The original scope of services was designed to assess the feasibility of Chongqing-Guiyang railway project and prepare it for ADB financing. Major changes in scope and increase in TA amount were approved 2011 and the TA was allocated for preparing the E'Mei-Miyi sub-regional rail link project. The project was then stalled due to the slowdown in railway development following the accident at Wenzhou in July 2011. The government investigated the accident and conducted a review of safety and other aspects of its railway development program. This was followed by the railway reform in 2013 that merged Ministry of Railways into the Ministry of Transport and transferred responsibility for railway operations to the newly established China Railway Corporation (CRC). Subsequently, the government authorized CRC to resume project preparation. At the country programming mission in August 2014, the government and ADB confirmed the project as a firm project in the ADB lending pipeline.
|Project Name||Chongqing-Guiyang Railway Development 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||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Rail transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The original scope of services was designed to assess the feasibility of Chongqing-Guiyang railway project and prepare it for ADB financing. Major changes in scope and increase in TA amount were approved 2011 and the TA was allocated for preparing the E'Mei-Miyi sub-regional rail link project. The project was then stalled due to the slowdown in railway development following the accident at Wenzhou in July 2011. The government investigated the accident and conducted a review of safety and other aspects of its railway development program. This was followed by the railway reform in 2013 that merged Ministry of Railways into the Ministry of Transport and transferred responsibility for railway operations to the newly established China Railway Corporation (CRC). Subsequently, the government authorized CRC to resume project preparation. At the country programming mission in August 2014, the government and ADB confirmed the project as a firm project in the ADB lending pipeline.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||An improved, efficient, competitive, reliable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly transport is developed in the PRC.|
|Description of Outcome||A project design, for 342 km long double-track electrified railway from Chongqing city in Chongqing Municipality to Guiyang city in Guizhou province, agreed upon by the Government and ADB.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Progress towards outcome will be assessed based on the major change in scope of the TA.|
|Description of Project Outputs||The output of the PPTA will be the TA consultants' final report which will include (i) reviewing and strengthening the feasibility study to meet ADB's requirements for (a) technical aspects related, to construction and operation; (b) economic and financial analysis, including a review of the traffic forecast and financial performance of operation of the project facilities; and (c) enhancing the regional benefits; (ii) recommending policy measures that will improve railway safety, operational efficiency and management and assessing specific institutional development needs to commercially operate the project facilities and ensure financial sustainability; (iii) reviewing and updating the EIA report and preparing a summary EIA with appropriate environmental monitoring and management plans; (iv) reviewing and refining the resettlement plan; (v) carrying out a detailed poverty and social analysis, including a baseline socioeconomic profile of the population living in the project area; and (vi) undertaking a comprehensive distribution analysis of the Project and associated developments on poverty reduction.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
In December 2010, ADB approved a major change in scope and increase in PPTA amount from $500,000 to $900,000. The original scope of the PPTA was to assess the feasibility of the Chongqing-Guiyang Railway Project and prepare it for ADB financing. Given MOR's shift to a system-wide approach in the railway sector, the scope of the TA is no longer applicable and needs to be adapted to the current situation. With the approval of an MFF for Railway Energy Efficiency and Safety Enhancement Investment Program, the PPTA is to provide preparation for tranches. ADB is required to undertake due diligence on items to be financed, cost estimates, economic rationale, safeguards, procurement, and implementation arrangements.
In December 2011, ADB approved a major change in scope and increase in PPTA amount from $900,000 to $1,220,000. The Government requested ADB to begin preparing the E'mei-Miyi Subregional Rail Link Project in Sichuan province which had been expected to be supported under the MFF. It also proposed that this be processed as a project loan rather than a further MFF tranche. Preparing the E'mei-Miyi Subregional Rail Link Project as a project loan will require extensive due diligence on technical aspects, cost estimates, economic rationale, safeguards, procurement, implementation arrangements, and ensuring ADB value addition. The Project will construct a 391 kilometer railway line in hilly terrain, involving extensive use of tunnels and bridges. Technical and safety aspects will require careful due diligence by experts experienced in the construction of similar railways in the PRC. The proposed alignment will require significant resettlement, and will cross ethnic minority areas and pass near to nature reserves where there are endangered species. It is estimated that a total of 57.5 person-months of consulting services (21.5 person-months international and 36.0 person-months national) is needed.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Initial consultations with the stakeholders were carried out, and more consultation will be held during the PPTA implementation to identify major issues or concerns and to determine how these will be addressed.|
|During Project Implementation||In the last review mission conducted in September 2011, proposed concept for the E'mei-Miyi Subregional Rail Link Project was discussed.|
The TA requires about 14 person-months of international consultants and about 22 person-months of national consultants. A team of international consultants assisted by national consultants will be engaged by ADB using the quality- and cost-based method (80:20) and simplified technical proposal. The consultants will have expertise in transport economics and traffic forecasting, financial analysis, railway engineering and operation, environment, institutional building, and resettlement and social and poverty analysis.
Consultants for the E'mei Miyi preparation were mobilized in November 2015, activities are ongoing, and expected to be completed in Q4 2016.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Saxena, Sharad|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, EARD|
China Railway Corporation (Formerly Ministry of Railways)
10 Fuxing Road
People's Republic of China Foreign Capital and Technical Import Center(FCTIC)
Mr. Liu Junfu
No. 10 Fuxing Road Beijing,
|Concept Clearance||03 Oct 2008|
|Fact Finding||15 Sep 2008 to 19 Sep 2008|
|Approval||05 Nov 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||23 Mar 2009|
|Last PDS Update||28 Sep 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|05 Nov 2008||30 Nov 2008||30 Nov 2008||31 Oct 2009||30 Nov 2016||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,220,000.00||0.00||180,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,400,000.00||05 Nov 2008||862,406.84|
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