China, People's Republic of: Road Safety Improvement

Sovereign Project | 36458-012

Summary

The TA aims to improve the safety and efficiency of road transport operations, and strengthen traffic law enforcement in the PRC, which will benefit low-income groups, and increase overall economic benefits from road network investments.

The TA will help reduce the severity, frequency, and cost of road accidents to the community. International expertise and best-practice exposure are crucial to the success of road safety programs in the PRC. The selected TA components are designed to provide this.

The TA will support the following:

(i) Policy and institutional reforms in a model province. Implement NRSRP components in a ?model province? to show the benefit of improved road safety and system efficiency, and to facilitate national implementation, including

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Title Document Date
Road Safety Improvement Jul 2009
Road Safety Improvement Nov 2005

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Project Name Road Safety Improvement
Project Number 36458-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4698-PRC: Road Safety Improvement
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Global Road Safety Partnership US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The TA aims to improve the safety and efficiency of road transport operations, and strengthen traffic law enforcement in the PRC, which will benefit low-income groups, and increase overall economic benefits from road network investments.

The TA will help reduce the severity, frequency, and cost of road accidents to the community. International expertise and best-practice exposure are crucial to the success of road safety programs in the PRC. The selected TA components are designed to provide this.

The TA will support the following:

(i) Policy and institutional reforms in a model province. Implement NRSRP components in a ?model province? to show the benefit of improved road safety and system efficiency, and to facilitate national implementation, including

(a) establish interagency road safety council, comprising Provincial Communications Bureau, Public Security Bureau, and relevant agencies in the areas of education, emergency services, health care, construction, planning, agriculture, and environment; (b) develop necessary policy and institutional reforms to facilitate implementation of the road and traffic safety law; (c) promote capacity building, and human resources development, and community awareness campaign; (d) develop a more safety-conscious road design approach; (e) develop integrated traffic management systems that take account of non-motorized transport issues; (f) improve accident investigation and data systems account; (g) improve driver license testing, and vehicle inspection systems; and (h) develop targeted traffic enforcement measures.

(ii) National action plan. To advance implementation of the NRSRP at the national level, formulate a monitorable action plan to replicate the initiatives of the ?model province? in other provinces. The action plan will (a) identify directions for changes, priorities, and monitoring requirements; and (b) address issues of administration, staffing, and interagency coordination, and the optimization of the use of resources.

(iii) Road safety investment plan. Develop an investment plan, in accordance with the NRSRP recommendations, to address the shortage of resources, and skills, and ensure sustainable road safety improvement. The plan will identify urgent resource and skills needs, and investment solutions to meet these needs. The plan will be assessed by the Government during TA implementation, and could form the basis of a pilot project in a selected province. The plan will address possible sources of road safety funding including budgetary allocations, road user charges, enforcement fines, and multilateral development bank financing.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA will complement the programs of the Government and ADB in strategically focused areas, help MPS in its leadership role, and enhance the capacity of road and traffic agencies.

The GRSP cofinancing for the TA represents a significant step forward as it will be the first time that the private sector will be involved in road safety in PRC.

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 Nation wide
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 Consulting services of 54 person-months (25 international and 29 domestic) will be required by hiring individual consultants (international police members and civilians), due to the specialized nature of the assignment, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants, and in consultation with the MPS and the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP). The international consultants team will consist of: (i) road safety strategy expert (11 person-months); (ii) driving license testing expert (5 person-months); (iii) road accident investigation expert (5 person-months); and (iv) unallocated 4 person-months to be used as required. The international consultants will be supported by domestic consultants working on an intermittent basis on road safety engineering, sustainable transport, traffic management, enforcement and policing, driving license, accident investigation, accident data, institution, strategy, and promotion issues.
Responsible ADB Officer Kim Jraiw
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public SecurityMr. Zou Yongliang, Director, Training Departmentgracewen2000@163.comTraffic Management & Research Institute Wuxi, Jiangsu 214151
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 09 Mar 2005 to 12 Mar 2005
MRM -
Approval 24 Nov 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 07 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2009

TA 4698-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2005 05 Jan 2006 05 Jan 2006 31 Oct 2008 30 Apr 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 225,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 375,000.00 1,500,000.00 24 Nov 2005 609,188.29
Title Document Type Document Date
Road Safety Improvement TA Completion Reports Jul 2009
Road Safety Improvement Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2005

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