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China - Anhui Rural Road Improvement and Upgrading Program for Results : Final Environment and Social Systems Assessment (English)

The development objectives of Anhui Rural Road Improvement and Upgrading Program for Results Project is to improve the rural road network connectivity, safety and quality in selected counties in Anhui Province. Some of the negative impacts include: (i) loss of surface vegetation and soil erosion; (ii) impacts on ecological system and wildlife; (iii) drainage and hydrological character of river; (iv) impacts on river water quality and aquatic life; (iv) nuisance of dust and noise; (v) construction of road will generate certain amount of waste material which, if not well managed, will have adverse impacts on ecological environment and generate soil erosion; (vi) renovation of existing rural road will certainly disturb the current traffic of local communities served by the road; (vii) community and occupational health and safety; (viii) implications for physical cultural resources; and (ix) improved rural roads may induce the increase of private cars in rural communities and increase speed on the road, therefore, road safety issue is a major concern during the operational stage.


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    Program-for-Results Environmental and Social Systems Assessment

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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Final Environment and Social Systems Assessment

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    Environmental and Social Risk Rating; Environmental and Social Safeguard; Environmental and Social Impact; Occupational health and safety; community health and safety; work safety and health; small scale land acquisition; Land Acquisition and Resettlement; monitoring and evaluation system; health and safety regulation; empirical analysis; rural road construction; rural road improvement; physical cultural resources; rural road network; rural road maintenance; rural road rehabilitation; per capita income; road safety improvement; village road; disposal of waste; road safety infrastructure; institutional capacity building; road maintenance program; provincial capital city; adverse environmental effect; construction of road; capacity for road; law and regulation; capacity building program; comments and feedback; natural resource exploitation; ethnic minority community; road safety program; extreme rainfall events; amount of land; social safeguard policy; poverty alleviation effort; physical cultural property; accountability for results; rural road infrastructure; direct beneficiaries; damage from flood; response to emergency; poverty incidence rate; road safety issue; significant adverse impact; land use change; Access to Electricity; poor rural road; reduction of poverty; consumer price index; road safety facility; local legal framework; environmental management framework; rural road density; comprehensive pollution control; local government official; national poverty line; pollution control system; provincial level poverty; standard and guideline; disbursement linked indicators; international poverty line; natural resource conservation; civil works; soil erosion; rural community; surface vegetation; village committee; paved road; social screening; natural village; Program of Activities; road access; environmental performance; local system; rural area; construction activities; land area; construction site; bridge improvement; road asset; rural population; climate resilience; geographic footprint; core principle; project road; drainage structure; aquatic life; natural habitat; technical standard; construction management; administrative village; mitigation measure; Ethnic Minorities; environmental supervision; consultation meeting; bulk material; provincial highway; citizen engagement; inclusive development; financing instrument; road upgrade; safe road; rural highway; county road; rural accessibility; mountainous area; bridge construction; institutional system; initial screening; public consultation; minority communities; sediment pollution; ecological environment; water bodies; Waste Material; social areas; vulnerable group; drainage pattern; road alignment; disposal site; social context; environmental screening; field visits; consultation workshop; Extractive Industry; social system; protected area; potential candidate; affected households; bridge collapse; improved accessibility; construction equipment; river channel; flood control; sedimentation tanks; river water; budgetary priority; total poverty; integrated management; public welfare; land poverty; people income; affected villages; narrow road; asset quality; water quality; technical inspection; earth road; construction material; compensation payment; construction stage; river bed; noise nuisance; Land Ownership; support infrastructure; social effect; illegal hunting; seasonal temperature; induced impacts; environmental law; green growth; unpaved road; dust control; transport cost; temporary employment; return period; efficient transport; Public Services; urban market; performance assessment; institutional innovation; global knowledge; road development; technological modernization; system requirement; government staff; government decree; social concern; safety hazard; performance culture; eliminating poverty; geographic distribution; fiscal budget; Water Management; environment protection; land resource; land resources; rural maintenance; rural village; Social Conflict



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China - Anhui Rural Road Improvement and Upgrading Program for Results : Final Environment and Social Systems Assessment (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.