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China: Guangdong Pearl River Delta Urban Environment Project

Date: June 8, 2004
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2004—The following project was approved today by the World Bank’s Board:


LOAN AMOUNT: US$128 Million

TERMS: Grace period = 5 years; Maturity = 20 years

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This loan is the first of a series of interventions planned to arrest the environmental deterioration in the Pearl River Delta Region and the South China Sea. The main objective of this project is to assist the government in addressing the environmental problems of the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea, through the improvement and rationalization of environmental service delivery based on a regional planning approach. This objective include: support of measures to reduce the largest source of land-based pollution entering the South China Sea; promotion of regional environment planning and management; promotion of jointly developed and managed municipal environmental infrastructure; assistance to formulate a regulatory framework for hazardous waste management; and assistance to facilitate entry of private sector service providers for environmental infrastructure. For more information, please call Melissa Fossberg at (202) 458-4145 or e-mail For  project information documents, please visit:

For more information, please visit the Projects website.

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