Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 22 Jul 2014

Project Name Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 45023-002
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Urban Transport
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Effective gender mainstreaming


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan3014Ordinary capital resources150,000
Counterpart 365,100
TOTAL US$ 515,100

Safeguard Categories

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Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
The project is classified as environment category A. An environmental impact assessment (EIA) report and environmental management plan (EMP) that comply with ADB Safeguard Policy (2009) and PRC regulatory requirements have been prepared for the project and were disclosed on the ADB website on 14 December 2012. The EIA concludes that anticipated environmental impacts and risks are modest and can be limited to an acceptable level through the implementation of the EMP and compliance with loan covenants. Capacity development and institutional strengthening are proposed to minimize environmental risks. The EMP assesses potential impacts of the project components, sets out mitigation and monitoring measures, institutional arrangements, training requirements, and budgets for implementation of the EMP.
Involuntary Resettlement
The project is category A for involuntary resettlement.16 The resettlement impacts of the project include land acquisition in rural areas and demolition of rural and urban houses and urban commercial structures (shops). Nine villages and one urban neighborhood in Yichang city will be affected. The total permanent land acquisition is 1,797.5 mu. Demolition will involve 56,106.60 square meters (m2) of residential structures. Together, land acquisition and demolition will affect 1,453 persons in 370 households. The project will also involve demolition of 325 m2 of shops along the BRT corridor that will affect 25 persons in nine shops. The project will temporarily occupy 528.59 mu of land.
Indigenous Peoples
There are no ethnic minority communities that will be adversely affected by the project, which is category C for indigenous peoples.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
Yichang Municipal Governemnt (EA), Yichang Provincial Government are consulted for project scoping and design during mission and through subsequent correspondances.
During Project Implementation
Consultation and participation strategy will continue during implementation.


The Hubei-Yichang Municipal Government proposes a project with the following components: (i) road reconstruction and installation of bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor (18 kilometers [km]), (ii) establishing BRT services; (iii) construction of two road sections (24.7 km) to support logistics park development and to accommodate increasing pass-dam transshipment demand; and (iv) support for non-motorized transport (NMT), travel demand management (TDM) in Yichang central business district (CBD) through parking management. The proposed Project is aligned with the key thrusts of ADB's assistance to the PRC under the PRC Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) in the areas of: (i) inclusive growth and balanced development by promoting urbanization in less developed regions, and (ii) resource efficiency and environmental sustainability by promoting efficient and sustainable urban transport and transit-oriented development. The focus on public transport and multi-modal integration fits well with ADB's Sustainable Transport Initiative (STI)

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Yichang is facing two main transport challenges. The first challenge is to develop its transport system to support urban and industrial development in a sustainable way. The main districts, industrial sites, stations, and terminals need to be served by efficient public transport services to reduce transport cost, provide increased accessibility to jobs and services, and promote economic development. Currently bus services have no lane priority and the route structure is not adequately serving the city. The second challenge is to enhance the logistics hub function of Yichang by providing efficient accessibility to the logistic parks being developed in the city, and provide means of meeting the increasing demand for pass-dam transshipment. An efficient logistics hub function and increased pass-dam transshipment capacity will decrease logistics costs and environmental costs around the region by enabling increased use of inland waterways.

Development Impact

Efficient, inclusive, and sustainable transport system in Yichang

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Efficient passenger and freight transport
Progress Towards Outcome
Contract awards for six civil works packages completed.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
1. Bus rapid transit system 2. Nonmotorized transport measures 3. Road network improvement 4. Capacity building and quality assurance
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Procurement ongoing
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 15 Dec 2011
Fact-finding 05 Dec 2012 to 12 Dec 2012
Management Review Meeting 16 Apr 2013
Approval 21 Aug 2013
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 3014 21 Aug 2013 30 Oct 2013 06 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2018


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
30 Sep 2014 Loan 3014 130,659 0 87.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
30 Sep 2014 Loan 3014 15,000 0 10.00%

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 3014

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Ki-Joon Kim (
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies


Project Website
List of Project Documents