Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 24 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 08 Jul 2015

Project Name Shaanxi Roads Development
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 30424-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Shaanxi Province
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)
Loan1838Ordinary capital resources250,000
Loan-China Construction Bank181,000
Counterpart 326,000
TOTAL US$ 757,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

The environmental impact assessment concluded that there would be no major adverse environmental impacts provided the recommended mitigation measures are implemented. In addition to following ADB s Environmental Guidelines for Selected Infrastructure Development Projects, all applicable national, provincial, municipal, and local government laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards will be complied with during implementation and operation, in all civil works components. To ensure that environmental impacts of project construction and operation are minimized, the environmental monitoring program and mitigation measures, costing about $4.5 million equivalent, as specified in the EIA and the summary EIA, will be implemented. The main mitigation measures require that (i) appropriate countermeasures be 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 be adopted to prevent soil erosion; and (iii) adverse impacts at borrow and spoil sites be mitigated through contracts containing environmental covenants and by supervising contractors during implementation. SPG authorities are enhancing their capacity for monitoring vehicle emissions. SXECL will monitor vehicle emissions on the expressway in cooperation with the local environmental protection bureau, traffic police, and other related organizations. Social issues included resettlement and poverty reduction impact. Land acquisition and resettlement impacts were minimized through the following actions: (i) aligning the expressway away from areas with high population densities and by avoiding historical sites; (ii) minimizing the acquisition of cultivated land, and occupying wasteland where possible; (iii) avoiding villages with lower per capita farmland; (iv) reducing the number of interchanges from 13 to 10; and (v) reducing the width of the expressway median. To strengthen the poverty reduction impact, three main features received particular attention: first, the expressway was designed with attention to social and poverty issues; second, the local road component was selected mainly on the poverty criteria; and third, the Project will maximize the use of poor people for the unskilled labor jobs during project construction.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Direct public involvement has been an ongoing element in developing and designing the Project. Public participation and consultation occurred (i) as part of the process of investigating alternative routes and sites for project facilities and design alternatives, including selection of local roads; (ii) in preparing the social analysis, EIA, and the resettlement plan; (iii) to inform the affected people about the project objectives and to understand their priorities, needs, and concerns; and (iv) through dialogue with the county and township representatives and local nongovernment organizations in the project area, to ensure that local concerns are adequately addressed in the project design and local support and cooperation are gained during implementation. Consultations were also carried out in selected townships served by the local roads included in the Project. The findings confirmed that the local residents perceived the Project as supportive in improving their living conditions through improved access to social services and employment opportunities. Between July 1998 and June 2000, over 500 people were consulted to gain insights for 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 13 Mar 1998
Fact-finding 27 Nov 2000 to 07 Dec 2000
Management Review Meeting 14 Feb 2001
Approval 30 Aug 2001


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1838 30 Aug 2001 10 Jun 2002 08 Nov 2002 31 Mar 2006 31 Jul 2009 07 Jan 2010


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
29 Nov 2015 Loan 1838 220,381 0 89.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
29 Nov 2015 Loan 1838 248,463 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 1838
Loan -

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Shaanxi Provincial Communications Department
Tian Quanliang


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