China, People's Republic of: Financing Road Construction and Maintenance after Fuel Tax Reform

Sovereign Project | 43410-012


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Project Name Financing Road Construction and Maintenance after Fuel Tax Reform
Project Number 43410-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7456-PRC: Financing Road Construction and Maintenance after Fuel Tax Reform
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The TA aims to contribute to developing sustainable and equitable funding system for road development in the PRC. The TA will assess initial options for financing non-toll road construction and maintenance within the context of the ongoing fuel tax reform.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the TA will include recommendations to the national Government on the most promising options to be examined in more detail by a further study which is tentatively expected to be undertaken through follow-up TA.
Progress Toward Outcome A follow-on TA 7694-PRC was approved on 10 Dec 2010.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The output of the TA will be a report to review and assess a range of options for financing non-toll road construction and maintenance and recommend the most promising options to be examined in detail.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The consultants submitted the Inception Report to ADB and MOT on 31 May 2010. An inception review workshop was held on 8 June 2010, where the objectives, scope, and approach of the study were discussed. Following the workshop, a tripartite meeting was held on 9 June 2010 among the MOT, the consultants, and the Mission. High level officials from MOT, NDRC, provincial governments, experts from the United States, Germany, Japan attended an international workshop to discuss road financing issues and policies from 7 to 8 September 2010. The DFR was submitted to ADB on 3 October 2010. The final workshop was held on 20-12 November 2010 to discuss the DFR. TA completion date was extended until 30 June 2011 to enable publication of the findings and recommendations of the final report. Final Report was submitted and acceptable to ADB.
Geographical Location People's Republic of China
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 about 10 person-months of national and about 2 person-months of international consulting services. The national consultants will have experience with the similar assignments in fields of (i) road sector financing, (ii) road sector planning and development, and (iii) fuel tax. The international consultant will have experience with conducting similar assignments in the field of road sector financing. The external peer reviewer will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Yuji Ono
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transportation (formerly Min of Comm)
10 Fuxing Road
Beijing 100845
People's Republic of China
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2009
Fact Finding 09 Nov 2009 to 11 Nov 2009
Approval 16 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Jan 2010
Last PDS Update 17 Aug 2011

TA 7456-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2009 - 16 Dec 2009 30 Jun 2010 30 Jun 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 16 Dec 2009 219,345.36

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