Dali-Lijang Railway Project (Yunnan Province)


Project 36432-013
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Type Loan
Sector Transport
Country PRC
Start 2004
End 2012
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 548,000
Confinancing Source: Agence Francaise de Developpement

Project Description

The main objective of the Project is to remove a constraint to sustainable economic growth. Providing economic railway transportation in the unserved, less developed, and poor areas will help create the conditions necessary for developing local resources and generating employment and income-enhancing opportunities that will raise living standards in the Proect area. The Project will entail constructing 167 km of single-track, standard gauge, Class I railway, reserved for electrification, between Dali and Lijiang, and expanding the capacity of the existing Guangtong-Dali line (Guangda line) to accommodate additional traffic. The Project comprises the following components: (i) laying railway track consisting of rails and accessories, concrete sleepers, and stone ballast; (ii) constructing 11 new railway stations complete with facilities; (iii) a safety component that includes providing modern technology and equipment for signaling, communications, a dispatch management information system, freight yard operation, operational safety equipment, mechanized maintenance of tracks; (iv) installing e-governance and management information systems, including computerization and linking Dali and Lijiang to the national railway network; (v) supply of environmental mitigation and protection equipment and facilities; (vi) training on the use and maintenance of equipment provided under the Project; and (vii) strengthening institutional capacity of MOR and WYRC.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Chen, Xiaoxin
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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