The project is a part of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in China. The goal of the project is making Shanxi Supply Chains smarter, faster, more customer centric and sustainable. The key objectives project is as under:
1. Improve logistics sector efficiency (cost and time) through ICT
2. Promote innovation in the logistics sector through ICT technologies (like AI, block chain, IoT etc.) and business models
3. Assist in reducing climate change effects (adaptation and mitigation) and improve environment.
The scope of work includes: (i) review the project component plans and designs, and suggest ways to enhance the quality of the project; (ii) help define the scope, design, and operating plan of the proposed road safety components to be included in the project; (iii) ensure that the executing agency (EA) and implementing agencies (IAs) have the capacity to successfully implement the project and conduct any training or capacity development required to ensure such capacity; (iv) identify needs for a grant support to be implemented together with the loan project to enhance policy advice, capacity development and/or knowledge sharing; (v) validate the feasibility studies; (vi) conduct the economic and financial analysis; (vii) in cooperation with the EA, determine areas where the TA will support the logistics sector in Shaanxi and enhance the benefits delivered by the proposed project components; and (viii) ensure that the EA adheres to ADB’s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) covering resettlement, the environment, and to ADB’s social and gender policy during project planning and preparation.