China, People's Republic of: Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project

Sovereign Project | 45023-002

ADB is supporting a sustainable transport project in Hubei province in the People’s Republic of China. The project will build a bus rapid transit corridor in Yichang city, which will connect the main districts, provincial bus terminal, and the high-speed railway station. It will develop pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and include road works to accommodate through traffic and freight traffic.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Pettersson, Anders
    East Asia Department
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  • Country
    China, People's Republic of
  • Modality
    • Loan
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Project Number 45023-002
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3014-PRC: Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The Hubei-Yichang Municipal Government proposes a project with the following components: (i) road reconstruction and installation of bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor (18 kilometers [km]), (ii) establishing BRT services; (iii) construction of two road sections (24.7 km) to support logistics park development and to accommodate increasing pass-dam transshipment demand; and (iv) support for non-motorized transport (NMT), travel demand management (TDM) in Yichang central business district (CBD) through parking management.

The proposed Project is aligned with the key thrusts of ADB's assistance to the PRC under the PRC Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) in the areas of: (i) inclusive growth and balanced development by promoting urbanization in less developed regions, and (ii) resource efficiency and environmental sustainability by promoting efficient and sustainable urban transport and transit-oriented development. The focus on public transport and multi-modal integration fits well with ADB's Sustainable Transport Initiative (STI)

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Yichang is facing two main transport challenges. The first challenge is to develop its transport system to support urban and industrial development in a sustainable way. The main districts, industrial sites, stations, and terminals need to be served by efficient public transport services to reduce transport cost, provide increased accessibility to jobs and services, and promote economic development. Currently bus services have no lane priority and the route structure is not adequately serving the city. The second challenge is to enhance the logistics hub function of Yichang by providing efficient accessibility to the logistic parks being developed in the city, and provide means of meeting the increasing demand for pass-dam transshipment. An efficient logistics hub function and increased pass-dam transshipment capacity will decrease logistics costs and environmental costs around the region by enabling increased use of inland waterways.
Impact Efficient, inclusive, and sustainable transport system in Yichang
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficient passenger and freight transport
Progress Toward Outcome All contract awards for civil works and equipment packages completed. Final liquidation ongoing. PCR mission tentatively scheduled in October 2019.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Bus rapid transit system

Nonmotorized transport measures

Road network improvement

Capacity building and quality assurance

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

All works completed.

All works completed.

Yemingzhu section fly-over construction (2.5 km) funded by local financing opened to public in June 2017. BRT section under the fly-over, excluding B28 Pinghu station became operational in February 2018.

Ongoing.

Geographical Location Yichang
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified as environment category A. An environmental impact assessment (EIA) report and environmental management plan (EMP) that comply with ADB Safeguard Policy (2009) and PRC regulatory requirements have been prepared for the project and were disclosed on the ADB website on 14 December 2012. The EIA concludes that anticipated environmental impacts and risks are modest and can be limited to an acceptable level through the implementation of the EMP and compliance with loan covenants. Capacity development and institutional strengthening are proposed to minimize environmental risks. The EMP assesses potential impacts of the project components, sets out mitigation and monitoring measures, institutional arrangements, training requirements, and budgets for implementation of the EMP.
Involuntary Resettlement

The project is category A for involuntary resettlement.16 The resettlement impacts of the project include land acquisition in rural areas and demolition of rural and urban houses and urban commercial structures (shops). Nine villages and one urban neighborhood in Yichang city will be affected. The total permanent land acquisition is 1,797.5 mu. Demolition will involve 56,106.60 square meters (m2) of residential structures. Together, land acquisition and demolition will affect 1,453 persons in 370 households. The project will also involve demolition

of 325 m2 of shops along the BRT corridor that will affect 25 persons in nine shops. The project will temporarily occupy 528.59 mu of land.

Indigenous Peoples There are no ethnic minority communities that will be adversely affected by the project, which is category C for indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Yichang Municipal Governemnt (EA), Yichang Provincial Government are consulted for project scoping and design during mission and through subsequent correspondances.
During Project Implementation Consultation and participation strategy will continue during implementation.
Responsible ADB Officer Pettersson, Anders
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division EASI
Executing Agencies
Yichang Municipal Government
No. 102 Yanjiang Blvd.
Yichang City, Hubei PRC
Post Code : 443000
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Dec 2011
Fact Finding 05 Dec 2012 to 12 Dec 2012
MRM 16 Apr 2013
Approval 21 Aug 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2019

Loan 3014-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Aug 2013 30 Oct 2013 06 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2018 - 20 Jan 2020
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 515.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 29 Sep 2021 149.93 0.00 100%
Counterpart 365.10 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Sep 2021 149.93 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory - Unsatisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Project Completion Report Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2020
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2019
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2018
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2017
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2016
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Feb 2016
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2014) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2015
湖北宜昌城市可持续交通项目 : 项目数据表 Translated PDS Jun 2014
Project Agreement for Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project Project/Program Agreements Oct 2013
Loan Agreement for Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Oct 2013
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project Gender Action Plans Jul 2013
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Jul 2013
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Jul 2013

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
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No. 7 (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2018
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No. 8 (January-15 October 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2018
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 6 Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No. 6 (January–June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2017
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No. 5 (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2017
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 4 Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2016
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No. 4 (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2016
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 3 Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2016
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 5 (October-December 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2016
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No. 3 (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Semi-Annual Environmental Monitoring Report (No. 2) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Due Diligence Report on the Relocation of the Hui People's Cemetery and Muslim Slaughterhouse Social Monitoring Reports May 2015
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project Resettlement Plans Mar 2014
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Environmental Impact Assessment (Final) Environmental Impact Assessments Jun 2013
Hubei–Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project Resettlement Plans Apr 2013
Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Environmental Impact Assessment (Draft) Environmental Impact Assessments Dec 2012

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
People’s Republic of China: Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Jun 2021

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
PRC: Hubei-Yichang Sustainable Urban Transport Project Advance Notice Archived 17 Jul 2013

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found


Procurement Plan