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Malawi - Support to Higher Education, Science and Technology (HEST) Project - ESMP Summary
The project is classified as Category II. Mitigation measures have been prescribed for the effects of the rehabilitation and extension of existing 3 university campuses and 4 technical colleges. The seven institutions will have their learning environments improved through the provision of laboratories, workshops, classrooms, libraries with e-library sections, ICT centers, fiber optic and satellite internet access as applicable and minor renovations for sanitation facilities such as replacing faulty pumps and cleaning of ponds. All the structures will be Information and Communication Technology (ICT) compliant. Moreover, there will be no displacement of people by the project. The activities supported by the project will be taking place in existing institutions. The project’s environmental issues and management/ mitigation measures are provided in the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) summary below.