The consultants will perform their tasks in close consultation with the Ministry of Transport (MOT), other national government agencies, and local governments to ensure full acceptance of the outcome of the technical assistance (TA). The TA will require 25 person-months of consulting services (7 person-months international and 18 person-months national) over 12 months. The following types of specialists will be recruited:
(i) Integrated Urban Transport Planning Specialist (3 person-months international, 5 person-months national)
(ii) Architect (2.5 person-months international, 4 person-months national)
(iii) Financial Specialist (1.5 person months international, 3 person-months national)
(iv) Civil Engineer (3 person-months national)
(v) Institutional Coordination Specialist (3 person-months national)
The objective of the proposed TA is to guide the development and construction of multimodal passenger hubs that will provide fast and efficient transfers, comfortable and convenient facilities, integrated systems, and high quality designs. The scope of work is summarized in the following tasks:
(i) Task 1: Develop and publish an illustrated Guide on developing multimodal hubs based on International Best Practices: Research examples of best practice multimodal hubs from around the People's Republic of China (PRC) and internationally; identify key features and determine their impact on system performance; publish detailed guidelines on best practices for different types of hubs.
(ii) Task 2: Recommendations (including indicators) for financial and performance assessment: Conduct research on key financial and performance metrics and establish benchmarks based on best practice multimodal hubs from around the world for multimodal accessibility, efficiency and financial viability. Identify the key variables and indicators for assessing the financial viability of the project and develop a framework for assessing the same. Recommend options for enhancing the financial viability of multimodal hubs.
(iii) Task 3: Develop an incentive scheme for improving institutional coordination: Prepare a scheme linked to the subsidy program and propose policies to incentivize cooperation among all modes and stakeholders.