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Tanzania - Road Sector Support Project 1- ESIA Summary


The project comprises construction to bitumen standard two roads (i) Iringa – Dodoma and Namtumbo – Tunduru. The two roads have a combined total length of approximately 453 km. According to the ADB’s Environmental and Social Assessment Procedures (ESAP), the project is classified as Category 1 which calls for a full ESIA (Environmental and Social Impact Assessment) to be carried out. In addition, over 200 persons will be involuntarily displaced and large amounts of assets destroyed in the two roads, respectively. For that matter a full Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) has been prepared. This Summary, therefore, presents the assessments of the two roads and attached is an Annex of the Summary of the RAPs prepared for the two roads. The Summary shall present: the Project Description and Justification; Policy, Legal and Administrative Framework; Description of Project Environment; presentation of Project Alternatives; Potential Impact and Mitigation/Enhancement Measures; Environmental Management Plan; Monitoring Program; Public Consultations and Disclosure; Conclusion; References and Contacts; and as an Annex the RAP Summary.

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