Environmental & Social Assessments


Kenya - Projet d’adduction d’eau et d’assainissement de Nakuru - ESIA Summary

Le Projet d'adduction d'eau et d'assainissement de Nakuru est classé dans la catégorie environnementale 1 , car c'est un grand projet de réhabilitation des réseaux d'adduction d'eau et d'assainissement nécessitant peu d'augmentation de capacités d'une part, et affectant directement le lac de Nakuru, un site de RAMSAR, d'autre part. Il a d'importantes incidenc es sur l'environnement et nécessite donc une étude détaillée sur le terrain et une étude d'impact sur l'...

Mauritius - Plaineswilhems Sewerage Project - Summary Environmental Impact Assessment

The Plaines Wilhems Sewerage Project – Phase 1 - will provide water borne sewerage services to parts of the predominantly urban district of P laines Wilhems which includes the Municipal Council Areas of Curepipe, Vacoas - Phoenix, Quatre - Bornes and Beau Bassin - Rose Hill. The project was initiated by the Government of Mauritius on the basis of recommendations formulated in the National Sewerage Ma ster Plan of 1992. As a Category I project, environmental impact assessments were carried out for all the components of the project. This executive summary presents the findings of the...

Swaziland - Summary of the Environmental Impact Assessment Lower Usutho Irrigation Development Project - ESIA Summary

An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA ) was prepared by the Government of Swaziland to identify the potential impacts and proper mitigation of negative impacts in the Lower Usutho Smallholders Irrigation Development Project (LUSIP) in the south eastern part of Swaziland. This document summari zes the EIA and associated mitigation, management and monitoring plan for the proposed project. The summary briefly discusses the project background, the current biophysical and socio - economic environment, and legislative and institutional conditions pert aining to the proposed project. In addition,...

Namibia - Skorpion Zinc 400 Kv Power Transmission Line Project - ESIA Summary

Skorpion Zinc Mine (SZM) lies in the southwest corner of Namibia. The zinc oxide ore was first discovered in 1976. A full feasibility study for the SZM undertaken in November 1998, determined the project to be financially feasible and econom ically viable. Construction is expected to commence towards the end of 1999, with plant commissioning planned for 2001. An estimated 100 MW of power, one third of Namibia’s current usage, will be required for the mine, smelling factory and mine village b y the year 2001.

Mauritania - Grazing Landmanagement and Livestock Development Project - ESIA Summary

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania is seeking to increase the incomes of agro - pastoralists and stockbreeders by increasing the productivity of grazing lands and animal production. To that end, a livestock development and grazing land management project was prepared by the FAO in November 1998, at the request of the African Development Bank and the Government of Mauritania. The project, scheduled to cover five years, draws on the outputs of a prev ious project, entitled “Livestock I”, jointly financed by the ADB and the World Bank. The main conclusions of the...

Madagascar - Preventive Locust Control Project - ESIA Summary

Migratory and red locusts (respectively Locusta Migratoria Capito and Nomadacris Septemfasciata ) invade Madagascar now and then. The former are considered the most harmful from the economic perspective, menacing crops and pasture during invasion. This century has witnessed eight major invasions. The current invasion started in 1997 and required the putting in place of a considerable chemical control mechanism. Therefore, the Malagasy Government would want to set up a strategy more suitable than what obtained in the past, in view of the socio-economic and ecological impact. Hence, the aim of...

Algeria - Koudiat Acerdoune Dam Project - ESIA Summary

The Koudiat Acerdoune Dam pro ject in Algeria was thoroughly assessed for potential impacts on the environment as required by the Bank Group’s environmental policy and by the Algerian environmental legislation.. An executive summary of the findings of the Consultant was presented to th e Board in July 1993 (ref. ADB/BD/IF/93/92). The project was approved in August 1993.

South Africa - Summary of the Environmental Impact Assessment N3 Toll Road Project - ESIA Summary

The National Route (N3) is the most important commercial road in South Africa, carrying freight and acting as a tourism conduit between the two most important provinces in South Africa (see attached figure). In order to contin​ue providing a high qual​ity transport service, the South African National Roads Agency (NRA) has awarded the 30-year Concession to the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) Ltd. to design, construct, operate, maintain and finance 420 km section of the N3 route between Cedara in KwaZulu-Natal and Heidelberg in Gauteng. The toll road concept makes the user pay principle, and in so...