The project afforests 3,105 ha of bare or degraded lands and rehabilitates 4,425 ha of existing low quality forests. The total project area is 7,530 ha. The project also upgrades 83 km of forest roads and builds two fire watch towers.
The project supports improved carbon sequestration and storage through afforestation of degraded lands and rehabilitation of existing low quality forest lands. Climate adaptation is addressed by increasing ecosystems' resilience to drought, soil erosion, landslides and flooding. This is achieved through improved forest cover with different types of forested habitats and mixed afforestation models using tree and shrub species adapted to local climatic conditions.
The project activities improve the quality of environment in the erosion prone and polluted region of Shaanxi. An independent Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the project was completed in January 2017 and the EIA report has been submitted to the Hancheng Municipal Environmental Authority for approval. The promoter shall submit to the Bank the approval document (corresponding to the project's environmental permit) prior to the first loan disbursement.
Where appropriate, the procurement shall comply with EU and Chinese national rules for open international bidding. The Bank will require the promoter to ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with the Bank's Guide to Procurement.
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