A World Bank financed project in China provided skills training for some 522,628 young people, provided employment services for over 4.2 million job seekers, and enhanced the training capacities of 23 technical and vocational schools and training centers.
The World Bank helped clean up the Pearl River system in south China by expanding wastewater treatment capacities of Foshan and Jiangmen to reduce pollution originating from these two municipalities, directly benefiting 1.7 million residents.
The World Bank supported rehabilitation of 1,299 rural roads and construction of the 195-kilometer Yong’an-Wuping Expressway in coastal Fujian Province in southeast China. About 1.31 million people are estimated to have directly benefited from the project.
With the World Bank’s financial and technical support, Jiangxi has improved the navigation capacity of the Gan River and enhanced flood protection for local people and communities through construction of the Shihutang Navigation and Hydropower Complex.
Guangdong Province in China worked with the World Bank to improve the quality and relevance of its vocational and technical education, directly benefiting more than 9,000 students, as well as school teachers and administrators.