China, People's Republic of : Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project
The project impact will be to ensure the city transport system can fulfill its essential enabling role in economic development by facilitating the movements of goods and people. By contributing to a comprehensive and holistic solution for integrated urban mobility and enhanced system management, the project will promote the sustainable economic growth of the city. The project outcome will be an efficient, safe and environmentally sustainable integrated urban transport system developed in Xi'an. The project includes five interlined outputs: (i) Output 1: road network improvements; (ii) Output 2: pedestrian crossing and safety improvements; (iii) Output 3: multimodal interchange facilities; (iv) Output 4: ITS and road user safety program; (v) Output 5: environment protection enhancement.
|Project Name||Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project|
|Country / Economy||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
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender||Some gender elements|
|Description||The project impact will be to ensure the city transport system can fulfill its essential enabling role in economic development by facilitating the movements of goods and people. By contributing to a comprehensive and holistic solution for integrated urban mobility and enhanced system management, the project will promote the sustainable economic growth of the city. The project outcome will be an efficient, safe and environmentally sustainable integrated urban transport system developed in Xi'an. The project includes five interlined outputs: (i) Output 1: road network improvements; (ii) Output 2: pedestrian crossing and safety improvements; (iii) Output 3: multimodal interchange facilities; (iv) Output 4: ITS and road user safety program; (v) Output 5: environment protection enhancement.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Xi'an is the provincial capital and the political, economic, and cultural center of Shaanxi Province. As one of the most important growth poles in the western region of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the city is expanding and developing rapidly. Its population was 8.4 million in 2009, with 72% categorized as urban. During 2000-07 the population rose at an annual growth rate of 1.85% and gross domestic product grew at 13.5% per annum. The number of registered vehicles increased by 12.2% per annum from 2003-07, with passenger vehicles growing at 21.8% per year. Alongside, and as a result of, such growth the city is experiencing a range of urban transport problems, including: traffic congestion; an under-developed strategic road network, especially for arterial roads which are failing to keep pace with and thus serve urban expansion between ring roads 2 and 3; a poorly integrated transport system that is insufficient to serve the needs of all in the community; very low levels of road safety; and deteriorating local air quality as a result of vehicle emissions. The city is making efforts to address these problems. It is expanding the road network, utilizing their own financial resources and through the Asian Development Bank (ADB) assisted Third Ring Road Project and World Bank project for the First and Second Ring Roads. However, the city lacks adequate financial resources to provide the necessary connectivity to the remainder of the strategic arterial road network. The lack of space in the historic walled city and increasing need for additional public and private sector offices, commercial developments and services such as schools and hospitals, means that the emerging growth poles between the second and third ring roads are developing rapidly, much faster than the transport capacity to serve the increasing demand and change in travel patterns. In these areas of the city the lack of connectivity is most acute and is restraining the supporting role transport plays in economic growth and efficient operations of a city. The city masterplan has identified the need to complete missing sections of the strategic road network to provide access to these emerging growth poles of the city and to do so while providing for all road users; pedestrian, public transport and private transport modes
The proposed project is intended to support the objectives of the PRC to find suitable and sustainable solutions to its urban transport problems and in so doing is directly supportive of the emerging urban transport priorities of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan, 2011-2015 and also of the PRC Country Partnership Strategy (CPS). It is also well aligned with the pillars of ADB's Strategy 2020, focusing on inclusive and environmentally sustainable development. In addition, having a focus on urban transport, it addresses one of the focus areas of ADB's Sustainable Transport Initiative Operational Plan (STI-OP).
Inclusive and environment-friendly economic growth promoted
|Description of Outcome||
An efficient, safe, and environmentally sustainable integrated urban transport system developed in Xi'an city
|Progress Toward Outcome||
The project outcome will not be changed and will be evaluated at project completion.
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Road network improvements
2. Pedestrian crossing and safety improvements
3. Multimodal interchange facilities
4. ITS and road user safety program
5. Environmental protection enhancement
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The project was completed with loan account closed in February 2021.
Project completion review is scheduled in Q2 of 2021.
|Geographical Location||Xi'an, Xi'an International Trade and Logistics Park, Xi'an Public Security Bureau National Civil Aerospace Industrial Base Branch, Xian North Railway Station, Yuhuazhai|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
The Project is classified as environmental category A. A consolidated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was prepared in compliance with the PRC regulatory framework, ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and Environmental Assessment Guidelines (2003). The consolidted EIA is based upon the findings of the domestic EIA, as well as a due diligence assessment of the environmental impact of the Project. The domestic EIA, including Environmental Management Plans (EMP, were discussed and endorsed by EA. The consolidated EIA was provided to the ADB Board of Directors and made public through the ADB website on 24 June 2011. To ensure all potential adverse environmental impacts of the Project are mitigated, the EA will implement the EMP as specified in the EIA. The EMP will be incorporated in the bidding documents and contracts for civil as specified in the EIA. The EMP will be incorporated into the bidding documents and contracts for civil works; they will be monitored and semiannual reports submitted to ADB.
