43029-013: Inner Mongolia Road Development Project | Asian Development Bank

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

Sovereign (Public) 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.

Project Details

Project Officer
Zhang, Wen East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Modality
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Transport
 
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

Project construction is ongoing with acceptable progress.

Considerable loan savings can be expected due to low bid prices of the contracts under the project. A proposal for increasing of ADB financing percentage for the civil works categories shall be submitted to ADB by Q4 2017 for fully utilization of loan proceeds.

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)

For Output 1 Highway upgrading and road safety improvement, the physical construction progress of provincial highway from Manzhouli to Alatanemole achieved 97% completion by September 2017;

For Output 2 Upgrading of rural roads, the construction of road Xinboluke to Manzhouli achieved 80%, the construction of road from Nuogannuoer through Wubuerbaolige to Alantanhadagacha achieved 80%, the construction of road from Baogedewula to Beiersumu achieved 85%, and the construction of road from Amugulang to Wubuerbaolige achieved 50%;

For Output 3 Cross-border Transport Improvement and Trade Facilitation, the construction of road from Alatanemole to Arihasate achieved 85%, and the construction of road Amugulang to Ebuduge achieved 78%; the construction of bus stops and terminals in Hulunbeier and other cross-border trade facilitation between the PRC and Mongolia completed by 40%;

For Output 4 Support for Community-based Sustainable Tourism and Environmental Conservation, the civil works for the Dalai Lake NNR completed by 30%.

For Output 5 Institutional strengthening and capacity building, the consulting firm for project management support was recruited and mobilized in Q3 2017. The capacity building for Dalai Lake NNR was financed by TA8479. A master plan for Dalai Lake NNR was developed in 2016 also funding by the TA8479.

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
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 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
Timetable
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 17 Sep 2017

Loan 3042-PRC

Milestones
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 162.26 0.00 81%
Counterpart 302.11 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Oct 2013 105.68 0.00 53%

TA 8479-PRC

Milestones
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

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: EMDP and GAP Implementation External Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: EMDP and GAP Implementation External Monitoring Report (January 2015-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2016
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: External Resettlement Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: Final Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Jun 2013
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: Upgrading Manzhouli-Alatanemole Section of S203 Resettlement Plans Jan 2013
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: Xinyou Qi Rural Roads Rehabilitation Resettlement Plans Jan 2013
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: Xinbaerhuzou Qi Rural Roads Rehabilitation Resettlement Plans Jan 2013
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project: Manzhouli City-Xinboluke Road Rehabilitation Resettlement Plans Jan 2013
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2012
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project (Draft) Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Nov 2012

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
PRC: Inner Mongolia Road Development Project Advance Notice Archived 28 Jun 2013
PRC: Inner Mongolia Road Development Project Advance Notice Archived 15 Jan 2013

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
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 286729 286729
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 1936214 1078676
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 1079142 601379
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 1146286.79 629049.195
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 2443583.08 1340968.062
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 115607.41 116278.782
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 166673.61 167641.545

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