China, People's Republic of : Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project

Sovereign Project | 48024-002

The project will develop a modern and efficient multimodal logistics system in Chongqing. The outputs of the project will be (i) the Chongqing transportation logistics park, (ii) the Nanpeng logistics park, (iii) the Yangtze River inland waterway roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) operations, (iv) a logistics information system, and (v) institutional capacity building.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Lu, Lanlan
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project
Project Number
48024-002
Country / Economy
  • China, People's Republic of
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3459-PRC: Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Environmentally sustainable growth
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Regional integration
Drivers of Change
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Multimodal logistics - Water transport (non-urban)

Gender
No gender elements
Description

The project will develop a modern and efficient multimodal logistics system in Chongqing. The outputs of the project will be (i) the Chongqing transportation logistics park, (ii) the Nanpeng logistics park, (iii) the Yangtze River inland waterway roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) operations, (iv) a logistics information system, and (v) institutional capacity building.

The proposed project is the third urban development project in Chongqing. Lessons from past and ongoing projects were incorporated in the project design, such as devolving more responsibilities to the implementing agency while strengthening its project management and financial management capacity. The proposed project will have demonstration features, namely integrated logistics parks, logistics information system, and inland waterway Ro-Ro operations. These features are all relatively new for logistics projects in the PRC, and their successful introduction through this project will offer opportunities for replication and scaling up. Integrated logistics functions and services in the new logistics parks will reduce wasteful freight movements. Logistics information services will enable logistics service providers, such as freight forwarding companies, to increase efficiency and reduce costs through better tracking and control over the supply chain. Ro-Ro operations will reduce the time and costs of transshipments, incentivizing freight movement on inland waterways.

The project is consistent with the plans of the Government of the PRC to develop the logistics sector and is in line with the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan. The project is also closely aligned with the government s priorities to develop the Yangtze River Economic Belt and the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative. The project's focus on logistics development is in line with the Sustainable Transport Initiative of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which highlights logistics improvements as an important opportunity for sustainable transport operations. The project also draws on the recommendations of the previous ADB study on logistics development in the PRC.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The logistics sector in the PRC, while stronger than many Asian countries, trails behind several developed nations. According to the World Bank's logistics performance index, the PRC has a global ranking of 27 (1 is the best and 160 is the worst). The PRC's ranking indicates a potential for improvement. On 11 June 2014, the State Council approved a plan to develop the logistics industry. This reaffirms the government's continued emphasis on improving and reforming the logistics sector, which is expected to continue during the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan of the PRC.

Existing logistics constraints. In 2015, Chongqing handled 1.1 billion tons of cargo at 24 locations within the inner city region and ring road in Chongqing. The movement of freight trucks in urban areas worsens traffic congestion, creates air pollution, and slows down the delivery time for goods. Moreover, most of these small logistics centers do not have enough parking spaces, resulting in large trucks being parked along the streets causing more traffic congestion. Since April 2014, the government has restricted the movement of big freight trucks in parts of the inner city during certain times of the day. These restrictions are expected to be further tightened to cope with growing traffic congestion. While this has provided some relief to the traffic congestion problem, the trucks idle just outside the inner city for several hours before they are allowed to enter, thus contributing to considerable air pollution. There is also a risk that the supply of daily commodities used by local residents may be affected. The government plans to create the new logistics parks beyond the inner ring road as a long-term solution to these problems. The existing logistics centers in the inner city would gradually be consolidated and transferred to the new logistics parks. The new parks would combine all of the logistics functions in one location which will eliminate unnecessary freight movements. The parks will also integrate the various transport modes such as railways, highways and inland waterway resulting in the development of an efficient multimodal logistics system. These improvements will reduce logistics costs, which in turn may result in lower prices of consumer goods.

Inland water transport. Chongqing is one of the most important inland ports in the PRC. The development of the Three Gorges Dam has increased the shipping capacity of the Yangtze River. The dam has made the river deeper and slower, allowing for easier navigation, especially upstream, for cargo and passenger vessels. The limiting factor for cargo, however, is the capacity of the ship lock across the 181 meter high dam. Presently, container ships have to wait for several days in order to pass the dam. To avoid delays, shippers unload goods upstream of the dam and often transfer goods to their final destination by road. The delays and costs of loading and unloading goods on vessels deter shippers from using inland waterway transport.

Logistics information system. The logistics information systems in the PRC are not fully developed. The existing systems provide information related to a single transport mode (e.g., tracking cargo moving on road transport), and there is little integration between different transport modes. Limited information is available in the public domain, making it difficult for transportation companies and freight forwarding companies to operate efficiently. Poor information-sharing creates a bottleneck for logistics and results in higher costs and delays. There is a need to develop an accessible information system that could be used by all the logistics centers and service providers. This will enable the logistics companies specializing in one or more aspects of logistic operations to work seamlessly together in a more efficient and cost effective manner.

