China, People's Republic of: Chongqing-Guiyang Railway Development Project

Sovereign Project | 42019-012

Summary

The original scope of services was designed to assess the feasibility of Chongqing-Guiyang railway project and prepare it for ADB financing. Given MOR's shift to the system-wide approach, the scope of services is no longer applicable and needs to be adapted to the current situation. The MFF for Railway Energy Efficiency and Safety Enhancement Investment Program with an amount of 1 billion was approved in December 2009. Based on the discussions with MOR, there may be as may as 6 to 8 tranches. For each tranche, ADB is required to do due diligence on items to be financed, cost estimates, economic nationale, safeguarsd, procurement, and institutional arrangements. To ensure proper due diligence a major change in scope and additional financing was approved.

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Chongqing-Guiyang Railway Development Project Oct 2008

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Project Name Chongqing-Guiyang Railway Development Project
Project Number 42019-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7164-PRC: Chongqing-Guiyang Railway Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 7164-PRC: Chongqing-Guiyang Railway Development (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
TA 7164-PRC: Chongqing-Guiyang Railway Development (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 320,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The original scope of services was designed to assess the feasibility of Chongqing-Guiyang railway project and prepare it for ADB financing. Given MOR's shift to the system-wide approach, the scope of services is no longer applicable and needs to be adapted to the current situation. The MFF for Railway Energy Efficiency and Safety Enhancement Investment Program with an amount of 1 billion was approved in December 2009. Based on the discussions with MOR, there may be as may as 6 to 8 tranches. For each tranche, ADB is required to do due diligence on items to be financed, cost estimates, economic nationale, safeguarsd, procurement, and institutional arrangements. To ensure proper due diligence a major change in scope and additional financing was approved.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact An improved, efficient, competitive, reliable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly transport is developed in the PRC.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A project design, for 342 km long double-track electrified railway from Chongqing city in Chongqing Municipality to Guiyang city in Guizhou province, agreed upon by the Government and ADB.
Progress Toward Outcome Progress towards outcome will be assessed based on the major change in scope of the TA.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The output of the PPTA will be the TA consultants' final report which will include (i) reviewing and strengthening the feasibility study to meet ADB's requirements for (a) technical aspects related, to construction and operation; (b) economic and financial analysis, including a review of the traffic forecast and financial performance of operation of the project facilities; and (c) enhancing the regional benefits; (ii) recommending policy measures that will improve railway safety, operational efficiency and management and assessing specific institutional development needs to commercially operate the project facilities and ensure financial sustainability; (iii) reviewing and updating the EIA report and preparing a summary EIA with appropriate environmental monitoring and management plans; (iv) reviewing and refining the resettlement plan; (v) carrying out a detailed poverty and social analysis, including a baseline socioeconomic profile of the population living in the project area; and (vi) undertaking a comprehensive distribution analysis of the Project and associated developments on poverty reduction.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

In December 2010, ADB approved a major change in scope and increase in PPTA amount from $500,000 to $900,000. The original scope of the PPTA was to assess the feasibility of the Chongqing-Guiyang Railway Project and prepare it for ADB financing. Given MOR's shift to a system-wide approach in the railway sector, the scope of the TA is no longer applicable and needs to be adapted to the current situation. With the approval of an MFF for Railway Energy Efficiency and Safety Enhancement Investment Program, the PPTA is to provide preparation for tranches. ADB is required to undertake due diligence on items to be financed, cost estimates, economic rationale, safeguards, procurement, and implementation arrangements.

In December 2011, ADB approved a major change in scope and increase in PPTA amount from $900,000 to $1,220,000. The Government requested ADB to begin preparing the E'mei-Miyi Subregional Rail Link Project in Sichuan province which had been expected to be supported under the MFF. It also proposed that this be processed as a project loan rather than a further MFF tranche. Preparing the E'mei-Miyi Subregional Rail Link Project as a project loan will require extensive due diligence on technical aspects, cost estimates, economic rationale, safeguards, procurement, implementation arrangements, and ensuring ADB value addition. The Project will construct a 391 kilometer railway line in hilly terrain, involving extensive use of tunnels and bridges. Technical and safety aspects will require careful due diligence by experts experienced in the construction of similar railways in the PRC. The proposed alignment will require significant resettlement, and will cross ethnic minority areas and pass near to nature reserves where there are endangered species. It is estimated that a total of 57.5 person-months of consulting services (21.5 person-months international and 36.0 person-months national) is needed.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Initial consultation with the stakeholders has been carried out during consultation mission, and more consultation will be held during the PPTA implementation to identify major issues or concerns and to determine how these will be addressed.
During Project Implementation The CP is expected to be sent for interdepartmental comments in April 2015, while the Consultants are expected to be mobilized in the field in May 2015.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA requires about 14 person-months of international consultants and about 22 person-months of national consultants. A team of international consultants assisted by national consultants will be engaged by ADB using the quality- and cost-based method (80:20) and simplified technical proposal. The consultants will have expertise in transport economics and traffic forecasting, financial analysis, railway engineering and operation, environment, institutional building, and resettlement and social and poverty analysis.
Responsible ADB Officer Xiaoxin Chen
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Foreign Capital and Technical Import Center(FCTIC) Mr. Liu JunfuNo. 10 Fuxing Road Beijing,
China Railway Corporation (Formerly MOR)10 Fuxing Road
Beijing 100844
People's Republic of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Oct 2008
Fact Finding 15 Sep 2008 to 19 Sep 2008
MRM -
Approval 05 Nov 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 23 Mar 2009
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2015

TA 7164-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Nov 2008 30 Nov 2008 30 Nov 2008 31 Oct 2009 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,220,000.00 0.00 180,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 05 Nov 2008 509,659.73
Title Document Type Document Date
Chongqing-Guiyang Railway Development Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2008

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