Project Name
Yunnan Integrated Road Network Development Project
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • China, People's Republic of
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2709-PRC: Yunnan Integrated Road Network Development Project
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 250.00 million
TA 7673-PRC: Community-Based Rural Road Maintenance by Women Ethnic Minority Groups in Western Yunnan
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
TA 7673-PRC: Community-Based Rural Road Maintenance by Women Ethnic Minority Groups in Western Yunnan (Supplementary)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 50,000.00
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Regional integration
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Effective gender mainstreaming

The impact of the Project is to develop an integrated road transport system that supports sustainable economic growth in Yunnan Province, part of the GMS. The outcome of the Project is improved road transport efficiency and safety in the project area. The Project will (i) reduce vehicle operating costs and travel time; (ii) improve access in the western part of Yunnan Province, part of the GMS; (iii) provide additional transport capacity to accommodate growing traffic; and (iv) provide improved access to jobs, markets, and social services in a poor area.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The road network in Yunnan is relatively dense but only provides low levels of service to the population. This situation limits the contribution of roads to income earning, employment creation, and poverty reduction. To overcome this problem, the existing road infrastructure must be improved and upgraded. The proposed project will be the last in a series of five Asian Development Bank (ADB) interventions to develop the National Expressway Network Plan (NENP) in Yunnan. It will also finance the rehabilitation of national and provincial highways, and introduce new ways of maintaining rural roads. The project was included in the country partnership strategy, 20082010 and the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) regional cooperation operations business plan, 20102012. It is designed to address both investment needs and sector performance issues, including road asset management.

Sustainable economic and social development in Yunnan Province

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

An efficient, safe, sustainable, and environment-friendly transport system developed in the project area

Progress Toward Outcome
Project implementation completed.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

1. Constructed new Longling-Ruili Corridor

2. Improved local road network conditions in Yunnan

3. Improved rural road conditions in Dehong Prefecture

4. Enhanced performance by selected road agencies and road maintenance groups

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

Completed and opened to traffic in Dec 2015

Completed. About 636 km road repaved, about 31 km more than the target.

656 km roads maintained

69 maintenance groups with 259 members have been formed. Most group members are women.

All five county communication bureaus are engaging communities or households to provide routine road maintenance.

Geographical Location
Baoshan, Baoshan Shi, Chuxiong Yizu Zizhizhou, Dali Baizu Zizhizhou, Dehong Daizu Jingpozu Zizhizhou, Honghe Hanizu Yizu Zizhizhou, Kunming, Kunming Shi, Lijiang, Lijiang Shi, Lincang, Lincang Shi, Longshan, Nongdao, Qujing, Qujing Shi, Ruili Shi

Safeguard Categories

Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
The project is classified environmental category A. A consolidated environmental impact assessment (EIA) was prepared in compliance with the PRC regulatory framework and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The EIA summarized the findings of a domestic EIA for the Longling-Ruili Expressway (LRE), an environmental assessment and review framework for other outputs, and a due diligence assessment of the environmental impact of the project. To ensure that all the potential adverse environmental impacts of the project are mitigated, Yunnan Provincial Department of Transport will implement the environmental management plan (EMP) as specified in the EIA. The EMP will be incorporated in the bidding documents and contracts for civil works; they will be monitored and semiannual reports submitted to ADB.
Involuntary Resettlement
The project is classified category A for resettlement. Resettlement information booklets have been distributed to affected villages. The project will affect 35 administrative villages of 12 townships in Longling country of Baoshan city, Luxi city and Ruili city of Dehong prefecture. About 27,500 persons will be affected and the estimated resettlement cost is CNY552 million to be financed by counterpart financing.
Indigenous Peoples
The project is classified category A for indigenous people. Abount 1 million people are expected to benefit directly in the LRE influence area, of which 38% are ethnic minorities. The village and household surveys indicated that ethnic minority communities support the project. Some of these ethnic minorities could face negative impacts or social risks, inclulding through land acquisition and resettlement, communicable diseases, and changes to traditional culture and value system. To address these risks, a number of mitigation and enhancement measures have been designed and targeted at the most vulnerable groups.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
Consultation have been held with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Transport (MOT) and respective agencies of the provincial government in designing the proposed project.
During Project Implementation
Stakeholder participation and consultation will continue to increase understanding and encourage active involvement of local communities.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
The Project will finance 42 person-months (pm) of international consulting services and 80 pm of capacity building through international training. An international consulting firm will be selected and contracted according to the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time), using the quality and cost based selection method at the quality-to-cost ratio of 80:20.
All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. The civil works for LRE and class II highway will be divided into 22 packages and procured through international competitive bidding (ICB). Out of 22 packages, ADB will finance seven packages. The pavement work of the expressway and the class II highway is packaged into five ICB contracts, all of which will be financed by ADB. ADB will also finance maintenance equipment for the expressway. The civil works for output 2 will be divided into 21 packages. Seven ADB-financed contract packages will be procured through national competitive bidding (NCB). Other contract packages will be procured through the government procurement procedure. A well-qualified tendering company will be recruited by YPDOT to handle competitive bidding.


Responsible ADB Officer
Cai, Li
Responsible ADB Department
East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Yunnan Provincial Department of Transport


Concept Clearance
24 Jan 2012
Fact Finding
17 Mar 2010 to 26 Mar 2010
16 Jun 2010
02 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission
PDS Creation Date
25 Jul 2007
Last PDS Update
28 Sep 2016


Loan 2709-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Dec 2010 03 Jun 2011 26 Sep 2011 30 Jun 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 1,233.30
ADB 250.00
Counterpart 983.30
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 17 Jun 2022 247.42 0.00 100%
Cumulative Disbursements 17 Jun 2022 247.42 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

TA 7673-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Dec 2010 - 02 Dec 2010 31 Jan 2012 31 Dec 2012 14 Mar 2013
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 215,893.00
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Partly satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory
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