The Project's main objective is to lower transport costs, thereby promoting economic growth and thus indirectly contributing to reducing poverty in the project area. The Project will (i) strengthen connectivity between the NHTS and local road network; (ii) reduce transport prices, and improve travel time and comfort; (iii) provide better access to markets, services, jobs, growth centers and isolated communities; (iv) improve road safety, transport services, roadside stations management, corporate governance and asset management and maintenance practice; (v) increase traffic between western provinces and connection to the seaports in GZAR; and (vi) improve access to the Vietnam border and the GMS.
|Project Name||Guangxi Roads Development II Project|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Regional integration
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The Project's main objective is to lower transport costs, thereby promoting economic growth and thus indirectly contributing to reducing poverty in the project area. The Project will (i) strengthen connectivity between the NHTS and local road network; (ii) reduce transport prices, and improve travel time and comfort; (iii) provide better access to markets, services, jobs, growth centers and isolated communities; (iv) improve road safety, transport services, roadside stations management, corporate governance and asset management and maintenance practice; (v) increase traffic between western provinces and connection to the seaports in GZAR; and (vi) improve access to the Vietnam border and the GMS. The project scope comprises: (i) construction of a 188 km four-lane access-controlled toll expressway, including about 25 km of connecting roads, 11 interchanges, 12 toll stations, 3 traffic control centers, 8 roadside stations, 4 asset management centers; (ii) upgrading of about 250 km of intercounty roads and 500 km of minority villages roads; (iii) procurement of equipment for asset management, maintenance, training, and expressway toll collection, surveillance, communications, safety, and vehicle-weighing stations; (vi) land acquisition and resettlement; and (v) consulting services and capacity building.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
GZAR is located in the southern part of the country, boarded by Yunnan Province on the west, Guizhou on the northwest, Hunan to the northeast, and Guangdong to the southeast; the Gulf of Tonkin to the south; and Vietnam on the southwest. GZAR is one of the three least-developed areas in the PRC. Average GDP per capita is CNY 5,099, 62% of the national average. Forty-nine of the 81 counties in GZAR are classified as national or provincial poverty counties. Poverty and minority groups are concentrated in the western part of GZAR where the proposed project is located. Inadequate road transport infrastructure and the high cost of transport are two of the factors contributing to the depressed economic conditions. Current road density in the project area is 1.3 km per 1,000 population. Poverty is widespread in the PA, where all 19 counties, from Nanning to Baise City, are either nationally or locally designated poverty areas. The current Nanning-Baise G324, class II road has poor geometrical standards and traffic reached the optimum capacity. Traffic has grown at a rate of around 7% annually, the travel time is about 5 hours, and the incidence of traffic accidents is double the national average for class II road.
The Project will link the Baise to Luocunkou/Yunnan border expressway with the Nanning ring road. Thus, it will form a strategic link between Yunnan and Guizhou Provinces and the ports of Fangcheng, Qinzhou and Beihai. It will provide better access to Guangdong and Hunan with the western provinces, and will improve link with the 360 km border area with Vietnam.
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|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
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|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||About 57 person-months of international consulting services will be required to assist project management over the entire construction period and provide expertise in (i) road and bridge design and construction; (ii) asset management and road maintenance; (iii) electrical and mechanical systems; (iv) environmental monitoring; (v) road safety and traffic management; (vi) help formulate a human resource development and training program; (vii) help develop and implement a project performance management system, and assess project impact on poverty reduction; and (viii) corporate management. About 50 person-months of international training will help develop the human resources skills of GCD subordinate bureaus staff and enhance their capacity in expressway and local road operation and maintenance, commercialization and corporatization, and bridge and pavement design and construction, computer software development management, transport planning and intelligent transportation systems. About 4,500 person-months of consulting services will be undertaken by domestic consultant teams experienced in implementing similar road projects. A team of local consultants (24 person-months) will be recruited to help monitor the Project's socio-economic impact, particularly on poverty reduction and the impact on minorities. The international consultants financed from the ADB loan will be recruited under the quality- and cost-based selection method, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The domestic consultants will be financed by GCD and recruited in accordance with government procedures acceptable to ADB.|
|Procurement||All ADB-financed procurement will follow ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Civil works for the expressway will be procured through international competitive bidding procedures (ICB). Civil works for local roads will be procured through local competitive bidding or force account. The equipment packages will be procured under ICB and international shopping. ADB approved advance action for procurement of civil works.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Chu, Chenglong|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PRC Resident Mission|
Guangxi Communications Department (GCD)
67 Xinmin Road, Nanning
P. R. China
|Concept Clearance||19 Jun 2001|
|Fact Finding||23 Mar 2004 to 05 Apr 2004|
|MRM||24 May 2004|
|Approval||21 Oct 2004|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||13 Sep 2006|
|Last PDS Update||13 Dec 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|21 Oct 2004||19 Jan 2005||11 Apr 2005||31 Dec 2008||31 Dec 2009||05 Mar 2010|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||454.60||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||200.00||21 Oct 2004||185.11||0.00||93%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||21 Oct 2004||200.00||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Guangxi Roads Development II Project: External Monitoring & Evaluation Report on Resettlement (No. 4) - Nanning (Tanluo)||Social Monitoring Reports||Dec 2009|
|Guangxi Roads Development II Project: External Monitoring & Evaluation Report on Resettlement (No. 3) - Nanning (Tanluo)-Baise Expressway Project||Social Monitoring Reports||Nov 2008|
|Guangxi Roads Development II Project: Environmental Monitoring Report||Environmental Monitoring Reports||Jan 2008|
|Guangxi Roads Development II Project: Social Monitoring Report||Social Monitoring Reports||Oct 2006|
|Guangxi Roads Development II Project: Summary Ethnic Minorities Development Plan||Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks||Nov 2004|
|Guangxi Roads II Project: Resettlement Framework||Resettlement Plans||Jun 2004|
|Guangxi Roads II Project: Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Jun 2004|
|Guangxi Roads Development II Project||Summary Environmental Impact Assessments||Jun 2004|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|People’s Republic of China: Guangxi Roads Development II Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Dec 2012|
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