China, People's Republic of: Railway Energy Efficiency and Safety Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche I

Sovereign Project | 43332-023 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping the People's Republic of China provide cleaner, safer and more energy-efficient railway services in poor southwest regions. The first financing tranche of the program will be used to purchase equipment to improve safety and energy efficiency, and to protect the environment, reducing power consumption and carbon emissions. It will provide capacity building, including staff training.

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Project Name Railway Energy Efficiency and Safety Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche I
Project Number 43332-023
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2605-PRC: Railway Energy Efficiency and Safety Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche I
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
TA 7403-PRC: Institutional and Capacity Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome To be assessed at project completion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) About 80% progress has been achieved. The section from Nanning to Baise started operation at the end of 2015 and the section after Baise will start operation at the end of 2016. For Yunnan section, about 66% progress has been achieved. It is expected the Yunnan section will be physically completed by mid-2017. Due to the delay in implementation of Nanning-Kunming Railway Line, ADB has approved extension of the loan closing date for 18 months, from 30 June 2016 to 31 December 2017, upon request of CRC.
Geographical Location Southwestern PRC

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Classified as category C for Environment. Because the investment program deals with the procurement of energy-efficient, environment-friendly, and safety equipment, no potential safeguard impacts are envisaged.
Involuntary Resettlement Classified as category C for Involuntary Resettlement. Because the investment program deals with the procurement of energy-efficient, environment-friendly, and safety equipment, no potential safeguard impacts are envisaged.
Indigenous Peoples Classified as category C for all Indigenous People. Because the investment program deals with the procurement of energy-efficient, environment-friendly, and safety equipment, no potential safeguard impacts are envisaged.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were held with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Finance (MOF), and MOR on structuring the proposed IP. MOF and NDRC have expressed support for the use of the MFF modality. MOF also noted that the framework approach may provide an opportunity for streamlining domestic procedures. Consultations were held with MOR, the Second Survey Design Institute and Chengdu Railway Administration on designing the technical features of the IP and the selection criteria for investments. A steering committee for selecting the investments for ADB-financing has been set up by MOR.
During Project Implementation The consultation process will be continued to select the projects, as per the agreed selection criteria, to be financed under the IP. Consultations will involve the design institutes, MOR, and the railway administrations. A steering committee established by MOR will help coordinate the selection of subsequent projects for ADB-financing.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services No consulting services.
Procurement All procurement to be financed under the MFF ADB loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). ADB will finance procurement of materials and equipment . Contracts valued equal or greater than $1 million will be procured through international competitive bidding. Contracts valued at less than $1 million will be procured through national competitive bidding, in accordance with the PRC Tendering and Bidding Law (1999), subject to modifications agreed with ADB as determined by the particular circumstances of the contract package. Below $100,000, procurement will follow the shopping procedure. MOR will select tendering companies on a competitive basis to handle international bidding.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Chenglong Chu
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division PRC Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
China Railway Corporation (Formerly Ministry of Railways)
Mr. Liu Junfu
Ministry of Railways, Beijing PRC

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 26 Aug 2009
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 2605-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2009 08 Jun 2010 26 Oct 2010 30 Jun 2016 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 967.34 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 15 Dec 2009 271.34 0.00 90%
Counterpart 667.34 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Dec 2009 183.74 0.00 61%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

TA 7403-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Dec 2009 27 Jan 2010 27 Jan 2010 30 Jun 2012 31 May 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 720,000.00 08 Dec 2009 585,641.96
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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