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

Sovereign Project | 40626-012

Summary

The TA will (i) assist the Yunnan Provincial Communications Department (YPCD) in upgrading the feasibility studies for a proposed Yunnan Road Development V project, including environmental impact assessment and resettlement plan to ensure the project in conformity with ADB's requirements; and (ii) review road sector issues and provide the basis for strengthening the ongoing policy dialogue with the Government in the key areas, focusing on poverty reduction, road safety, vehicle emissions, trade facilitation and regional integration, commercialization and corporatization, private sector participation and rural business development, pricing policies for road users, and public transport services. The TA will also review the following areas (i) innovative/private participation-cum-financing (including through use of credit enhancement tools with the ADB); (ii) most appropriate lending modality (e.g.

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Project Name Western Yunnan Roads Development II Project
Project Number 40626-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4970-PRC: Western Yunnan Roads Development II Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
TA 4970-PRC: Western Yunnan Roads Development II Project (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 100,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The TA will (i) assist the Yunnan Provincial Communications Department (YPCD) in upgrading the feasibility studies for a proposed Yunnan Road Development V project, including environmental impact assessment and resettlement plan to ensure the project in conformity with ADB's requirements; and (ii) review road sector issues and provide the basis for strengthening the ongoing policy dialogue with the Government in the key areas, focusing on poverty reduction, road safety, vehicle emissions, trade facilitation and regional integration, commercialization and corporatization, private sector participation and rural business development, pricing policies for road users, and public transport services. The TA will also review the following areas (i) innovative/private participation-cum-financing (including through use of credit enhancement tools with the ADB); (ii) most appropriate lending modality (e.g. sector lending, multitranche finance facility, local currency, partial credit guarantee); (iii) making the project 'green' and energy efficient (including through environmental component add-ons as advisable/feasible); and (iv) identification and quantification of environmental benefits of the project.

The output will be a project suitable for ADB financing.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed Project is a high priority project in the Government?s 11th Five-Year Plan and will support the Western Development Strategy, which is aimed at reducing development disparities between the poor western region and the developed coastal region. It will also support the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) initiative by completing the east-west road link leading to Myanmar. Yunnan Province is a priority province in the road sector for ADB. The proposed Project will be the fifth road project for ADB financing in the province. The first two projects have been completed satisfactorily and the third one is being implemented smoothly while the fourth one is being prepared for approval in 2008. The proposed Project is consistent with ADB?s strategy, which promotes, among others, equitable and inclusive growth and regional cooperation.
Impact The TA will (i) assist the Yunnan Provincial Communications Department (YPCD) in upgrading the feasibility studies for a proposed Yunnan Road Development V project, including environmental impact assessment and resettlement plan to ensure the project in conformity with ADB's requirements; and (ii) review road sector issues and provide the basis for strengthening the ongoing policy dialogue with the Government in the key areas, focusing on poverty reduction, road safety, vehicle emissions, trade facilitation and regional integration, commercialization and corporatization, private sector participation and rural business development, pricing policies for road users, and public transport services.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The TA will also review the following areas (i) innovative/private participation-cum-financing (including through use of credit enhancement tools with the ADB); (ii) most appropriate lending modality (e.g. sector lending, multitranche finance facility, local currency, partial credit guarantee); (iii) making the project 'green' and energy efficient (including through environmental component add-ons as advisable/feasible); and (iv) identification and quantification of environmental benefits of the project.
Progress Toward Outcome The outcome of the TA was achieved.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The Project has the following components: (i) construction of 158 km 4-lane expressway connecting Longlin and Ruili; (ii) upgrading of associated local roads; (iii) procurement of equipment; (iii) land acquisition and resettlement; and (iv) consulting services for construction supervision, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building. Given the past experience of ADB's involvement in the road sector in Yunnan province, lessons learned from the previous projects will be taken into account in designing the proposed Project. The Project will also consider how it may facilitate trade with Greater Mekong Subregion countries through, e.g., improving land port at the border or cross-border traffic movement.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) A loan was approved on 2 Dec. 2010. Final Statement of Eligible Costs submitted to COS2.
Geographical Location Longling County in Baoshan Prefecture and Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture in the western part of Yunnan Province.
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A participatory rural appraisal technique will be adopted during social analysis as part of the feasibility study to facilitate beneficiary participation in Project formulation and implementation.
During Project Implementation Local residents along the project alignment will participate in construction activities.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require 28.5 person-months of consulting services (8.5 international and 20 domestic), spread over 4 months, to carry out the work as defined in the terms of reference. A consulting firm will be engaged by ADB using the simplified technical proposal procedures and quality- and cost-based selection method based on the quality-cost ratio of 80 to 20 in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by the Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of national consultants. The international consultants will have expertise in (i) highway engineering, (ii) transport economics, (iii) financial analysis and expressway operations, and (iv) social analysis. Expertise required for national consultants will be in (i) highway engineering, (ii) transport economics, (iii) financial analysis and expressway operations, (iv) transport service and trade facilitation, (v) environmental analysis, (vi) resettlement planning, (vii) poverty, social, and gender analysis, (viii) ethnic minority development, and (ix) health impact analysis.
Responsible ADB Officer Yang Xiaohong
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Yunnan Provincial Department of TransportMr. Lu Yunfeng1 Huan Cheng West Road, Kunming Yunnan, PRC 650031
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Mar 2007
Fact Finding 22 Jun 2007 to 29 Jun 2007
MRM -
Approval 28 Sep 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 25 Apr 2007
Last PDS Update 15 Apr 2011

TA 4970-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2007 30 Nov 2007 30 Nov 2007 31 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 28 Sep 2007 490,530.33
Title Document Type Document Date
Western Yunnan Roads Development II Project Consultants' Reports Mar 2009
Western Yunnan Roads Development II Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Sep 2007
Preparing the Western Yunnan Roads Development II Project Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2007

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Western Yunnan Roads Development II Project (formerly Yunnan Road Development V) Resettlement Planning Documents Mar 2010
Yunnan Integrated Road Network Development Project Environmental Impact Assessments Nov 2009

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

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