Water & Soil Conservation Plan for S11 Wuhu-Huangshan Expressway Project Accepted


The Technical Review on Water & Soil Conservation Plan for the Wuhu-Huangshan Expressway Project was held in Hefei, Nov. 10, 2016 by Water Resources Department of Anhui Province, with representatives from Soil & Water Conservation Society (SWCS) of Anhui Province, Anhui Hydraulic Engineering Quality Supervision Center, Hydraulic Research Institute of Anhui Province, Anhui Design Institute of Water Conservancy & Hydro-electric Power; Wuhu Water Authority, Xuancheng Water Authority, Huangshan Water Conservancy Bureau; Fanchang Water Authority, Nanling Water Authority, Jingxian Water Authority, Jingde Water Authority, Huangshan Water Conservancy Bureau; Anhui Transportation Holding Group ( the construction unit) and relevant personnel from the First Branch Office under Planning Institute of ATCDI attended the meeting, joined by an expert panel of 5 members.

After reviewing the pictures of project sites and the introduction video, representatives and experts debriefed the report given by the construction unit on current progress and the program formulation by ATCDI. Comments were made through concrete discussions and reviews. It is concluded that the formulation was technically in conformity with the stipulations and requirements of relevant technical codes, thus qualified for an in-depth feasibility study. The design level year was adjusted to year 2021, and soil erosion preventive and curative criteria was classified into Grade I standard, construction category. Although well acknowledged by experts, the report also received some constructive views and suggestions, which touched upon water conservation to be supplemented at the time of approval application.

The review concluded that the program formulation met the specifications and requirements as required by the relevant technical codes, thus acceptance granted. It, when supplemented with the required content, can be submitted for further approval. The acceptance of the Soil-Water Conservation Program has paved the way for the follow-up work and future approval of the Feasibility Report.