China, People's Republic of: Yunnan Sustainable Road Maintenance (Sector) Project

Sovereign Project | 45030-002 Status: Active


ADB is helping the People's Republic of China upgrade 890 kilometers of trunk roads in Yunnan province. Many of these roads are connected with or form part of the Greater Mekong Subregion’s northern and north-south transport corridors. It will also test a performance-based road maintenance scheme, set up a road asset management system, and implement an institutional development plan.

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Project Name Yunnan Sustainable Road Maintenance (Sector) Project
Project Number 45030-002
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3074-PRC: Yunnan Sustainable Road Maintenance Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 80.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Phase 2 proposals have been approved and contracts awarded. Submission of phase 3 proposals expected in the third quarter of 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Phase 1 construction activities completed, and phase 2 proposals awarded.

2. Wenshan pilot performance-based road maintenance contract awarded.

3. YHAB agreed to consider implementing a road network GIS in lieu of the originally intended RAM system.

4. To be assessed.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is category B for environment. A consolidated initial environmental examination and environmental management plan was prepared for the seven subprojects chosen for rehabilitation during phase 1 and the pilot testing of the two performance-based road maintenance modalities. These documents comply with the PRC's regulatory requirements and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and were disclosed on the ADB website on 25 April 2013. Two of the subprojects have been classified as category B, and the rest as category C. The works will be confined to the original right-of-way of existing national, provincial, and county roads. All identified environmental impacts will be mitigated through activities under the environmental management plan. An environmental assessment review framework has been prepared to guide the assessment of subprojects to be identified and carried out later under the project's three subsequent phases. YHAB accepted PPTA recommendations to increase its environmental capacity, and tools have been developed to manage environmental impacts and opportunities associated with maintenance activities.
Involuntary Resettlement Due diligence indicated that no land acquisition or resettlement will be required for the first-year subprojects. While the subprojects yet to be selected for the remaining phases are expected to be similar, the project was classified as resettlement category B to allow for changes at detailed design stage if a future subproject involves modest resettlement due to road widening or straightening or to improve safety features. A resettlement framework and a sample resettlement plan have been prepared and were disclosed on the ADB website on 25 April 2013. Should a subproject require land acquisition or resettlement, the executing agency will prepare and submit resettlement plan(s) for ADB review and clearance; this will include a participatory consultation process, and other measures defined in the resettlement framework. The project will not finance a subproject that requires significant resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples Due diligence conducted during the project preparatory TA found no significant adverse impacts on ethnic minorities in the project area that would trigger the indigenous peoples safeguard requirements, hence the project is classified as indigenous peoples category C.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations have been organized during project preparation stage for project scope, environmental issue, and involuntary resettlement.
During Project Implementation Consultation and participation strategy will continue during implementation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer David Fay
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Yunnan Provincial Department of Transport
No. 1 Huang Cheng Xi Road
Kunning, Yunnan
Harbin,People's Republic of China


Concept Clearance 12 Dec 2011
Fact Finding 24 Sep 2012 to 28 Sep 2012
MRM 18 Oct 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 3074-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Dec 2013 30 May 2014 07 Aug 2014 31 Mar 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 232.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 80.00 02 Dec 2013 41.67 0.00 52%
Counterpart 152.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Dec 2013 7.00 0.00 9%
Title Document Type Document Date
云南可持续道路维护(部门)项目 : 项目数据表 Translated PDS Jun 2014
Loan Agreement for Yunnan Sustainable Road Maintenance (Sector) Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) May 2014
Project Agreement for Yunnan Sustainable Road Maintenance (Sector) Project Project/Program Agreement May 2014
Yunnan Sustainable Road Maintenance (Sector) Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2013
Yunnan Sustainable Road Maintenance (Sector) Project Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2013
Yunnan Sustainable Road Maintenance (Sector) Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Sep 2013
Yunnan Sustainable Road Maintenance Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Aug 2012

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
Yunnan Sustainable Road Maintenance Project Resettlement Frameworks Apr 2013
Yunnan Sustainable Road Maintenance Project Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2013
Yunnan Sustainable Road Maintenance Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Apr 2013

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