32336-013: Western Yunnan Roads Development Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing: 30 Nov 2006

Consulting Services

About 45 person-months of international consulting services will be provided under the Project to (i) assist project management over the entire construction period; (ii) provide expertise in tunnel design and construction; (iii) conduct a safety audit of the project design and recommend ways to improve traffic safety on completed construction works; (iv) help formulate a human resource development and training program; and (v) help develop and implement a project performance management system, and assess project impact on poverty reduction. About 70 person-months of international training programs will help develop the human resources skills of YBEC's staff and enhance YBEC's capacity in expressway operation and maintenance, expressway commercialization and corporatization, and tunnel engineering design and construction. A team of local consultants (20 person-months) will be recruited to help monitor the Project's socioeconomic impact, particularly on poverty reduction.


All ADB-financed procurement will follow ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The civil works for the expressway will be divided into 16 packages to be procured under international competitive bidding procedures. Equipment will be divided into 15 packages and procured under ICB and international shopping procedures. Ancillary facilities including administration building and service areas will be procured using local competitive bidding. Advance action for procurement of civil works was approved by ADB on 17 July 2002.

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