Project Details
Third Xinjiang Highway Project
Country:People's Republic of China

The highway project has both loan- and grant-financed activities. Loan-financed activities include capacity expansion of Kuitun-Sailimuhu Highway, rehabilitation of local roads rehabilitation program, and institutional strengthening and capacity building. Grant-financed activities include improvement of rural roads in poor areas, ethnic minorities participation policy, traffic safety, and preliminary engineering design review.

Expected Outcome:The project will support economic and social development in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region by improving its highway transport infrastructure and strengthening the institutional capacity of its highway sector.
Expected Outputs:A. Loan-financed components
  • Kuitun–Sailimuhu Highway constructed and expanded, and affected persons resettled;
  • 12 sections of rural roads with a total of 600 km rehabilitated; and
  • institutional capacity of highway sector agencies and institutions strengthened, and operations and maintenance equipment installed.

B. First grant-financed activities
  • Rural roads in poor areas improved and institutional capacity in these areas identified;
  • ethnic minorities’ development plans implemented;
  • traffic safety improved and institutional capacity strengthened; and
  • geometric–geotechnic–structural design of the highway as well as electrical and mechanical systems design implemented.

C. Second grant-financed activities
  • Engineering design and road safety audited; and
  • training for local staff of Xinjiang Communications Department in quality audit of technical designs delivered.
Date Approved:2002
Expected Completion:2009
Funding Type:Grant
Funding Amount:World Bank: $150 million
Government of the People's Republic of China: $184.2 million
Links/Documents:Implementation Completion and Results Report