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China - Gansu Hexi Corridor Project (English)

The main objectives of the Gansu Hexi Corridor Project are to: 1) alleviate poverty of some 200,000 poor farmers from the resource poor areas of central and southeast Gansu Province by emigrating and settling on newly developed irrigated land in the Hexi Corridor; 2) increase agricultural production in the Gansu Province, especially in food grains and commodity crops; and 3) protect and restore degraded environments. The principal project components are: 1) Changma Dam on Shule River to provide effective storage of about 100 million cubic meters of water for irrigation and water supply; 2) irrigation and drainage; 3) agriculture, including crop production, support services, agrimachinery services and livestock production; 4) land settlement for 200,000 immigrant farmers; 5) environmental protection and management through afforestation, monitoring, soil and water conservation practices; and 6) institutional strengthening and support through provision of staff training, technical assistance, equipment, vehicles and essential facilities.




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China - Gansu Hexi Corridor Project (English). World Development Sources, WDS 1996 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.