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China - Jiangxi Shihutang Navigation and Hydropower Complex Project : resettlement plan (English)

The development objective (PDO) of the Jiangxi Shihutang Navigation and Hydropower Complex Project for China is to increase utilization of the Gan River for freight transport and for energy production by generating clean renewable electricity to help meet rapidly growing demand for energy in the region. This resettlement actualizing plan (RAP) is made based on state and local related laws and codes of the people's republic of China and the Bank involuntary resettlement (OP/BP4.12) safeguard operational directive, which purposes are to establish a plan for resettlement and restoration for project affected peoples (PAPs) by the project, in order to warrant their benefits and improve their life level during the construction of project, or if not better off than they would have been without the project. The RAP document includes a number of recommendations and mitigating measures, some of those are : avoid destruction of farm land and houses, as much as possible; compensation packages will reflect replacement costs for all losses, such as, land, tress, structures, businesses, crops, family income, etc., lost during construction phase; compensation for utilities and infrastructure for relocated people will include : new requisitioned land, ground leveling, roads to the relocation site, access to water supply, drainage and others (including schools, hospitals. places for businesses, cultural and entertaining, etc.); subsidies for the relocation of PAPs will include, transfer costs, material losses payments, delay subsidies, board and lodging on the way to the relocation site; payment of additional subsidies to vulnerable groups, the elderly, orphans, widows and families without land or out of work; during resettlement planning and implementation public participation of PAPs is highly recommended; finally, the RAP includes practical methods for disputes (complains and grievances) resolution.

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China Pearl River Water Resources Planning, Desi Jiangxi Provincial Water Conservancy Planning an

China - Jiangxi Shihutang Navigation and Hydropower Complex Project : resettlement plan (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/337171468014967152/China-Jiangxi-Shihutang-Navigation-and-Hydropower-Complex-Project-resettlement-plan