Impact

Logistics services in the Yangtze River Economic Development Belt and Silk Road Economic Belt region improved

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Efficient and integrated multimodal logistics system in Chongqing demonstrated

Progress Toward Outcome
On track to meet target outcome.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Chongqing transportation logistics park developed

Nanpeng logistics park constructed

Yangtze River inland waterway Ro-Ro transport demonstrated

Logistics information system established

Institutional capacity strengthened

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

As of 15 September 2023, 17 contract packages have been awarded. The procurement plan was updated and disclosed on 28 July 2023. Contract awards amounted to $92 million, and disbursement amounted to $72 million.

Output 1: Chongqing transportation logistics park. Four civil works packages (1A-CTJC01, 1A-CTJC05, 1A-CTJC08 and 1A-CTJC06) and one goods contract 2A-ETJC03 were awarded, the procurement of packages 1A-CTJC07 is ongoing.

Output 2: Nanpeng logistics park. Construction started in November 2016 using counterpart funds and all facilities were completed in May 2018 and are in operation since then.

Output 3: Yangtze River inland waterway transport demonstrated. The procurement of 2B-EDNH07 for bulk-container dual-purpose ships are ongoing.

Output 4: Logistics information system. Of the four functional areas, the functions of providing real time information on freight movements and facilitating interaction between freight forwarding companies and transporters have taken shape and are open to users.

Output 5: Institutional capacity strengthened. This output has provided 100 person-days of logistics management and services training, and 340 person-days of training on project management and ADB procedures.

Geographical Location
Chongqing

Safeguard Categories

Environment
B
Involuntary Resettlement
A
Indigenous Peoples
C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
The project is category B for environment. A consolidated initial environmental examination and an environmental management plan (EMP) that cover all project components have been prepared. These documents comply with the PRC's regulatory requirements and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), and have been disclosed on the ADB website. Public consultations were carried out to inform the project design and environmental assessment process and will continue during project implementation. The EMP outlines potential impacts, mitigation and monitoring measures, institutional arrangements, training requirements and an implementation budget of 0.2% of the total project budget. Capacity development and institutional strengthening will be provided to minimize environmental risks. Environmental complaints will be handled through a project safeguards grievance redress mechanism. ADB safeguards scope is applied to all the project components regardless of ADB or domestic finances. The required biannual Environmental Monitoring Reports have been submitted to and approved by ADB. Moreover, the first systematic project environmental management training for the PMO, project IA and PIU was carried out. The training contents included: (i) the ADB's safeguard policy; (ii) environmental management; (iii) the contents of environmental monitoring report and (iv) environmental mitigation measures adopted.
Involuntary Resettlement
The project is category A for involuntary resettlement. A resettlement plan is prepared for the Chongqing transportation logistics park component. Due diligence has also been conducted for the Nanpeng Site (already cleared prior to the proposed project). The due diligence report was prepared which includes some actions to address remaining resettlement issues. The resettlement activities for both Chongqing transportation logistics park (Output 1) and Nanpeng logistics park (Output 2) have been completed.
Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous peoples safeguard requirements are not triggered (category C) because no ethnic minorities will be affected by any project activities.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
The project will have a consultation and participation strategy to ensure meaningful consultation with all stakeholders. The consultation and participation strategy will ensure timely information to communities, project affected households, and all relevant agencies. Modes of consultation and participation will include organizing public meetings, focus groups, and such other modes of direct consultation with affected communities and affected households.
During Project Implementation
The executing and implementing agency, with support of technical consultants, will undertake consultations with key stakeholders.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
All consultant services will be recruited using quality and cost-based selection in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time), using the default ratio of 80% for technical proposal and 20% for financial proposal.
Procurement
All procurement to be financed under the ADB loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Lu, Lanlan
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Chongqing Municipal Government

Timetable

Concept Clearance
17 Jul 2014
Fact Finding
22 Sep 2015 to 29 Sep 2015
MRM
02 Dec 2015
Approval
14 Nov 2016
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
15 Sep 2023

Funding

Loan 3459-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Nov 2016 05 Jun 2017 15 Aug 2017 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2025 -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 427.79
ADB 150.00
Counterpart 277.79
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 105.84 0.00 71%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 77.51 0.00 52%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory Satisfactory -

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Title Document Type Document Date
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Apr 2024
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2023
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2022
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2021
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2020
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2019
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2018
Loan Agreement for Loan 3459-PRC: Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project Agreements Jun 2017
Project Agreement for Loan 3459-PRC: Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project Agreements Jun 2017
重庆现代物流综合发展示范项目 : 项目数据表 Translated PDS Mar 2017
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2016
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2016
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jul 2014

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
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2023
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 4 Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2023
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2022
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Addendum to Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2022
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2021
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 3 Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2021
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2020
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 2 Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2020
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: External Resettlement Monitoring Report No. 1 Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2019
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (October 2017-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2017
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (March 2016-September 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2017
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Chongqing Transportation Logistics Park - Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2015
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Nanpeng Logistics Park - Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2015