11 external monitoring reports on environment were disclosed on ADB website as of Sep. 2020.
Updated resettlement plan for the 1st batch of construction components, including Kunming Road, Xinhuo Road interchange, Hongmiaopo interchange, Zhuhong Road-North 2nd Ring road interchange, and Zhuhong Road-Fengcheng 4th road interchange, was disclosed on ADB website in Septebmer 2013. Updated resettlement plan for Fengcheng 8th-Taihua Interchange was disclosed on 16 March 2015. Updated RP for Dazhai Road was disclosed on 1 December 2015. Updated RP for Keji 2nd Road was disclosed on 26 May 2016. The DDR for Fucundonglu and Xigao Transport Hub were disclosed on 28 February 2017. The updated RP of Xi'an National Civil Aerospace Industrial Base was disclosed on 7 February 2017.
10 external monitoring reports on resettlement were disclosed on ADB website as of Sep. 2020.
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||
The PPTA community consultation process included:
(i) formal interview surveys of:
(a) various categories of road users (over 1,000 interviews);
(b) a sample of households living near to project physical work sites (250 interviews); and
(c) a sample of vulnerable households, because of poverty, age and/or disability (50 interviews);
(ii) 12 focus group discussions (FGDs):
(a) 9 with residents of different communities located near areas where the proposed construction will take place,
(b) 2 specifically with women, and
(c) one specifically with elderly; and interviews with key informants from relevant government departments, ERAB, and ACWF.
|During Project Implementation||Continued dialogue with all stakeholders are being conducted during project implementation.|
An estimated 134 person-months (34 international and 100 national) of consulting services are required to facilitate (i) project management and implementation, (ii) implementation of intelligent transport system component, and (iii) implementation of environmental protection component. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) and single source selection (SSS) method with a standard quality-cost ratio of 80:20 simplified technical proposal. The SSS method will be used for one of the four outputs of the intelligent transport component (paras. 5253), which is the road safety education program.
The Government through the IA will engage and finance 700 person-months of national consultants for (i) preparation of detailed design for roads, interchanges, ITS, pedestrian crossing facilities, multimodal transport facilities, and advanced environmental monitoring system, (ii) construction supervision for road and interchange civil works, multimodal transport interchanges, pedestrian crossing, installation of advanced traffic control system, and installation of advanced environmental monitoring system, (iii) monitoring of environmental impact, resettlement impact, and project performance monitoring, and (iv) capacity building for affected people. The national consultants will be recruited in accordance with government procedures acceptable to ADB.
|Procurement||All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2010, as amended from time to time). International competitive bidding (Single-Stage: One-Envelop) procedures will be used for civil works contracts estimated to exceed $10 million, and supply contracts estimated to exceed $1 million. Contracts for goods and for works estimated to cost less than the above ICB threshold values, but more than $100,000 for goods and $200,000 for works, will be procured on the basis of national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures in accordance with the PRC Tendering and Bidding Law (1999), subject to modifications agreed upon with ADB.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Chu, Chenglong|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PRC Resident Mission (PRCM)|
Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn
|Concept Clearance||28 Mar 2011|
|Fact Finding||28 Mar 2011 to 01 Apr 2011|
|MRM||16 Aug 2011|
|Approval||08 Nov 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||15 Sep 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Nov 2011||19 Jan 2012||28 May 2012||30 Jun 2017||30 Jun 2020||08 Feb 2021|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||384.01||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||150.00||17 Jun 2022||148.59||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||17 Jun 2022||148.59||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project: Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Nov 2021|
|Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Dec 2019|
|Loan Agreement for Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project between People's Republic of China and Asian Development Bank dated 19 January 2012||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Jan 2012|
|Project Agreement for Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project between Asian Development Bank and Shaanxi Provincial Government||Project/Program Agreements||Jan 2012|
|Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Oct 2011|
|Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project||Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies||Oct 2011|
|Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project||Project/Program Administration Manual||Oct 2011|
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.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|People's Republic of China: Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Nov 2022|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Environment Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Financial Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Resettlement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Socioeconomic and Project Impact Assessment Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Transport Specialist and Coordinator-Team leader||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Transport Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Contract Management Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|2802-PRC: Xi’an Urban Road Network Improvement Project||Invitation for Bids||Closed|
|2802-PRC: Xi’an Urban Road Improvement Project [ITS-G08]||Invitation for Bids||Closed|
|2802-PRC: Xi’an Urban Road Improvement Project [MIF-G02]||Invitation for Bids||Closed|
|2802-PRC: Xi’an Urban Road Improvement Project [MIF-G06]||Invitation for Bids||Closed|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|TIF-G01-2, PROCUREMENT OF PARKING FACILITIES FOR 2 94 CARS||Loan 2802||10 Jan 2020||SHENZHEN WEICHUANG AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT CO., | SHENZHEN, PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn||3,007,080.62||2,992,514.43|
|PROCUREMENT OF MIF-C04, XIGAO TRANSPORT HUB||Loan 2802||21 Dec 2018||ZHEJIANG KUNLUN CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO., LTD. | ZHEJIANG CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn||3,452,973.25||3,452,973.25|
|PROCUREMENT OF TRAFFIC INFORMATION RELEASE SYSTEM, ITS-G07, GOODS||Loan 2802||05 Dec 2018||QINGDAO HISENSE TRANSTECH CO., LTD. | NO. 308, NINGXIA ROAD, QINGDAO HIGH TECH . INDUSTRIAL ZONE CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn||1,819,115.89||1,819,115.89|
|PROCURMENT OF GOODS, MIF-G02:MAINTENANCE AND POWER SUPPLY EQUIPMENT FOR XI'AN NORTH TRAIN STATION TR ANSPORTATION HUB||Loan 2802||06 Mar 2019||SHAANXI KING FLYING TRAFFIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD | NO. 281, CHANG YING EAST ROAD, XINCHENG DISTRICT, XI'AN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn||3,238,188.25||3,238,188.25|
|PROCUREMENT OF GOODS, ITS-G08: SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC SIGNAL SEMAPHORE SYSTEM REHABILITATION||Loan 2802||04 Apr 2019||QINGDAO HISENSE TRANSTECH CO., LTD. | NO. 308, NINGXIA ROAD, QINGDAO HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIAL PARK CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn||10,572,518.12||10,471,424.83|
|PROCUREMENT OF CONTRACT NO. TIF-G01-1:PARKING FACILITIES FOR 300 CARS||Loan 2802||29 Apr 2019||DAYANG PARKING CO., LTD. | WEIFANG, SHANDONG CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn||2,204,452.93||2,180,869.46|
|MIF-G06, ICB, PROCUREMENT OF ELECTRIC PUBLIC BUS||Loan 2802||11 Nov 2019||ZHENGZHOU YUTONG BUS CO., LTD. | YUTONG ROAD, GUANCHENG DISTRICT ZHENGZHOU CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn||7,319,005.65||7,319,005.65|
|MIF-G03, MAINTENANCE AND POWER SUPPLY EQUIPMENT FO R XI'AN NATIONAL CIVIL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIAL BASE T RANSPORT HUB AND XIGAO TRANSPORT HUBUB AND XIGAO||Loan 2802||20 Nov 2019||BEIJING JINYUAN SHIQIN ELECTROMECHANICAL EQUI | NO. 1 BUILDING, KANGDING STREET NO. 11, BEIJING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AREA CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn||1,260,702.39||1,249,079.48|
|PROCUREMENT OF GOODS, TRAFFIC VIDEO MONITORING SYS TEM, ITS-G05||Loan 2802||08 Oct 2018||ENJOYOR CO., LTD. | NO. 223 YILE ROAD, HANGZHOU CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn||3,639,451.00||3,607,314.00|
|PROCUREMENT OF CIVIL WORKS CONTRACT MIF-C02, XI'AN NATIONAL CIVIL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIAL BASE TRANSPOR T HUB||Loan 2802||16 Aug 2018||SHAANXI XINCHANGDE CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING C | SHAANXI PROVINCE CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn||11,162,831.00||11,097,536.00|
|PROCUREMENT OF MIF-G01:XI'AN CITY BUS STATION CHAR GE DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES.||Loan 2802||14 May 2018||XI'AN TIANHONG ELECTRIC CO., LTD. | XI'AN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn||2,232,569.00||2,190,673.00|
|PROCUREMENT OF PACKAGE TIF-C01, CIVIL WORKS OF FUC UN DONGLU PARKING GARAGE.||Loan 2802||05 Sep 2017||SHAANXI HONGYUAN CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO., LTD | SHAANXI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Xi'an Municipal Urban & Rural Constrction Commssn||7,521,316.00||7,521,316.00|
|Civil Works of Xi'An North Train Station Transport Hub||Loan 2802||07 Feb 2017||Zhejiang Xinjie Construction Co., Ltd. | China, People's Republic of||Xi'an Municipal Urban and Rural Construction Commission||10,679,755.06||10,640,246.32|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Xi'an Urban Road Network Improvement Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Dec 2019|