The project is the fourth allocation under the China Forestry Framework Loan (CFFL). It aims to establish 7,800 ha of forest plantations on abandoned, degraded agricultural land and on erosion-prone forest lands. The new plantations consist of fruit trees (5,225 ha), timber and bamboo stands (1,287 ha), and medicinal plants/trees (1,288 ha).
Besides providing the necessary economic benefits for the local farmers and villages to commit to the project, the project is expected to have a positive environmental impact through increased forest cover and sustainable management practices so as to combat soil erosion and land impoverishment, while improving water quality and healthier water ecosystems in the rivers. Forest carbon sequestration will help mitigate climate change, in line with EU policies.
The objective of the project is to plant trees to establish forest cover on environmentally fragile mountain slopes and abandoned, degraded agricultural lands. The plantations are expected to comprise native fruit trees, bamboo and timber-producing trees, and species producing ingredients for Chinese medicine. The project imposes environmentally and socially sustainable management and supports related capacity-building. It is expected to generate income and employment for rural people and reduce pressure to emigrate.
The Bank will require the promoter to ensure that implementation of the project will be done in accordance with the Bank's Guide to Procurement.
Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).
General enquiries and comments
The EIB is committed to open communication and encourages constructive stakeholder input regarding its activities.
Enquiries and comments concerning the EIB’s involvement in a project or the financing facilities, activities, organisation and objectives of the EIB, can be sent to the EIB Infodesk.
Alternatively, the EIB can be contacted through its external offices.
Queries regarding details of a specific project, in particular when it is under appraisal by the EIB, should preferably be addressed directly to project promoters.
Zero tolerance against fraud and corruption
The EIB has a zero tolerance policy on fraud or corruption. To report allegations of fraud and corruption relating to EIB-financed projects, please contact the Fraud and Investigation division. All complaints will be treated as strictly confidential and handled in line with the EIB investigation procedures and the Anti-Fraud Policy.