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Bangladesh - Western Economic Corridor and Regional Enhancement Program (WeCare) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment - Executive Summary (Inglês)

The development objective of Western Economic Corridor and Regional Enhancement Program (WeCare) Project is to provide efficient, safe, and resilient connectivity along a section of a regional transport corridor in western Bangladesh and reduce post-harvest losses in the hinterland of the section. To improve the condition of the Jhenaidah to Jashore road, the government of Bangladesh (GoB) has requested the World Bank to finance the upgradation of the existing 2‐lane highway to a 4‐lane road through the WeCARE project. Some of the negative impacts and mitigation measures include: (i) risks and impacts on disadvantaged and vulnerable persons (ii) risks on labor and working conditions; (iii) risks relating to resource efficiency and pollution prevention; (iv) risks and impacts relating to community health and safety; (iv) risks and impacts on land and assets; (v) risks linked to cultural heritage; and (vi) risks linked to biodiversity.




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