval 30 Oct 2001
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1851 30 Oct 2001 12 Aug 2002 10 Jan 2003 31 Oct 2005 31 Jan 2008 12 Mar 2008


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
22 Sep 2014 Loan 1851 134,000 0 89.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
22 Sep 2014 Loan 1851 150,000 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 1851

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Patrick C. Giraud (
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Guangxi Communications Department (GCD)
Huang Rusheng


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