33441-013: Acid Rain Control and Environmental Improvement

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


The objective of the Project is to control acid rain and air pollution in Anhui Province to reduce adverse human health impacts, improve agriculture and forest productivity and protect the environment. The Project will help: (i) formulate measures for improving the policy framework for reduction of sulfur dioxide and other acid rain causing gas emissions; (ii) support a set of subproject that promote cleaner production, reduce acid rain and air pollution, improve the environment; and (iii) institutional strengthening for environmental monitoring and enforcement including human resource development.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Monitoring data for 1990 to 1998 indicated that the acid rain frequency in the cities along the Yangtze River reaches 25 to 65 percent, and the pH level is as low as 3.0 to 3.5 (lower pH refers to higher acidity). The damage caused by the acid rain in the area is estimated to be well over $100 million per year.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: B
Involuntary Resettlement:
Indigenous Peoples:

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Project Data Sheets (PDS)


Concept Clearance
16 Jul 1999

13 Apr 2001 to 29 Apr 2001

Management Review Meeting
11 Jul 2001

Board Approval
19 Dec 2001