ADB is helping develop an efficient and effective emergency management system for the railway network of the People's Republic of China. The project will provide and install modern railway emergency rescue and restoration equipment, capacity building and training, and institutional development.
|Project Name||Railway Safety Enhancement Project|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
The Project will help develop an efficient, safe, reliable, and competitive railway transport system in the PRC. The outcome of the Project will be an efficient and effective railway emergency management system on the PRC railway network. This will be achieved by introducing safe, reliable, energy-efficient and environment-friendly technologies and providing capacity building support for staff training which will help in developing a more responsive, quicker, and efficient rescue and restoration system for dealing with emergencies on the PRC railways.
The Project comprises of (i) supply and installation of railway emergency rescue and restoration equipment, (ii) capacity building and training, and (iii) institutional development. The key inputs needed for project implementation include supply of equipment, training and MOR staff.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Project reflects ADB's railway sector operational strategy for the PRC, which includes reducing railway network constraints to promote sustainable economic growth in poor areas, not served by railways, and introduce modern technology to enhance safety in railway operations. The components are formulated in line with MOR's 2004 railway development plan and 11th Five Year Plan (2006-2010)
Delays in rescue and inefficient restoration are two factors contributing to loss of lives, heavy damages and prolonged disruption of traffic movement on the PRC railway network, and two of the constraints preventing the railways from capitalizing on its comparative advantages.
The Project will introduce new and modern technology for responding more quickly to emergencies taking less restoration time, and enhancing safety; provide capacity building support for handling emergencies more efficiently; and provide an institutional framework for developing a quick responsive and efficient emergency rescue and restoration system on the PRC railway network. This will help improve safety, reliability, and reduce downtime, all of which will help achieve higher standards of railway safety productivity and line capacity.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) strategy for the railway sector focuses on helping (i) expand the railway system by constructing new lines in unserved, less-developed areas; (ii) modernize, enhance safety and increase capacity to improve efficiency on key routes of the national railway system; (iii) commercialize railway operations to sustain efficient operations; and (iv) increase railway competitiveness in the transport sector through restructuring and reform. ADB has focused on the development of railways in poor, less-developed inland provinces to promote sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty. ADB has provided 14 loans totaling about $2.9 billion to finance the construction of about 1,921 km of eight provincial railways operated by joint ventures with MOR, and 5,541 km of new railway lines under the six national railway projects. The Project, designed to promote economic growth by providing safe and efficient railway transportation in the PRC, is consistent with the PRC's development priorities and the ADB strategy.
|Impact||An efficient, safe, reliable, competitive railway transport system that contributes to the PRC's social development is developed in the PRC.|
|Description of Outcome||An efficient and effective emergency management system is developed.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||--|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Modern emergency rescue and restoration centers established
2. Corporate governance strengthened
3. Institutional capacity strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
All sets of equipment have been installed and in operation.
166 rescue and restoration centers were developed.
Comprehensive rescue training being undertaken every year for 18 rescue and restoration centers.
Tranings undertaken to enhance staff's capacity for rescue and restoration.
|Geographical Location||PRC railway network|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||No adverse environment impact.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||There are no land acquisition or resettlement impacts.|
|Indigenous Peoples||No impact on indigenous people|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Stakeholder participation and consultations were conducted during project preparation.|
|During Project Implementation||Stakeholder participation and consultations ongoing.|
|Consulting Services||To be determined.|
|Procurement||MOR will procure ADB-financed components in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). Contracts valued in excess of $1 million will be procured through international competitive bidding (ICB). Contracts valued at less than $1 million will follow ICB, national competitive bidding (NCB), or limited international bidding (LIB) as determined by the particular circumstances of the contract package. Below $100,000, procurement will follow the shopping procedure. Other items, not financed by ADB, will be procured in accordance with government procedures acceptable to ADB.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sluijter, Jurgen|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, EARD|
China Railway Corporation (Formerly Ministry of Railways)
*Mr. Liu Junfu
10 Fuxing Road, Beijing, China
|Concept Clearance||31 Aug 2006|
|Fact Finding||22 Mar 2007 to 30 Mar 2007|
|MRM||30 Apr 2007|
|Approval||12 Dec 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||11 Apr 2008|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|12 Dec 2007||14 Mar 2008||08 Jul 2008||30 Jun 2013||30 Jun 2014||16 Oct 2014|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||140.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||100.00||12 Dec 2007||99.14||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||12 Dec 2007||99.14||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Railway Safety Enhancement Project: Project Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Aug 2015|
|Railway Safety Enhancement Project||Procurement Plans||Dec 2013|
|Chongqing-Lichuan Railway Development||Project/Program Administration Manual||May 2010|
|Loan Agreement for Railway Safety Enhancement Project between People's Republic of China and Asian Development Bank dated 14 March 2008||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Mar 2008|
|Railway Safety Enhancement Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2007|
|Railway Safety Enhancement Project||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Oct 2007|
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