Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 27 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 08 Jul 2015

Project Name Hefei-Xi'an Railway
Country China, People's Republic of
Project/Program Number 33175-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Anhui, Hubei, Henan, and Shaanxi provinces
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Not yet classified
Subsector For Classification
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1748Ordinary capital resources300,000
Loan-China Development Bank1,221,700
Counterpart 1,313,040
TOTAL US$ 2,834,740

Safeguard Categories

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Environment A

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

The potential environmental impacts of the Project include: (i) soil erosion from tunnel and excavation spoils and stockpiled material; (ii) noise from construction and railway operation; (iii) smoke and air pollutants primarily from boilers at stations and dust during the loading, transit, and unloading of coal; (iv) contamination of bodies of water by temporary workers' camps and water from tunnel construction; (v) solid waste from temporary workers' camps, passenger trains, and slag from boilers at stations; (vi) clearing of forests; and (vii) possible impact on unexplored historical sites, if any. The environmental protection and mitigation measures are estimated to cost $39.4 million equivalent; these are included in the project cost estimates. Monitoring are undertaken to ensure that environmental impacts are minimized to acceptable levels and meet ADB requirements as well as the Government's environmental standards and provincial regulations. MOR has assured that the environmental mitigation measures identified in the EIA were incorporated in the design and construction stages of the Project. Environmental measures, on which action needs to be taken by civil works contractors, were incorporated in the bidding documents for civil works to ensure implementation of such mitigation measures by contractors. Compliance with these measures were monitored by Environmental Assessment Center of the China Academy of Railway Sciences to ensure that all applicable national, provincial, and local environmental laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards are met during project implementationand operation. Moniroting of such measures were reported in the quarterly progress reports on project implementaiton. The Project would have major direct and indirect social and poverty reduction impacts that significantly strengthen its justification. Formulation of the Project has sought to maximize positive social impacts, and avoid and mitigate the negative ones. Women were employed in the operation of the railways in several different types of jobs, including signaling operators, station management staff, and security guards. Negative secondary gender impacts were not anticipated with the construction and operation of the Project. No indigenous people were known to be living along the Project route.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Adequate consultations were held with people living in the project area during processing of the Project.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Nov 27
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 26 Mar 1999
Fact-finding 01 Dec 1999 to 18 Dec 1999
Management Review Meeting 13 Mar 2000
Approval 17 Aug 2000


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1748 17 Aug 2000 04 Dec 2000 02 Mar 2001 30 Dec 2005 31 Mar 2007 28 Jun 2007


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
25 Sep 2016 Loan 1748 287,110 0 99.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
25 Sep 2016 Loan 1748 290,110 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1748
Loan -

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies China Railway Corporation (Formerly MOR)
Mr. Liu Junfu


Project Website
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