China, People's Republic of: Gansu Roads Development Project

Sovereign Project | 33470-013

Latest Project Documents

Project Results

 

701

kilometers of roads built or upgraded

 

2,449,524

average daily vehicle-kilometers using roads built or upgraded in the first full year of operation


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Project Name Gansu Roads Development Project
Project Number 33470-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2125-PRC: Gansu Roads Development Project
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
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

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 Gansu 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 reduce transport costs to facilitate sustainable economic development and the feasibility of investments in poor areas, thus spreading economic and social benefits widely. To enhance economic development and reduce poverty in the western region, the Government is implementing the Western Region Development Strategy, a key theme of the 10th Five Year Plan. The strategy aims to reduce development disparities between the western region and the coastal region. The Project will support this Strategy, and will connect the two western growth centers of Lanzhou and Xi'an. Gansu Province has identified the Project as a priority investment, which will also complement ADB's assistance in developing the Lanzhou-Xi'an-Taiyuan section of the national trunk highway system.

Despite considerable investment in the road sector to date, the PRC road network is still inadequate, and does not provide efficient access to large parts of the country, particularly in the poorer inland regions, including Gansu province. Better transport links are necessary to improve economic efficiency, foster domestic and international trade, facilitate interregional economic integration, and facilitate efficient economic growth, thereby reducing poverty. Western PRC lacks high-class road infrastructure. The road network must therefore be developed, thus spreading economic and social benefits widely. To enhance economic development and reduce poverty in the western region, the Government is implementing the Western Region Development Strategy, the key theme of the 10th Five-Year Plan (2001-2005). The strategy aims to reduce development disparities between the western and coastal regions. The Project will support this strategy. Gansu provincial government (GPG) has identified the Project as a priority investment, which will also complement ADB's assistance in developing the Lanzhou-Xi'an- Taiyuan section of the national trunk highway system.

Impact Reduced poverty and promotion of economic growth in Gansu and the Project area.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved transport efficiency and safety in the project area for the expressway and local roads.
Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Road infrastructure and associated equipment and facilities improved along the expressway between Luohandong and Dingxi.

Road infrastructure and associated facilities improved for the five local roads in the project area.

Corporate governance promoted in expressway operations in Gansu province.

GPTD and domestic consultant capacity strengthened in project management, quality control, road safety,

monitoring and evaluation.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Sixteen (16) civil works contracts were awarded (ADB financed twelve of them). By end of 2010, the project expressway was physically completed.

2. Local Road: The improvement of government financed local roads, namely: Pingliang-Gaozhai, Jilingyuan-Chankou, Xindian-Hongsi, Zhiping-Shengguo, and Weirong-Longda, have been completed by June 2007. The two local roads financed by ADB, namely Dingxi-Longxi road and Jingyuan-Huining road were completed by December 2007 and January 2011 respectively.

3. Equipment: There are three equipment packages. Procurement of two packages have been completed by end of 2010. ADB approved the awarded contract for the package E2 in March 2011. All the maintenance equipments have been procured and installed, and the training, testing, acceptance and commissioning were completed.

4. An international consulting firm, H&J, Inc. was recruited by GCHC to provide 55 person-months international consulting services to the project with a contract amount of $1.2million. As of to date, all the services on social development, environment, road safety, bridge and tunnel expertise input according to the contract have been provided to the project.

