China, People's Republic of: Western Guangxi Roads Development Project

Sovereign Project | 39149-013

Summary

The Project will contribute to pro-poor sustainable economic growth in western Guangxi and northern Viet Nam. This will be achieved by developing an efficient, safe, and environment- friendly regional transport system to promote trade in, and through, western Guangxi and reduce trade barriers with Viet Nam.

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Project Name Western Guangxi Roads Development Project
Project Number 39149-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2345-PRC: Western Guangxi Roads Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Project will contribute to pro-poor sustainable economic growth in western Guangxi and northern Viet Nam. This will be achieved by developing an efficient, safe, and environment- friendly regional transport system to promote trade in, and through, western Guangxi and reduce trade barriers with Viet Nam.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Underdeveloped roads and transport services are major causes of poverty in Guangxi. Rural poverty incidence is 30% in the project area, particularly in the border area with Viet Nam. Existing transport infrastructure is currently being used to saturation levels, creating high transport costs for producers and consumers. This transport bottleneck needs to be removed to facilitate the movement of goods and people between rural and urban areas and between interior and coastal provinces.

The Project will improve an important national transport network by building a section from Baise to Longlin (Guizhou border) of the Kunming (Yunnan)-Shantou (Guangdong) corridor, one of the high priority east-west corridors in the PRC. It will connect the poor and isolated interior provinces (Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan) and the city of Chongqing to the nearest seaports in Guangxi (Beihai, Fangcheng, and Qinzhou) and Guangdong.

The Project is one of the high priority projects identified by the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Transport Sector Strategy, which was endorsed by the six GMS governments at the 11th meeting of the GMS Transport Forum in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic in 2006. The Project will provide the missing link in the Kunming-Nanning-Hanoi section of the GMS economic corridor. The Project will (i) improve border roads and transport services for trade activities, and (ii) provide facilities and equipment to meet expected demand for freight transshipment and storage at the border crossing point in Pingxiang (international land port with Viet Nam). It will link Nanning and Kunming, the two major growth centers in the western PRC to Hanoi (Viet Nam), supporting the strategic thrust of strengthening connectivity and facilitating cross-border movement and tourism with Viet Nam.

Impact Contribution to pro-poor sustainable economic growth in western Guangxi and northern Viet Nam
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome An efficient, safe, and environment-friendly regional transport system to promote trade in, and through, western Guangxi and reduce trade barriers with Viet Nam.
Progress Toward Outcome The loan account was closed in December 2013.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Expressway infrastructure and associated facilities improved

2. Local road infrastructure and associated facilities improved in the project area

3. Rural transport services improved in the project area

4. Rural road maintenance improved in the project area

5. Corporate governance and institutional capacities improved

in expressway operations

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

Completed

177 km of expressway completed and opened to traffic on 27 January 2011.

Local roads upgrading completed.

Completed

Completed

50 bus stations built

Completed

Completed

international training and on the job training completed.

Completed.

Completed.

Geographical Location Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regional People's Region
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects A summary EIA for the Project was endorsed by GCD, circulated to the ADB Board and made public on 9 April 2007.
Involuntary Resettlement Resettlement plans were formulated for the expressway and local road components that will ensure adequate compensation for affected people. A resettlement framework was prepared for the bus stations and village roads.
Indigenous Peoples Ethnic minorities will benefit from the Project. Social risk arising from the Project were identified and mitigating measures are required under the loan agreement. An EMDP was prepared containing adequate provisions for special mitigation measures as well as measures to enhance project benefits.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design More than 5,000 people were interviewed during the public opinion surveys, social and environmental assessments, and resettlement planning. Overall, local residents show strong support for the Project and welcomed the opportunity to express their views. The consultation and participation process, including the needs of the poor and women, has influenced the project design and alignment, and the formulation of the environment management plan (EMP), resettlement plans, and EMDP.
During Project Implementation Consultations on the impact of the project is still ongoing.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The ADB loan will finance 45 person-months of international consulting services for supervising construction; providing advice on structural engineering, pavement, road safety, road transport services, and corporate governance; and formulating a capacity development program. The international consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).

