Project Data Sheet

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Project Name
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 30082-013
Geographical Location Sichuan 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 main objectives of the Project are to support the economic and social development of the eastern part of Sichuan Province, the Chengdu-Nanchong corridor, by alleviating transport bottlenecks on the existing roads. Through a program of upgrading of county and village access roads, the Project will also help reduce poverty in the designated poverty counties in which the average income per capita is Y1,123, only 54 percent of the national average. The Project comprises (i) construction of about 208 km controlled access toll expressway from the Chengdu outer ring road to the city of Nanchong, including interchanges with toll facilities, link roads and service and parking areas; (ii) reconstruction/uprading of about 300 km of county and village access roads in poverty counties; (iii) procurement of equipment for traffic monitoring and surveillance, toll collection, axle load testing, and road maintenance and inspection; (iv) land acquisition and resettlement of affected people; and (v) consulting services for construction supervision and training.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The average per capita gross domestic product (GDP) in Sichuan in 1997 was Y4,048, 67 percent of the national average. Contributing factors to this low GDP per capita include transport bottlenecks on major routes and poor accessibility to population centers in rural areas. Removal of such constraints is a prerequisite for sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. Within the Government's strategic framework for developing the road sector, attention is being given to strengthening access to less-developed communities and disadvantaged areas. The Project area falls into this category. The proposed Project will promote economic and social development by improving road infrastructure in the Chengdu-Nanchong corridor and assist poverty reduction by connecting poor areas in the east and northeast of Sichuan to the economic mainstream.

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 30 person-months of international consulting services are being engaged for contract management, supervision, and training to strengthen Project and contract management, quality control, traffic engineering, road safety, and benefit monitoring and evaluation. The international consultants will help SPCD to plan and implement a comprehensive international and domestic staff training program covering expressway operation and maintenance, pavement design, and design of environmental protection measures. Independent monitoring and evaluation will be conducted to ensure that disadvantaged groups, including households headed by women, the elderly, the poor, and minority nationalities are not adversely affected by the Project. Construction supervision will be undertaken by a team of domestic consultants, in collaboration with the international consultants, and will be financed by SPCD. About 5,700 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required. Consultants financed under the loan have been recruited in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements acceptable to the Bank for the selection of domestic consultants.
Goods and services financed under the loan are being procured in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. For civil works, procurement is being undertaken by international competitive bidding and local competitive bidding, and in the case of provincial and county roads by local competitive bidding and force account.
ADB approved the bidding documents for road maintenance equipment in 2000. All the maintenance equipment has now been delivered. As for the remaining equipment packages, namely, for (i) toll collection, communications and traffic monitoring equipment, and (ii) inspection, supervision and safety vehicles, ADB has already approved these two packages to be procured under international competitive bidding/international shopping. The contracts were awarded in September 2002. The Project is being implemented satisfactorily.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 20 Apr 1998 to 01 May 1998
Management Review Meeting 22 Jun 1998
Approval 10 Nov 1998


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 2777 07 Apr 1997 11 Jun 1997 11 Jun 1997 30 Apr 1998

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Sichuan Provincial Communications Department
Mr. Li You, Deputy Director


Project Website
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