50010-001: Shandong Spring City Green Modern Trolley Bus Demonstration | Asian Development Bank

China, People's Republic of: Shandong Spring City Green Modern Trolley Bus Demonstration

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50010-001 Status: Closed

The proposed project aims to improve the urban transport environment in Jinan, Shandong province by reducing emissions and congestion in the city through the development of a modern trolley bus network. It will be developed and designed through a project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) in order to verify the technical, financial, economic, social and environmental viability of the project and develop sustainable urban mobility strategies for the city, to be implemented together with the trolley bus system. The outcome of the project will be enhanced sustainable urban mobility with integrated public transport services and a zero emission trolleybus network.


Project Details

Project Officer
ADB Disclosure East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Shandong Spring City Green Modern Trolley Bus Demonstration
Project Number 50010-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9208-PRC: Shandong Spring City Green Modern Trolley Bus Demonstration
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The proposed project aims to improve the urban transport environment in Jinan, Shandong province by reducing emissions and congestion in the city through the development of a modern trolley bus network. It will be developed and designed through a project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) in order to verify the technical, financial, economic, social and environmental viability of the project and develop sustainable urban mobility strategies for the city, to be implemented together with the trolley bus system. The outcome of the project will be enhanced sustainable urban mobility with integrated public transport services and a zero emission trolleybus network.



The PPTA will (i) prepare technical preliminary design of trolley bus infrastructure, trolley bus standard recommendation, trolley bus lane and stations, and trolley bus depots; (ii) conduct cost and benefit analysis, and financial analysis of the trolley bus system development and operation based on travel demand forecast; (iii) conduct a financial management assessment of the EA and IA; (iv) conduct safeguards assessments; (v) conduct emission reduction and impact analysis on health; and (vi) conduct sustainable urban mobility assessment and strategy preparation. The project will adopt a model-based approach for travel demand forecast, emission estimations, environment impact estimations and benefit estimations.



Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Jinan is the capital of the Shandong province located in eastern China. It is 400 km south of Beijing and 200 km from the east coast. Jinan in recent years has evolved into a major administrative, economic and transportation center, with a population of 6.4 million and an average annual GDP per capita of USD 9,907 in 2014. The city has a monocentric and sprawl pattern to the southwest, east and north with direct jurisdiction over six urban districts, one county level city, and three counties. It has a special geological structure with underground streams from Taishan Mountain emerging in the form of numerous springs. The protection of springs is an important element to be considered in Jinan's urban development. The development of underground metro lines in the downtown area is restricted by the springs, thus making modern bus services more important.



Despite efforts by the government in reducing traffic congestion and pollution through improved public transport services with the seven Bus Rapid Transit routes, four trolley bus routes, suburban and exurban bus and special services for schools, supermarkets and businesses, Jinan overtook Beijing as the most congested city in the first quarter of 2016 in the PRC and tops the list in traffic congestion with a delay index of 2.1. Also according to the National Environmental Analysis released in January 2013, Jinan is one of the ten most polluted cities in the world. In Aug and Sep 2014, the Ministry of Environmental Protection Statistics ranked Jinan as the most polluted city in PRC. The major sources of pollution are coal-based power plants and industries in the Shandong province, rapidly increasing motor vehicles, and massive construction sites in the city.



Jinan has been nominated as one of the pilot cities in several different urban transport initiatives in the PRC. The Jinan Municipal Government (JMG) has developed a comprehensive urban public transport development plan for urban rail network development, a trolley bus network development plan, and a public transport infrastructure plan including stations, depots and low emission buses. With the visions and plans established, JMG has requested ADB to support upgrading and integrating its urban public transport infrastructure by developing a trolley bus network and sustainable urban mobility strategies built around urban public transport.



The outcome of the project has a huge potential for other cities in the PRC and DMCs where the trolley bus system can be considered suitable for the urban transport context.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Jinan
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Stakeholders are being interviewed through focused group discussions to determine their acceptability of the project and to collect their opinions on the project's impacts. Issues such as willingness to pay for increased bus fare, trolley bus safety, bus station design and bus intelligent systems were raised. Such issues will be addressed by the project team through continued discussions with stakeholders.

TA activities were completed on 31 July 2017. Final payment to consultants is ongoing.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

A combination of individuals and firms will be engaged as the TA will be implemented as a parallel effort by the ADB and CDIA. CDIA funded consulting service will be implemented from July 2016 to December 2016 and ADB funded consulting service will be implemented from October 2016 to July 2017. To improve economy, efficiency, and value for money, all consulting services under the TA will be engaged through output-based (lump-sum) contracts. The recruitment of consultants administered by ADB will hire international and national firms and individuals using the quality-and cost-based selection method with a 90:10 quality-cost ratio in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Simplified technical proposals will be required.

The international team will comprise: 1) team leader/public transport planner (4 person-months); 2) trolley bus specialist (2 person-months); 3) urban transport policy specialist (3 person-months); 4) travel demand modeling specialist (4 person-months); 5) traffic engineering specialist (4 person-months); 6) ICT specialist (1 person-month); 7) vehicle emissions estimation specialist (1 person-month); 8) station design architect (1 person-month); 9) transport economist and financial specialist (1 person-month); 10) environment specialist (1.5 person-months); 11) social and poverty specialist and resettlement specialist (1.5 person-months); 12) health (emission) specialist (1 person-month).

The team of national consultants will comprise: 1) public transport planner (4 person-months); 2) trolley bus specialist (4 person-months); 3) urban transport policy specialist (4 person-months); 4) travel demand modeling specialist (4 person-months); 5) traffic engineering specialist (3 person-months); 6) ICT specialist (2 person-months); 7) vehicle emissions estimation specialist (2 person-months); 8) station design architect (2 person-months); 9) transport economist and financial specialist (1 person-month); 10) environment specialist (2 person-months); 11) social and poverty specialist (2 person-months); 12) resettlement specialist (2 person-months); 13) health (emission) specialist (1 person-month).

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Jinan Municipal Government
Longao Bldg, No. 1 Longding Road,
Lixia District
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Sep 2016
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 14 Oct 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Sep 2017

TA 9208-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Oct 2016 16 Nov 2016 16 Nov 2016 31 Jul 2017 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 850,000.00 14 Oct 2016 342,995.35

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