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Tajikistan - Nurek Hydropower Rehabilitation Project : environmental assessment : Stakeholder engagement plan - environmental and social impact assessment (English)

The development objective of the Nurek Hydropower Rehabilitation Project for Tajikistan is to promote sustainable growth, improve public administration, and develop human resources. Some of the negative impacts are includes: (i) potential pollution due to refurbishment wastes (hazardous and non-hazardous), (ii) health and safety risks that may affect workers but also local communities and (iii) regular operation of the power plant. No impact has been identified regarding downstream hydrology, upstream reservoir level and downstream water demand or use. (iv) asbestos removal and manipulation represent a major health risk that requires special precaution with respect to workers’ health and safety. (v) dismantling, installation and testing phases in such projects represent electrical hazards for workers; (vi) during the manipulation of electrical components or devices, involuntary stoppage of one or several units can occur. This can lead to a reduction of electrical production and the fluctuation of the voltage in the electricity grid. Some of the mitigation measures are includes : (i) local residents, including women, children, elderly, disabled, living adjacent to the only road connecting Nurek to the capital city and which will be using for transporting goods and materials during the project implementation. (ii) unique wildlife reserve protecting rare species of tugay, or riparian forest, ecosystems (flora and wild animals). (iii) farmers and users of water resources located downstream Vakhsh river, who are potentially impacted by the flooding risk and water discharge or modification of water flows.


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    Stakeholder engagement plan - environmental and social impact assessment

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Tajikistan - Nurek Hydropower Rehabilitation Project : environmental assessment : Stakeholder engagement plan - environmental and social impact assessment (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.