Pingxiang Scheme Includes Dredging

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $150 million loan to help Pingxiang municipality in Jiangxi Province tackle long-standing flooding and connectivity problems.

The project will fund a set of integrated infrastructure investments that optimize benefits in four main subcenters—Pingxiang in Lianhua; Luxi, and Shangli counties; and Xiangdong District.

These include river rehabilitation and flood protection infrastructure, irrigation, wastewater and pollution management.

Among the works to be undertaken are dredging, embankment upgrades, riparian landscape re-vegetation and wetlands rehabilitation along more than 70 kilometers of rivers.

The project will also build a 44-km long road linking towns and villages to urban and industrial areas in Luxi and Shangli counties and Anyuan District, the municipal center.