The proposed TA is to help China Railway Corporation (CRC) develop an efficient and user-friendly rail-based intermodal system and support railway competitiveness and enhance logistics industry development in the PRC. These goals are included in the government's 12th Five-Year Plan as priority targets.
|Project Name||Railway Container Transport Development|
|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 proposed TA is to help China Railway Corporation (CRC) develop an efficient and user-friendly rail-based intermodal system and support railway competitiveness and enhance logistics industry development in the PRC. These goals are included in the government's 12th Five-Year Plan as priority targets.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||It is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy, which seeks to strengthen railway sustainability, and develop a sustainable integrated transport system. The proposed TA is also closely in line with the ADB's Sustainable Transport Initiative Operational Plan, which emphasizes the role of railways as an efficient, safe, and low-carbon transport mode, and identifies logistics development as one of four key opportunities for introducing new and enhanced ADB operations for sustainable transport.|
|Impact||A sustainable, efficient, and environment-friendly rail-based intermodal container system (RICS) that supports domestic trade and regional cooperation developed in the PRC|
|Description of Outcome||RICS development strategy and institutional reform program are adopted by the CRC.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Recommendations for RICS development including technical standards, design criterion of containers and container terminals/ handling stations, and institutional arrangements
2. Action plan for RICS development in the PRC
3. Policy note summarizing the best practice and main findings of the TA
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Consultant's Final Report submitted to ADB on 16 March 2016.
The TA completion date was extended to 30 April 2016 due to the new TOR of the individual consultant (Intermodal Marketing Development Expert) to complete the additional tasks in line with One Road, One Belt and Yangtze River Economic Belt development themes as requested by NDRC.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
A team of national consultants will be engaged by ADB through a consulting firm, on the basis of the quality- and cost-based selection method with a quality of the proposal (90%) and the cost of services to be provided (10%), and a simplified technical proposal will be required in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time).
ADB will engage individual international consultants in accordance with the Guideline of the Use of Consultants.
|Procurement||Procurement, if any, will be conducted in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).|
|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
|Concept Clearance||16 Aug 2013|
|Fact Finding||21 Aug 2013 to 23 Aug 2013|
|Approval||26 Sep 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||31 Mar 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|26 Sep 2013||24 Oct 2013||24 Oct 2013||31 Dec 2015||30 Apr 2016||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|450,000.00||0.00||120,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||570,000.00||26 Sep 2013||276,653.21|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Railway Container Transport Development: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Aug 2016|
|Railway Container Transport Development||Technical Assistance Reports||Sep 2013|
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