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LESSONS:

People’s Republic of China: Ganzhou-Longyan Railway Project

sector: Transport | country: China, People’s Republic of

The project completion report (PCR) suggested several logical and appropriate lessons. In addition, the validation report had identified the following lessons for the East Asia Department to take on board: (a) the source of funding land acquisition should be clearly identified at appraisal stage. Taking into account the fact that provincial governments are likely to face budgeting issues, the Ministry of Railways (MOR) should be made responsible for ensuring smooth and timely availability of funds; and (b) construction of railway tracks and expansion of railway network needs to be accompanied by complementary investments such as construction of industrial sidings, and rail station access and link roads.

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