China, People's Republic of: Enhancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of Railway Passenger Operations Project

Sovereign Project | 39241-012

Summary

The TA will help promote an affordable, sustainable, and environment friendly mode of railway passenger transport on a national network basis. The TA will critically evaluate the quality and quantity of railway passenger transportation in the PRC, and make recommendations on the optimized usage of the dedicated passenger lines (DPL) and the existing mixed traffic lines (MTL).

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Project Name Enhancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of Railway Passenger Operations Project
Project Number 39241-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7147-PRC: Enhancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of Railway Passenger Operations Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will help promote an affordable, sustainable, and environment friendly mode of railway passenger transport on a national network basis. The TA will critically evaluate the quality and quantity of railway passenger transportation in the PRC, and make recommendations on the optimized usage of the dedicated passenger lines (DPL) and the existing mixed traffic lines (MTL).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The 11th Five Year Plan (2006-2010) and the Government's Railway Development Plan (2004) gives priority to developing railway transportation in the unserved areas, promotes railway lines that would improve links between the poor inland provinces in the western and central PRC with the more prosperous coastal areas, and seeks to provide a high-speed, affordable environment friendly mode of passenger transportation. The TA is consistent with ADB's country partnership strategy for PRC, and will support the ongoing lending program in the railway sector.
Impact The impact of the proposed TA is an affordable, sustainable, efficient, and competitive passenger railway transport system developed in the PRC.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the TA will be a strategy to enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of railway passenger operations.
Progress Toward Outcome The TA will be cancelled.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The TA will (i) review the current practices adopted by MOR for managing passenger operations on PDLs and MTLs; (ii) research best international practices and experiences; and (iii) recommend actions, which should be realistic for the Government and MOR to implement.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Consultants work commenced on 9 March 2010. The Inception Report was submitted on 29 March 2010. The revised Inception Report was submitted on 21 July 2010 and 23 September 2010. At a tripartite meeting held on 20 August 2010, the methodology of the TA was discussed and agreeed. The consulting team was re-organized in May 2011. The revised Inception Report was submitted based on the results of the tripartite meeting held on 11 August 2011. The consulting team did not submit an interim report. Services of consuling services terminated as 31 March 2012.
Geographical Location
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 A team of international consulting firm in association with national consultants will be engaged by ADB using the simplified technical proposal procedures based on the quality and cost-based selection method in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging national consultants. The TA will require about 14 person-months of international and about 17 person-months of national consulting services to carry out the terms of reference. The international consultants will have experience in similar assignments in the following fields of the railway passenger transport: (i) transport planning including knowledge of models, methods and principles of transport segregation between high speed and conventional railways, (ii) transport organization strategic management, (iii) pricing and tariff policies, (iv) sales and marketing strategy, and (v) transport services. The national consultants will have expertise for railway passenger transport: (i) transport planning, (ii) sales and marketing strategy, (iii) pricing and tariff issues, (iv) transport services, and (v) management system.
Responsible ADB Officer Valeri Dmitrievich Tian
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
China Railway Corporation (Formerly MOR)Mr. Liu JunfuNo. 10 Fuxing Road Beijing 100844
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Mar 2007
Fact Finding 23 Jun 2008 to 27 Jun 2008
MRM -
Approval 08 Oct 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 25 Apr 2007
Last PDS Update 12 Sep 2012

TA 7147-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Oct 2008 05 Nov 2008 05 Nov 2008 30 Sep 2009 31 May 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 140,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 640,000.00 08 Oct 2008 122,170.15

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