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Ethiopia - GIBE III - Hydroelectric Project - ESIA-Additional Study

03-Aug-2009

The present contribution completes the Environmental Impact Assessment requirements for Gibe III Hydroelectric Project, by furnishing specific elements of knowledge for a better understanding of Gibe III downstream environments, the expected potential impacts that the planned hydropower development may have, and the mitigation measures required in order to minimise / offset such foreseeable consequences on that peculiar natural and social environment, representing an Ethiopian fundamental asset and national heritage value on so many essential accounts. It is a matter of high national concern to make sure that adequate degrees of protection are guaranteed to local fundamental and widely-recognised diverse natural and human features, while ensuring that national and local developmental interests and priorities are safely and sustainably put in place for the well-being and advancement of Ethiopian society as a whole.

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