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.
|Project Name||Inner Mongolia Road Development Project|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
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|
|Description of Outcome||Safe and efficient road transport network that supports environmental conservation and sustainable tourism|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Construction completed and project completed on 31 December 2019; The overall success of the project is to be evaluated at project completion review scheduled in 2020.|
|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)||All the five outputs were completed before 31 December 2019, and the project achieved the anticipated physical progress. All the key performance indicators at output and outcome levels are on track and detailed would be evaluated during the project completion review mission. The project was implemented smoothly, and there was no major issues.|
|Geographical Location||Alatan'mole New Barag Youqi, Alatanhadagacha, Amgalang, Baogedewula, Beiersumu, Ebuduge Port, Ebuduge Port, Ebuduge Port, Hulunbei'er, Manzhouli, Nuogannuo'er, Wubu'erbaolige, Xin Barag Youqi, Xinbaolige|
|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|
|Consulting Services||to be determined|
|Procurement||to be determined|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Lu, Lanlan|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PRC Resident Mission|
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Department of Transport
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||24 Mar 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Oct 2013||17 Dec 2013||01 Apr 2014||30 Jun 2018||31 Dec 2019||-|
|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||200.04||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||08 Oct 2013||199.76||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Oct 2013||02 Jan 2014||02 Jan 2014||30 Jun 2015||30 Jun 2016||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||500,000.00||08 Oct 2013||429,549.40|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|G5 ROAD MAINTAINANCE EQUIPMENT (MULTI-FUNCTIONAL R OAD DETECTION VEHICLE)||Loan 3042||21 Feb 2018||SHANGHAI TIPTOP TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., L||SHANGHAI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||IMAR Department of Transport||SUPPLY OF GOODS||1,132,844.00||505,341.00|
|ROAD MAINTAINANCE EQUIPMENT PACKAGE G4||Loan 3042||21 Nov 2017||INNER MONGOLIA SHUNCHUANG MECHANICAL EQUIPME||JIA NO.1,HULUN NORTH ROAD,HUHHOT INNER MONGOLIA AUTONOMOUS REGION, PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||IMAR Department of Transport||SUPPLY OF GOODS||1,318,466.00||1,314,817.00|
|CS2 PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT||Loan 3042||16 Aug 2017||HJI GROUP CORPORATION||3200 PARK CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 1180 COSTA MESA,CA92626, USA UNITED STATES||IMAR Department of Transport||Consulting Services||286,729.00||286,729.00|
|W09 (LOT 1: MAB-1) MANZHOULI HIGHWAY MAINTAIN BUILDING||Loan 3042||11 Jul 2017||ZHENGZHOU JIUDING ROAD BRIDGE ENGINEERING CO.||ZHENGZHOU, HENAN PROVINCE CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||IMAR Department of Transport||Construction||1,936,214.00||1,078,676.00|
|G1 Road Maintainance Equipment Package||Loan 3042||22 May 2017||Daqing Yuehua Business Vehicle Retail Co., Ltd||Dongfengxincun, Saertu District, Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province, China, People's Rep. of||IMAR Department of Transport||Supply of Goods||1,079,142.00||601,379.00|
|W09-Lot 2 Mab-2 Buerdun Highway Charge Building||Loan 3042||21 Feb 2017||Zhengzhou Jiuding Road Bridge Engineering Co.||Zhengzhou Province China, People's Republic of||IMAR Department of Transport||Construction||1,146,286.79||629,049.20|
|Construction of Multi-Purpose Halls cum Rescue Centre in Various Districts of Garhwal and Kumaon||Loan 3042||21 Feb 2017||Zhongjian Beifang Construction Group Co., Ltd.||China,Pr China, People's Republic of||IMAR Department of Transport||Construction||2,443,583.08||1,340,968.06|
|G12 Remote-Sensing Video Monitoring System||Loan 3042||18 Jan 2017||Chengdu Shan He Environmental Protection Engineering||Building#1-3-501,Dashixi Road, Wuhou Dis Trict, Chengdu, Sichuan Province China, People's Republic of||IMAR Department of Transport||Supply of Goods||115,607.41||116,278.78|
|W09-Lot 3 Mab-3 Buerdun Overloading Transfinite Testing Station||Loan 3042||18 Jan 2017||Shandong Hua Wang Intelligence Technology Co.||4Th Floor,Block A,Software Plaza,No.228, Economic Dvlpmt Zone,Dongying,Shandong China, People's Republic of||IMAR Department of Transport||Supply of Goods||166,673.61||167,641.55|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Mar 2015|