eC2: Natural Hazard Assessment for the Reconstruction of Critical Transport Infrastructure

Deadline: 23-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank provides technical assistance to the Government of Myanmar to support maldives-blog-hart1technical solutions for Chin State by hiring an international consulting firm to prepare a hazard and vulnerability assessment for road rehabilitation to inform planned investments under the Myanmar Floods and Landslides Emergency Recovery Project in Chin State in Myanmar. The overall objective of the assignment is to contribute to the increase of capacities of the relevant ministries and agencies of the Government of Myanmar in the adoption of appropriate natural hazard assessment approaches in designing transport and infrastructure. The activity will (i) help provide technical solutions on geohazards specifically for Kalay Hakha road, based on an assessment of hazards; (ii) draw out lessons along the above process, including data gaps and recommend technical and monitoring solutions for improvement; (iii) and provide capacity building for the Ministry of Construction on this practice. The assignment is expected to be completed within the period of an estimated six months upon mobilization.

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eC2: Feasibility and PPP option study of upgrading the rail line between Karachi and Hyderabad , including constructing a dedicated freight corridor between Karachi and Pipri.

Deadline: 09-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) in-edfreightcorridor3

Existing railway track from Karachi to Hyderabad is an important corridor for freight and passenger movement between Karachi and inland Provinces. The freight exchange has vital significance for the economic development of Pakistan. Existing railway alignment between Karachi to Hyderabad is facing problem of congestion, over stressed track structure and outdated signaling and telecommunication system. Upgrading or constructing a new double line link is therefore required to resolve these issues.

The objectives of the study is to conduct and technical and commercial feasibility study for Karachi-Hyderabad ( passenger and freight line) and Karachi-Pipri (dedicated freight corridor).

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World Bank data infrastructure: shortening the path from data to insights

Data is not valuable in a vacuum. Data is only valuable once information, insight or in data_infrastructure_visualother words knowledge is extracted from it and is used to make decisions, shape policies, and change behaviors.

Data scientists, analysts, and researchers spend a significant amount of time and effort extracting knowledge from data and communicating it. Because extracting knowledge from data can be expensive, it is important to find ways to reduce its cost. A robust and well-designed data infrastructure can contribute to this cost reduction by smoothing the frictions involved with data analytics projects: storing, searching, accessing, understanding, cleaning, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing data. Lowering that cost can go a long way toward increasing data use and knowledge production.

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eC2: Lao PDR and Cambodia: Fostering Green Mobility and Walkable Cities Strategy for Luang Prabang and Siem Reap

Deadline: 17-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)transport-corridors-blog

The World Bank South East Asia Transport Unit has received funds from the Korean Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF) to support Siem Reaps and Luang Prabangs government-led efforts to develop green mobility strategies and strengthen their capacity to implement and prioritize green mobility solutions, with a focus on non-motorized transport. This assignment aims to (1) develop a green mobility strategy including an NMT strategy (i.e. walkable city strategy), including a framework for prioritizing investments for NMT and Green Mobility for Siem Reap and Luang Prabang; and (2) support the strengthening of local technical and institutional capacity to implement the proposed strategy.  The overarching objectives of this assignment are to support the cities adoption of a green mobility strategy and promote modal shift towards NMT, which will result in positive economic gains, including health, GHG and pollution, safety and affordability benefits.

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Building the evidence basis for transport interventions

Over the past three years, the international community has made significant progress to rw-boy-bike-a'melody-lee-wbfill in the knowledge gaps in the transport sector. Most recently, with the release of the Global Roadmap of Action toward Sustainable Mobility (GRA) by Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All), the transport sector now has at its disposal a catalogue of more than 180 policy measures that have been used by countries around the world to progress on sustainable mobility. Because this catalogue was developed as a collaborate enterprise involving the most 55 influential international organizations on the field, we feel confident that it represents the best and most-up-to date knowledge on mobility.

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eC2: Strengthening Resilience in Road Transport Infrastructure in Indonesia

Deadline: 18-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The main objective of this activity, financed by the mentioned grant, is guiding the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) towards achieving long-term climate-resilient road and bridge infrastructure in Indonesia. The key actions that will help to achieve this goal are to: (i) review selected road and bridge existing manuals and guidelines on, among others, disaster risk management and slope protection, stabilization, and erosion; (ii) advice and provide technical inputs to enhance such documents; (iii) develop a set of communication materials to raise awareness of good practice; and (iv) provide technical assistance to DGH to increase their capacity.

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In Small Island States, Resilient Transport is Providing a Lifeline Against Disasters

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Due to their size and location, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularlyA man stands next to a bridge on the East Cape Road. The East Ca vulnerable to climate risk.
  • When disaster strikes, damage to transport systems typically makes up a large share of overall losses, and is often one of the main obstacles to recovery.
  • The World Bank is answering the call with unprecedented support to the transport sector in small island states. A total of eight transport projects have been approved in SIDS over the last year, all of which include a resilience component.

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The world is going digital—time for the rail industry to jump on board

Over the last five decades, Rail transport has faced major headwinds. The transformationr of global supply chains has made the logistics business more challenging than ever, with increasing pressure to deliver fast and flexible services at a lower cost. In that quickly-evolving context, freight rail is grappling with fierce competition from road transport—a trend that will only intensify under the effect of disruptive technologies like autonomous trucks and on-demand mobility services. In addition, railways around the world have been hit by significant government budget cuts, limiting their ability to invest in infrastructure or maintain high service standards. Stiff competition from roads, which have the door-to-door delivery advantage have offered added pain.

eC2: Study to determine pro-poor urban transport interventions in Greater Monrovia

Deadline: 02-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

KUTEI (Kabul Urban Transport Effciency Improvment)

The main objective of this study is to carry out a study of supply and demand of urban transport in Monrovia, develop urban accessibility analysis, identify priority investments to meet the growing mobility demand (with a focus in poor population and vulnerable groups) and develop the concept and estimated budget for priority interventions. The study will also assess ways to enhance private sector participation in the provision of bus services. The study comprises the following activities: (i) Diagnostic of Greater Monrovias current urban mobility supply and estimation of future transport demand; (ii) Accessibility analysis to social and economic opportunities; (iii) Demand/Supply analysis; (iv)Identification of priority urban mobility investments; (v) Definition of concept and estimated cost of priority urban mobility investments; and (vi) Identification of private sector opportunities in priority investments.

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Time to ask the tough questions about transport and climate

Last month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change drew global attention by th-bangkok-traffic-bernard-spragg-flickr_0providing fresh and overwhelming evidence about the urgency of the climate situation. According to the agency’s latest report, global temperatures will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels within the next 12 years—unless we act now.

Transport bears a huge responsibility in the current situation: the sector contributes to nearly a quarter of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, and 18% of all manmade emissions in the global economy.  Under a business-as-usual scenario, this figure will continue rising to reach 1/3 of all emissions by 2040.
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