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Cambodia - Greater Mekong Subregion - Power Trade Phase 1 Project : environmental assessment : Initial environmental examination and environmental management plan (English)

The Greater Mekong Sub-region Power Trade Project for Cambodia has launched the construction of two transmission lines from the Laos Border to Stung Treng, and from the Vietnam Border to Kampong Cham. Environmental impacts are expected to occur during the construction such including: permanent land use change, crop and land disturbance, loss of tree resources, relocation of buildings, noise, emissions, dust emissions, erosion, water and soil contamination. Mitigation measures include: fair compensation payment for acquired land based on current market rates, taking into account land capability. Compensation for removed or pruned trees will be paid at fair market value based on tree type and age. Labor intensive construction methods will be considered by the design and construct contractor where a time or cost penalty is not likely to be incurred in order to create employment. At least 50 percent of the unskilled construction workforce will be sourced from the project area (Excluding Phnom Penh), as a condition of the Tender. Replacement houses, other buildings and facilities will be constructed to a similar standard as the existing structures. Replaced structures will, in order of preference, be located on the existing landholding outside the ROW, on a replacement block of land in the vicinity of the original building or at a similar site agreed upon with the owner. Relocated households will retain title over their existing ROW land (except tower and substation sites) despite being compensated with a house block and an adjacent tree and garden area, thereby gaining additional land for garden production or similar.

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Cambodia - Greater Mekong Subregion - Power Trade Phase 1 Project : environmental assessment : Initial environmental examination and environmental management plan (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/604241468288055870/Initial-environmental-examination-and-environmental-management-plan