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

Sovereign Project | 43332-053 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping the People's Republic of China enhance railway services in its southwest regions. The fourth tranche of the program will introduce environmental protection equipment and improve railway safety, which will involve installing track safety operation and maintenance equipment, anti-seismic bridge bearings, enhanced railway fasteners, heavy duty switches, and signaling system facilities.

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Project Name Railway Energy Efficiency and Safety Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche IV
Project Number 43332-053
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3082-PRC: Railway Energy Efficiency and Safety Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche IV
Ordinary capital resources US$ 180.00 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 assess at project completion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The project is being implemented smoothly. About 50% progress has been achieved. It is expected that Chongqing-Guiyang Railway Line will be put in operation by the end of 2017.
Geographical Location PRC

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Tranche 4 is classified as category C for all safeguard aspects (environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous peoples). The investment program selection criteria require that equipment installation should not involve land acquisition, have adverse impacts on ethnic minorities, or have negative environmental impacts. The EA has confirmed that none of the equipment and materials to be financed under Tranche 4 will involve land acquisition, involuntary resettlement, have adverse impacts on ethnic minorities, or have negative environmental impacts. Tranche 4 has been prepared in accordance with the safeguards framework in the FFA. This is similar to the previous tranches and semi-annual safeguard assessments have confirmed there have been no impacts during implementation.
Involuntary Resettlement Tranche 4 is classified as category C for all safeguard aspects (environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous peoples). The investment program selection criteria require that equipment installation should not involve land acquisition, have adverse impacts on ethnic minorities, or have negative environmental impacts. The EA has confirmed that none of the equipment and materials to be financed under Tranche 4 will involve land acquisition, involuntary resettlement, have adverse impacts on ethnic minorities, or have negative environmental impacts. Tranche 4 has been prepared in accordance with the safeguards framework in the FFA. This is similar to the previous tranches and semi-annual safeguard assessments have confirmed there have been no impacts during implementation.
Indigenous Peoples Tranche 4 is classified as category C for all safeguard aspects (environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous peoples). The investment program selection criteria require that equipment installation should not involve land acquisition, have adverse impacts on ethnic minorities, or have negative environmental impacts. The EA has confirmed that none of the equipment and materials to be financed under Tranche 4 will involve land acquisition, involuntary resettlement, have adverse impacts on ethnic minorities, or have negative environmental impacts. Tranche 4 has been prepared in accordance with the safeguards framework in the FFA. This is similar to the previous tranches and semi-annual safeguard assessments have confirmed there have been no impacts during implementation.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Consultations were held with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Finance (MOF), and China Railway Corporation (CRC) on structuring the Investment Program. 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. The preliminary designs of the project have been completed. The project was approved by the steering committee and the government in December 2012. The PMO was established and staffed. Two tendering companies, CMC International Tendering Corporation and CITIC International Tendering Co., Ltd., were selected on a competitive basis to assist CRC in all

ADB-financed procurements under Tranche 4. The EA is ready to draft the bidding documents for the first procurement in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. To assist in smooth implementation, an updated FAM has been prepared.

During Project Implementation The consultation process will be continued to select the projects, as per the agreed selection criteria, to be financed under the Investment Program. Consultations will involve the design institutes, CRC, and the railway administrations. The steering committee established by CRC will help coordinate the selection of subsequent projects for ADB financing.

Business Opportunities

Procurement All procurement to be financed under Tranche 4 will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time), and as provided for in the Procurement Plan (Section VI of the FAM).

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 -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 3082-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2013 30 May 2014 10 Sep 2014 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 547.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 180.00 04 Dec 2013 197.13 0.00 110%
Counterpart 367.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Dec 2013 30.79 0.00 17%

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