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    Guizhou Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development Project

    Environmental Impact Assessment

    Guiyang Hydropower Investigation Design & Research Institute

    China Hydropower Engineering Consultation Group Corporation

    September 18, 2008

    E1912 V1

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    Table of Contents 1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................................ 1

    1.1 Project Background.................................................................................................................. 1 1.2 Overview of EIA ........................................................................................................................ 1

    2 EIA Preparation.......................................................................................................................................... 3 2.1 EIA Classification...................................................................................................................... 3 2.2 Basis for EIA Preparation ........................................................................................................ 4

    2.2.1 Laws and Regulations...................................................................................................... 4 2.2.2 Documents......................................................................................................................... 5 2.2.3 Screening of World Bank’s Safeguard Policies............................................................ 5

    2.3 Applicable Standards ............................................................................................................... 5 2.3.1 Environmental Standards ................................................................................................ 5 2.3.2 Standards for Pollutant Discharge.................................................................................. 6

    2.4 Assessment Scope ................................................................................................................ 12 2.5 Assessment Methods ............................................................................................................ 12

    3 Project Description................................................................................................................................... 12 3.1 Project Objective .................................................................................................................... 12 3.2 Overview of the Project ......................................................................................................... 13

    3.2.1 Minority Cultural Heritage Protection in Villages........................................................ 13 3.2.2 Ancient Town Protection ................................................................................................ 13 3.2.3 Natural Heritage Protection and Utilization................................................................. 14 3.2.4 Heritage Protection and Tourism Service Facilities Construction in Gateway Cities 14 3.2.5 Technical Assistance ...................................................................................................... 14

    3.3 Description of Project............................................................................................................. 15 3.3.1 Location and Investment ............................................................................................... 15 3.3.2 Description of Facilities .................................................................................................. 19 3.3.3 Generic Design ............................................................................................................... 19 3.3.4 Typical and Special Works ............................................................................................ 20 3.3.5 Construction Period........................................................................................................ 24

    4 Policy and Legal Framework ................................................................................................................... 25 4.1 Policy Framework ................................................................................................................... 25

    4.1.1 Overview of Guizhou Provicnial Tourism Development Master Plan...................... 25 4.1.2 Relation with the Master Plan ....................................................................................... 25 4.1.3 Guizhou Rural Tourism Development Plan 2006....................................................... 27 4.1.4 Guizhou Eleventh Five Year Socio-ecnomic Plan ..................................................... 27 4.1.5 Other Relevant Documents........................................................................................... 28

    4.2 Legal Framework.................................................................................................................... 28 4.2.1 Cultural Heritage Protection .......................................................................................... 28 4.2.2 Environmental Assessment ........................................................................................... 30 4.2.3 Geological Relics Protection ......................................................................................... 30 4.2.4 Scenic Area Planning ..................................................................................................... 32

    4.3 Institutional Arrangement ...................................................................................................... 33 5 Baseline Conditions.................................................................................................................................. 34

    5.1 General .................................................................................................................................... 34 5.1.1 Geographic Location ...................................................................................................... 34 5.1.2 Meteorological Condition ............................................................................................... 34 5.1.3 History............................................................................................................................... 34

    5.2 Socio-Economic Conditions.................................................................................................. 34 5.2.1 Demographics and Population...................................................................................... 34 5.2.2 Ethnic Minorites............................................................................................................... 34 5.2.3 Economy and Poverty .................................................................................................... 35

    5.3 Administrative Districts .......................................................................................................... 35 5.4 Natural Resources.................................................................................................................. 35

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    5.4.1 Biodiversity....................................................................................................................... 35 5.4.2 Surface Water.................................................................................................................. 36

    5.5 Cultural and Natural Heritage Assets .................................................................................. 36 5.5.1 World Natural Heritage................................................................................................... 36 5.5.2 Other Areas of Global Significance .............................................................................. 36 5.5.3 National Cultural and Natural Heritages...................................................................... 37 5.5.4 Other Cultural and Natural Heritages .......................................................................... 37

    5.6 Cultural and Natural Heritages in Project Area .................................................................. 38 5.6.1 Scenic Areas.................................................................................................................... 38 5.6.2 Geo-Parks........................................................................................................................ 40 5.6.3 Protected Cultural Relics Unit....................................................................................... 42 5.6.4 Famous Historical and Cultural Town .......................................................................... 43 5.6.5 Other Cultural Heritages ................................................................................................ 43