China, People's Republic of: Gansu Roads Development

Sovereign Project | 33470-012

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Project Name Gansu Roads Development
Project Number 33470-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4211-PRC: Gansu Roads Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The principal objectives of the Project are to promote economic growth and thus reduce poverty in eastern Gansu Province by lowering the cost of transport, relieving traffic congestion, and improving access in the project area. The Project will (i) reduce traffic accidents and vehicle operating costs (ii) improve access between Lanzhou and Xi an, two major growth centers in northwestern PRC (iii) provide additional transport capacity to accommodate traffic growth due to economic growth and the shift to more market responsive road based transportation and (iv) provide improved access for the poor rural population. The Project will also support reforms relating to poverty reduction, corporate governance, private sector development, and road safety and vehicle emissions. The Project comprises the following components: (i) construction of a 231 km, four lane access controlled toll expressway from Luohandong to Dingxi, including access roads, interchanges with toll stations, tunnels, bridges, administrative stations, and service areas (ii) upgrading of 470 km of local roads to improve access to poor remote areas, and roadside stations (iii) procurement of equipment for road maintenance, toll collection, surveillance and communications, tunnel operation facilities, vehicle weigh stations, road safety, and office administration (iv) land acquisition and resettlement and (v) consulting services for construction supervision, road safety audit, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building. The key inputs needed to implement the Project include civil works, consultants, equipment, and staff of the EA.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Gansu 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 A total of 23 person months of consulting services, including 9 person months of international and 14 person months of domestic consultancy will be required. The international consultants will provide expertise in (i) highway and traffic engineering, including geotechnical assessment and bridge and tunnel design and construction (ii) traffic forecast analysis (iii) transport economics (iv) expressway management and institutional analysis (v) financial and investment analysis (vi) resettlement planning (vii) poverty and socio economic analysis and (viii) environmental aspects. The domestic consultants will have expertise in (i) highway and structure engineering (ii) transport economics and financial analysis (iii) resettlement planning (iv) environment protection and conservation and (v) social development and poverty reduction. Consulting services have been completed.
Responsible ADB Officer Makoto Ojiro
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Gansu Provincial Communications Department
Mr. Chang Xueliang, Deputy Director
F21 Jiaotong Massion 213 Jiuquan Road, Lanzhou City Gansu Province, 730030, PRC
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2003
Fact Finding 15 Jun 2003 to 07 Jul 2003
Approval 05 Nov 2003
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Jan 2007

TA 4211-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Nov 2003 16 Dec 2003 16 Dec 2003 30 Apr 2004 31 Dec 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 05 Nov 2003 455,005.03
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Gansu Roads Development Project Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2012
Preparing the Gansu Roads Development Project Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2003

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