China, People's Republic of: Heilongjiang Road Development II Project (Yichun-Nenjiang)

Sovereign Project | 42017-012

Summary

The proposed project will improve one of the key east-west roads that will run through Heilongjiang from Nenjiang, on the border with Inner Mongolia, to Fuyuan, a major trading center near the border with the Russian Federation. The proposed project is consistent with ADB's strategy for the transport sector, which focuses on assistance to the less developed inland provinces where the majority of the poor live.

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Project Name Heilongjiang Road Development II Project (Yichun-Nenjiang)
Project Number 42017-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7117-PRC: Heilongjiang Road Development II Project (Yichun-Nenjiang)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed project will improve one of the key east-west roads that will run through Heilongjiang from Nenjiang, on the border with Inner Mongolia, to Fuyuan, a major trading center near the border with the Russian Federation. The proposed project is consistent with ADB's strategy for the transport sector, which focuses on assistance to the less developed inland provinces where the majority of the poor live.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government is taking measures to revitalize the northeast region as an industrial hub to reduce development disparities between the region and the more prosperous coastal region. The Heilongjiang Provincial Communication Department developed the Heilongjiang Road Network Plan for 2006-2020, to extend the province?s network of high class highways, thereby fostering Heilongjiang?s international and inter-provincial trade and supporting efforts to reduce poverty. The project will support this plan by constructing of the 363.4 km of provincial expressway or high class highway that forms part of the Qiangfeng Farm-Nenjiang corridor (WE2). An improved Qiangfeng Farm?Nenjiang corridor?which eventually reaches Mongolia, an ADB CAREC country ?will provide the shortest and important trade link between Inner Mongolia on the northwest and Fuyuan port on the border with the Russian Federation in the northeast via an existing 86 km class II concrete road. The Project is consistent with the PRC?s development priorities in the central and western parts of the country and in the old industrial areas in the northeast, and ADB?s strategy for the transport sector, which focuses on assistance to the less developed inland provinces where the majority of the poor live.
Impact The TA will help develop an efficient, safe, and environmentally sustainable road transport in the project area.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A Project suitable for ADB's financing that is agreed upon by the Government.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Output of the project technical preparatory assistance will be the consultants' final report including: (i) design and monitoring framework, (ii) socioeconomic impact monitoring indicators and baseline values, (iii) technical, financial and economic assessments, (iv) institutional analysis including review of road sector issues and provide the basis for strengthening the ongoing policy dialogue with the Government, (v) stakeholders analysis and consultation and participation plan, (vi) safeguard documents, (vii) procurement capacity assessment of the EA, and (viii) the recommendations on project design.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Northeastern Province of Heilongjiang in PRC
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
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 The TA will require 35.5 person-months of consulting services (11.5 international and 24 national), spread over 4 months. 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. The international consultants will have expertise in (i) highway engineering and road maintenance management, (ii) transport economics and rural transport services, (iii) financial analysis and expressway operations, (iv) regional development, (v) social analysis, and (vi) environment assessment. Expertise required for national consultants will be in (i) civil works and soil engineering, (ii) transport economics, (iii) financial analysis and highway operations, (iv) regional development, (v) poverty, social, gender analysis, (vi) environmental assessment, (vii) resettlement assessment, (viii) transport service and trade facilitation, (ix) procurement and contract packaging.
Responsible ADB Officer Erdene Oyunchimeg
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Heilongjiang Provincial Transportation DepartmentWang Haohrndp@yahoo.com, alanwh1972@tom.com118# Hanshui Road Xiangfang District, Harbin Heilongjiang, 150001 P.R.C.
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Apr 2008
Fact Finding 02 Jun 2008 to 11 Jun 2008
MRM -
Approval 22 Aug 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 Apr 2008
Last PDS Update 13 Jul 2010

TA 7117-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Aug 2008 06 Oct 2008 06 Oct 2008 31 Jul 2009 31 May 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 22 Aug 2008 562,383.76

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Second Heilongjiang Road Network Development Project Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2011
Heilongjiang Road Development II Project (Yichun--Nenjiang) Environmental Assessment and Measures Sep 2009

Evaluation Documents

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