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Chongqing-Lichuan Railway Development Project: Project Completion Report

Project or program completion reports evaluate design, implementation and performance of a project or program, and provide an overall assessment and recommendations.

This document dated June 2016 is provided for the ADB project 39153-013 in the People’s Republic of China.

People’s Republic of China: Yichang-Wanzhou Railway Project

The Yichang-Wanzhou Railway was the first railway to be developed in the low-income region of Hubei Province, and it constituted an important 377 km component in the central People’s Republic of China (PRC) railway corridor, linking Yichang in Hubei Province and Wanzhou in Chongqing Municipality. Due to the difficult terrain, the railway required numerous bridges (including two over the Yangtze River) and tunnels – 74% of its total length is bridges and tunnels, which is the highest percentage among the PRC railways constructed before 2010. The government recognized the project as the most technically challenging railway project when it was constructed given the complex topographical, geological, engineering, and hydrogeological conditions.

Afghanistan: Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif Railway Project

Afghanistan is a landlocked country facing tough sociopolitical and physical challenges. At the time of project preparation, Hairatan was Afghanistan’s main dry and river port, accounting for close to 50% of its total imports. However, an existing rail line between Termez in Uzbekistan and Hairatan did not have a rail link into Afghanistan. Freight into Afghanistan and beyond had to be off-loaded and reloaded into trucks at Hairatan. This process was costly and slow and limited volume flows. Removing this bottleneck was considered an urgent task.

The extension of the Termez–Hairatan railway link into Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan was a top government priority. This railway line was expected to create a reliable, safe, and sustainable transport link between Afghanistan and its neighboring countries to increase regional cooperation and trade. It was also considered key to expanding job creation, investment, and ultimately poverty reduction in Afghanistan.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Less than successful.

Improving Energy Efficiency and Reducing Emissions through Intelligent Railway Station Buildings: Technical Assistance Completion Report

Technical assistance completion reports describe for technical assistance projects the expected impact, outcome and outputs; conduct of activities; evaluation and achievement of the expected outcomes; an assessment and rating; major lessons; and recommendations and follow-up actions. This document dated June 2015 is provided for the ADB project 45025-001 in the People’s Republic of China.

People’s Republic of China: Yichang-Wanzhou Railway Project

REPORT DETAILS: People’s Republic of China: Yichang-Wanzhou Railway Project sector: Transport | country: China Lessons The government’s decision to double track sections of the project revised the original design. This could have been decided before...