ADB is helping the People's Republic of China develop a road network in Guangxi to promote trade through a regional transport system linking the province and nearby Viet Nam. The project will involve the construction of a 177-kilometer expressway, the upgrade of local roads and facilities, the improvement of rural transport services and road maintenance, and enhancing institutional capacity.
|Project Name||Western Guangxi Roads Development Project|
|Country||China, People's Republic of|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The Project will contribute to pro-poor sustainable economic growth in western Guangxi and northern Viet Nam. This will be achieved by developing an efficient, safe, and environment- friendly regional transport system to promote trade in, and through, western Guangxi and reduce trade barriers with Viet Nam.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Underdeveloped roads and transport services are major causes of poverty in Guangxi. Rural poverty incidence is 30% in the project area, particularly in the border area with Viet Nam. Existing transport infrastructure is currently being used to saturation levels, creating high transport costs for producers and consumers. This transport bottleneck needs to be removed to facilitate the movement of goods and people between rural and urban areas and between interior and coastal provinces.
The Project will improve an important national transport network by building a section from Baise to Longlin (Guizhou border) of the Kunming (Yunnan)-Shantou (Guangdong) corridor, one of the high priority east-west corridors in the PRC. It will connect the poor and isolated interior provinces (Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan) and the city of Chongqing to the nearest seaports in Guangxi (Beihai, Fangcheng, and Qinzhou) and Guangdong.
The Project is one of the high priority projects identified by the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Transport Sector Strategy, which was endorsed by the six GMS governments at the 11th meeting of the GMS Transport Forum in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic in 2006. The Project will provide the missing link in the Kunming-Nanning-Hanoi section of the GMS economic corridor. The Project will (i) improve border roads and transport services for trade activities, and (ii) provide facilities and equipment to meet expected demand for freight transshipment and storage at the border crossing point in Pingxiang (international land port with Viet Nam). It will link Nanning and Kunming, the two major growth centers in the western PRC to Hanoi (Viet Nam), supporting the strategic thrust of strengthening connectivity and facilitating cross-border movement and tourism with Viet Nam.
|Impact||Contribution to pro-poor sustainable economic growth in western Guangxi and northern Viet Nam|
|Description of Outcome||An efficient, safe, and environment-friendly regional transport system to promote trade in, and through, western Guangxi and reduce trade barriers with Viet Nam.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The loan account was closed in December 2013.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Expressway infrastructure and associated facilities improved
2. Local road infrastructure and associated facilities improved in the project area
3. Rural transport services improved in the project area
4. Rural road maintenance improved in the project area
5. Corporate governance and institutional capacities improved
in expressway operations
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
177 km of expressway completed and opened to traffic on 27 January 2011.
Local roads upgrading completed.
50 bus stations built
international training and on the job training completed.
|Geographical Location||Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regional People's Region|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Environmental Aspects||A summary EIA for the Project was endorsed by GCD, circulated to the ADB Board and made public on 9 April 2007.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Resettlement plans were formulated for the expressway and local road components that will ensure adequate compensation for affected people. A resettlement framework was prepared for the bus stations and village roads.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Ethnic minorities will benefit from the Project. Social risk arising from the Project were identified and mitigating measures are required under the loan agreement. An EMDP was prepared containing adequate provisions for special mitigation measures as well as measures to enhance project benefits.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||More than 5,000 people were interviewed during the public opinion surveys, social and environmental assessments, and resettlement planning. Overall, local residents show strong support for the Project and welcomed the opportunity to express their views. The consultation and participation process, including the needs of the poor and women, has influenced the project design and alignment, and the formulation of the environment management plan (EMP), resettlement plans, and EMDP.|
|During Project Implementation||Consultations on the impact of the project is still ongoing.|
The ADB loan will finance 45 person-months of international consulting services for supervising construction; providing advice on structural engineering, pavement, road safety, road transport services, and corporate governance; and formulating a capacity development program. The international consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).
The Project will also finance national consulting services for the (i) rural transport services demonstration project, and (ii) rural road maintenance policy reform study, each at an estimated cost of no more than $100,000. The required national consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. In addition, GCD will engage and finance 7,700 person-months of national consulting services. All national consultants, not financed by ADB, will be recruited in accordance with government procedures acceptable to ADB.
|Procurement||All ADB-financed procurement will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). The expressway works will be divided into 13 packages, 10 of which will be financed by ADB and procured under international competitive bidding procedures. All pavement and equipment packages will be financed by ADB and procured under international competitive bidding procedures. All other packages, including connector roads, traffic safety and management facilities, landscaping works, buildings, and ancillary facilities will be financed by the Government and procured under government bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. Local road sections and the two border bus stations financed by ADB will be procured through national competitive bidding procedures in accordance with the PRC's Tendering and Bidding Law (1999), subject to clarifications to the law that have been agreed with ADB for the purposes of ADB's Procurement Guidelines. All village access roads and 48 class-V township bus stations financed by ADB will be procured through shopping procedures. Various thresholds for procurement and the contract packages are set out in the procurement plan. The relevant sections of ADB's Anticorruption Policy (1998, as amended to date) will be included in all documents and contracts related to project bidding and implementation.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Guy, Katherine M.|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, EARD|
Guangxi Communications Department (GCD)
Ms. Zhang Xuelian
67 Xinmin Road, Nanning, Guangxi
|Concept Clearance||31 Aug 2006|
|Fact Finding||31 Jan 2007 to 09 Feb 2007|
|MRM||04 Apr 2007|
|Approval||14 Aug 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||07 Jun 2006|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Aug 2007||26 Feb 2008||25 Apr 2008||30 Apr 2013||31 Oct 2013||04 Dec 2013|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||1,566.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||300.00||14 Aug 2007||291.50||0.00||97%|
|Cofinancing||550.00||14 Aug 2007||300.00||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Western Guangxi Roads Development Project: Project Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Sep 2014|
|Project Agreement for Western Guangxi Roads Development Project between Asian Development Bank and Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region dated 26 February 2008||Project/Program Agreements||Feb 2008|
|Loan Agreement for Western Guangxi Roads Development Project between People's Republic of China and Asian Development Bank dated 26 February 2008||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Feb 2008|
|Western Guangxi Roads Development Project||Project/Program Administration Manual||Nov 2007|
|Western Guangxi Roads Development Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Jul 2007|
|Proposed Loan Western Guangxi Roads Development Project||Procurement Plans||Jul 2007|
|Western Guangxi Roads Development Project||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Apr 2007|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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