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Environmental and Social Studies

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Jade Consult has been involved in the environmental and social studies of various infrastructure development projects. Such studies consists of ESIA, EIA & IEE studies, preparation of Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP), Indigenous Peoples Development Plan (IPDP), Vulnerable Community Development Plans (VCDP) Resettlement Action Plan (RAP), Land Acquisition & Compensation Plan (LACP), Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP), Environment & Social Management Plan (ESMP), etc.

Completed Projects
  1. Preparation of Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for Tamakoshi V Hydroelectric Project (99.8 MW)
  2. Preparation of Supplemental Environmental and Social Documentation (SESD) for Tamakoshi V Hydroelectric Project (99.8 MW)
  3. Initial Environment Examination (IEE) of Jawa Khola HPP (15.25 MW)
  4. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project (1200 MW)
  5. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study of Upper Trishuli-1 HEP (216 MW)
  6. Initial Environment Examination (IEE) Study of 220 kV Transmission Line for 216 MW Upper Trishuli – I Hydroelectric Project
  7. Preparation of scoping document and TOR for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Upper Marsyangdi – 2 HEP (125MW)
  8. Resettlement & Rehabilitation (R&R) plan (RAP i.e. Resettlement Action Plan) for the Nepal portion (Diding – Dhalkebar – Indo Nepal International border at Bathanaha) of 400 kV D/C Diding (Nepal) – Muzzafarpur (India) Transmission line system for evacuation of power from Arun –3 HPP (210 Km)
  9. Initial Environment Examination (IEE) study of the 33 kV Transmission Line for Arun -3 Hydropower Project (900 MW)
Ongoing Projects
  1. EHSS Specialist Support for Worldlink Communications Limited
  2. Bathymetric and Topographic Survey of Rara Lake – Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Government of Nepal
  3. Social Assessment and Biodiversity Assessment for Mai Beni Hydropower Project (9.51 MW) and Lower Jogmai Khola Hydropower Project (6.2 MW) in Illam District, Nepal
  4. E&S Baseline Data Collection, Downstream Impact Assessment and E-flow Assessment Study, Rapid Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) for Upper Karnali Hydropower Project (HPP), Nepal
  5. Environmental and Social Safeguards implementation as part of the Owner’s Engineer Services for Upper Trishuli – I Hydroelectric Project (216 MW)
  6. Consulting Service for Green and Resilient Strategy for Nepal’s Selected Highway Corridors
  7. Study for Environmental and Social Considerations on Preparatory Survey on Transmission and Distribution System Improvement Project in Urban Area
  8. Environmental Impact Assessment Study (EIA) Study of Kaligandaki Storage Hydropower Project (844 MW)
  9. Environmental Impact Assessment Study (EIA) Study of Upper Chameliya Hydropower Project (60 MW)
  10. Environmental Study of Tingla Hub – Likhu Hub – New Khimti – Sunkoshi Hub – Dhalkebar 400 kV Transmission Line and Associated Substations under Project Preparatory Facility for Energy (CP-1) (165 Km)
  11. Environmental Study of Budhigandaki Corridor (Philim-Gumda-Ratamate) 400 kV Transmission Line and 132 kV Dailekh-Kalikot-Jumla and Lamoshangu-Kavre/Ramechhap Transmission Line and Associated Substations under Project Preparatory Facility for Energy (CP-2) (215 Km)
  12. Environmental Study of Damauli – Kusma – Burtibang – Bafikot 400 kV Transmission Line and Associated Substations under Project Preparatory Facility for Energy (CP-3) (200 Km)
  13. Supplementary EIA of Simbuwa Khola Hydropower Project (70.34 MW)
  14. Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific – Smart Infrastructure Planning and Design, Nepal Narayanghat-Hetauda-Pathlaiya (NHP) road (106 Km)
  15. Environmental and Social Study of Karmadev – Phukot 400 kV Double Circuit Karnali Corridor Transmission Line Project (130 Km)
  16. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Safeguard implementation for the Reconstruction and Improvement of Electricity in Earthquake Affected Districts of Rasuwa and Nuwakot
  17. Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and compliance monitoring for the Power Transmission and Distribution Efficiency Enhancement Project
  18. Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and compliance monitoring for the SASEC (South Asian Sub Regional Economic Cooperation) Power System Expansion Project (375 Km)
  19. Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and compliance monitoring of 220 kV Chilime – Trishuli Transmission System Project (26.5 Km)

S.No.

Name and brief description of the Assignment/Project

Services Provided/Scope of Work

Year

Location

Client

Funding Agency

1.      

Environmental Impact Assessment Study (EIA) Study of Kaligandaki Storage Hydropower Project (844 MW)

Environmental Impact Assessment Study (EIA) Study including social safeguard and resettlement study

March 2020-till date

Parbat & Myagdi District

Department of Electricity Development

GoN

2.      

Environmental Impact Assessment Study (EIA) Study of Upper Chameliya Hydropower Project (60 MW)

Environmental Impact Assessment Study (EIA) Study including social safeguard and resettlement study

December 2019-till date

Darchula District

Department of Electricity Development

GoN

3.      

