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Fast and focused : building China's railways (English)

Over the past few years, China's railway sector has built an astonishing number of large and complex railway projects under its mid and long-term railway development plan. The paper argues that three factors dominate: the concentration of responsibility, power and access to resources in one organization; strong technical capacity and processes; and a program effect that delivers economies of standardization and scale. Whether the sheer speed of implementation has adversely affected the overall life-cycle costs and reliability of project infrastructure is not yet known.

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Amos,Paul Scales,John Carter Sondhi,Jitendra

Fast and focused : building China's railways (English). China transport topics,no. 3 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/352931468219292293/Fast-and-focused-building-Chinas-railways