ADB to Finance Water Projects in Hubei

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $100 million loan for the Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) Hubei Province to address environmental and public health concerns associated with widespread water pollution and flooding in the region. 

This assistance will support major upgrades in wastewater and flood protection infrastructure, as well as comprehensive water and environmental management actions to address long-standing problems,” said Fei Yu, a Senior Economist in ADB’s East Asia Department. 

The Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture has drawn up a comprehensive master plan, including more than 30 projects to improve water quality and reduce flood damage.

Among others, the loan will be used to reduce the impact of flood damage, over 100 kilometers of protective river embankments will be built, de-silting operations will be carried out in parts of the Qing River, and ecological “buffer zones” including wetland areas, will be created.

Close to 71,000 households will benefit from the flood protection measures. Along with ADB’s loan, the PRC Government will provide counterpart assistance of over $131 million. The project will run for nearly 5 years with an expected completion date of July 2020.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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