eC2:Preparation of a National Transport & Logistics Policy and Strategy

Deadline: 14-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)general-transport-mosaic-main

The overall objective of this assignment is to review and update the current Draft National Transport Policy and Strategy 2014, and include logistics and green transport policy and strategy elements, in order to produce a revised National Transport & Logistics Policy and Strategy. The revised policy and strategy is envisioned to be more holistic, and one that would set the directions as to how transport can contribute to the countrys economic development and competitiveness. This should be developed in support of the achievement of Governments Vision 2040 middle income status goal in an inclusive and sustainable manner.

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Green Signal for Faster Development: India’s New Freight Corridor

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  • India’s Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) program is building dedicated freight-only railway lines along highly congested transport corridors.
  • The World Bank is supporting India’s Eastern DFC from Ludhiana to Kolkata in three phases.
  • Freight-only corridors will make it cheaper, faster, and more reliable to move goods between the industrial heartland in the north and ports on the eastern and western coasts.

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Imagining infrastructure services in 2017

<!– <!– /sites/all/themes/blogs/templates/header/js/jquery-1.4.4.min.js –>One of my favorite songs when I was growing up was John Lennon’s “Imagine.” A few months ago, UNICEF created a project around it to highlight the plight of millions of refugee children. Now, as the year draws to a close, I couldn’t help but imagine a world with high-quality, affordable, sustainable, well-maintained, infrastructure services for everyone.

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Revisiting Economic Geography

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Place is one of the most important determinants of welfare. Simply by moving from the countryside to the city, or from a poor to a rich country, a person can greatly increase returns to labor or access to services. Yet, the study of the role of place in development was long neglected in mainstream economics. This changed significantly over the last 15 years or so and in 2009 spatial issues in development became the topic of the World Development Report Reshaping Economic Geography.

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eConsultant2:STC Opportunity – Preparation of Transport Sector Handbook on Mass Transit.

Deadline: 15-Feb-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

STC Opportunity – Preparation of Transport Sector Handbook on Mass Transit. The GlobalIndia building Transport Group (CNGTR) of the Infrastructure and Natural Resources Department at IFC seeks the services of a Short Term Consultant (STC) for the preparation of a sector handbook covering Mass Transit. The level of effort needed is estimated as 60 working days. The assignment is scheduled to commence by March 1.
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eConsultant2:National Quality Infrastructure – Development of Country Cases

Deadline: 31-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.Free-BRT-Bus-rides-in-LAgosC.)

The World Bank Group Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice is seeking to hire an expert to assist in the development of a NQI value proposition through identifying country cases that successfully implemented NQI reforms (e.g. considered international good practices)

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eConsultant2:National Quality Infrastructure – Development of Diagnostic Tools

Deadline: 24-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice (TCGP) within the World Bank Group
is seeking to hire an expert to assist in the development of a NQI value proposition in the following two areas (A)and (B):India building
(A) Developing a diagnostic tool(s) that assesses a country’s status quo and readiness for NQI reform
(B) Contribute to increasing knowledge of the project team through:
a) Design and conduct a training session about the developed diagnostic tool
b) Participate in dialogue among T&C staff to refine the NQI value proposition
c) Test the diagnostic tool in a selected pilot country

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eConsultant2: Traffic Engineering Consultant

Deadline: 17-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The core services of consultancy will be:
– Assess the set of produced traffic studies by the client, including databases, simulations Rural Infra in Cambodiaand methodologies.
– Interview the main technicians that performed the studies to understand the process and main adopted assumptions
– Develop some back-of-the-envelope simulations to verify accuracy on findings
– Issue a report with main findings regarding accuracy and robustness of the findings

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eConsultant2: PREPARATION OF A RAPID CORRIDOR DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR BHOPAL INDORE SUPER CORRIDOR

Deadline: 21-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Govt of Madhya Pradesh is keen to develop the region between Indore and Bhopal as India buildinga network of urban and economic clusters, with focus on creating employment opportunities and providing high quality infrastructure and social amenities. This region is being referred to as the Bhopal Indore Super Corridor (BISCO) Region. As part of its preparation of the proposed Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Project, Urban Administration and Development Directorate, GoMP, has asked the World Bank to support the drafting of the strategic corridor development strategy for BISCO region. The objective of this consultancy is to hire a consultancy firm, or a consortium of firms, to prepare a strategic corridor development strategy that will outline how the existing transportation corridor can be catalyzed into an urban and economic corridor, underpinned by regional development approaches.

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eConsultant2: Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the Semeikhon Riverside Port Project in Myanmar

Deadline: 14-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This greenfield project will be developed by MMID. IFC, through its proposed equity participation in this InfraVentures project, will play the role of co-developer. SMP is located India buildingalong the bank of Ayeyarwady River, around 70 km from Mandalay city in Myanmar. MMID is also the developer of Myotha Industrial Park (MIP), a greenfield 10,000 acre mixed-used Industrial Zone.The land footprint of SMP (all phases) is about 152 hectares with an expected quay length of 1,500 meters. SMP will be developed in phases as container port traffic builds up over time.

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