China, People's Republic of: Railway Passenger and Freight Policy Reform Study

Sovereign Project | 37628-012

Summary

ADB is supporting the ongoing reforms in the railway passenger and freight transport sector. The objective of the proposed TA Project is to carry forward these reforms through research into railway development in other countries. The TA will examine the (i) the competitive ability of railway passenger transportation; (ii) the development of the urban railway market; (iii) the competitive ability of goods transportation in various economic areas; and (iv) the development trend of railway goods transportation to third party logistics.

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Project Name Railway Passenger and Freight Policy Reform Study
Project Number 37628-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4701-PRC: Railway Passenger and Freight Policy Reform Study
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description ADB is supporting the ongoing reforms in the railway passenger and freight transport sector. The objective of the proposed TA Project is to carry forward these reforms through research into railway development in other countries. The TA will examine the (i) the competitive ability of railway passenger transportation; (ii) the development of the urban railway market; (iii) the competitive ability of goods transportation in various economic areas; and (iv) the development trend of railway goods transportation to third party logistics.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location PRC
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services About 15 person-months of international consulting services and about 10 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required to carry out the study. The international consultants will have expertise in (i) transport policy, and regulation issues as related to railways, (ii) transport economics, including the fiscal, planning and pricing issues, (iii) railway freight transportation and management, and (iv) railway passenger transportation and management. The domestic consultants will have expertise in (i) railway policy, and regulation, (ii) transport economics, (iii) railway freight transportation, and (iv) railway passenger transportation.
Responsible ADB Officer Manmohan Parkash
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
China Railway Corporation (Formerly MOR)Mr. Liu Junfu, Deputy Director General10 Fuxing Road Beijing 100844 People's Republic of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 12 Oct 2005 to 13 Oct 2005
MRM -
Approval 28 Nov 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 31 Mar 2008
Last PDS Update 30 Jun 2008

TA 4701-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Nov 2005 19 Jan 2006 19 Jan 2006 30 Sep 2006 30 Jun 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 520,000.00 28 Nov 2005 333,046.50
Title Document Type Document Date
Railway Passenger and Freight Policy Reform Study TA Completion Reports Jul 2008
Railway Passenger and Freight Policy Reform Study Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2005

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