China: ShiZheng Railway

June 24, 2008

IBRD Loan: US$300 million

TERMS: Maturity =20 Years; Grace Period = 5  Years


Program Description: This project aims to help construct a new 355 km dedicated high-speed passenger rail line between Shijiazhuang in Hebei Province and Zhengzhou in Henan Province.  This is part of the new 2,100 km Beijing-Guangzhou dedicated high-speed passenger line which, when completed in 2010, is expected to provide a major boost in rail transport capacity while also reducing the travel time for passengers from the present 24 hours to less than 10 hours.  This is the first high-speed passenger railway supported by the World Bank since the new Tokaido line (Tokyo to Osaka) was completed in 1964, the first link of the Shinkansen bullet train in Japan.




Media Contacts
In Beijing
Li Li
Tel : 86-10-5861 7850