World Bank Helps Combat Winter Air Pollution in Chinese City

The World Bank is lending $100 million to curb air pollution in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China.

The funding will be used to build infrastructure that can connect residents in two of the city’s districts - Shuimogou, Shayibake, and a small part of Tianshan – to home heating services with improved energy efficiency and environmental performance. 

In a news release dated May 17, the World Bank noted that home heating is seen as the “a major culprit” for the grave air pollution in Urumqi during winter.

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