Ningxia Irrigated Agriculture and Water Conservation Demonstration Project

Date: September 2012
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Document Type: Environmental Assessment and Measures / Initial Environmental Examination
Project Number: 44035-014

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Description

This initial environmental examination (IEE), including an environmental management plan, presents the potential environmental impacts and mitigation and enhancement measures for the Ningxia Irrigated Agriculture and Water Conservation Demonstration Project.

The project aims to improve the efficiency of irrigation water use, and agricultural practices, in Ningxia‘s wine grape sector. The anticipated duration of project construction is 5 years (2013–2018). Potential environmental impacts of the project include increased soil erosion and soil nutrient loss, impacts to native vegetation, impacts to air quality, expansion of agricultural land area, and wastewater discharge from grape processing facilities.

The proposed project is classified as environmental Category B according to ADB‘s SPS (2009).