The Project will help promote sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in Hunan province and the project area. It will achieve this by (i) enhancing road transport efficiency and safety; (ii) providing a link in the Changsha-Chongqing corridor, one of eight high-priority western corridors; and (iii) improving rural minority villages' access to income-generating opportunities and social services. The Project involves (i) constructing a 64 km, access-controlled toll expressway from Jishou to Chadong, (ii) upgrading 129 km of local roads to improve access to 52 poor villages in the rural minority area, (iii) promoting private sector participation through an operation and maintenance concession, and (iv) strengthening the Hunan provincial government's capacity of construction, road safety, project monitoring and evaluation, and asset management and maintenance by means of consulting services and training.
|Project Name||Hunan Roads Development III|
|Country||China, People's Republic of|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
|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 will help promote sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in Hunan province and the project area. It will achieve this by (i) enhancing road transport efficiency and safety; (ii) providing a link in the Changsha-Chongqing corridor, one of eight high-priority western corridors; and (iii) improving rural minority villages' access to income-generating opportunities and social services. The Project involves (i) constructing a 64 km, access-controlled toll expressway from Jishou to Chadong, (ii) upgrading 129 km of local roads to improve access to 52 poor villages in the rural minority area, (iii) promoting private sector participation through an operation and maintenance concession, and (iv) strengthening the Hunan provincial government's capacity of construction, road safety, project monitoring and evaluation, and asset management and maintenance by means of consulting services and training.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) operational strategy in the PRC's road sector supports (i) the construction of roads that connect major growth centers with hinterland economies; (ii) the integration of the network so that the NTHS is supported by a system of local roads, particularly those that provide access to poor areas; (iii) the delivery of adequate and affordable transport services; (iv) the promotion of road safety and the reduction of vehicle emissions; (v) the strengthening of institutions to increase financial and managerial efficiency in expressway operation; (vi) the adoption of appropriate pricing policies to optimize road transport capacity; and (vii) the use of alternative methods of investment financing, including private sector participation. In line with the Government?fs strategy, ADB road sector assistance has also targeted the poor, less developed central and western provinces. The proposed Project is consistent with the PRC's development priorities and ADB's strategy.|
|Impact||Promoted sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in Hunan province|
|Description of Outcome||Improved road transport efficiency, road safety and access to income-generating opportunities and social services in the project area.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
During the mid-term review mission, the outcome of the project was assessed. All assumptions are still valid.
The outcome will be assessed after completion of the project.
|Description of Project Outputs||
Road infrastructure and associated facilities improved for local roads in the project area.
Road infrastructure and associated equipment and facilities improved along the expressway
Private sector participation encouraged in the project expressway
Domestic capacity strengthened in project management, quality control, road maintenance management system road safety, and monitoring and evaluation.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1. Civil Works: Expressway: There are seventeen civil works packages for the projet, among which ADB financed sixteen. The project expressway was physically completed by 31 March 2012.
Local Roads: there are two local roads to be upgraded/improved under the project. Each road has four civil works packages. ADB approved the last package in April 2010. Package A4 of Guzhang-Baojing Local road was removed from this project and ADB approved the minor change in June 2012.
2. Equipment: Procurement of the equipment of expressway management (E3), with totally budget of $ 0.20 million, started in November 2008 and completed in March 2009.
3. The international consultant commenced services in August 2007 and has completed its service by December 2011.
|Geographical Location||Hunan Province|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Environmental Aspects||Construction of the Project expressway was being carried out in accordance with the environmental mitigating plan as recommended in the Environmental Impact Assessment and Summary Environmental Impact Assessment. Environmental mitigating measures were specified in the contracts for civil works. Each Resident Engineer's office has a designated environment engineer responsible for verify effects on the environment during construction and defect liability period, and take effective measures to mitigate adverse impacts to environment. Guidelines were set on acquisition of temporary occupied land, transportation and storage of waste material. In addition, the Environmental Protection Office under the IA made regular inspection on the sites by focusing on impacts of noise, dusts to neighboring areas during construction. In addition, necessary measures were incorporated to prevent any possible adverse environment impacts during pavement construction.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The land acquisition and resettlement for expressway commenced in 2006 and most of land acquisition and house demolition activities completed by December 2009. According to the IA, a total of 444.700hectares of land was permanently acquired and 148.090 hectares of land was temporarily acquired by expressway. A total of 41734.74 m2 of buildings was demolished and 227 households were affected. a total of CNY369.69 million of land acquisition and resettlement costs were disbursed by IA.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The Project will require no more than 49 person-months of international consultants and approximately 3,700 person-months of domestic consultants. The international consulting services include supervision of the civil works; bridge construction; road safety and traffic management, asset management and local road maintenance, transport services, and vehicle emission and environment. Of the total of 3,700 person-months of domestic consulting services, 300 person-months will be allocated to the local road component. The EA will establish 3 resident supervision engineer offices for construction supervision, environmental and resettlement monitoring, and project performance monitoring and evaluation.|
|Procurement||All ADB-financed procurements will follow ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The main civil works packages, pavement packages, and equipment packages are to be procured under international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures. Ancillary facilities, including the administration building and service areas building under domestic financing, and equipment for traffic engineering will be procured using local competitive bidding (LCB). The procurement for the local road section financed by the ADB loan will use LCB, while the procurement for the local roads under government financing will follow government procedures acceptable to ADB. The international bidding will be conducted by a qualified tendering company with previous experience in externally funded projects. Only prequalified contractors with adequate technical and financial capacities will be allowed to bid for several packages; they may be awarded more than one contract based on the least-cost combination of contracts. The relevant sections of ADB's anticorruption policy will be included in all documents and contracts related to the bidding and implementation of the Project.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Xiao, Guangrui|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PRC Resident Mission|
Hunan Provincial Department of Transport (HPDOT)
Mr. Yu Bo
649 Yuandayilu Road, Changsha, Hunan Province,
People's Republic of China 410001
|Concept Clearance||08 Mar 2005|
|Fact Finding||19 Apr 2005 to 26 Apr 2005|
|MRM||10 Jun 2005|
|Approval||15 Dec 2005|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||09 Nov 2006|
|Last PDS Update||26 Mar 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|15 Dec 2005||15 Nov 2006||02 Feb 2007||30 Jun 2012||31 Dec 2012||20 Jun 2013|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||519.51||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||208.00||15 Dec 2005||192.69||0.00||96%|
|Cofinancing||157.19||15 Dec 2005||200.55||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Hunan Roads Development III Project: Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Sep 2014|
|Hunan Roads Development III Project: Project Procurement-Related Review Report||Project Procurement-Related Reviews||Feb 2011|
|Hunan Roads Development III Project||Project/Program Administration Manual||Dec 2006|
|Project Agreement for Hunan Roads Development III Project between ADB and Hunan Provincial Government||Project/Program Agreements||Nov 2005|
|Loan Agreement for Hunan Roads Development III Project between People's Republic of China and ADB||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Nov 2005|
|Hunan Roads Development III Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2005|
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