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

Sovereign Project | 43032-013

Summary

The project impact will be to ensure the city transport system can fulfill its essential enabling role in economic development by facilitating the movements of goods and people. By contributing to a comprehensive and holistic solution for integrated urban mobility and enhanced system management, the project will promote the sustainable economic growth of the city. The project outcome will be an efficient, safe and environmentally sustainable integrated urban transport system developed in Xi'an. The project includes five interlined outputs: (i) Output 1: road network improvements; (ii) Output 2: pedestrian crossing and safety improvements; (iii) Output 3: multimodal interchange facilities; (iv) Output 4: ITS and road user safety program; (v) Output 5: environment protection enhancement.

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Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project Apr 2014

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Project Name Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project
Project Number 43032-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2802-PRC: Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project impact will be to ensure the city transport system can fulfill its essential enabling role in economic development by facilitating the movements of goods and people. By contributing to a comprehensive and holistic solution for integrated urban mobility and enhanced system management, the project will promote the sustainable economic growth of the city. The project outcome will be an efficient, safe and environmentally sustainable integrated urban transport system developed in Xi'an. The project includes five interlined outputs: (i) Output 1: road network improvements; (ii) Output 2: pedestrian crossing and safety improvements; (iii) Output 3: multimodal interchange facilities; (iv) Output 4: ITS and road user safety program; (v) Output 5: environment protection enhancement.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Xi'an is the provincial capital and the political, economic, and cultural center of Shaanxi Province. As one of the most important growth poles in the western region of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the city is expanding and developing rapidly. Its population was 8.4 million in 2009, with 72% categorized as urban. During 2000-07 the population rose at an annual growth rate of 1.85% and gross domestic product grew at 13.5% per annum. The number of registered vehicles increased by 12.2% per annum from 2003-07, with passenger vehicles growing at 21.8% per year. Alongside, and as a result of, such growth the city is experiencing a range of urban transport problems, including: traffic congestion; an under-developed strategic road network, especially for arterial roads which are failing to keep pace with and thus serve urban expansion between ring roads 2 and 3; a poorly integrated transport system that is insufficient to serve the needs of all in the community; very low levels of road safety; and deteriorating local air quality as a result of vehicle emissions. The city is making efforts to address these problems. It is expanding the road network, utilizing their own financial resources and through the Asian Development Bank (ADB) assisted Third Ring Road Project and World Bank project for the First and Second Ring Roads. However, the city lacks adequate financial resources to provide the necessary connectivity to the remainder of the strategic arterial road network. The lack of space in the historic walled city and increasing need for additional public and private sector offices, commercial developments and services such as schools and hospitals, means that the emerging growth poles between the second and third ring roads are developing rapidly, much faster than the transport capacity to serve the increasing demand and change in travel patterns. In these areas of the city the lack of connectivity is most acute and is restraining the supporting role transport plays in economic growth and efficient operations of a city. The city masterplan has identified the need to complete missing sections of the strategic road network to provide access to these emerging growth poles of the city and to do so while providing for all road users; pedestrian, public transport and private transport modes

The proposed project is intended to support the objectives of the PRC to find suitable and sustainable solutions to its urban transport problems and in so doing is directly supportive of the emerging urban transport priorities of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan, 2011-2015 and also of the PRC Country Partnership Strategy (CPS). It is also well aligned with the pillars of ADB's Strategy 2020, focusing on inclusive and environmentally sustainable development. In addition, having a focus on urban transport, it addresses one of the focus areas of ADB's Sustainable Transport Initiative Operational Plan (STI-OP).

Impact Inclusive and environment-friendly economic growth promoted
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome An efficient, safe, and environmentally sustainable integrated urban transport system developed in Xi'an city
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Road network improvements

2. Pedestrian crossing and safety improvements

3. Multimodal interchange facilities

4. ITS and road user safety program

5. Environmental protection enhancement

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

Civil works contracts of Interchanges of North 2nd Ring Road, Fengcheng 4th Road, Xinhuo Road, and Hongmiaopo Road were awarded on 17 December 2013. Construction of North 2nd Ring Road Interchange and Fengcheng 4th Road Interchange commenced in July 2014 and construction of Xinhuo Road Interchange started in September 2014. No physical progress has been made for Hongmiaopo Road Interchange, although the contractor has mobilized. Delay in resettlement affected construction of Xinhuo Road Interchange and Hongmiaopo Road Interchange. XMURCC, XIIG, and XMPUB are requested to continue making more efforts on resettlement so that construction of Hongmiaopo Road Interchange could start as early as possible. The detailed design for the interchange connecting Fengcheng 8th Road and Taihua Road was completed and draft bidding document will be ready by the end of December 2014. It is planned to start construction of civil works of this interchange in Q3 of 2015 immediately after the contract award.

The design of Kunming road will be changed. The original design to extend Kunming Road by covering the polluted river will be changed to build an elevated bridge over the river, which will form a part of fast track road in Xi an. The feasibility study of the fast track road is still in progress and implementation of this road will be postponed. Considering the delay in feasibility study for the fast track road in Xi an, the XMURCC and XIIG proposed to use the government funds to implement the road and requested to increase ADB financing percentage for other civil works contracts.

