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China - Tai Basin Urban Environment Project (English)

The China - Tai Basin Urban Environment Project (TBUEP) aims at improving the quality of life of the rapidly increasing urban population and enhance economic competitiveness in Wuxi and Suzhou, key municipalities in the Tai Basin and the Yangtze River Delta economic region, by alleviating degradation of water resources and improving the quality of the urban environment. The project has the following three components: Component 1) deals with the most-heavily polluted perimeter lake - Wuli Lake, and include: (a) pollution control facilities (b) lake-bank restoration; and (c) pilot research in ecological restoration. Component 2) will control gates on Xujiang and Shangtang Rivers to enhance flood protection and prevent the intrusion of polluted water from the Grand Canal into Suzhou's urban canal system; and to prevent the loss of clean water diverted through Xitangh River from the WangYu River. Component 3) Will include: (a) technical assistance for capacity building for wastewater utilities management, and financing; (b) training in project management; (c) technical assistance for engineering design and construction supervision; and (d) locally-financed preparation and updating of wastewater masterplans for Wuxi and Suzhou Municipalities.




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China - Tai Basin Urban Environment Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.