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

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50010-002 Status: Active

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
Anders Pettersson East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Shandong Spring City Green Modern Trolley Bus Demonstration Project
Project Number 50010-002
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3583-PRC: Shandong Spring City Green Modern Trolley Bus Demonstration
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
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 Urban environment in Jinan city improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Traffic congestion and air pollution in Jinan city reduced
Progress Toward Outcome Imprest Account has been established and update of procurement plan and activities in 2019 has been submitted and agreed on.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Construct zero-emission public transport network and infrastructure complying with universal access

Develop and implement modern trolley bus and service standards with at least 30% women drivers

Prepare Travel demand management (TDM) measures for Jinan

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Project management consultants have been recruited. Bidding documents for Bus procurement are being prepared.
Geographical Location Jinan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified category B for environment. The initial environmental examination (IEE) complies with ADB's policies and requirements, including ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS 2009) and identifies potential adverse impacts. During construction, such risks would include (i) construction noise and dust affecting local residents and commercial activities along the network corridors; (ii) temporary storage and disposal of construction materials and wastes; (iii) safety to construction workers and local commuters along the network corridors; and (iv) traffic congestion and other community disturbance nearby construction areas. During operation, anticipated adverse impacts are (i) wastewater from maintenance and repair workshops at bus depots; (ii) trolley bus battery disposal; and (iii) occupational and communal health and safety due to unexpected accident like collapse of overhead wires of trolley bus network. The IEE concludes that those impacts can be mitigated through the implementation of the environmental management plan (EMP), which specifies mitigation measures, monitoring requirements, and institutional responsibilities for ensuring proper environmental management throughout the project's construction and operation. Meaningful public consultation was done in accordance with ADB's SPS 2009. The JMG and JPTC will manage the identified environmental risks and have agreed to appropriate loan covenants and training. The IEE was posted on the ADB website on 7 June 2017. Environmental safeguard documents were disclosed to the affected people (AP). Potential environmental complaints or disputes will be handled in accordance with the grievance redress mechanism (GRM) established for the project.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is category B for involuntary resettlement. A total of 24.6 mu of rural collective land will be acquired for the construction of the Hanyu depot, affecting four households with 13 persons. Nine bus depots will be built or upgraded on the existing depots owned by the JPTC and will not involve any resettlement, while 161.1 mu of state-owned land requires land use certificates with payment for six bus depots. A total of 4.3 mu will be occupied permanently for 36 traction substations within the existing landscaped area or vacant state-owned land and will not involve any resettlement. The temporary land occupation area of the project will be within the permanent land acquisition or occupation area. A draft resettlement plan was prepared in accordance with ADB's SPS 2009 and was posted to the ADB website.
Indigenous Peoples Due diligence confirms that there are no ethnic minority communities that will be adversely affected by the project and remains as category C for indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Several missions were held to identify project scope, implementation arrangements, and project costs. During project preparation, stakeholders were consulted regarding the project and participated in training and other workshops. The stakeholders all support the project.
During Project Implementation The loan was signed on 22 January 2018 and is effective as of 19 April 2018.
Responsible ADB Officer Anders Pettersson
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division EASI
Executing Agencies
Jinan Municipal Government
[email protected]
Longao Bldg, No. 1 Longding Road,
Lixia District
Shandong Provincial Finance Department
[email protected]
:3 Jida Road, Jinan, Shandong Province, PRC, 250002
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Oct 2016
Fact Finding 24 Apr 2017 to 28 Apr 2017
MRM 09 Jun 2017
Approval 23 Oct 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2019

Loan 3583-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Oct 2017 22 Jan 2018 19 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 422.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 23 Oct 2017 1.47 0.00 1%
Counterpart 272.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Oct 2017 5.00 0.00 3%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
3583-PRC: Shandong Spring City Green Modern Trolley Bus Demonstration Project Invitation for Bids Active 06 Jun 2019 01 Aug 2019
Project implementation Firm - Consulting Closed 15 Aug 2018 13 Sep 2018

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found