Geographical Location Gansu Province
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects 1232313213
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During the feasibility study, environmental impact assessment (EIA) and resettlement planning, consultations were conducted with local government agencies, civil society, and affected people to discuss project alternatives, environmental concerns, and land acquisition and resettlement issues, and economic development potential. During TA implementation, about 6,700 people were interviewed in public opinion surveys, social assessments and for resettlement planning, which helped raise the level of awareness and gain local support. These processes have enabled the local stakeholders to express their opinions and to make relevant suggestions to project design and implementation. Consultations with the rural poor, women, minority population and other vulnerable groups were carried out during the socioeconomic survey on project impact and local road selections. The participatory activities are an on-going process that will continue during project implementation.
During Project Implementation The expressway construction had directly employed around 2,165 local labors along the alignment in 2008. In addition, the locally procured construction materials and supplies have also provided a large amount of employment opportunities in project areas, a total of 6,150 local labors worked for materials and supplies for the expressway construction.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The Project will provide 61 person-months of international consulting services to (i) help with project management during the construction period; (ii) provide expertise in tunnel and bridge construction; (iii) conduct a safety audit of the project design, and make safety recommendations on the completed construction works; (iv) help set up and implement quality control procedures; (v) monitor environmental impact of the project and provide guidance on environmental mitigation measures as well as help develop capacity in vehicle emissions; (vi) help implement the corporate development plan; (vii) assist in formulating a human resource development and training program; and (viii) help establish and implement a project performance management system. The team leader will be in the field during the construction period and will act as assistant chief supervision engineer: helping the chief supervision engineer certify variation orders, contractor payments, and subcontracting documents, and establishing a contracts management system. All consultants to be financed under the ADB loan will be selected and engaged based on the quality- and cost-based selection method in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The recruitment procedures are in process.
Procurement All ADB-financed procurement will be carried out in accordance with the ADB Guidelines for Procurement. The civil works for the expressway will be divided into 16 packages to be procured under international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures. Four equipment packages will be procured under ICB. Under Government financing, the traffic engineering facilities and the telecommunication, monitoring and toll collection facilities will be procured by government procedures acceptable to ADB. Ancillary buildings and facilities will be procured with domestic financing in 4 packages under local government procedures. For the local roads component, 10 ADB financed packages will be procured by the local competitive bidding acceptable to ADB. International bidding will be handled by a tendering company, to be selected on a competitive basis, which will be well qualified to perform these tasks and has previous experience in other externally funded projects. Given the high priority accorded to the Project and the need to commence works in July 2005, ADB approved on 15 July 2004 advance procurement action for civil works. While advance action for the expressway covers the prequalification of contractors, bidding, and bid evaluation, but will not include contract awards, advance action for local roads covers upto contract awards. The advance action is being undertaken in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. ADB also approved retroactive financing in principle to cover expenditures incurred on the civil works for the local road component in the amount not exceeding $5 million.
Responsible ADB Officer Xiao Guangrui
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Gansu Provincial Communications DepartmentRoom 2011, West Tower Zhongxiong Mansion
189 Jiuquan Road, Lanzhou
Gansu Province, 730030, PR China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 21 Jun 2004 to 02 Jul 2004
MRM 13 Aug 2004
Approval 13 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 24 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 25 Oct 2011

Loan

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 318.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 318.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 2125-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2004 24 Mar 2005 30 Jun 2005 30 Jun 2010 31 Dec 2011 17 Jul 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 618.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 13 Dec 2004 299.55 0.00 100%
Counterpart 318.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 13 Dec 2004 299.55 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - -
Title Document Type Document Date
Gansu Roads Development Project Project/Program Completion Reports Jun 2013
Gansu Roads Development Project Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2005
Gansu Roads Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2004

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Gansu Roads Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (November 2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2011
Gansu Roads Development Project: External Monitoring Report on Land Acquisition and Resettlement No.6 Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2010
Gansu Roads Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2009) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2009
Gansu Roads Development Project: External Monitoring Report on Land Acquisition and Resettlement No.5 Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2009
Gansu Roads Development Project: External Monitoring Report on Land Acquisition and Resettlement for Jinghui Local Road Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2009
Gansu Roads Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2008) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2009
Gansu Roads Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2008) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2008
Gansu Roads Development Project: External Monitoring Report on Land Acquisition and Resettlement No.4 Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2008
Gansu Roads Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2007) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2008
Gansu Roads Development Project: Jingyuan-Huining Local Road Component (Chinese Translation) Resettlement Plans Dec 2007
Gansu Roads Development Project: Jingyuan-Huining Local Road Component Resettlement Plans Dec 2007
Gansu Roads Development Project: Jingyuan-Huining Local Road Component Resettlement Plans Dec 2007
Gansu Roads Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2007) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2007
Gansu Roads Development Project: External Monitoring Report on Land Acquisition and Resettlement No.3 Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2007
Gansu Roads Development Project: External Monitoring Report on Land Acquisition and Resettlement No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2006
Gansu Roads Development Project: External Monitoring Report on Land Acquisition and Resettlement No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2006
Gansu Roads Development Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2004
Gansu Roads Development Project Environmental Assessment and Measures Jul 2004
Gansu Roads Development Project Summary Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 2004

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

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