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Swaziland - Lower Usuthu Irrigation Project II – (LUSIP II) - ESMP Summary

26-Feb-2016

The Lower Usuthu Small holder Irrigation Project (LUSIP II) has identified potential environmental impacts that may arise as the project is being implemented. These are both negative and positive. The project has been the subject of a comprehensive Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) in accordance with national legislation and the AfDB Integrated Safeguards System (ISS). The ESIA has identified a number of potential adverse environmental and social impacts associated with the project and has developed mitigation measures as entailed in the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP). The ESMP was prepared to fully comply with environmental legislations, policies and procedures in Swaziland and in line with the AfDB and World Bank environmental and social safeguard policies. This summary should be read in conjunction with the Resettlement Action Plan and the ESIA report. The former entails mitigation for most of the social impacts raised.

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