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Comoros - Comoros Energy Sector Support Project (PASEC) - Supplementary Financing - ESMP Summary

11-Mar-2019

This document is a summary of the Environmental and Social Management Plan for the supplementary financing of the Comoros Energy Sector Support Project (PASEC 2) in its various target areas: (i) rehabilitation of the Voidjou and Itsamboni distribution networks and thermal power plants in Grande Comore; (ii) construction of the Domoni hydropower plant and associated energy evacuation line, as well as the rehabilitation of the Trénani thermal power plant in Anjouan; and (iii) rehabilitation of the Fomboni power plant in Mohéli. This summary has been prepared in accordance with the Environmental and Social Requirements of the Union of the Comoros and the African Development Bank's (AfDB) Integrated Safeguard System (ISS) for Category 2 projects. The project description and rationale are first outlined, followed by the legal and institutional framework to guide project implementation. The description of the key baseline environmental conditions in the project area is then presented, as well as a summary of the public consultations and comparative options in terms of technical, economic, environmental and social feasibility.

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