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Tanzania-Kenya - Arusha-Namanga-Athi River Road Development Project One-Stop-Border-Post - ESIA Summary

08-Mar-2011

The Multinaltional Arusha – Namanga – Athi River road construction and upgrading project was approved by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 2007 with cofinancing from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The main part Arusha - Namanga - Athi River Road Development Project consists of construction of 242 km road crossing the Kenya – Tanzania border at Namanga. The specific country sections are Kenya 136 km and Tanzania 106 km. The construction works commenced in November 2007 on the Kenya side and July 2009 on the Tanzania side. Significant progress as been made on both sides with the expectations that the road works may be completed by 2011. During preparation of the Arusha-NamangaAthi River project, provisions were made for the construction of a One-Stop-BorderPost (OSBP) at Namanga. However, during this moment the detailed designs and feasibility studies had not been carried out. The detail designs have included a set each of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the two countries. The detailed design and Bills of Quantities are being finalized financed by JICA. This Summary reflects environmental and social impacts assessment done on the Kenya side of the boarder post. A separate summary will be prepared for the Tanzania side of the border post.

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