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Turkey - Tuz Gölü Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility Capacity Expansion Project : environmental and social impact assessment - executive summary (English)

The development objective of the Tuz Gölü Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility Capacity Expansion Project for Turkey is to increase security of gas supply and support gas trading in Turkey by expanding gas storage capacity.This Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report was prepared by ÇINAR Engineering Consultancy Inc. with the purposes of evaluating the possible environmental and social impacts for Tuz Gölü Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility Expansion Project. This expansion project will increase the capacity of the existing storage project in the same area which was taken into operation recently. The existing project was also financed by World Bank (WB) resources and has an ESIA in place. In addition, ÇINAR Engineering Consultancy Inc. has been providing ESIA monitoring services for the existing project and therefore this ESIA had valuable inputs from the monitoring data. ÇINAR Engineering Consultancy Inc. also prepared an Environmental Impact Assessment report for the Expansion Project to fulfill the national EIA Regulation requirements and received “EIA positive” decision of Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization on March 10, 2017.The scope of the report covers the investigation of the activity area with regards to the ESIA approach, ensuring the compliance with national and international laws and also inspection, monitoring and evaluation of environmental effects of the construction, drilling, leaching and operation activities to be carried out at project area.

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Turkey - Tuz Gölü Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility Capacity Expansion Project : environmental and social impact assessment - executive summary (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/424331497622953008/Turkey-Tuz-Gölü-Underground-Natural-Gas-Storage-Facility-Capacity-Expansion-Project-environmental-and-social-impact-assessment-executive-summary