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NEWS April 1, 2019

Issuance of Sanctions Board Decision No. 117

Pursuant to Sanctions Board Decision No. 117 issued in Sanctions Case No. 563, the Sanctions Board imposes a sanction of debarment on China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (中铁五局集团有限公司) (the “Respondent”). The Respondent is debarred with the possibility of conditional release after a minimum period of ineligibility of one (1) year.

This sanction is imposed on the Respondent for fraudulent practices as defined in Paragraph 1.16(a)(ii) of World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011).

Capsule Summary of Findings:

The Respondent was found liable for fraudulent misrepresentations in submitting false documents in support of its bids on two contracts under the Eastern Africa Regional Transport, Trade, and Development Facilitation Project. In determining the appropriate sanction for the Respondent, the Sanctions Board took into account all relevant aggravating and mitigating factors. Full discussion of the facts, parties’ contentions, and the Sanctions Board’s analysis can be found in the published decision.