Project Name Guangxi Southwestern Cities Development Project
Project Number 42010-012
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7160-PRC: Guangxi Southwestern Cities Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Description The TA coomponets are: (i) urban road network and related public infrastructure (i.e., water supply pipelines, drainage pipleines, sewers, etc.); (ii) infrastructure for flood control and management; (iii) wastewater treatment facilities; and (iv) urban environmental upgrading. The TA will conduct comprehensive review of the rationale, justification, technical feasibility, and economic and financial viability of the Project. The TA will also prepare environmental impact assessment, poverty and social safeguards assessment, plan for minority ethnics, and resettlement plan for the Project.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (Guangxi) is one of 12 less developed provinces and autonomous regions located in the western region of the People?s Republic of China (PRC). Sharing a borderline of 1,020 kilometers (km) with Viet Nam and with a shoreline that is 1,595 km long, Guangxi has been emerging as an important national multimodal transport gateway to link southwest PRC with neighboring countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). During the PRC country programming exercise conducted in December 2007, the Government requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide lending support for promoting sustainable urban development of three border cities in Guangxi: Fangchenggang, Baise, and Chongzuo (the Project). All three are less developed small and medium-sized border cities with incidence of poverty much higher than the national average. Given their geographic location, they play an important yet different role in regional cooperation under the GMS economic cooperation. Fangchenggang city is an important seaport to link Southwest PRC to GMS countries and the world market. Chongzuo is the border city on the PRC side of the strategic eastern transportation corridor under GMS economic cooperation between PRC and Viet Nam to link Nanning, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City. Baise city is at the intersection of three important national highways to connect Yunnan and Guizhou, two other less developed provinces in western PRC, to the seaport and regional corridors under GMS through Guangxi. Accelerated urban development in these border cities will provide these remote, geographically strategic cities with critical means to better achieve their poverty reduction goals, and to support the joint endeavor of the GMS countries to convert the transportation corridors into economic corridors. The Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for PRC (2008?2010) specified that ADB will directly support the sound and sustainable urban development as part of the strategic thrust to promote inclusive growth and balanced development. The CPS further specified that ADB should align the investment in the PRC southwestern border region with the GMS programs to achieve maximum impact of regional cooperation.
Impact Sustained growth in the project cities and their strengthened economic integration with Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved municipal services and living conditions in the project cities.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The project components are:

(i) urban roads and other urban transport infrastructures;

(ii) wastewater treatment plant and sewage system;

(iii) flood control infrastructures; and

(iv) urban lake rehabilitation.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
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 Project will require 18 person-months of international consulting services and 32 person-months of national consulting services, with expertise in urban development, regional cooperation, economics, financial, poverty and social safeguards, environment, resettlement, social development, bridge engineering, civil engineering, water system, wastewater treatment, flood control, and institutional.
Responsible ADB Officer Fei, Yue
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Guangxi Development and Reform Commission
Ms. Yuan Liya, Director
[email protected]
Foreign Capital Utilization Division Guangxi Dev and Reform Commission No. 1 Minle Road, Nanning, Guangxi PRC 530012
Guangxi Finance Department
Mr. Xie Zhengxiu
[email protected]
Guangxi Finance Bureau No. 69 Taoyuan Road, Nanning, Guangxi PRC 530021
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Govt (GZARG)
Ms. Yuan Liya, Director
[email protected]
Foreign Capital Utilization Division Guangxi Dev and Reform Commission No. 1 Minle Road, Nanning, Guangxi PRC 530012
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Govt (GZARG)
No. 1 Minle Road, Nanning, Guangxi
PRC 530012
Concept Clearance 14 Jul 2008
Fact Finding 16 Sep 2008 to 19 Sep 2008
Approval 04 Nov 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 16 Apr 2010

TA 7160-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Nov 2008 26 Nov 2008 26 Nov 2008 31 Oct 2009 31 Dec 2010 30 Mar 2011
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 17 Jun 2022 770,237.84
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