China, People's Republic of: Nanning-Kunming Railway Capacity Enhancement Project

Sovereign Project | 40628-012

Summary

The TA aims to help develop an efficient, reliable, and affordable railway transport system in Yunnan and Guizhou provinces and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It will (i) help the Government in reviewing and strengthening the project feasibility study, EIA, plan for resettlement, and related studies to meet ADB requirements for possible financing; (ii) identify policy measures and institutional development needs that will improve railway operational efficiency and management, and ensure the financial sustainability of operations; and (iii) identify the social dimensions to be incorporated in project design, including preparing an ethnic minority development plan, and recommending measures to enhance social and gender development and reduce poverty in the project area. The outcome will be the design of a project suitable for ADB financing.

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Project Name Nanning-Kunming Railway Capacity Enhancement Project
Project Number 40628-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7005-PRC: Nanning-Kunming Railway Capacity Enhancement Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The TA aims to help develop an efficient, reliable, and affordable railway transport system in Yunnan and Guizhou provinces and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It will (i) help the Government in reviewing and strengthening the project feasibility study, EIA, plan for resettlement, and related studies to meet ADB requirements for possible financing; (ii) identify policy measures and institutional development needs that will improve railway operational efficiency and management, and ensure the financial sustainability of operations; and (iii) identify the social dimensions to be incorporated in project design, including preparing an ethnic minority development plan, and recommending measures to enhance social and gender development and reduce poverty in the project area. The outcome will be the design of a project suitable for ADB financing.
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 unserved areas, and promotes railway lines that would improve links between the poor inland provinces in the western and central PRC and the more prosperous coastal areas. The project will support the Government?s Western Region Development Strategy and is consistent with ADB?s country strategy and program in the PRC. The project will alleviate transport capacity constraints in Guangxi and Yunnan provinces, and stimulate trade and transport with the GMS region.
Impact The TA aims to help develop an efficient, reliable, and affordable railway transport system in Yunnan and Guizhou provinces and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The TA will (i) help the Government in reviewing and strengthening the project feasibility study, EIA, plan for resettlement, and related studies to meet ADB's requirements for possible financing; (ii) identify policy measures and institutional development needs that will improve railway operational efficiency and management and ensure financial sustainability of operations; and (iii) identify the social dimensions to be incorporated in project design, including preparing an ethnic minority development plan, and recommending measures to enhance social and gender development and reduce poverty in the project area.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome will be the design of a Project suitable for ADB financing.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Technical assessments completed

2. Project design requirements accomplished

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Guangxi and Yunnan provinces
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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 The TA will require about 39 person-months of consulting services (15 international and about 24 national) spread over 5 months, including fieldwork. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (February 2007). A consulting firm will be selected and engaged following the quality and cost-based selection method, and simplified technical proposals will be required.
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 JunfuNo. 10 Fuxing Road Beijing 100844
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Mar 2007
Fact Finding 26 Oct 2007 to 28 Oct 2007
MRM -
Approval 10 Dec 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 25 Apr 2007
Last PDS Update 19 Apr 2010

TA 7005-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2007 10 Mar 2008 10 Mar 2008 31 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 170,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 670,000.00 10 Dec 2007 427,515.41

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