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Malawi - First Phase of the Shire River Basin Management Program Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Final environmental and social assessment report (English)

The objective of the First Phase of the Shire River Basin Management Program Project for Malawi is to make significant progress in achieving socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development in the Shire Basin. Negative measures include: water quality, noise levels, soil erosion, loss of vegetation, air quality, dust, and ecology. Mitigation measures include: a) for all work areas, after the topsoil has been replaced and worked, appropriate grass mixtures should be planted to initially stabilize the areas before they are landscaped with native plants common to the area; b) workers should not be allowed to harvest natural resources unless approved by local communities and the project's environmental inspectors; c) adequate sanitary facilities and have to be established, and removal of solid waste and waste water with no contamination of water and the environment; d) limitation of working hours and the circulation of trucks between 7h00 and 19h00 and no work during weekends; e) where culverts or pipes have been installed, line water flow exit points with stone or cement rip-rap for a length of at least two meters; and f) ensure the construction crew is aware remaining vegetation must not be touched or damaged.


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    Final environmental and social assessment report

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Malawi - First Phase of the Shire River Basin Management Program Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Final environmental and social assessment report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.