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Bangladesh - First Phase of the River Bank Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : Environmental and social assessment : executive summary (English)

The objective of the First Phase of the River Bank Improvement Project for Bangladesh is to reduce the adverse impacts of flooding and erosion along the Brahmaputra right embankment, enhance its sustainable management and improve accessibility along the Brahmaputra Right-bank Embankment (BRE) corridor. Negative impacts include: impact on water quality, dust, and air pollution, impact on cultural heritage, noise pollution, soil erosion, waste management, loss of vegetation, and loss of ecology. Mitigation measures include: the road surface will be maintained regularly for smooth traffic flow and reduction of vehicular emissions; tree plantation will be carried out along the road embankments to reduce the impacts on air quality; during design of road component, a detailed traffic noise modeling will be carried to out to design noise barriers (e.g. walls, vegetation) along the embankments to reduce the noise levels near sensitive receptors such as schools; and the contractors will be required to prepare code of conduct to be followed by all site personnel, to respect religious beliefs and sites, and to conduct in a culturally appropriate manner. In addition, ‘chance find’ procedures will be followed in case of accidental discovery of any sites or artifacts of religious, historical, or cultural importance.

Details

  • Document Date

    2015/02/01

  • Document Type

    Environmental Assessment

  • Report Number

    E4751

  • Volume No

    4

  • Total Volume(s)

    4

  • Country

    Bangladesh,

  • Region

    South Asia,

  • Disclosure Date

    2015/02/15

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Environmental and social assessment : executive summary

  • Keywords

    united nations framework convention on climate change;Environmental and Social Management Plan;environmental and social assessment study;opportunity to earn a living;convention on wetland;Environmental and Social Impact;climate change impact;health and safety risk;river bank protection works;Environmental and Social Safeguard;international plant protection convention;convention on biological diversity;floodplain;physical cultural resources;social and environmental;river bank erosion;resettlement action plan;environmental clearance certificate;adverse social impact;management of water;acres of land;public health action;access to information;food security system;Integrated Pest Management;conservation of water;species of plant;quantity of water;safety of dam;local government system;flood protection work;personal protective equipment;grievance redress mechanism;high environmental impact;gender and health;green house gas;analysis of alternatives;general circulation model;natural water bodies;migratory fish species;stakeholder consultation workshop;annual flood damage;impact of flood;river training works;construction and operation;flood embankment;fish migration;fish pass;tree plantation;

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Bangladesh - First Phase of the River Bank Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 4) : Environmental and social assessment : executive summary (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/770641468005990079/Environmental-and-social-assessment-executive-summary