China, People's Republic of: Inner Mongolia Road Development Project

Sovereign Project | 43029-013 Status: Active


ADB is helping upgrade the provincial highway and rural roads in Hulunbeier, a fast-growing area in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. The project will also improve the cross-border points to facilitate trade between the PRC and Mongolia. It will support community-based sustainable tourism and environmental conservation, such as an eco-cultural trail.

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Project Name Inner Mongolia Road Development Project
Project Number 43029-013
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3042-PRC: Inner Mongolia Road Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
TA 8479-PRC: Restoration of Wetlands in Dalai Lake Nature Reserve of Inner Mongolia
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR) is the third largest administrative region of the PRC in terms of land area and is well endowed with natural resources. As a result of mining, IMAR's economy has been growing rapidly, with gross domestic product increasing at 18% per annum from 2003 to 2011. The proposed project is located in Hulunbeier, one of the fast growing areas of IMAR. Hulunbeier is a vast area of 253,000 square kilometers which is very sparsely populated (fewer than 4 million inhabitants). It borders PRC's Heilongjiang province, the Russian Fedeatin, and Mongolia. Its economy depends heavily on resource extraction industries (coal, oil, and various minerals), animal husbandry, trade with the Russian Federation and to a lesser extent Mongolia, and a developing tourism industry.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy It is designed to support the government's Western Region Development Strategy and Northeast Region and other Old Industrial Bases Revitalization Strategy. It is in line with ADB objectives in the PRC Coutnry Partnership Strategy (2011-2015) and its focus on road safety, rural roads, environmental conservation, and cross border transport aligns it with the core objetives of ADB's Sustainable Tranport Initiative.
Impact Efficient, inclusive, and safe movement of people and goods in IMAR and across the borders of Russian Federation and Mongolia

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Safe and efficient road transport network that supports environmental conservation and sustainable tourism
Progress Toward Outcome

construction ongoing

to be assessed at completion review.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Highway upgrading and road safety improvements

2. Upgrading of rural roads

3. Cross border transport improvement and trade facilitation

4. Support for community-based sustainable tourism and environmental conservation

5. Institutional strengthening and capacity building

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

By 22 September 2016, the contract awards amount is 144.9 million, accounting for 72.4% of the total loan amount, and the disbursement amount is 63.1 million, accounting for 31.6% of the total loan amount.

For Output 1: All the nine road construction contracts (MA1-MA9) under two packages (W01 and W02) were awarded in 2014. Construction is ongoing with 79% completion. Design Change for MA-1 was submitted for approval of Department of Transportation of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Traffic Engineering works (Package W06) and Electrical & Telecom Engineering works (Package W08) will be procured by the end of 2016.

For Output 2: Three Construction Contracts of Road Manzhouli-Xinbuluke (MX-1 to MX-3 under Package W04) were awarded in 2014. The construction started in 2015 with land approval, and the road basement engineering works completed by 90% by July 2016. Eleven Construction Contracts (Package W05) for Road Nuogannuoer-Wubuerbaoligesumu-Alatanhada (NWA), Road Baodeguwulasumu to Beiersumu (BB), and Road Amugulang to Alatanhada (AW) were awarded in 2016. The construction started in June 2016.

For Output3: The three road construction contracts under Package W03 for Road Alatanemole to Arihate (AA)and Road Amugulang to Ebuduge (AE) were awarded in 2016. Construction started in June 2016.

For Output4: The civil works construction contract (W10) is pending for domestic environment assessment approval. The procurement work will be started once get the environment assessment approval. 8 Environmental monitoring and protection equipment contracts were procured using Shopping procedure in 2016. Two NCB contracts (G11 and G12) are pending for Bidding Documents preparation.

Master Plan was developed funded by TA8479.

For Outpu5: Institution setup completed by 2014. The project management consulting firm recruitment has been pending for three years. The TOR revised by EA was submitted to ADB for review and comments in September 2016.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples A

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects According to the Project Administration Manual and the project environment impact assessment (EIA) report, the Project will involve a set of institutions to secure a sound environment management and to implement the project environment management plan (EMP). ADB mission reviewed the institutional setup for environment management within the executing agency and the project management office (PMO) and confirmed that PMO has a unit (i.e. general office) to oversee the implementation of safeguards.
Involuntary Resettlement Four resettlement plans were prepared for S203, two port roads, and three rural roads during the project preparation. According to those resettlement plans, the project will permanently acquire a total of 15,680 mu of land (mostly grassland), which partially affects the livelihood of 202 herder's households with 792 people. A total of 3,045 mu land will be temporarily used during construction. The project will also relocate 175 m2 of residential houses and partially affect a cement factory.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as category A for the indigenous peoples safeguard. The ethnic minority population in the project area is mainly Mongolian representing 31.9% of the total population. An ethnic minority development plan (EMDP) was prepared to ensure the equitable sharing of project benefits and propose measures to mitigate adverse impacts for the Mongolian community within the project area. It was noted that a small number of Mongolian herders are affected by land acquisition and this will be addressed by resettlement plan. In terms of gender development, the project is categorized as effective gender mainstreaming. A project gender action plan was prepared to promote women's participation and gender equality.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services to be determined
Procurement to be determined

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Zhang, Wen
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Department of Transport
[email protected]
No. 68 Dizhiju S. Street Saihai District, Hohhot, China


Concept Clearance 16 Nov 2012
Fact Finding 19 Nov 2012 to 29 Nov 2012
MRM 19 Mar 2013
Approval 08 Oct 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2016

Loan 3042-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Oct 2013 17 Dec 2013 01 Apr 2014 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 502.11 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 08 Oct 2013 144.42 0.00 72%
Counterpart 302.11 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Oct 2013 76.61 0.00 38%

TA 8479-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Oct 2013 02 Jan 2014 02 Jan 2014 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 08 Oct 2013 429,549.40
Title Document Type Document Date
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2016
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2014) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2015
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Mar 2015
内蒙古道路开发项目 : 项目数据表 Translated PDS Jan 2014
Loan Agreement for Inner Mongolia Road Development Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Dec 2013
Project Agreement for Inner Mongolia Road Development Project Project/Program Agreement Dec 2013
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2013
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project Gender Action Plans Sep 2013
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2013
Inner Mongolia Road Development Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Nov 2012

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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