Had you looked across Shanghai’s Huangpu River from west to east in the 1980s, you would mostly have seen farmland dotted with a few scattered buildings. At the time, it was unimaginable that East Shanghai, or Pudong, would one day become a global financial centre; that its futuristic skyline, sleek expressways, and rapid trains would one day be showcased in blockbusters like James Bond and Mission Impossible movies! It was also unimaginable that the Shanghainese would consider living in Pudong.
How wrong that would have been! Pudong is now hosting some of the world’s most productive companies, and boosting some of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods. And Shanghai has become China’s most important global city, lifting the entire hinterland with it.
Deadline: 24-May-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Indian Railways has many freight marketing policies which are designed to increase rail freight share, however, it has not been able to meet its stated objective. A few of the strategies include: 1)Development of Private Freight Terminals by private sector to provide intermodal transport connectivity and serve as a marketing interface in between IR and intended customers 2)Rating mechanisms which leans on what the cargo can bear and favours long lead movements 3) Private Sidings and Own your wagon schemes which induce private equity, ownership and increase in infrastructure to assist movement of cargo on rail.
Deadline: 31-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is engaging with the City of Buenos Aires in several transportation projects across the city. One of them is aimed to provide technical assistance to improve the existing public bicycle transport system ECOBICI.
The advisory project will analyze bicycle path solutions, potential roadway sections where the Government should implement bicycle facilities and recommend locations of future public bicycle stations.
IFC is searching for a consulting firm with extended knowledge and experience in public bicycle solutions to undertake these studies
Deadline: 22-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The proposed program of interventions on and around Lake Victoria are expected to contribute to improve transport connectivity and sustainability. Whilst local impacts are identified and addressed in site specific ESIA, the lake ecosystem is large, complex, multi-dimensional and dynamic. Understanding the social and environmental issues thus requires comprehensive observation and management at the catchment scale in a holistic manner. Given the wider scope of the interventions on the Lake Victoria basin (both at the ports, but also with the lake itself), with knock-on or cumulative effects on the lakes overall catchment area, a strategic planning framework for the development and protection of the lake, its dependents, and associated infrastructure is critically important. This assignment is designed to support the LVBC do that. Continue reading →
Deadline: 24-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The overall objective of the assignment is to identify the most economic, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable dredging levels for key ports and shipping routes on Lake Victoria. Improving transportation on Lake Victoria is key to strengthening the Tanzanian Central Corridor, and is a priority for the Governments of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The lake plays a pivotal role in connecting land-locked countries (DRC, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi) via its shipping and railway network and is a key part of the intermodal supply chains along the Northern and Central corridor linking to Mombasa and Dar es Salaam ports. However, in recent years port infrastructure and consequently maritime operations on Lake Victoria have declined significantly. Continue reading →
When the Manila Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension project reached financial close in March 2016 it was a landmark event for the Philippines and for Southeast Asia. It is an achievement for an enormous project worth some US$1.1 billion to go ahead in a region with not much of a track record of large-scale transport Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The project’s winning formula is a combination of at-times difficult ingredients: government responsiveness, a balanced risk profile, and project bankability. Continue reading →
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2016 – The World Bank (WB) Board of Executive Directors approved a US$100 million loan yesterday that will contribute to reducing transportation costs and improving road safety, as well as the planning and management capacity of Paraguay’s road network. The project will benefit approximately 400,000 Paraguayans that use Routes 1 and 3, which link important development hubs in the country.
Deadline:09-Feb-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The main objectives of this project are to (a) inform the authorities in Chittagong of measures to improve its urban transport system through the development of a master plan, and (b) prepare pre-feasibility studies for bus improvement projects as priority investment. These objectives will be achieved by conducting a thorough review of existing transport policies and projects, carrying out travel demand and traffic studies, developing a strategic-level urban transport master plan, developing a pre-feasibility study for short-term and long-term priority interventions, and developing an institutional restructuring proposal for an efficient and quality public bus service in Chittagong, and for transport management in general.
Transforming Transportation (#TTDC15) is the annual conference co-organized by EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Bank. The event convenes leading transport and urban development experts from national and local government, finance institutions, foundations, civil society, and business to discuss the latest global trends, experiences, and best practices in sustainable transport.
This year’s conference will focus on Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity, and will examine how smart, connected urban mobility can improve quality of life in cities. Through panels, presentations, and networking opportunities, discussions at Transforming Transportation 2015 will address how the upcoming United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) impact urban transport, with an emphasis on data and technology, governance, and international financial flows.
Transforming Transportation 2015 will take place January 15 – 16, 2015 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC.