Guangxi Roads Development II


Project 35337-013
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Type Loan
Sector Transport
Country PRC
Start 2004
End 2010
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 726,000
Confinancing Source: China Development Bank

Project Description

The Project's main objective is to lower transport costs, thereby promoting economic growth and thus indirectly contributing to reducing poverty in the project area. The Project will (i) strengthen connectivity between the NHTS and local road network; (ii) reduce transport prices, and improve travel time and comfort; (iii) provide better access to markets, services, jobs, growth centers and isolated communities; (iv) improve road safety, transport services, roadside stations management, corporate governance and asset management and maintenance practice; (v) increase traffic between western provinces and connection to the seaports in GZAR; and (vi) improve access to the Vietnam border and the GMS. The project scope comprises: (i) construction of a 188 km four-lane access-controlled toll expressway, including about 25 km of connecting roads, 11 interchanges, 12 toll stations, 3 traffic control centers, 8 roadside stations, 4 asset management centers; (ii) upgrading of about 250 km of intercounty roads and 500 km of minority villages roads; (iii) procurement of equipment for asset management, maintenance, training, and expressway toll collection, surveillance, communications, safety, and vehicle-weighing stations; (vi) land acquisition and resettlement; and (v) consulting services and capacity building.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Chu, Chenglong
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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  • Better interprovincial transport links through the east-west corridor of the People-s Republic of China, access to the Vietnamese border and Greater Mekong Subregion, and facilitating connectivity between seaports and the western provinces. The number of vehicles per day from the project area to other provinces was 1,817 in 2009, as compared with 540 in 2003. Total export and import volume in Baise increased by an average 16.9% per year from 2004 to 2009. From 2003 to 2009, annual gross domestic product growth was 10.8% on average in Guangxi and 9.7% in the project area. Gross industrial output in Baise increased to CNY38.0 billion in 2009 from CNY12.2 billion in 2004.
  • In 2010, the traffic volume in the corridor reached 21,615 passenger car units per day, which was 7.7% higher than estimated volume. 70 local roads linking townships and villages were upgraded in the project area. In 2008, 100% of townships and 86% of administrative villages in Baise had been covered by bus service.
  • Villages in the project area with road access increased to 715 in 2008 from 369 in 2005, and operated buses grew to 1,628 in 2008 from 1,172 in 2005. Travel time from Nanning to Baise has been reduced from 4.5 hours to 2.5 hours since 2008. Passenger fares ranged from CNY0.13 to CNY0.22 per kilometer (km) in 2009 in the project area, as compared with CNY0.11 to CNY0.21 per km in 2003.
  • From 2003 to 2009, farmers- net income grew by 15.0% annually on average in Guangxi and 20.5% in the project area. Seventy townships and 745 villages with 907 schools were connected by all-weather access roads.
  • A total 188,000 person months of employment for local people was generated during implementation of the expressway and intercounty and minority village roads. Over 500 direct job opportunities were created for their operation and maintenance.
  • Traffic accidents were reduced from 106 in 2007 to 64 in 2008, fatalities from 57 in 2007 to 27 in 2008.