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Mekong - Integrated Water Resources Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Initial environmental and social examination (English)

The development objectives of the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Project are to contribute to regional sustainable IWRM for the Mekong River Basin through two interim objectives: (a) the implementation of the approved water utilization rules/procedures and further development of the regional tools to assess infrastructure impacts on water quality and quantity; and (b) support for policy development and capacity building at the national level towards regional IWRM. Negative impacts include: disturbance of habitats and/or nearby community; noise, dust, vibration, traffic, wastes, and creation of borrow pits; water pollution, garbage; ground and surface water contamination by oil, etc.; flood due to obstruction of drainage; and soil erosion. Mitigation measures include: 1) inform nearby community and local authority; 2) reduce traffic, control noise, dust, vibration measures, and landscaping; 3) ensure proper treatment of wastes and collection of garbage; 4) consultation with communities, reallocation of land, and landscaping (planting of trees/crops); 5) re-vegetation, establish settlement location for workers out of village to mitigate social interactions; 6) experienced drillers only, enforcing standard safety procedure; 7) install appropriate signs and cooperate with local residents to take actions to promote road safety; 8) proper design and lay-out of furrows or field avoiding too steep gradient, land leveling, and design of terraces on hillsides minimizing surface erosion hazard; 9) regulation of water application to avoid over-watering, installation and maintenance of adequate drainage system; and 10) use of lined canals or pipes to prevent seepage, accurate calculation of delivery irrigation requirements.


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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Initial environmental and social examination

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Mekong - Integrated Water Resources Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Initial environmental and social examination (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.