Project Name Guangxi Roads Development II Project
Project Number 35337-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2094-PRC: Guangxi Roads Development II Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Loan: Guangxi Roads Development II Project
China Development Bank US$ 271.40 million
Strategic Agendas Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Project's main objective is to lower transport costs, thereby promoting economic growth and thus indirectly contributing to reducing poverty in the project area. The Project will (i) strengthen connectivity between the NHTS and local road network; (ii) reduce transport prices, and improve travel time and comfort; (iii) provide better access to markets, services, jobs, growth centers and isolated communities; (iv) improve road safety, transport services, roadside stations management, corporate governance and asset management and maintenance practice; (v) increase traffic between western provinces and connection to the seaports in GZAR; and (vi) improve access to the Vietnam border and the GMS. The project scope comprises: (i) construction of a 188 km four-lane access-controlled toll expressway, including about 25 km of connecting roads, 11 interchanges, 12 toll stations, 3 traffic control centers, 8 roadside stations, 4 asset management centers; (ii) upgrading of about 250 km of intercounty roads and 500 km of minority villages roads; (iii) procurement of equipment for asset management, maintenance, training, and expressway toll collection, surveillance, communications, safety, and vehicle-weighing stations; (vi) land acquisition and resettlement; and (v) consulting services and capacity building.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

GZAR is located in the southern part of the country, boarded by Yunnan Province on the west, Guizhou on the northwest, Hunan to the northeast, and Guangdong to the southeast; the Gulf of Tonkin to the south; and Vietnam on the southwest. GZAR is one of the three least-developed areas in the PRC. Average GDP per capita is CNY 5,099, 62% of the national average. Forty-nine of the 81 counties in GZAR are classified as national or provincial poverty counties. Poverty and minority groups are concentrated in the western part of GZAR where the proposed project is located. Inadequate road transport infrastructure and the high cost of transport are two of the factors contributing to the depressed economic conditions. Current road density in the project area is 1.3 km per 1,000 population. Poverty is widespread in the PA, where all 19 counties, from Nanning to Baise City, are either nationally or locally designated poverty areas. The current Nanning-Baise G324, class II road has poor geometrical standards and traffic reached the optimum capacity. Traffic has grown at a rate of around 7% annually, the travel time is about 5 hours, and the incidence of traffic accidents is double the national average for class II road.

The Project will link the Baise to Luocunkou/Yunnan border expressway with the Nanning ring road. Thus, it will form a strategic link between Yunnan and Guizhou Provinces and the ports of Fangcheng, Qinzhou and Beihai. It will provide better access to Guangdong and Hunan with the western provinces, and will improve link with the 360 km border area with Vietnam.


Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

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 57 person-months of international consulting services will be required to assist project management over the entire construction period and provide expertise in (i) road and bridge design and construction; (ii) asset management and road maintenance; (iii) electrical and mechanical systems; (iv) environmental monitoring; (v) road safety and traffic management; (vi) help formulate a human resource development and training program; (vii) help develop and implement a project performance management system, and assess project impact on poverty reduction; and (viii) corporate management. About 50 person-months of international training will help develop the human resources skills of GCD subordinate bureaus staff and enhance their capacity in expressway and local road operation and maintenance, commercialization and corporatization, and bridge and pavement design and construction, computer software development management, transport planning and intelligent transportation systems. About 4,500 person-months of consulting services will be undertaken by domestic consultant teams experienced in implementing similar road projects. A team of local consultants (24 person-months) will be recruited to help monitor the Project's socio-economic impact, particularly on poverty reduction and the impact on minorities. The international consultants financed from the ADB loan will be recruited under the quality- and cost-based selection method, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The domestic consultants will be financed by GCD and recruited in accordance with government procedures acceptable to ADB.
Procurement All ADB-financed procurement will follow ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Civil works for the expressway will be procured through international competitive bidding procedures (ICB). Civil works for local roads will be procured through local competitive bidding or force account. The equipment packages will be procured under ICB and international shopping. ADB approved advance action for procurement of civil works.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Chenglong Chu
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Guangxi Communications Department (GCD)
67 Xinmin Road, Nanning
P. R. China


Concept Clearance 19 Jun 2001
Fact Finding 23 Mar 2004 to 05 Apr 2004
MRM 24 May 2004
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Sep 2006
Last PDS Update 13 Dec 2010

LoanĀ 2094-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Oct 2004 19 Jan 2005 11 Apr 2005 31 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2009 05 Mar 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 726.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 21 Oct 2004 185.11 0.00 93%
Counterpart 254.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 271.40 21 Oct 2004 200.00 0.00 100%

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