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ADB to Help Reduce Rocky Desertification in Guizhou

by Portal Web Editor last modified Sep 22, 2017 12:26 AM
Contributors: ADB Country Offices
© 2017 Asian Development Bank
BEIJING, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (20 September 2017) — The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $150 million loan to help the Guizhou provincial government reduce its rocky desertification areas and improve people’s livelihoods through water resources conservation as well as environment and ecology restoration.

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Rocky desertification — characterized by vegetation degradation, soil erosion, and bedrock exposure — is one of the most serious land degradation problems in the southwest region of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It has worsened by local people’s unsustainable land use, and Guizhou, where 25.2% of the country’s rocky desertification occur, has been affected the most. It is also the poorest province in the PRC, with gross domestic product per capita just above half (56.7%) of the national average.

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