Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 24 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 16 Oct 2007

Project Name Chongqing-Guizhou Roads Development: Guizhou Component (Chongzun Expressway)
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 34561-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Guizhou 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)
Loan1784Ordinary Capital Resources200,000
TOTAL US$ 200,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment A

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The EIA reports concluded that there would be no major adverse environmental impacts provided the recommended mitigation measures are implemented.The main mitigation measures include (i) appropriate countermeasures are taken to reduce noise for the residents near the alignment; (ii) preventive measures such as planting of trees and grasses, and construction of side ditches, torrent chutes, slope walls, and retaining walls will be taken to prevent soil erosion; and (iii) adverse impacts at borrow and spoil sites will be mitigated through contracts containing environmental covenants, and by supervising contractors during implementation. Guizhou will enhance its capacity for monitoring vehicle emissions. GEDC will monitor vehicle emissions on the expressway in cooperation with the local environmental protection bureaus, traffic police, and other related organizations.
Key social issues included poverty reduction, resettlement, and minority people. The expressway construction will generate 6,000 jobs, and the feeder road upgrading about 16,000 jobs. The subsequent expressway operation and maintenance will create about 500 jobs, particularly in the toll stations along the expressway. The construction, operation, and maintenance jobs will provide valuable supplementary incomes for many households. Women will be given equal opportunities for such jobs, in accordance with the ADB's Policy on Gender and Development. GEDC will maximize employment opportunities in operation and maintenance of the expressway, including the toll stations and service areas, for members ofvulnerable households affected by resettlement.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Direct public involvement has been an ongoing element in the development and design of the Project. Public participation and consultation has occurred (i) as part of the process of investigating routes and sites for project facilities and design alternatives; (ii) for the preparation of the social analysis, EIAs, and the resettlement plan; (iii) to inform the people affected about the project objectives and to understand their priorities, needs, and concerns; and (iv) through dialogue with the county and township representatives in the project area, to ensure that local concerns are adequately addressed in the project design and thereby gain their support and cooperation during implementation. Consultations were also carried out in selected townships served by the feeder roads included in the Project. Between May 1996 and February 2000, over 430 people were consulted to gain insights from beneficiaries on the project formulation and design

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

The Project will enhance incomes and contribute to reducing poverty in the northwestern Guizhou Provinze by increasing the capacity of the national, provincial, and county road network. The Project will: (i) improve access of industrial and agricultural enterprises to markets, (ii) improve access of rural population to market opportunities, social services and employment, (iii) attract investment through providing additional transport capacity in the Project area, and (iv) alleviate congestion and reduce accidents on existing roads. The Project also will support sector reforms relating to nongovernment financing, road safety, and corporatization of expressway operations. The project scope includes (i) constructing of 126 km four-lane, access-controlled, toll expressways, between Chongxihe and Zunyi including interchanges, tunnels (39 km in total); bridges (53 km in total), and service areas; (ii) upgrading 704 km of feeder roads servicing poor counties and townships; (iii) procuring equipment for toll collection, traffic management and safety, communications, environmental monitoring, vehicle weigh stations, and administration; (iv) land acquisition and resettlement; and (v) training and consulting services for construction supervision, traffic safety engineering, and monitoring and evaluation.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Th Project will ease the capacity and safety constraints to efficient movement of freight and passengers along the north-south corridor, and will help reduce poverty by improving the access of Chengdu, Chongqing, Guiyang, and other cities in the less developed interior provinces to the southern sea ports of Beihai, Fangcheng, and Zhanjiang. The project area has a population of 6.4 million of whom 30 percent (1.9 million) earn less than the international poverty line of $1 per capita per day. The incidence of poverty in the project area is almost three times the national poverty incidence. Many countries and townships that lack reliable road access will benefit from the Project. The Project will contribute to poverty reduction by promoting economic growth, increasing incomes, and generating job opportunities. The feeder road component will directly contribute to reducing poverty and improving social development by providing better access to social services and to income opportunities in country centers connected to the experssway.

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 24
Consulting Services
International and domestic consulting services will be required for construction supervision, monitoring and evaluation, and training. Advance recruitment action was approved by ADB on 31 March 2000. The government's invitation letters were issued on 26 October 2000.
Procurement
All procurement to be financed under ADB will be carried out in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines for Procurement and will include civil works for earthworks, bridges, and tunnels under international competitive bidding (ICB) arrangements. Traffic engineering and equipment will also be procured. Advance procurement action was approved by ADB on 31 March 2000. Prequalification documents were issued on 15 May 2000 and its evaluation reports are being prepared by the EAs.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/34561-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance 31 Jan 1997
Fact-finding 07 Sep 1999 to 23 Sep 1999
Management Review Meeting 31 Mar 2000
Approval 21 Nov 2000
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1784 21 Nov 2000 26 Jun 2001 24 Sep 2001 30 Sep 2005 31 Mar 2007 22 Oct 2007

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
19 Sep 2014 Loan 1784 166,449 0 96.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
19 Sep 2014 Loan 1784 173,449 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 1784

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Guizhou Expressway Development Corporation
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Guizhou Expressway Development Corporation
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Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/34561-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/34561-013/documents