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Albania - Water Resources and Irrigation Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of the Water Resources and Irrigation Project for Albania is to increase the area under improved irrigation and drainage, to improve the safety of dams and establish the institutional basis for improved integrated water resource management in two priority river basins. Negative impacts includes: permanent loss of agricultural land, including cultivable land and uncultivable wasteland; loss of houses, building and structures; loss of trees and crops; loss of livelihoods; loss of business/employment. Compensation measures includes: 1) cash compensation for the period of business interruption, based on tax declaration or official minimum salary; 2) land for land compensation with plots of equal value and productivity to the plots lost; 3) cash compensation for affected land at replacement cost free of taxes, registration, and transfer; 4) crop compensation in cash at full market rate for one year gross harvest by default to be paid both to landowners and tenants based on their specific sharecropping agreements; additional rehabilitation assistance as appropriate; 5) restoration of livelihoods must be to levels at least equivalent to those maintained at the time of dispossession, displacement, or restricted access; and 6) provision of cash compensation to cover transport expenses and livelihood expenses due to relocation; time period to be determined in the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP).


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    Resettlement Plan

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    Europe and Central Asia,

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    Resettlement policy framework

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Albania - Water Resources and Irrigation Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.