The main objective of this study is to identify and analyze the potential environmental and social impacts resulting from the implementation of the project. This study is in conjunction with a larger project that aims to integrate the environmental and social dimensions into the planning phase. This study will include the establishment of a mechanism that will determine and evaluate potential environmental and social impacts on humans, fauna, flora, soil, water, air, climate, natural environments and biological stability as well as on historic properties and monuments. This will identify the monitoring and mitigation measures as well as institutional measures to be taken during the implementation of the project in order to eliminate, mitigate or offset environmental and social impacts.
Our preliminary report will be submitted to public consultations in the concerned regions and will be conducted by the project team so that the final report properly integrate citizens’ concerns with a social acceptability objective.
Since the client required that this study be carried out according to international standards, particularly the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Environmental Performance Standards, CID the local engineering firm, with whom we have worked with in the past, asked us to put a team together with them in order to ensure this performance.