China, People's Republic of: Xinjiang Urban Transport and Environmental Improvement

Sovereign Project | 40643-012

Summary

The proposed nonlending assistance will help prepare the Xinjiang Urban Roads and Environmental Improvement Project which will cover five cities - Altay, Changji, Hami, Kuitun and Tulufan - along major transport corridor which links eastern and central China through Xinjiang to Central Asia.

The TA will (i) review and identify the most appropriate urban road infrastructure developments to improve public access, facilitate trade and enterprise, reduce road accidents, and improve the urban environment; (ii) prepare a feasibility study for each of the five subprojects; and (iii) prepare an urban roads and environmental improvement projects, including EIAs, environmental management planm IPDPs, RPs and social analysis satisfactory to ADB's policy and guidelines.

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Project Name Xinjiang Urban Transport and Environmental Improvement
Project Number 40643-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4930-PRC: Xinjiang Urban Transport and Environmental Improvement
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The proposed nonlending assistance will help prepare the Xinjiang Urban Roads and Environmental Improvement Project which will cover five cities - Altay, Changji, Hami, Kuitun and Tulufan - along major transport corridor which links eastern and central China through Xinjiang to Central Asia.

The TA will (i) review and identify the most appropriate urban road infrastructure developments to improve public access, facilitate trade and enterprise, reduce road accidents, and improve the urban environment; (ii) prepare a feasibility study for each of the five subprojects; and (iii) prepare an urban roads and environmental improvement projects, including EIAs, environmental management planm IPDPs, RPs and social analysis satisfactory to ADB's policy and guidelines.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Fostering urban and industrial developments is one of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Government's strategies to promote economic growth and to raise the living standard of its population. Despite the significant achievements made in raising gross domestic product (GDP) growth, particularly in the last 10-15 years, the progress has been unevenly distributed across the east, central and west regions. The poor interior regions have not benefited as much from economic growth and reforms as has the east coast. Ther are wide regional gaps in the development of physical infrastructure including roads, railways, power, teleommunications, water supply and sanitation. Environmental degradation is also serious in the western region, particularly in the ecologically sensitive tourist attractions. To address these challenges and to strengthen economic development in the western provinces, the PRC Government launched its Western Region Development Strategy in 1999. The current focus is on improving infrastructure, protecting the environment and encouraging private sector investment. Supporting the development of the western region to balance regional growth continues to be a key focus in teh PRC 11th Five-Year Program (FYP, 2006-2010).
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Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Xinjiang Ugyur Autonomous Region (cities of Altay, Changji, Kuitun and Tulufan)
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
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

42 person months of international and domestic consultants will be engaged through a firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants for the Asian Development Bank.

The consultants will have expertise in transport planning and roads engineering, financial and economic analysis, resettlement and social impact analysis, environment impact assessment, and institutional development.

Responsible ADB Officer Raushanbek Mamatkulov
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous RegionMr. Li Jian Xinjstjhcwc@xjjs.gov.cnNo. 16 Mingde Road, Urumqi 830002 People
Timetable
Concept Clearance 22 Mar 2007
Fact Finding 25 Mar 2007 to 06 Apr 2007
MRM -
Approval 11 May 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Apr 2007
Last PDS Update 16 Nov 2009

TA 4930-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 May 2007 18 Jul 2007 18 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2008 30 Sep 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 11 May 2007 698,162.52

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Xinjiang Urban Transport and Environmental Improvement Project Environmental Assessment and Measures Sep 2008

Evaluation Documents

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