China, People's Republic of: Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 42018-013

Summary

Anhui is a landlocked province located in the central PRC with a land area of 139,400 km2. It has a population of 65 million, of which 63% are classified as rural (among the highest in the country), and is substantially higher than the eastern provinces (an average 45% rural population). The population density of 470 persons per km2 is significantly higher than the national average of 138, and higher than the average for the Central Region (355). Anhui is one of the least developed provinces, ranked 28th among all provinces in terms of GDP per capita, only ahead of Gansu, Guizhou, and Yunnan. The GDP per capita was about 63% of the national average in 2006. Poverty and urban-rural disparity are major issues. Of the province's 61 counties, 26 are officially designated poverty counties. In 2006, the average annual disposable income was CNY9,771 for an urban resident, but only CNY2,969 for a rural inhabitant.

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Project Name Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project
Project Number 42018-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2600-PRC: Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Anhui is a landlocked province located in the central PRC with a land area of 139,400 km2. It has a population of 65 million, of which 63% are classified as rural (among the highest in the country), and is substantially higher than the eastern provinces (an average 45% rural population). The population density of 470 persons per km2 is significantly higher than the national average of 138, and higher than the average for the Central Region (355). Anhui is one of the least developed provinces, ranked 28th among all provinces in terms of GDP per capita, only ahead of Gansu, Guizhou, and Yunnan. The GDP per capita was about 63% of the national average in 2006. Poverty and urban-rural disparity are major issues. Of the province's 61 counties, 26 are officially designated poverty counties. In 2006, the average annual disposable income was CNY9,771 for an urban resident, but only CNY2,969 for a rural inhabitant. Out of 61 counties, 51 had GDP per capita lower than the provincial average, and only one reached the national average.

Inadequate road infrastructure has been a major obstacle for economic development and poverty reduction in Anhui. The total road network reached 148,372 km by the end of 2007. Expressways and high-standard highways (Class I and Class II) amounted to 12,392 km (8.3%) of the road network in the province, which was lower than the national average of 10.6%. More than 82% of the roads are Class IV or unclassified. Compared to the six surrounding provinces, the density of the network (km per population) is about the average, while the percentage of paved roads (as a proxy for the quality of the infrastructure) is the lowest (44.2%). Other major issues regarding the current highway network include: (i) the province's eastern corridors are confined to lower-class types of roads; (ii) the poor quality of pavements, and (iii) the unbalanced distribution of the road network across the province.

As part of the national goal to "coordinate and harmonize" development between the eastern, central, and western regions as identified in the 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP), the PRC Government has initiated the strategy of the "Rising Central Region Plan". This provides a growth strategy for the six Central Region Provinces?Shanxi, Henan, Hubei, Anhui, Hunan and Jiangxi?based on the region becoming a key transport hub linking east and west, and north and south. The strategy assigns high priority to the development of transport networks as a way to promote economic growth and poverty reduction. The transport networks will serve both the populations of the central region and those to the west who depend on trade with the central and costal provinces.

Impact Integrated road transport system that supports the central region development strategy.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome An efficient, safe, and sustainable transport system developed in the project area
Progress Toward Outcome Construction of expressway, upgrading of local roads and capacity building are ongoing. The construction of Xuzhou-Mingguang expressway (XME) is almost close to completion and has achieved 100% of civil works. Progress in local roads and safety enhancement has picked up and achieved about 80%.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved road infrastructure in the Xuzhou-Mingguang corridor

2. Improved local roads and traffic safety practices

3. Improved rural village bus services

4. Strengthened institutional development and capacity building of APDOT, its related agencies, and Anhui Communications Investment Group Company Limited (ACIG)

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

1. the Xuming Expressway has completed the construction by end of 2014 and started the operation on a trial basis.

2. improvement of local roads are ongoing. All of twenty-one civil works contracts have started construction in 2011-2012, and all the civil works are expected to complete by the end of May 2015.

3. improvement of rural village bus services is under preparation.

4. on-going

Geographical Location Anhui Province
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects A summary EIA, including an environmental management plan (EMP) for the Project was discussed and endorsed by APDOT, and made public on 4 July 2009.
Involuntary Resettlement

so far the expressway project has permanently acquired 11,035 mu (735.6 ha) of land. A total of 71,617 m2 of buildings were demolished. A total of 10,114 households or 38,444 people were affected by land acquisition and 495 households or 1,865 people were relocated by house demolition.

For local roads components, (i) a total of 2529.3 mu lands were permanently acquired. A total of 164,474M2 of buildings were demolished. The compensation payments for S105 Feidong,S312 and X056 Ling Bi are completed and the remaining three (S105 Chao Lake, X056 Si Xian and X056 Yongqiao) are on track.

Indigenous Peoples No ethnic minority group is in the project area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Stakeholder participation and consultation methods employed during Project design include a sample household socioeconomic survey, sample EIA questionnaire survey, focus group discussion and consultation meeting, key informant interview, and stakeholder consultation workshops.

