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Sri Lanka - Metro Colombo Urban Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 15) : Social management framework (English)

The Metro Colombo Urban Development Project is to be carried out in two stages - stages one and two. Stage one investments are those interventions identified as being structurally straight forward and considered urgent and having less complex environmental and social issues. Stage two investments conversely are not ready for implementation and will require greater preparatory work before design details are finalized including confirmation through a detail hydrological modeling assessment. Negative impacts include: dust, air pollution, noise and vibration, solid waste, soil erosion, traffic congestion, and safety. Mitigation measures include: 1) regular watering of roads for dust suppression in urban, residential areas and in areas with sensitive receptors; 2) all construction machines and vehicles should meet the standard on emissions and have passed the emission test, and no burning of wastes on site; 3) apply appropriate schedule to avoid any works that may cause noise and vibration during 10 pm - 6 am. Any nighttime activities should be done using noise reducing means or low noise technologies; 4) travel route for construction vehicles should be designed to avoid areas of congestion; and 5) appropriate safety equipment, tools and protective clothing should be provided to the workers and ensured that safe working methods are applied.


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    Environmental Assessment

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    16 (See all volumes)

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    Sri Lanka,

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    South Asia,

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    Social management framework

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Sri Lanka - Metro Colombo Urban Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 15) : Social management framework (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.