The TA will help promote an affordable, sustainable, and environment friendly mode of railway passenger transport on a national network basis. The TA will critically evaluate the quality and quantity of railway passenger transportation in the PRC, and make recommendations on the optimized usage of the dedicated passenger lines (DPL) and the existing mixed traffic lines (MTL).
|Project Name||Enhancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of Railway Passenger Operations Project|
|Country||China, People's Republic of|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Knowledge solutions
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The TA will help promote an affordable, sustainable, and environment friendly mode of railway passenger transport on a national network basis. The TA will critically evaluate the quality and quantity of railway passenger transportation in the PRC, and make recommendations on the optimized usage of the dedicated passenger lines (DPL) and the existing mixed traffic lines (MTL).|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The 11th Five Year Plan (2006-2010) and the Government's Railway Development Plan (2004) gives priority to developing railway transportation in the unserved areas, promotes railway lines that would improve links between the poor inland provinces in the western and central PRC with the more prosperous coastal areas, and seeks to provide a high-speed, affordable environment friendly mode of passenger transportation. The TA is consistent with ADB's country partnership strategy for PRC, and will support the ongoing lending program in the railway sector.|
|Impact||The impact of the proposed TA is an affordable, sustainable, efficient, and competitive passenger railway transport system developed in the PRC.|
|Description of Outcome||The outcome of the TA will be a strategy to enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of railway passenger operations.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The TA will be cancelled.|
|Description of Project Outputs||The TA will (i) review the current practices adopted by MOR for managing passenger operations on PDLs and MTLs; (ii) research best international practices and experiences; and (iii) recommend actions, which should be realistic for the Government and MOR to implement.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Consultants work commenced on 9 March 2010. The Inception Report was submitted on 29 March 2010. The revised Inception Report was submitted on 21 July 2010 and 23 September 2010. At a tripartite meeting held on 20 August 2010, the methodology of the TA was discussed and agreeed. The consulting team was re-organized in May 2011. The revised Inception Report was submitted based on the results of the tripartite meeting held on 11 August 2011. The consulting team did not submit an interim report. Services of consuling services terminated as 31 March 2012.|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||A team of international consulting firm in association with national consultants will be engaged by ADB using the simplified technical proposal procedures based on the quality and cost-based selection method in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging national consultants. The TA will require about 14 person-months of international and about 17 person-months of national consulting services to carry out the terms of reference. The international consultants will have experience in similar assignments in the following fields of the railway passenger transport: (i) transport planning including knowledge of models, methods and principles of transport segregation between high speed and conventional railways, (ii) transport organization strategic management, (iii) pricing and tariff policies, (iv) sales and marketing strategy, and (v) transport services. The national consultants will have expertise for railway passenger transport: (i) transport planning, (ii) sales and marketing strategy, (iii) pricing and tariff issues, (iv) transport services, and (v) management system.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tian, Valeri D.|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, EARD|
China Railway Corporation (Formerly Ministry of Railways)
Mr. Liu Junfu
No. 10 Fuxing Road Beijing 100844
|Concept Clearance||21 Mar 2007|
|Fact Finding||23 Jun 2008 to 27 Jun 2008|
|Approval||08 Oct 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||25 Apr 2007|
|Last PDS Update||12 Sep 2012|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Oct 2008||05 Nov 2008||05 Nov 2008||30 Sep 2009||31 May 2012||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|500,000.00||0.00||140,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||640,000.00||08 Oct 2008||122,170.15|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Enhancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of Railway Passenger Operations Project||TA Completion Reports||May 2013|
|Enhancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of Railway Passenger Operations Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Oct 2008|
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