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China: Ningbo Water and Environment GEF Project

June 29, 2006

GEF GRANT: $5 million
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This is the first project financed under the Partnership Investment Fund for Pollution Reduction in the Large Marine Ecosystems of East Asia established by the GEF and World Bank. In line with the Fund’s objective, the project aims to reduce land-based pollution discharges along the Cixi coast and the East China Sea, promote the replication of innovative low cost wastewater treatment techniques, and encourage coastal zone conservation. The project will support the construction of a wetland for tertiary treatment of the Cixi Wastewater Treatment Plant, establishment of a wetland center, and provide engineering design and management assistance.

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