The second tranche of the multitranche financing facility (MFF) will cover major investments of the MFF, including investments in border-connectivity and border economic zones (BEZ). In line with the framework financing agreement, those investments strongly support Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's (GZAR) Strategy and Action Plan for participation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Program, aiming to deepen economic cooperation and integration with ASEAN member countries.
|Project Name||Guangxi Regional Cooperation and Integration Promotion Investment Program - Tranche 2|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Finance / Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing
Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development
Transport / Road transport (non-urban) - Urban public transport
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The second tranche of the multitranche financing facility (MFF) will cover major investments of the MFF, including investments in border-connectivity and border economic zones (BEZ). In line with the framework financing agreement, those investments strongly support Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's (GZAR) Strategy and Action Plan for participation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Program, aiming to deepen economic cooperation and integration with ASEAN member countries.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The MFF purpose is to help the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR) implement its strategies and action plans for regional cooperation and integration (RCI) with countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), focusing on developing the North-South Economic Corridor (NSEC) under the GMS Cooperation Program. Tranche 2 will cover major investments of the MFF, including investments in cross border-connectivity and BEZs.|
Economic growth potential for border areas in the PRC and Viet Nam realized.
Efficient transport and trade operations along GMS North South Economic Corridor achieved.
Economic integration between GZAR and rest of the GMS further strengthened.
|Description of Outcome||Benefits of regional cooperation and integration in border areas of Guangxi and northern Viet Nam captured.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
Inception mission conducted on 21-28 January 2019
Review mission conducted on 24-31 May(MOU signed)
Review mission conducted on 14-17 October(MOU signed)
|Description of Project Outputs||
Development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) enhanced
Cross-border e-commerce platform developed
Key infrastructure and services for BEZs improved
Physical and people's connectivity for RCI improved.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||By end of March 2020. 7 out of 12 bidding package were awarded. Subproject implementation: 1) Subproject 4: Qinzhou Cross-border Trade E-Commerce Industrial Park Project. The subproject was designed to construct e-commerce related facilities, including exhibition space, offices, warehouse, and external works for the e-commerce center. ADB's Mya review mission was informed that design of the business model has not been finalized yet. Based on the PIE's schedule, the bidding document will be posted in Q2 2020. The entire construction site is a reclaimed area from the seabed. There is no need for land acquisition and resettlement of persons, but the certificate of state-owned land using right can be awarded after the PIFs made full payment of land transfer fee. During review mission, PIE reported that the full business model design is still undergoing. 2) Subproject 5: Qinzhou International Cold-Chain Logistics Demonstration Project. The subproject was designed to construct chilled and frozen storage warehousing. During May review mission, ADB was informed that PIE has been negotiation with one national leading logistic company from Shanghai, Global Logistics Properties (GLP), about the operation of the warehouses. Once the arrangement was reached the PIE will submit the bidding documents. Bidding document is scheduled to be advertised in Q2 2020. 3) Subproject 7: China- ASEAN Educational Medicare Cooperation Project (Phase I). The subproject is to help the Youjiang Medical College for Nationals (YMCN) to develop its new campus located in Baidong New District, Baise City. ADB funded two bidding packages in 2019. Bid for BS-C2 was opened on 21 May. For package BS-C1, bid was opened on 4 June. Both contracts were awarded in Q4 of 2019) Subproject 2: Dongxing Changhu Road East Section Construction Project. In the January inception mission, ADB noticed the route of road will be adjusted to accommodate the construction of Dongxing to Fangchengang high-speed railway. The revised feasibility study (FS) is under GXDRC review and approval. According to the revised FS, 3 km route out of original 3.7 km needs redesign leading to increased total investment of RMB 0.64 billion from original RMB 0.37 billion. The resettlement plan is under ADB's review. Other Subprojects are implemented as scheduled. ( Updating date: End of Q1 2020)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Potential impacts of tranche 2 of the program are classified as B for environment. A consolidated initial environmental examination (IEE) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) have been prepared based on information provided in the domestic environmental impact reports (EIRs) and environment impact tables (EITs), feasibility reports and site reconnaissance. The EIRs and EITs for all subprojects have been approved by the local Environmental Protection Bureaus. The IEE has been disclosed.