OtherEnvironmental Safeguards Analyses and Documentation

RMA was contracted by CEB to prepare the initial environmental examination documents for the upcoming National Grid Expansion Project to be financed by the Asian Development Bank. The project is for the upgrade of five grid substations to absorb small hydroelectric power generation, presently being rapidly developed by the private investors under the small power purchase scheme. While the small power development projects are being supported by the World Bank’s RERED project, the ADB has come-up with finances to strengthen the grid to absorb power from such renewable sources. The transmission project also includes upgrading of eight other grid substations, four new grid substations and five new transmission lines.

RMA prepared the IEE and the resettlement plan for CEB, which was then reviewed by ADB and accepted as compliant to ADB guidelines. The transmission project is presently being implemented.

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