Project Data Sheet

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Project Name
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 29426-013
Geographical Location Shanxi Province
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Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Road Transport
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

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Environment A

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project will enhance incomes and contribute to reducing poverty in the southern part of Shanxi Province by increasing the capacity of the national, provincial, and county road network. The Project will: (i) improve access of industrial and agricultural enterprises to markets; (ii) improve access of the rural population to market opportunities, social services, and employment; (iii) attract investment through lowering transport costs in the Project area; and (iv) alleviate congestion and reduce accidents on existing roads. The Project will also support sector reforms relating to road safety, regulation of vehicle emissions, and corporatization of expressway operations. The Project scope includes: (i) construction of 176 kilometers (km) of four-lane, access-controlled, toll expressway, including interchanges, bridges and tunnels, and service areas; (ii) upgrading of 101 km of provincial and county roads to expressway interchanges; (iii) improvement of 317 km of county roads to poor townships; (iv) procurement of equipment for toll collection, communications, and traffic monitoring, vehicle safety, environmental monitoring, vehicle weigh stations and vehicle emissions testing, and administration; (v) land acquisition and resettlement; and (vi) training and consulting services for construction supervision, traffic safety engineering, and monitoring and evaluation.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project will promote economic diversification in the southern part of an interior province. The provincial economy is heavily dependent on coal, coke, and steel production. The Government is implementing a policy of closing small, unsafe, and illegal coal mines in the area. Increased road transport capacity and reduced transport costs will encourage establishment of other industries, including agroprocessing, and will support the export of processed products, as a means of maintaining employment levels. The province has 5.4 million poor people, 16 percent of the total population by the Government's standard, and 18 million by the international $1 per day standard. The Project area has a population of 6.8 million of whom 1.3 million are poor by the Government standard and 5.9 million by the international standard. Many townships in the Project area still lack reliable road access and road transport services. Under the Project, one third of such townships, particularly poor townships, will be connected to the asphalt highway system. The provincial and county road component will enhance social development and reduce poverty in the Project area, by providing better access to schools and other services, income opportunities in county centers, and to the expressway.

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
Consulting Services
About 53 person-months of international consulting services will be provided in (i) construction supervision (48 person-months), (ii) monitoring and evaluation with focus on social impact monitoring (3 person-months); and (iii) road safety (2 person-months). The consultants will provide on-the-job training to their local counterpart staff and domestic consultants. Domestic consulting services will be provided for construction supervision, contract management, and other technical advisory assistance (3,600 person-months). Six person-months of domestic consultants services will be required to monitor the implementation of the Resettlement Action Plan.
All procurement to be financed under the Bank will be carried out in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. The civil works for the earthworks, bridges, tunnels, and pavement for the expressway construction will be divided into 18 packages to be procured under international competitive bidding arrangements, together with 3 packages for traffic engineering and 4 packages for equipment. Civil works for Bank-financed provincial roads will be procured using local competitive bidding procedures. Procurement for Bank-financed township roads will be by force account.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 31 Jan 1997
Fact-finding 08 Mar 1999 to 23 Mar 1999
Management Review Meeting 07 May 1999
Approval 30 Sep 1999


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1701 30 Sep 1999 01 Aug 2000 01 Nov 2000 30 Jun 2004 31 Dec 2005 23 Mar 2006
Technical Assistance 3033 24 Jun 1998 16 Jul 1998 16 Jul 1998 30 Nov 2000


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
28 Sep 2016 Loan 1701 0 0 90.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
28 Sep 2016 Loan 1701 0 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 1701

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Shanxi Qilin Expressway Co., Ltd.


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