Environmental Study of Tingla Hub – Likhu Hub – New Khimti – Sunkoshi Hub – Dhalkebar 400 kV Transmission Line and Associated Substations under Project Preparatory Facility for Energy (CP-1) (165 Km)

Safeguard studies including IEE/EIA and SIA as applicable along with EMP, IPP and RP of the transmission lines and substations

November 2019-till date

Solukhumbu, Okhaldhunga, Ramechhap, Sindhupalchowk, Dhanusa

Nepal Electricity Authority, Kathmandu, Nepal

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

4.      

Environmental Study of Budhigandaki Corridor (Philim-Gumda-Ratamate) 400 kV Transmission Line and 132 kV Dailekh-Kalikot-Jumla and Lamoshangu-Kavre/Ramechhap

Transmission Line and Associated Substations under Project Preparatory Facility for Energy (CP-2) (215 Km)

Safeguard studies including IEE/EIA and SIA as applicable along with EMP, IPP and RP of the transmission lines and substations

November 2019-till date

Gorkha, Nuwakot, Dailekh, Kalikot, Jumla, Sindupalchowk, Kavre, Ramechhap

Nepal Electricity Authority, Kathmandu, Nepal

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

5.      

Environmental Study of Damauli – Kusma – Burtibang – Bafikot 400 kV Transmission Line and Associated Substations under Project Preparatory Facility for Energy (CP-3) (200 Km)

Safeguard studies including IEE/EIA and SIA as applicable along with EMP, IPP and RP of the transmission lines and substations

November 2019-till date

Tanahun, Parbat, Baglung, Rukum

Nepal Electricity Authority, Kathmandu, Nepal

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

6.      

Supplementary EIA of Simbuwa Khola Hydropower Project (70.34 MW)

Review and update of previous EIA, Social and resettlement study, Environmental Management Action Planning (EMAP) and preparation of the supplementary EIA report

October 2019-till date

Taplejung District

Remit Hydro Limited

Client

7.       

Preparation of Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for Tamakoshi V Hydroelectric Project (99.8 MW)

To conduct and prepare Critical Habitat Assessment, Reforestation Strategy, Aquatic Biodiversity Strategy, Biodiversity Action Plan and E&S specifications related to biodiversity for the EPC contractor

February 2020-July 2021

Dolakha District

Tamakoshi Jalvidyut Company Limited

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

8.       

Preparation of Supplemental Environmental and Social Documentation (SESD) for Tamakoshi V Hydroelectric Project (99.8 MW)

Restructure Environmental Management Action Plan (EMAP), prepare Stakeholder Engagement Plan, prepare Monitoring Plan, conduct Cumulative Impacts Assessment, Climate Change Assessment, develop Pollution control strategy, develop Public Health and Safety Strategy, develop Local employment strategy, prepare Land acquisition and Livelihood Restoration Plan, Environmental Flows and Ecosystem Services Assessment, develop E&S actions to be implemented by the Developer and EPC contractor.

February 2020-July 2021

Dolakha District

Tamakoshi Jalvidyut Company Limited

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

9.       

TA-9461 REG: Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific – Smart Infrastructure Planning and Design, Nepal

Narayanghat-Hetauda-Pathlaiya (NHP) road (106 Km)

(i)   Performing analytical studies and provide support to project or plan preparation, including the baseline assessment of biodiversity and ecology in the Narayanghat-Hetauda-Pathlaiya (NHP) road project area, the analysis of impacts of the NHP road project on biodiversity and ecology and the design of measures to avoid, as a priority, and then minimize, mitigate and if necessary, offset impacts in the NHP road project.

(ii) Updating of the EIA, the environmental management plan (EMP), and the BCP for the Narayanghat-Butwal (NB) road project as necessary;

October 2019- till date

Chitwan, Makwanpur, Bara, Parsa Districts, Nepal

 

 

Asian Development Bank/DOR

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

10.

Initial Environment Examination (IEE) of Jawa Khola HPP (15.25 MW)

Preparation of terms of reference, identification and categorization of flora and fauna within the project area, baseline data collection and assessment, study of species diversity/composition, biodiversity impact assessment; and recommendation of mitigation measures and IEE report preparation.

July 2016- April 2019

Jumla District, Nepal

Department of Electricity Development, Nepal

GoN

11.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project (1200 MW)

Preparation of scoping documents and Terms of reference, baseline study of existing environment, forecasting impact on the environment, identification of mitigation measures, preparation of environmental management action plan, public hearing with stakeholder, Preparation of Land Acquisition & Resettlement Action Plan (LARRAP), Preparation of Public Consultation Disclosure Plan (PCDP) and  Indigenous People/Vulnerable Community Development Plans (IPVCDP).

Feb 2013- June 2016

Dhading and Gorkha Districts, Nepal

Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project Development Committee, GoN

GoN

12.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study of Upper Trishuli-1 HEP (216 MW)

Preparation of scoping documents and Terms of reference, baseline study of existing environment, forecasting impact on the environment, identification of mitigation measures, preparation of environmental management action plan.

