According to ADB website, Baiyin is a medium-sized city in Gansu province, one of the 12 less-developed provinces and autonomous regions targeted under the Western Development Strategy of the People's Republic of China. The city was originally established as a national copper mining base in the 1950s but its socioeconomic development suffered major setbacks after continuous copper exploitation and depletion, and environmental degradation. Since the Eleventh Five-Year Plan 2006-2010, Baiyin received special support from the national and provincial governments to jumpstart its industrial transformation. The goal was to transform Baiyin from a resource-exhausted mining city into a new industrial center through technology upgrading and diversification of existing production chains, while achieving efficient use of resources and reducing adverse impacts on the environment. In 2008, the Gansu Baiyin Urban Development Project (Phase I project) was approved by ADB, providing timely assistance on urban road construction and district heating supply to support the initial stage of economic diversification in two urban centers Baiyin district and Pingchuan district.
The project will further scale up the outcome of the Phase I project by accelerating environment-friendly and human-centered industrial transformation in eastern Baiyin urban area. The impact of the project will be inclusive and environmentally sustainable urban development in Baiyin.
Project Officer: Wang, Lan
East Asia Department
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.
Executing Agency: Baiyin Municipal Government
Email Address: ZHJH 6759@163.COM
Baiyin Development & Reform Commission
Municipal Government Building
Baiyin City, Gansu Province, PRC
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