Western Guangxi Roads Development Project


Project 39149-013
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Type Loan
Sector Transport
Country PRC
Start 2007
End 2013
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 1,566,000
Confinancing Source: China Bank of Communications

Project Description

The Project will contribute to pro-poor sustainable economic growth in western Guangxi and northern Viet Nam. This will be achieved by developing an efficient, safe, and environment- friendly regional transport system to promote trade in, and through, western Guangxi and reduce trade barriers with Viet Nam.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Guy, Katherine M.
Organization Asian Development Bank
Email kmguy@adb.org
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

News and Multimedia

  • Guangxi-s GDP increased by 23.3% in 2010, 22.5% in 2011, and 11.2% in 2012. In the project area, GDP increased by 18.5% in 2010, 13.6% in 2011, and 15.4% in 2012. Per capita rural income in each county in the project area exceeded CNY3,800 by 2012. Rural poverty incidence in the project area reduced from 30% (CNY688-CNY924) in 2006 to 18% (CNY1,196) in 2009.
  • The value of trade between Guangxi and Viet Nam increased by 584% from 2006 to 2012. Actual volume of small scale cross-border trade in Jingxi county increased to CNY1.645 billion by 2011, with a yearly average increase of 44.25% 2006 to 2011.
  • Travel time for the expressway is 2.5 hours at a speed of 80km per hour. Relative time savings (compared to the -without- project scenario) increase over time due to increasing congestion on National Highway G324. Travel distance from Baise to Guizhouborder reduced by 34 km.
  • In 2012, traffic on the expressway was 4,055 passenger car unit (pcu) and 4,700 pcu on National Highway G324. Traffic on the project corridor increased 7.5% per year during 2008-2012 and expected to increase 12% per year during 2013-2022 and 6.2% per year during 2023-2032. Expressway capacity is increased by 25,000-45,000 pcu per day for Longlin-Wangdian section; and by 35,000-50,000 pcu per day for Wangdian-Baise at opening.
  • Fuel savings of 4,831 toe in 2012 and 49,976 toe in 2032. By 2030, 650 million liters of fuel savings and a reduction of 1.44 million tons of CO2 emissions over a 20-year period.
  • Actual frequency of household visits to markets increased to 58 trips per annum to township markets and 6 trips to nearest county center by 2011. Value of trade through Pingxiang, Longbang, and Yuexu increases by 23% in 2011 and 32% in 2012. Livestock traded through Naxi increases by 16% in 2011 and increased by 83% in 2012. In 2013, the number of bus routes increased by 16.5% (to 739) and the number of vehicles increased by 11.1% (to 2,280) from 2012. In 2012, the number of bus routes increased 9.9% from 2011.
  • Administrative villages with all-weather access increased to 92% by 2011. Actual licensed bus services available in administrative villages increased to 82% in 2013.