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Solomon Islands - Rapid Employment Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management guidelines (English)

The development objective of the Rapid Employment Project for Solomon Islands is to assist targeted vulnerable urban populations to: (i) increase their incomes through the provision of short-term employment; and (ii) improve their knowledge, experience and basic employment skills that are valued in the workplace and society. Some of the negative impacts are included : (i) Loss of land or use of land; acquisition or removal of legal assets from Right-of-way (ROW); (ii) impacts of sourcing materials frominappropriate locations; (iii) water quality and land contamination impacts from accidental fuel/oil spills or leaks from machinery or stores; (iv) damage to waterway, river bed and banks; (v) water quality impacts from runoff from unconsolidated surfaces and stockpiles; (vi) damage to vegetation and crops, and siltation of waterways from unplanned spoil disposal; (vii) temporary impact on water quality from damage to banks or disposal of solid waste; (viii) loss of valuable vegetation and shade; (ix) erosion of excavated material and stockpiles leading to siltation of waterways; Cement is highly toxic to fish and other aquatic animals; Some of the mitigation measure are included : (i) consult with lease-holders and other stakeholders; (ii) use already identified/approved quarries or aggregate/gravel sources; (iii) store extracted or stockpiled gravel in selected place; (iv) minimize disturbance to river banks to avoid destabilization; (v) protect any stockpiles from erosion by covering and providing interception drains if left overnight; (vi) protect from erosion by covering and providing interception drains; (v) locate miter drains to direct water to vegetated areas before reaching water bodies; (vi) design works to minimize impact on waterway; (vii) avoid accidental damage to trees; (viii) store spoil in selected place; (ix) machinery fuel or oil spill safeguards; (x) establish clear separation of concretebatching works from any drainage to the waterway;


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    Solomon Islands,

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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Environmental and social management guidelines

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Solomon Islands - Rapid Employment Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management guidelines (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.