China, People's Republic of: Southern Sichuan Roads Development

Sovereign Project | 32334-013

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Project Name Southern Sichuan Roads Development
Project Number 32334-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1918-PRC: Southern Sichuan Roads Development
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 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 principal objectives of the proposed Project are to facilitate growth and reduce poverty in the southern part of Sichuan Province by relieving traffic congestion and improving access in the project area. The proposed Project will (i) alleviate congestion and reduce traffic accidents and vehicle operating costs, (ii) improve an important access between Chengdu and Kunming by providing a vital expressway link in the Gansu-Yunnan trunk road, one of the eight Western Region Corridors, (iii) provide additional transport capacity in the region to accommodate traffic growth arising from economic growth and the shift to more flexible road-based transport, and (iv) provide improved access for the poor rural population in the transport corridor. The proposed project will also support reforms relating to poverty reduction, road safety and vehicle emissions, and corporate governance. The Project scope includes: (i) construction of a 160 km of four-lane access-controlled toll expressway, including access roads, interchanges with toll stations, tunnels, bridges, administrative stations, and service areas; (ii) upgrading of about 558 km of county and township roads to improve access to poor and minority areas; (iii) procurement of equipment for road maintenance, toll collection, surveillance and communications, vehicle weigh stations, road safety, and office administration; (iv) land acquisition and resettlement; and (v) consulting services for construction supervision, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Despite the considerable investments in the road sector, the PRC road network is still inadequate, and does not provide efficient transport access to large parts of the country, particularly in the poorer inland regions, including Sichuan Province. Better transport links are necessary to improve economic efficiency, foster domestic and international trade, facilitate interregional integration, and reduce poverty. Western PRC lacks high-class road infrastructure in and out of the region, and between and within provinces in the region. The road network must be developed to facilitate sustainable economic development and reach the impact of investments to poor areas and rural residents in the hinterlands, thus spreading economic and social benefits widely. To enhance economic development and reduce poverty in the western part of the PRC (where most of PRC's poor reside), the Government adopted the long-term Western Regional Development Strategy, which is the key theme of the 10th Five Year Plan. The strategy aims to reduce development disparities between the western region and the coastal region, protect the environment, and improve natural resource management. The road sector forms an important part of the strategy, as it is recognized that roads provide a vital link between the western and coastal regions. The proposed Project will support the strategy by building part of the eight Western Region Corridors and improve the access of Chengdu and other cities in the poor western region.

To enhance economic development and reduce poverty in the western part of the PRC, the Government adopted the long-term Western Region Development Strategy, which is the key theme of the Tenth Five-Year Plan (2001 2005). The strategy aims to reduce development disparities between the western and coastal

regions. The road sector forms an important part of the strategy, as it provides a vital link between these two regions. The Project will support the strategy by building part of the western region route in Sichuan Province and will improve the access of the southern part of Sichuan Province.

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 Sichuan 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 The Project will provide about 64 person-months of international consulting services under the loan with expertise in project management, tunnel and bridge construction, safety audit, quality control, road safety and vehicle emissions, human resource development and project performance management system. About 4,350 person-months of construction supervision services will be undertaken by domestic consultants financed by the Government.
Procurement All procurement to be financed under the ADB loan will be carried out in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines for Procurement and will include expressway civil works and equipment. Advance action for procurement was approved on 7 March 2002.
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Sichuan Provincial Communications DepartmentMr.Huang Hao180 Wu Housi Dajie
Chengdu
People's Republic of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Jul 1999
Fact Finding 21 Nov 2001 to 05 Dec 2001
MRM 07 Mar 2002
Approval 20 Sep 2002
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 08 Dec 2010

Loan

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 453.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 453.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 1918-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Sep 2002 24 Apr 2003 14 Aug 2003 31 Mar 2008 30 Jun 2009 14 Aug 2009
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 753.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 20 Sep 2002 299.99 0.00 100%
Counterpart 453.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Sep 2002 299.99 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Southern Sichuan Roads Development Project Project/Program Completion Reports Oct 2011
Southern Sichuan Roads Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2002

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Southern Sichuan Roads Development Project Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2011
Southern Sichuan Roads Development Project Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2007
Southern Sichuan Roads Development Project: Xichang-Panzhihua Expressway Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2007
Southern Sichuan Roads Development Project: Xichang-Panzhihua Expressway Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2006
Southern Sichuan Roads Development Project: Xichang-Panzhihua Expressway Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2005
Southern Sichuan Roads Development Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2002
Southern Sichuan Roads Development Project Summary Environmental Impact Assessments Feb 2002

Evaluation Documents

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