SOLICITATION OF PUBLIC NOTICES AND COMMENTS ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL SAFEGUARD DOCUMENTS
The West African Power Pool (WAPP), the Governments of Nigeria, Niger, Benin, Togo and Burkina are working together to develop the regional interconnection project named «WAPP North Core 330 kV Interconnection Project in accordance with the ECOWAS Power Generation and Transmission Revised Master Plan and particularly the inter-governmental protocol signed.
The project consists of the construction of a 330 kV transmission line of approximately 875 km connecting Birnin Kebbi in Nigeria to Ouagadougou in Burkina, via Zabori and Niamey in Niger with a segment connecting the Zabori substation to Malanville substation in Benin and associated substations.
The project is financed by the French Development Agency (AFD), the African Development Bank (ADB), the European Union (EU) and the World Bank (WB).
In accordance with the operational policies of Donors’ environmental and social safeguarding (WB, ADB, AFD, EU), and the environmental legislation of the countries concerned, the following proxy documents for environmental and social management have been prepared: (i) Environmental and Social Impact Study (ESIS), (ii) Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP), (iii) Resettlement Action Plan (RAP).
The specific objectives of these studies are:
- Assess potential environmental and social risks/impacts for the project;
- Adopt measures, activities and mechanisms to be implemented to avoid or mitigate risks and negative impacts;
- Assess risks of damages/loss to physical property (land, real estate) and sources of income;
- Adopt participatory mechanisms for compensation for damage and loss of physical property.
The documents can be viewed from the link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uLAuC01eXQ70KjO7ARa6Xh64oOd4V_FP...
The WAPP General Secretariat invites the national and international public to share comments and opinion on the environmental and social safeguard documents by send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Opinions and comments of the public are expected for August 8, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. strict deadline.