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Pakistan - Electricity Distribution and Transmission Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 8) : Hesco sixth STG project environmental and social assessment : main report (Inglês)

The development objective of the Electricity Distribution and Transmission Improvement Project for Pakistan is to help increase the efficiency, reliability, and quality of electricity supply by supporting reductions in overall technical and commercial losses, increased availability of electricity, and improved voltage profile. The Project also aims to support power sector reform and investment planning and financing through technical assistance. This Environmental Assessment (EA) document evaluated impacts and suggests mitigation measures in the following areas, respectively : soil erosion and degradation, caused by grid stations and transmission lines construction activities; surface and ground water contamination; loss or damage to wildlife; damage to natural vegetation; inappropriate liquid or solid waste disposal; leakage from oils and chemicals; crop compensation; construction crews will be provided with LPG for cooking; use of firewood will not be allowed; post-construction monitoring of tower foundations will be carried out to detect early signs of soil erosion or land sliding; and finally, applicability of Pakistan's legal and environmental policy legislation and the Bank's operational safeguard policy on environmental and social matters, such as Forestry, Natural Habitats; Indigenous Peoples; Cultural Property; Projects in Disputed Areas.




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