China, People's Republic of: Guangxi Regional Cooperation and Integration Promotion Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 50050-002

The Asian Development Bank is working with the People's Republic of China to promote cross-border economic activities between Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and northern Viet Nam. The program is helping develop the North-South Economic Corridor under the Greater Mekong Subregion Cooperation Program.

Project Name Guangxi Regional Cooperation and Integration Promotion Investment Program
Project Number 50050-002
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0096-PRC: Guangxi Regional Cooperation and Integration Promotion Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 450.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Finance / Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing

Industry and trade / Trade and services

Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed Guangxi Regional Cooperation and Integration Promotion Investment Program will help the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) implement its strategies and action plans for regional cooperation and integration (RCI) with countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with a focus on developing the North-South Economic Corridor (NSEC) under the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Cooperation Program.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy RCI is an integral part of the operations of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the PRC, as one of five strategic priorities of ADB's country partnership strategy, 20162020._RCI is highlighted as a priority in the PRC's 13th Five-Year Plan for 20162020._In 2015, the PRC announced the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative, which aims to promote connectivity and strengthen economic partnerships in the spirit of open regionalism._GZAR has mainstreamed RCI into its provincial 13th plan, with emphasis on (i) strengthening cooperation with ASEAN, particularly the GMS countries,_(ii) participating in major international economic corridors linking GZAR and ASEAN, and (iii) serving as the gateway for opening up the PRC's southwest region.

(i) Economic growth potential for border areas in the PRC and Viet Nam realized,

(ii) Efficient transport and trade operations along GMS North-South Economic Corridor achieved, and

(iii) Economic integration between GZAR and rest of the GMS further strengthened.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Benefits of regional cooperation and integration in border areas of Guangxi and northern Viet Nam captured.

Progress Toward Outcome Being achieving.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Support for SMEs in border areas_expanded

Cross-border financial transactions and investments increased

Integrated and interoperable cross- border e-commerce platforms for the PRC and Viet Nam developed

Key infrastructure and trade-related services in BEZs provided

Physical and informational connectivity and policy coordination improved.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Project progress generally on track.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Frequent communication with GPMO is kept to track the implementation status. T
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services An estimated 1,239 person-months of consulting services are required to (i) facilitate project management and implementation, (ii) strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the executing and implementing agencies, and (iii) conduct project advisory support on publicprivate partnership, business development services, and cross-border financial and investment services. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a qualitycost ratio of 80:20.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time)._International competitive bidding (ICB) procedures will be used for civil works contracts estimated to exceed $40 million, and goods contracts estimated to exceed $10 million._Contract estimated at less than the ICB thresholds would be procured following national procedures in accordance with the People's Republic of China (PRC) Tendering and Bidding Law (1999), subject to modifications as agreed with ADB and consigned in the national competitive bidding (NCB) annex to the procurement plan. Contracts for works estimated to cost less than the ICB threshold values, but from $100,000 and contracts for goods estimated to cost less than the ICB threshold values, but from $100,000 will be procured on the basis of NCB procedures. Shopping will be used for contracts for procurement of works and goods estimated at less than $100,000.
Responsible ADB Officer Xia, Heng
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Concept Clearance 07 Jun 2016
Fact Finding 26 Jul 2016 to 12 Aug 2016
MRM 29 Sep 2016
Approval 01 Dec 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2022

MFF Facility Concept 0096-PRC

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1,180.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 450.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 730.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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