Project Name Taiyuan-Zhongwei Railway Project
Project Number 36433-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4577-PRC: Taiyuan-Zhongwei Railway Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The objective of the proposed TA is to assist the Government to review and strengthen the feasibility study, the environmental impact assement, and the resettlement plan to satisfy the requirements for ADB financing of the proposed Project. The scope of the TA will cover railway engineering including alignment review, intermodal traffic analysis, economic, financial and socio-economic analysis including poverty reduction impact, review of resettlement arrangements and the environmental impact assessment. Local survey for resettlement and socio-economic sampling will also be undertaken. The Project envisages the construction of a 975 km Class I, double track electrified railway between Taiyuan to Dingbian and a single track electrified railway from Dingbian to Yinchuan and Zhongwei.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy TA was included in 2005 CSP
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services About 15 person-months of international and 24 person-months of domestic consulting services willbe required.
Responsible ADB Officer Parkash, Manmohan
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
China Railway Corporation (Formerly Ministry of Railways)
Mr. Liu Junfu, Deputy Director General
10 Fuxing Road Beijing 100844 People's Republic of China
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 24 Jan 2005 to 05 Feb 2005
Approval 08 Apr 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Jan 2007
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2008

TA 4577-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Apr 2005 08 Jun 2005 08 Jun 2005 28 Feb 2006 31 Mar 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 170,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 670,000.00 08 Apr 2005 449,398.88

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