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Yichang to Badong section of Shanghai-Chengdu inter-provincial highway : environmental assessment executive summary (English)

This document is the executive summary of Environmental Assessment (EA) for the World Bank financed Yichang to Badong Section of the Shanghai-Chengdu Inter-Provincial Expressway Project. The document provides a general summary of the findings in the Project Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP), including legal and policy framework and applicable environmental standards, major potential adverse impacts to the physical and socio-economic environments in the project area, analysis of alternatives, mitigation measures, public consultation programs, and environmental management plan for the project. The executive summary could serve as a concise environmental report to environmental administrators, project decision makers, project-affected groups, non-government organizations and the general public, as well as to the executive board of directors of the World Bank. The Yichang to Badong expressway will play an important role in alleviating transportation bottleneck between provincial capital Shanghai and Chengdu in the northwest province of Sichuan, promoting regional economic development, improving access to market and services, the standard of living, and assisting in poverty alleviation. As a segment of a major transportation trunk road to northwest China, the expressway will also contribute to the develop China's West program.


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    Yichang to Badong section of Shanghai-Chengdu inter-provincial highway : environmental assessment executive summary

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Yichang to Badong section of Shanghai-Chengdu inter-provincial highway : environmental assessment executive summary (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.