China, People's Republic of: Yuxi-Mohan Subregional Railway Link Project

Sovereign Project | 45031-001

Summary

The Project will help develop an efficient, safe, low-carbon, affordable, railway transport system in Yunnan Province of the People's Republic of China by constructing a 503.9 kilometers (km) in Class I electrified main railway line. the railway will serve domestic traffic and has potential to support traffic between countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in the future.

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Project Name Yuxi-Mohan Subregional Railway Link Project
Project Number 45031-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7975-PRC: Yuxi-Mohan Subregional Railway Link
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Project will help develop an efficient, safe, low-carbon, affordable, railway transport system in Yunnan Province of the People's Republic of China by constructing a 503.9 kilometers (km) in Class I electrified main railway line. the railway will serve domestic traffic and has potential to support traffic between countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in the future.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

A key challenge for the PRC is to develop sustainable, low carbon transport without compromising transport capacity. Shifting passenger and freight traffic from road and air to rail can significantly contribute to energy saving and emission reduction. Moreover, there is also scope for PRC railways to adopt more advanced energy-efficient technologies and equipment, such as updated locomotives, electrified and electrical equipment, and intelligent railway station buildings. This can result in improved energy efficiency and fewer emissions, and thereby help the Ministry of Railways achieve its energy efficiency targets.

The Yuxi-Mohan railway is a part of the Singapore-Kunming Rail Link Route 2, a priority rail route for connecting the countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion. Improving rail connectivity in the GMS countries will help to move freight and passengers seamlessly around the subregion and beyond to meet the increasing needs of trade and travel. It will also enhance subregional cooperation and accelerate socioeconomic development in the GMS through integration of their markets and economies. To realize this potential, railway transport and trade facilitation on cross-border transport between the PRC and Lao PDR needs to be developed to ensure efficient cross-border movement by removing nonphysical constraints.

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Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
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Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Initial stakeholders are: Government agencies at provincial and local levels; local communities; farmers; businesses; affected households; ethnic minorities; poor and vulnerable sections of the community including women.

Consultation began during the preparation of the feasibility study. The ADB PPTA conducted initial stakeholder consultations with the local railway bureau, a railway design institute, and provincial, prefectural, and county governments. Further consultation will be carried out during the PPTA phase for environment assessment, resettlement planning, and poverty and social analysis. Stakeholder workshops and other public meetings will be conducted during the PPTA, and followed up during the detailed design and implementation stages.

During Project Implementation Being conducted.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The PPTA will be implemented using a combination of individual consultants and an international consulting firm. Individual consultants will be applied in areas where ADB has been less active and has fewer readily available consultants capable of assisting the government. Individual consultants will be engaged for up to 4 person-months for international consultants and 4 person-months for national consultants. An international consulting firm will be recruited through the quality- and cost-based selection method, using a quality-cost ratio of 90:10 and a simplified technical proposal in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The 90:10 weighting is appropriate because the PPTA (i) comprises an advanced assignment requiring a high degree of expertise in logistics, energy saving, cross-border, and intelligent building technology, and (ii) is likely to have a significant impact on future development of a more energy efficient and environment-friendly comprehensive transport system in the PRC. About 37 person-months of consulting services (16.5 international and about 20.5 national) from the international consulting firm are required.
Responsible ADB Officer Xiaoxin Chen
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
China Railway Corporation (Formerly MOR)10 Fuxing Road
Beijing 100844
People's Republic of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2015

TA 7975-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2011 10 Jan 2012 10 Jan 2012 08 Apr 2013 30 Oct 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 13 Dec 2011 0.00

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