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Potential impacts of tranche 2 of the program are classified as B for involuntary resettlement. The key impacts of the subprojects will arise from permanent land acquisition of cultivated land and temporary disturbances to affected peoples' livelihoods. Four subprojects will not acquire land from individuals and households, as they will be constructed on state-owned land which was acquired before the program was planned or was recently reclaimed from the sea. The remaining 3 subprojects of tranche 2 will acquire 114.8 ha (1722.35 mu) of rural collective land or state-owned farmland; and will demolish rural residential and non-residential houses of 26,890.3 sqm area. About 4,946 persons in 1,680 households will be affected by land acquisition and resettlement. However, losses of income and livelihood sources of affected persons and households are not significant because the majority of them lost small portions of their land to subprojects. Moreover, most of them have easy access to non-agricultural employment and cross-border trade facilities.Meaningful consultations were conducted during the project preparation phase and will continue during the implementation phase. A grievance redress mechanism has been agreed with the affected persons and subproject entities to be established during project implementation. Public information booklets will be distributed to all APs before project implementation. Resettlement plans (RPs) and resettlement due diligence reports (DDRs) on land that has already been acquired were formulated in accordance with the RP, which reflects the PRC's regulatory framework and regulations and involuntary resettlement safeguard policy requirements of ADB. Draft RPs have been uploaded on the ADB website. Any revisions to the draft RPs, updated RPs based on detailed measurement survey and/or detailed engineering designs, will be submitted to ADB for approval before the award of civil works contracts and uploaded prior to implementation. The Project Management Office will conduct internal monitoring and submit quarterly progress reports for ADB's review. An external monitoring agency will be recruited to conduct an independent review of the subproject implementation. The agency will submit semi-annual reports for ADB's review.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The impacts of the subprojects of tranche 2 on ethnic minorities are minimal, and are categorized as C. Han and Zhuang are the overwhelming majority of the population in the PRC. Han is the dominant ethnic community with 98% of the population. Zhuang is the second largest ethnic group in the PRC. Both ethnic groups are present in several subproject areas. Another ethnic minority community in the subproject areas is Jing ethnic minority group. It comprises mostly of Vietnamese migrant workers whose family and property ties are with Viet Nam. Most of them arrived in the subproject areas as married-in or moved-in persons. They are well integrated into Han or Zhuang ethnic communities. No ethnic group holds any land as its ancestral or sacred land in the subproject areas. Zhuangs are not to be treated as Indigenous Peoples per the SPS. Han, Zhuang and other ethnic peoples coexist without distinguishing themselves on ethnic identities or land and employment issues. The subprojects will benefit local populations regardless of their ethnic identities and vulnerabilities.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Participatory approaches to development planning, land acquisition and resettlement planning, and income restoration and improvement planning have been followed and will be continued through the project implementation. Public consultations with the affected persons (APs), formal and informal discussions with relevant governmental agencies such as the Poverty Alleviation Offices, Public Security Bureau, Women's Federation, Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau, village committees and the IAs helped in identifying positive benefits and adverse impacts of subprojects. Grievance redress mechanisms at the subproject level will bring transparency and accountability to development interventions. Further, farmer cooperatives, retired overseas workers' association, and community level organizations actively participated in project planning. They will also help the project management office and IAs to monitor land acquisition and resettlement program implementation. Focal group discussions, consultations, and AP interviews indicate that women were supportive of the project components. Poverty, social and gender analysis indicated that the project will benefit women and other social groups equally through improved cross-border trade, provided trainings and created job opportunities.|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||An, Bo|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD|
Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, through Guangxi Foreign Loans Project Management Office
18th Floor, Guangxi Development Plaza
East Building, No. 111-1 Minzu_Avenue
|MRM||19 Jul 2017|
|Approval||04 Apr 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||07 May 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|04 Apr 2018||01 Aug 2018||14 Nov 2018||30 Nov 2023||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||440.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||180.00||04 Apr 2018||75.42||0.00||42%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||04 Apr 2018||9.34||0.00||5%|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Project and Financial Management Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Dec 2019||08 Feb 2020|
|Project Management and Procurement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||24 Oct 2019||08 Nov 2019|
|Loan 3652-PRC: Guangxi Regional Cooperation and Integration Promotion Investment Program (Tranche 2) GC-C2||Invitation for Bids||Closed||19 Aug 2019||19 Sep 2019|
|Loan 3652-PRC: Guangxi Regional Cooperation and Integration Promotion Investment Program (Tranche 2) [GC-C1]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||22 Feb 2019||22 Mar 2019|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|GC-C2: CHINA-ASEAN SME SYNERGY INNOVATION DEVT. PROJECT (SME BUSINESS DEVT. SERVICE INFORMATION CENTER)||Loan 3652||14 Feb 2020||GUANGXI CHENGJIAN CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO. LTD.||NO. 131, MINZU AVENUE, NANNING, GUANGXI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Govt of GZAR, thru Guangxi Foreign Lns_Prj Mgt Off||CONSTRUCTION||12,045,112.78||6,629,475.31|
|PZ-C1: PINXIANG CHINA-VIETNAM CROSS-BORDER ECONOMIC COOPERATION ZONE PHASE 1: INTERCONNECTION PROJECT||Loan 3652||10 Feb 2020||HARBIN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING CO., LTD.||8 FUXING STREET, DAOLI DISTRICT, HARBIN CITY CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Govt of GZAR, thru Guangxi Foreign Lns_Prj Mgt Off||CONSTRUCTION||7,173,324.58||5,030,199.70|
|CHINA-ASEAN EDUCATIONAL MEDICARE CORPORATION PROJ. (BUILDINGS IN THE WEST AREA: STUDENT DORMITORY, CANTEEN, AND LAB BUILDING)||Loan 3652||11 Dec 2019||THE ELEVENTH METALLURGICAL CONSTRUCTION GRP.||NO. 28, HEXI ROAD, LIUNAN DIST. LUZHOU CITY, GUANGXI ZHUANG AUTONOMOUS REGION CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Govt of GZAR, thru Guangxi Foreign Lns_Prj Mgt Off||CONSTRUCTION||26,343,692.98||10,911,992.08|
|CHONGZUO SINO-VIETNAM BORDER ECONOMIC COOPERATION ZONE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT PHASE I||Loan 3652||11 Dec 2019||JV OF GUANGDONG PROV'L. ARCHITECTURAL ENG'G.||G'G GRP METALLURGICAL CONST. CO., LTD. 11 XIANLIEDONGHENG RD.TIANHE DIST, CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Govt of GZAR, thru Guangxi Foreign Lns_Prj Mgt Off||CONSTRUCTION||42,216,104.21||29,928,177.49|
|CHINA-ASEAN EDUCATIONAL MEDICARE COOPERATION PROJ. INCLUDING PUBLIC TEACDHING BLDG;LAB BLDG;ADMIN OFC BLDG;FULL-TIME RESEARCH BLDG;AUDITORIUM;NSG;ETC.||Loan 3652||05 Dec 2019||GUANGXI GUICHUAN CONSTRUCTION GROUP||NO. 65, WENQUAN MIDDLE ROAD, LUCHUAN COUNTY, YULIN CITY, GZAR, P.R.C. CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Govt of GZAR, thru Guangxi Foreign Lns_Prj Mgt Off||CONSTRUCTION||26,920,036.84||11,157,063.08|
|CHINA-ASEAN SME SYNERGY INNOVATION DEVELOMENT PROJECT (VOCATIONAL EDUCATION BUILDING)||Loan 3652||01 Oct 2019||GUANGXI CHENGJIAN CONSTRUCTION GROUP CO.LTD.||NO. 131,MINZU AVENUE, NANNING GUANGXI, P.R.C. CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Govt of GZAR, thru Guangxi Foreign Lns_Prj Mgt Off||CONSTRUCTION||11,672,842.51||6,532,625.37|
|CHINA-ASEAN SME SYNERGY INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT PRO JECT (AERONAUTIC AND AEROSPACE INDUSTRY PRACTICE B ASE BUILDING||Loan 3652||28 Aug 2019||SHAANXI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CONSTRUCTION G||XIAN, SHAANXI, P.R.C. CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Govt of GZAR, thru Guangxi Foreign Lns_Prj Mgt Off||CONSTRUCTION||12,513,071.39||6,802,620.84|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Guangxi Regional Cooperation and Integration Promotion Investment Program (Tranche 2): Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jan 2018|