China, People's Republic of: Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 43032-012 Status: Closed


The main PPTA activities will include: (i) project preparation activities in view of the ADB-financing of the Xi'an urban road development, and (ii) preparation for sector support activities.

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Project Name Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project
Project Number 43032-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7440-PRC: Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The main PPTA activities will include: (i) project preparation activities in view of the ADB-financing of the Xi'an urban road development, and (ii) preparation for sector support activities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The impact of the Project will be an efficient and sustainable urban transport system in Xi'an municipality brought about by the development of urban transport and the improvement of transport management.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the PPTA will be an agreed design of a Project combining new investment in infrastructure capacity, and strengthening of the urban transport sector in Xi'an municipality.
Progress Toward Outcome TA implementation was completed satisfactorily on 30 June 2011. TA account closing is expected by 30 September 2011.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The outputs of the PPTA will be the TA consultants' final reports which will include:

(i) Preparation of investment component. This will include a review and strengthening of the technical, environmental, social safeguard, economic and financial aspects of the draft feasibility studies to meet ADB's requirements for: (1) technical aspects related to construction and operation of the urban transport system; (2) economic and financial analysis; (3) reviewing the Government's environmental assessment related documents and guiding the environmental assessment consultants hired by the Government to ensure the quality of their assessment and environmental management plan; (4) reviewing and refining the resettlement plan; and (5) carrying out a detailed poverty and social analysis, including a baseline socioeconomic profile of the population living in the project area, and preparing a social development action plan to mitigate adverse impacts and enhance inclusive benefits.

(ii) Preparation for sector support. Prior to PPTA consultation, ADB has prepared a sector assessment and identified potential sector support activities, tailored to the specific needs of Xi'an's transport sector, that can be further assessed and developed during the TA. The PPTA consultants will provide policy, advisory and technical support to the XMG on the preparation of complementary investment and policy components to help realize the full potential improvement in the sustainability of urban transport under the Project.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The consultants were fielded in July 2010. The Draft Final Report was submitted on 19 April 2011. Final Report was submitted on 4 August 2011. Awaiting submission of FSEC.
Geographical Location Xi'an
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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 An individual international consultant for peer review and a consulting firm will be engaged according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, amended from time to time). ADB will select and hire the consultants except transport specialist for peer review through simplified technical proposal procedures according to the quality of their proposal (90%) and the cost (10%) of the services to be provided (quality- and cost-based selection) The transport specialist for peer review will be recruited through independent consultant selection (biodata).
Responsible ADB Officer Valeri Dmitrievich Tian
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn
Zhang Yong'an
Urban Municipal Construction Commission, Xi'an City
Concept Clearance 17 Nov 2009
Fact Finding 10 Nov 2009 to 11 Nov 2009
Approval 14 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 20 Dec 2011

TA 7440-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2009 26 Jan 2010 26 Jan 2010 31 Mar 2011 31 Oct 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 14 Dec 2009 934,562.30
Title Document Type Document Date
Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Dec 2009
Xi'an Urban Road Network Project Concept Papers Nov 2009

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project Environmental Impact Assessments May 2011

Evaluation Documents

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