Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 24 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 15 Jul 2015

Project Name Chongqing-Guizhou Roads Development: Chongqing Component (Leichong Expressway)
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 29070-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Chongqing Municipality
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Not yet classified
Subsector For Classification
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1783Ordinary capital resources120,000
Loan-China Construction Bank79,300
Counterpart 145,700
TOTAL US$ 345,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment A

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

The EIA report concluded that there would be no major adverse environmental impacts provided the recommended mitigation measures are implemented. To ensure that environmental impacts related to the construction and operation of the Project are minimized, the environmental monitoring program and mitigation measures as specified in the EIAs and the summary EIA will be implemented. The main mitigation measures require that (i) appropriate countermeasures are taken to reduce noise for the residents near the alignment; (ii) preventive measures such as planting of trees and grasses, and construction of side ditches, torrent chutes, slope walls, and retaining walls will be taken to prevent soil erosion; and (iii) adverse impacts at borrow and spoil sites will be mitigated through contracts containing environmental covenants, and by supervising contractors during implementation. Chongqing will enhance its capacity for monitoring vehicle emissions. CECC will monitor vehicle emissions on the expressway in cooperation with the local environmental protection bureaus, traffic police, and other related organizations. Social issues included poverty reduction, resettlement, and minority people. Better access to economic centers will help develop the local economy and improve the distribution system for final goods and inputs. The expressway construction will generate 6,000 jobs, and the feeder road upgrading about 16,000 jobs. The subsequent expressway operation and maintenance will create about 500 jobs, particularly in the toll stations along the expressway. The construction, operation, and maintenance jobs will provide valuable supplementary incomes for many households. Women will be given equal opportunities for such jobs, in accordance with the ADB's Policy on Gender and Development. CECC will maximize employment opportunities in operation and maintenance of the expressway, including the toll stations and service areas, for members of vulnerable households affected by resettlement.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Direct public involvement has been an ongoing element in the development and design of the Project. Public participation and consultation has occurred (i) as part of the process of investigating routes and sites for project facilities and design alternatives; (ii) for the preparation of the social analysis, EIAs, and the resettlement plan; (iii) to inform the people affected about the project objectives and to understand their priorities, needs, and concerns; and (iv) through dialogue with the county and township representatives in the project area, to ensure that local concerns are adequately addressed in the project design and thereby gain their support and cooperation during implementation. Consultations were also carried out in selected townships served by the feeder roads included in the Project. Between May 1996 and February 2000, over 430 people were consulted to gain insights from beneficiaries on the project formulation and design.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Nov 24
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 31 Jan 1997
Fact-finding 07 Sep 1999 to 23 Sep 1999
Management Review Meeting 31 Mar 2000
Approval 21 Nov 2000


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1783 21 Nov 2000 29 Aug 2001 27 Nov 2001 30 Sep 2005 31 Mar 2007 29 Jan 2008


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
30 Sep 2016 Loan 1783 107,241 0 90.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
30 Sep 2016 Loan 1783 119,741 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1783
Loan -

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Chongqing Expressway Development Compnay Limited


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