Second National Railways Project (Zhe-Gan Line)

The Ministry of Railways has been facing mounting competition from the expanding highway system. It faced the dual challenges of increasing capacity as well as increasing service quality while maintaining profitability. This project was designed to improve the transport connectivity of southwestern China to the east, enhance capacity and improve service quality by upgrading an important rail line linking Shanghai and Zhejiang with Jiangxi and Hunan (and from there to Guizhou and Yunnan) provinces, thereby helping to address the needs of poorer and disadvantaged regions. In addition, the conversion of this line from diesel to electric traction (which is partly generated from hydropower sources) will yield environmental benefits.

Area of Evaluation: 

Mitigation

Thematic Cluster: 

Transport

Theme of Evaluation: 

Transport

Sub Cluster: 

Public Transport

GEF Funding: 

No

Level of Evaluation: 

Country

Region: 

East Asia and Pacific

Type of Evaluation: 

Implementation Completion Report

Institution: 

World Bank

Evaluation Author: 

China and Mongolia Sustainable Development Unit, Sustainable Development Department, East Asia and the Pacific Region

Year of Evaluation: 

2008