DMF workshops were organized and conducted to include a wide range of stakeholders. Two workshops were organized to raise awareness about ADB's safeguard issues and obtain feedback on resettlement plans, social development action plan, and EIAs. Development of the environmental management plan (EMP), environmental impact assessment (EIA) involved two rounds of public consultations from February to April 2009. The first round of consultations took place in February 2009, shortly after the start of preparation of EIAs. This round was conducted by the local EIA institutes through web information disclosure, questionnaire, and public meetings. The stakeholders who attended or investigated included representatives from various government departments, nearby residents or their representatives. The second round of public meetings were held in April 2009 with the participation of the PPTA consultants, stakeholders, various government departments, and nearby residents or their representatives. The purpose was to introduce the Project and the relevant components to a range of stakeholders, and to solicit their views on the Project and its potential environmental implications, so that the EIA could take these into account during impact assessment.

From January-April 2009, about 2,500 households were surveyed in the project areas by the resettlement planning team to gather information on their socioeconomic profile, their concerns, development priorities and suggestions towards the project design and implementation.

During Project Implementation

Public disclosure of all project documents on the ADB website include the project information document (PID), DMF, resettlement plans (RPs), summary environmental impact assessment (SEIA), EIAs, Report and Recommendation of the President, project administration memorandum, and social and environmental monitoring reports.

All the updated RPs have been finalized and disclosed to the local officials and affected villages and a resettlement information booklet including the scope of the resettlement impacts, compensation policy and entitlements, and grievance redress channel will be provided to affected households directly. The land acquisition and house demolition contracts have been signed with affected villages and APs prior to land acquisition or civil works.

The IAs under the supervision of PEO are responsible for public participation during project implementation. The IAs have established environmental and resettlement management units for supervising EMP and RP implementation, continuing public consultation, monitoring progress, and responding to grievances. In addition, the established feedback mechanisms will ensure timely feedback and measures to address any concerns raised by the project affected communities.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The project will finance 24 person-months of international consulting services, including 7 person-months each for the following specialist: (i) road safety management, (ii) rural transport services, and 5 person-months for each for (iii) road asset management, and (iv) environmental specialist. Considering the need for continuing the previous work carried out and application of background studies and analysis, the international consultant engaged for preparing this project under the PPTA will be recruited using single source selection method to provide the road safety and rural transport services. The project will also provide $100,000 each to finance supervisory consulting services for (i) a rural transport services demonstration project supervision; (ii) local road traffic safety project supervision; and (iii) road sector financing and maintenance study. All other international consultants will be selected and engaged based on a Quality-Cost Based Selection (QCBS). Anhui Provincial Communications Department (APCD) will engage and entirely finances 6,000 person-months of national consultants. The national consultants, not financed by ADB, will be recruited in accordance with government procedures acceptable to ADB.
Procurement For ADB financing, ICB will be used for the expressway civil works and some local road works and NCB for some local road works and shopping for bus stops. For government financing, NCB will be used for expressway pavement, traffic control facility, electricity and machinery, ancillary facility and greening.
Responsible ADB Officer Lanlan Lu
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Anhui Provincial Department of TransportMr. Lou Jieapcdeo@vip.163.comAnhui, PRC
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 May 2009
Fact Finding 21 May 2009 to 27 May 2009
MRM 21 Jul 2009
Approval 10 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 25 Mar 2015

Loan 2600-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2009 30 Mar 2010 16 Jul 2010 31 Dec 2015 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 756.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 10 Dec 2009 198.31 0.00 99%
Counterpart 556.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 10 Dec 2009 180.02 0.00 90%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: Semiannual Report on Environmental and Safety Supervision (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2014
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project - S105 Longtang to Chaohu Section: Social Monitoring Report (April 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2014
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: Xuming Expressway Social Monitoring Report (Chinese) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2014
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2014
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: Xuming Expressway Social Monitoring Report (Chinese) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2013
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: S105 Longtang to Chaohu section Resettlement Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: S312 boundary of Anhui and Jiangsu to Tianchang Resettlement Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2012
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: X056 Sixian County to Yongqiao District Resettlement Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2012
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: Xuzhou-Mingguang Highway Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2012
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (June-December 2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2012
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: Xuzhou-Mingguang Expressway Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2011
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: S105 Longtang-Chaohu Section Resettlement Plans May 2011
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: S312 Tianchang Section Resettlement Plans May 2011
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: X056 Shantou, Sixian County-Minxian, Yongqiao District Section Resettlement Plans May 2011
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: Xuming Expressway Resettlement Plans Jan 2011
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: Anhui Xuzhou-Mingguang Expressway Project Resettlement Plans Aug 2009
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: Tianchang Section Resettlement Plans Aug 2009
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: Longtang-Chaohu Section (Draft) Resettlement Plans Jul 2009
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project: Shantou, Sixian County - Minxian, Yongqiao District Section (Draft) Resettlement Plans Jul 2009
Anhui Integrated Transport Sector Improvement Project Environmental Assessment and Measures Jun 2009

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