The design of Kunming road will be changed. The original design to extend Kunming Road by covering the polluted river will be changed to build an elevated bridge over the river, which will form a part of fast track road in Xi an. The feasibility study of the fast track road is still in progress and implementation of this road will be postponed. Considering the delay in feasibility study for the fast track road in Xi an, the XMURCC and XIIG proposed to use the government funds to implement the road and requested to increase ADB financing percentage for other civil works contracts.

Out of 110 intersections and 15 road crossing facilities, seven have been implemented using domestic funds. The XMURCC and XIIG will urge the PIU to complete technical design/preliminary design for all remaining intersections and crossing facilities by 31 March 2013.

Seeking domestic approval of planning and utilization of land is in progress. It is scheduled to complete resettlement and land acquisition for all subcomponents by 2013 and start construction in 2014. XMURCC and XIIG were urged to expedite the process of planning and land acquisition and to start construction of the subcomponents as early as possible.

As the ITS in Xi an has been implemented phase by phase, to some extent, when to implement subcomponents under this project relies on the implementation progress of the last phase financed by the World Bank.

The Loan Review Mission during September 2012 advised the PIU to start recruitment of consultants for implementing road safety education program in the first half year of 2013 and implement the program as early as possible.

As the ITS in Xi an has been implemented phase by phase, to some extent, when to implement subcomponents under this project relies on the implementation progress of the last phase financed by the World Bank. The Mission advised the PIU to start recruitment of consultants for implementing road safety education program in the first half year of 2013 and implement the program as early as possible.

To be procured in 2013.

The first NCB bidding document for procurement of goods was approved by ADB on 26 December 2012 and the BER was approved in April 2013.

To be established in 2013.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The Project is classified as environmental category A. A consolidated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was prepared in compliance with the PRC regulatory framework, ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and Environmental Assessment Guidelines (2003). The consolidted EIA is based upon the findings of the domestic EIA, as well as a due diligence assessment of the environmental impact of the Project. The domestic EIA, including Environmental Management Plans (EMP, were discussed and endorsed by EA. The consolidated EIA was provided to the ADB Board of Directors and made public through the ADB website on 24 June 2011. The EIA prescribed environmental protection and mitigation measures have cost CNY xx million. To ensure all potential adverse environmental impacts of the Project are mitigated, the EA will implement the EMP as specified in the EIA. The EMP will be incorporated in the bidding documents and contracts for civil as specified in the EIA. The EMP will be incorporated into the bidding documents and contracts for civil works; they will be monitored and semiannual reports submitted to ADB
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The PPTA community consultation process included:

(i) formal interview surveys of:

(a) various categories of road users (over 1,000 interviews);

(b) a sample of households living near to project physical work sites (250 interviews); and

(c) a sample of vulnerable households, because of poverty, age and/or disability (50 interviews);

(ii) 12 focus group discussions (FGDs):

(a) 9 with residents of different communities located near areas where the proposed construction will take place,

(b) 2 specifically with women, and

(c) one specifically with elderly; and interviews with key informants from relevant government departments, ERAB, and ACWF.

During Project Implementation
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Consulting Services

An estimated 134 person-months (34 international and 100 national) of consulting services are required to facilitate (i) project management and implementation, (ii) implementation of intelligent transport system component, and (iii) implementation of environmental protection component. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) and single source selection (SSS) method with a standard quality-cost ratio of 80:20 simplified technical proposal. The SSS method will be used for one of the four outputs of the intelligent transport component (paras. 52 53), which is the road safety education program.

The Government through the IA will engage and finance 700 person-months of national consultants for (i) preparation of detailed design for roads, interchanges, ITS, pedestrian crossing facilities, multimodal transport facilities, and advanced environmental monitoring system, (ii) construction supervision for road and interchange civil works, multimodal transport interchanges, pedestrian crossing, installation of advanced traffic control system, and installation of advanced environmental monitoring system, (iii) monitoring of environmental impact, resettlement impact, and project performance monitoring, and (iv) capacity building for affected people. The national consultants will be recruited in accordance with government procedures acceptable to ADB.

Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2010, as amended from time to time). International competitive bidding (Single-Stage: One-Envelop) procedures will be used for civil works contracts estimated to exceed $10 million, and supply contracts estimated to exceed $1 million. Contracts for goods and for works estimated to cost less than the above ICB threshold values, but more than $100,000 for goods and $200,000 for works, will be procured on the basis of national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures in accordance with the PRC Tendering and Bidding Law (1999), subject to modifications agreed upon with ADB.
Responsible ADB Officer Chenglong Chu
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn51 Housaimen Street
Xi'an 710003, People's Rep of China
Mr. Wang Dean, Deputy Manager
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Mar 2011
Fact Finding 28 Mar 2011 to 01 Apr 2011
MRM 16 Aug 2011
Approval 08 Nov 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Mar 2015

Loan 2802-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Nov 2011 19 Jan 2012 28 May 2012 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 558.06 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 08 Nov 2011 41.86 0.00 28%
Counterpart 408.06 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Nov 2011 16.88 0.00 11%

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