China, People's Republic of : Transport Efficiency through Logistics Development Policy Study

Sovereign Project | 41112-012

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Fay, David R.
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    China, People's Republic of
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Transport Efficiency through Logistics Development Policy Study
Project Number 41112-012
Country / Economy China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7174-PRC: Transport Efficiency through Logistics Development Policy Study
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA's impact will be an efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly transport logistics system in the PRC.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

The TA's outcome will include a policy framework, measures, action plans, and operational guidelines that can be adopted by MOT and local governments in the PRC.

Progress Toward Outcome The policy framework, mesures, action plans and operational guidelines completed by the Consultants.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The TA will focus on: (i) undertaking a detailed assessment of the PRC's current logistics development, focusing on the economic, legal, organizational, institutional, and regulatory conditions of intermodal transport services; (ii) identifying key issues to develop in the logistics industry; (iii) learning from international experiences and good practices from developed countries where multimodal transport and logistics are efficiently managed; (iv) recommending specific changes to regulatory frameworks to achieve the transport sector's desired goals; (v) preparing recommendations, including comprehensive best practices, policy notes on policy frameworks, measures, action plans by particular agencies, and implementation mechanisms with a realistic indicative timetable for implementation; (vi) carrying out case studies in three provinces (east, west, and central) to analyze approaches to implementing recommendations; (vii) developing operating guidelines to assist local governments in implementing recommended policies and measures; and (viii) undertaking workshops for consultation with stakeholders and disseminating findings.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Consultants were mobilized on 11 May 2009. Inception Report received on 3 July 2009. Survey works started for Anhui, Zhejiang, and Sichuan provinces. Interim Report submitted and discussed during the workshop held in Beijing participated by MOT, NDRC, Hunan Provincial Department of Transport, China Communications and Transportation Association, China Railway Container Transport Co. Ltd., and SINOTRANS Group. Draft Final Report (DFR) received on 3 May 2010. A workshop was held on 9-10 June 2010 in Beijing to discuss the comments of the peer reviewers on the DFR. The publication of the book to include international experiences and logistics performance indicators from developed countries will be launced in September 2012.

The TA consultants prepared a Policy Brief capturing the major findings and recommendations of the draft final report. The final report submitted 15 Dec 2010. TA completion date extended until 30 Sep 2012. Publication of the Consultants' findings is being prepared.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Project was included in the CPS (2008-2010) upon the request and confirmation of the Ministry of Finance in the 2007 country programming mission. Initial consultation with the stakeholders will be carried out during TA fact-finding, and more consultations were held during the TA implementation.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Consulting services totaling 39 person-months (9 international and 30 national) will be required. The consultants will be engaged by ADB through a national firm associated with an international firm, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time) on the basis of the quality of the proposal (90%) and the cost (10%) of the services to be provided using simplified technical proposal procedures. The 90:10 weighting is considered appropriate because the TA is a complex multidisciplinary assignment that requires innovation and creativity, and the quality of the consulting services will have a significant impact on the ensuing policies and guidelines.

The consultants should demonstrate extensive consulting skills and experiences in the fields of: (i) policy and institutional (5 person-months international, 5

person-months national); (ii) transport system and logistics operations (2 person-month international, 10 person-months national); (iii) transport logistics economics and policy analysis (2 person-months international, 5 person-months national); (iv) transport law and economic regulations (5 person-months national); and (v) freight information and technology (5 person-months national).

Responsible ADB Officer Fay, David R.
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Transportation
Concept Clearance 19 Jun 2008
Fact Finding 20 Jul 2008 to 01 Aug 2008
Approval 18 Nov 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Jan 2009
Last PDS Update 14 Sep 2012

TA 7174-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Nov 2008 23 Dec 2008 23 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2010 30 Sep 2012 11 Dec 2012
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 625,000.00 17 Jun 2022 496,199.88

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Title Document Type Document Date
Transport Efficiency through Logistics Development Policy Study TA Completion Reports Jun 2013
Transport Efficiency through Logistics Development Policy Study Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2008

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