PROJECT TITLE: WB Project - RRDP/QCBS -2: Regional Road Development Project (RRDP) - Preparation of Environmental and Social Safeguard Documents for Andijan, Namangan and Fergana regions
CLIENT: Republican Road Fund / World Bank
PROJECT AIM The Government of Uzbekistan intended to receive a loan from the World Bank in connection with Regional Roads Development Project. In addition, and in order to help Republican Road Fund (the Recipient) to prepare the project, the World Bank has prepared an ECAPDEV Grant to further detail the economics, technical, ecological and social documentation necessary to a successful preparation of the project.
The Recipient intends to use part of the ECAPDEV Grant to finance consulting services for preparation of mandatory documents related to environmental and social safeguards policies of the World Bank. Al Mar Consulting was expected to carry out a detailed assessment of social and environmental aspects of the project, preparing and coordinating with the World Bank final project documentation on safeguards in order to minimize negative impact and design mitigation measures on local population, environment of the project area, and on physical cultural resources.
DESCRIPTION OF ACTUAL SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE ASSIGNMENT Al Mar Consulting carried out an Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify and address key environmental issues and potential environmental risks associated with the project, assessed stakeholder interests and their likely effect on the proposed operation, evaluated potential environmental impacts and identify desirable outcomes. The EA was consistent with the procedures for conducting the Environmental Assessment and in conformity with the clearance requirements of the Government of Uzbekistan and the World Bank Operational Policies 4.01 on Environmental Assessment.