China: GEF Efficient and Green Freight Transport Project (WB-P159883)

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Dec 18, 2018
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People's Republic of China
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  • Transport
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$ 13.67 million
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$ 13.67 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 31, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 20, 2017

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Project Description

According to the bank document, the project will develop policy, strategy, analytical tools and technical standards at the national level to improve the efficiency and environmental sustainability of China’s freight transport sector, focusing on two priority areas, i.e., promotion of multimodal freight transportation system and optimization of urban freight distribution. The project will also pilot the key policy, strategy, and analytical tools at the local levels in five selected cities and provinces. Finally, the lessons learned and implementation experience of the pilot's policies, and analytical tools will be systematically documented and disseminated within China and in other Bank client countries seeking to develop green freight transport system.

Component 1: National Technical Assistance (TA) and Policy Development (US$3.15 million GEF grant + US$1.7 million counterpart funding)

Component 2: Subnational TA and Pilot Projects (US$3.05 million GEF grant + US$150 million counterpart funding)

Component 3: Capacity Building, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Project Management (US$2.05 million GEF grant + US$3.72 million counterpart funding)

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Borrower                                     US$ 5.42 million 

Global Environment Facility (GEF)  US$ 8.25 million

Contact Information

1/World Bank

Contact: Hua Tan

Sr Transport. Spec.



Contact: Wensong Guo

Title: Director, International Economic and Financial Cooperation D


3/Implementing Agencies

Ministry of Transport

Contact: Zhong Chen

Title: Director


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Telephone: (202) 473-1000



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