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
3459-PRC: Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project [2A-ETJC02] Invitation for Bids Active
Phase II of Chongqing Smart Logistics Public Information Platform System Framework Firm - Consulting Closed
Logistics Information System Ⅲ:Digital less than truckload logistics System Firm - Consulting Closed
Logistics Billing System Individual - Consulting Closed
Logistics Information System 3-Shipping System Individual - Consulting Closed
3459-PRC: Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project [CTJC01] Invitation for Bids Closed
Resettlement external monitoring Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental External Monitoring Individual - Consulting Closed
Start Up Support - Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Start Up Support - Civil Engineering Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Start Up Support - Institutional Development Individual - Consulting Closed
Start Up Support - Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Implementation and Capacity Development Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Procurement of CW package 1A-CTJC07: A1, A6 Warehouses and A7 counterpart building and outdoor environment & ancillary works Loan 3459 19 Dec 2023 Nantong Fourth Construction Group Co., Ltd. | Nantong, Jiangsu Province Chongqing Municipal Government 10,183,212.14 8,362,114.30
Consulting service package 3B-SIT01: Logistics Information System 1-System Framework Loan 3459 15 Nov 2023 IBM (China) Co., Limited | Pudong New District, Shanghai Chongqing Municipal Government 833,689.50 833,689.50
Procurement of goods package No. 2B-EDNH07: Bulk-Container Carrier Ship Loan 3459 19 Oct 2023 Yunyang Heniu Fuxing Shipping Co., Ltd. | Qinglong Street, Yuyang County, Chongqing Chongqing Municipal Government 7,312,463.92 7,297,574.17
Procurement of civil works package 1A-CTJC06: Warehouses B1 & B2 and outdoor environment & ancillary works Loan 3459 13 Oct 2022 Tonghao Construction Group First Engineering Co., Ltd. | 30 Duyun Road, Guiyang National High-tech Industrial Development Zone, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province Chongqing Municipal Government 19,871,246.90 16,076,489.48
Procurement of goods package No. 2A-ETJC03, 600t Crane Loan 3459 05 Sep 2022 Zoomlion Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. | No. 361 Yinpan Nan Lu, Yuelu District, Changsha City, Hunan Province Chongqing Municipal Government 1,346,801.35 1,302,456.14
Package 3B-SIT03-09: Digital Less-than-Truckload System Loan 3459 13 Jun 2022 IBM (China) Co., Limited | Pudong New District, Shanghai Chongqing Municipal Government 164,905.18 164,157.05
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR CIVIL WORKS PACKAGE IA-CTJC05 CHONGQING PUBLIC TRANSPORT CENTER (AREA A) PHASE I A2, A3, A4, A5 AND OUTSIDE AFFILIATED Loan 3459 29 Oct 2020 TONGHAO CONSTRUCTION GROUP NO. 1 CONSTRUCTION | 30 DUYUN ROAD, NATIONAL HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIAL DEV ZONE,GUIYANG CITY,GUIZHOU CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Chongqing Municipal Government 13,577,249.21 9,280,228.14
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION AND PROCUREMENT OF BUILDINGS #1 TO #16 INCLUDING #10 DRIVEWAY Loan 3459 11 Dec 2018 CHONGQING CONSTRUCTION FOURTH CONSTRUCTION | NO. 54 JIANXIN EAST ROAD,JIANGBEI DIST. CHONQING 10TH FLOOR CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Chongqing Municipal Government 72,160,554.81 36,960,835.81
CONTRACT FOR CIVIL WORKS PACKAGE NO. 1A-CTJC08 GROUND LEVELING FOR AREA A AND B Loan 3459 14 Aug 2018 ZHONGJIAN XINLI CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT | 1-1-25-1 SHANGHUI PLAZA, XINHUA ROAD HUAYING CITY, SICHUAN PROVINCE CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Chongqing Municipal Government 1,822,826.00 922,689.00
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR CS4-RESETTLEMENT EXTERNAL MONITORING Loan 3459 08 Jun 2018 YIN JIANJUN | NO. 1 XIKANG ROAD, GULOU DISTRICT NANJING CITY, JIANGSU PROVINCE CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Chongqing Municipal Government 100,000.00 100,000.00
SIGNED CONTACT FOR CONSULTING SERIVICES - CS1: PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT Loan 3459 15 May 2018 ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH | RM 2504, BLDG T2 HAN'S PLAZA, E-TOWN ECONOMIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEV, BEIJING CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Chongqing Municipal Government 1,742,809.00 1,742,809.00
CS3 ENVIRONMENTAL EXTERNAL MONITORING Loan 3459 06 Feb 2018 MR. NIE MINGTAO | EMAIL: [email protected] PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Chongqing Municipal Government 100,000.00 100,000.00

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Chongqing Integrated Logistics Demonstration Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Apr 2024