GEF-World Bank-China Urban Transport Partnership Program (CUTPP)

Project Summary

A Strategic Partnership Program is proposed between China, the GEF and the World Bank to achieve a paradigm shift in the development of China’s currently unsustainable urban transport systems. The Program would comprise (a) a 'core' urban transport strategy, policy, legal reform and capacity-building project and (b) a subsequent series of 5-8 environmentally-sustainable urban transport development projects in mid-sized/large Chinese cities (with population greater than 500,000 and significant replication potential) that would demonstrate the results of the initial ‘core’ Project and promote its replication nation-wide.The key objective is to bring about a paradigm shift in the manner urban transport infrastructure and services are planned, designed , managed, and operated to a more sustainable approach that limits energy consumption and GHG emissions.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
21,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
566,130,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,921,500 USD
Total Cost 587,480,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
06 Oct 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
11 Jan 2005
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
04 Apr 2008
Project closed
20 May 2015