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Liberia - Renewable Energy for Electrification in Eastern Liberia – ESIA Summary


With support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Rural and Renewable Energy Agency (RREA) is proposing to develop a hydropower project at Gbedin Falls on the Saint John River in Nimba County, Liberia. The project is referred to as Gbedin Mini Hydropower project and is intended to provide reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity supply to rural and urban communities connected to the cross‐border network between Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) has been prepared in compliance with Liberian ESIA procedures and in accordance with the policies, safeguard procedures, and guidelines of the African Development Bank. This executive summary includes information drawn from associated reports prepared within the same study framework, namely the Resettlement Action Plan, This document is a summary report of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Gbedin Hydro electric dam project.

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