The Project will also finance national consulting services for the (i) rural transport services demonstration project, and (ii) rural road maintenance policy reform study, each at an estimated cost of no more than $100,000. The required national consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. In addition, GCD will engage and finance 7,700 person-months of national consulting services. All national consultants, not financed by ADB, will be recruited in accordance with government procedures acceptable to ADB.

Procurement All ADB-financed procurement will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). The expressway works will be divided into 13 packages, 10 of which will be financed by ADB and procured under international competitive bidding procedures. All pavement and equipment packages will be financed by ADB and procured under international competitive bidding procedures. All other packages, including connector roads, traffic safety and management facilities, landscaping works, buildings, and ancillary facilities will be financed by the Government and procured under government bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. Local road sections and the two border bus stations financed by ADB will be procured through national competitive bidding procedures in accordance with the PRC's Tendering and Bidding Law (1999), subject to clarifications to the law that have been agreed with ADB for the purposes of ADB's Procurement Guidelines. All village access roads and 48 class-V township bus stations financed by ADB will be procured through shopping procedures. Various thresholds for procurement and the contract packages are set out in the procurement plan. The relevant sections of ADB's Anticorruption Policy (1998, as amended to date) will be included in all documents and contracts related to project bidding and implementation.
Responsible ADB Officer Katherine Mary Guy
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Guangxi Communications Department (GCD)Ms. Zhang Xuelianxuelzh@yahoo.com.cn67 Xinmin Road, Nanning, Guangxi
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Aug 2006
Fact Finding 31 Jan 2007 to 09 Feb 2007
MRM 04 Apr 2007
Approval 14 Aug 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 07 Jun 2006
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2014

Loan

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 716.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 716.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 2345-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Aug 2007 26 Feb 2008 25 Apr 2008 30 Apr 2013 31 Oct 2013 04 Dec 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1,016.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 14 Aug 2007 300.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 716.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 Aug 2007 300.00 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Monitoring and Evaluation Report on Land Acquisition and Resettlement (No. 5) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Due Diligence Report of Environmental Monitoring for Longlin-Baise Express Highway (January-June 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2012
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Due Diligence Report of Environmental Monitoring for Longlin-Baise Express Highway Project (July 2010-December 2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2011
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Monitoring Report on Ethnic Minority Development Plan No. 3 Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2011
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: External Monitoring & Evaluation Report on Resettlement Action Plan (No. 4) Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2011
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: External Monitoring Report on Resettlement for Rural Area Coach Station Project in West Guangxi (Stage II) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2011
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2010
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2010
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Monitoring Report on Ethnic Minority Development Plan No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports May 2010
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: External Monitoring Report Rural Area Coach Station Project in West Guangxi (Stage I) Social Monitoring Reports May 2010
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2010
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Evaluation Report of PPMS (Longlin - Baise Expressway Project) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2010
广西公路发展Ⅲ项目隆林至百色高速公路移民安置监测评估报告 Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2009
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Social Monitoring Report No.2 on External Monitoring & Evaluation of Resettlement Action Plan Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2009
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (November 2009) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2009
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (December 2008 - June 2009) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2009
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Longlin - Baise Expressway Project III, Guangxi Highway Development Project Monitoring Report on Ethnic Minority Development Plan Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2009
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Social Monitoring Report on Resettlement Plan for the Jongxi to Longbang Class II Road (Updated) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2009
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Social Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2009
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Baseline Survery Report for Productive Activities and Livelihood of the Affected Persons for Land Acquisition and Resettlement Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2008
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Resettlement Policy Framework and Procedural Guidelines for Rural Passenger Stations and Village Access Roads Components Resettlement Plans Jun 2007
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Project Expressway and Connector Roads Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2007
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project Environmental Assessment and Measures Apr 2007
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Summary Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2007
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Tianlin - Leye Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2007
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Jingxi - Longbang Class II Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2007
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Napo - Dingye Class II Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2007
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Ethnic Minority Development Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Mar 2007
Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: De'e - Shali Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2007

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

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