China, People's Republic of: Railway Energy Efficiency and Safety Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 43332-033 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 second financing tranche of the program will be used to purchase equipment that will enhance maintenance and safety and can respond to emergencies more quickly, efficiently, and effectively; and to provide capacity building, including staff training.

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Project Name Railway Energy Efficiency and Safety Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 43332-033
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2724-PRC: Railway Energy Efficiency and Safety Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche II
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
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 95% progress has been achieved. The Chengdu-Chongqing Railway Line was put in operation at the end of 2015. However, construction of two railway stations in Chongqing (Caiyuanba and Shapingba) encountered difficulties in resettlement, which affects implementation of two equipment contracts under the tranche. The current loan closing date remains unchanged.
Geographical Location

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 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 government agencies. MOF 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.

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Procurement All goods and services to be financed under the Facility will be procured in accordance with the relevant procurement rules in ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time), and as provided in the Procurement Plan in Annex 3 to this PFR. Disbursements for this tranche will be made in accordance with the conditions of disbursement in the Loan Agreement and Loan Disbursement Handbook (2007, as amended from time to time). The loan proceeds will be used solely for the procurement of equipment and materials in the project description

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)
CRC_WZB@163.COM
10 Fuxing Road
Beijing 100844
People's Republic of China

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 15 Nov 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 2724-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2010 11 Mar 2011 10 Jun 2011 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 323.73 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 14 Dec 2010 98.86 0.00 99%
Counterpart 223.73 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 Dec 2010 91.59 0.00 92%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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