Feb 2008- Feb 2013

Rasuwa District, Nepal

Nepal Water and Energy Development Company Pvt. Ltd.

Client

13.

Initial Environment Examination (IEE) Study of 220 kV Transmission Line for 216 MW Upper Trishuli – I Hydroelectric Project

Preparation of Terms of reference, identification and categorization of flora and fauna within the project area, baseline data collection and assessment, study of species diversity/composition, biodiversity impact assessment; and recommendation of mitigation measures and IEE report preparation.

Feb 2013- Sept 2014

Rasuwa District, Nepal

Nepal Water and Energy Development Company Pvt. Ltd.

Client

14.

Preparation of scoping document and TOR for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Upper Marsyangdi – 2 HEP (125MW)

Prepared the scoping document and TOR for EIA in compliance with Environmental Protection Act 2053 and Environment Protection Regulation 2054.

Jan 2006- Jan 2008

Manang & Lamjung Districts, Nepal

Himtal Hydropower  Company P. Ltd

Client

15.

Environmental and Social Study of Karmadev – Phukot 400 kV Double Circuit Karnali Corridor Transmission Line Project (130 Km)

·        Conduction of two IEE studies & one EIA study for the Transmission Line along with Substation areas of the 400 kV TL project and subsequent approval from the relevant authorities of GoN.

·        Preparation of tree cutting plans, Conduction of Cadastral Survey, social impact assessment, preparation & approval of forests clearance

September 2018-till date

Kalikot, Dailekh, Surkhet, Achham and Kailali Districts

Rastriya Prasan Grid Company Limited, Nepal

Client

16.

Resettlement & Rehabilitation (R&R) plan (RAP i.e. Resettlement Action Plan) for the Nepal portion (Diding – Dhalkebar – Indo Nepal International border at Bathanaha) of 400 kV D/C Diding (Nepal) – Muzzafarpur (India) Transmission line system for evacuation of power from Arun –3 HPP (210 Km)

·        Preparation of Resettlement & Rehabilitation Plan which includes:

Ø  Conduction of Census survey for the 400 kV TL alignment.

Ø  Prepare of detail cost estimate of land acquisition, RoW acquisition and resettlement of each project.

Ø  Preparation of the Matrix for the compensation & Review and Finalization of the RAP reports for all the seven affected districts of the Projects.

·        Preparation of Supplementary IEE for the changed route of 400 kV alignment

March, 2017-November 2019

Sankhuwasabha, Khotang, Bhojpur,  Mohattari, Dhanusa, Udayapur,  and Siraha Districts,  Nepal

SJVN Arun-3 Power Development Company (P.) Ltd.

Client

17.

Environmental and Social Studies for the Reconstruction and Improvement of Electricity in Earthquake Affected Districts of Rasuwa and Nuwakot.

Conduct Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Preparation and Update of Social and Environmental Reports such as ESIA Report, LACP Report, ESMP and SEP Reports and Support NEA in implementation of the same. Monitor and report the status of compliances as per the EMP & ESMP.

November, 2017-til date

Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Dhading District, Nepal

Nepal Electricity Authority, Kathmandu, Nepal

KfW and EIB

18.

Environmental and Social Studies for the Power Transmission and Distribution Efficiency Enhancement Project

The project consists of following sub projects:

a)     220 kV Substation at Lapsiphedi and 132 kV Substation at Changunarayan

b)     132 kV Substations at Kathmandu Valley

c)      Enhancement of Distribution Network in Kathmandu Valley

d)     Delivery of Distribution Transformers

e)     Enhancement of Distribution Networks in Major Urban Centers of Nepal

(Total Project Cost: USD 189 Million)

·        Preparation of the Updated Combined RIPP (Resettlement & Indigenous Peoples’ Plan) Report in accordance with the national laws, regulations and ADB’s SPS 2009, which includes:

·        Prepare and /or update land acquisition and resettlement impact assessment based on selected route alignment and substation details.

·        Review of Contractor’s environmental health and safety plan (EHS) and recommend revisions as necessary.

·        Review of Environmental Monitoring Plan and prepare the checklist as per EMP to ensure its compliances.

·        Conduct routine inspections at project implemented site to ensure compliances with all approved documents (EMP, contractor’s EHS) and ensure that the RPs are in compliance with ADB’s SPS 2009.

November, 2017-till date

Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kailali, Banke, Dang, Rupandehi, Kaski, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Parsa, Bara, Dhanusha, Sunsari and Morang Districts of Nepal

Nepal Electricity Authority, Kathmandu, Nepal

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

19.

Environmental and Social Studies for the SASEC (South Asian Sub Regional Economic Cooperation) Power System Expansion Project (375 Km)

The project consists of following sub projects:

a)     220 kV Kaligandaki Transmission Corridor Subproject

b)     220 kV Marsyangdi – Kathmandu Transmission Line Subproject

c)      220 kV Marsayangdi Transmission Corridor Subproject

d)     Samundratar-Trishuli 3B Hub 132 kV Transmission Line subproject

e)     Distribution System Expansion in Eastern, Central and Western Nepal subproject and

f)       Grid Substation reinforcement subproject. 

(Total Project Cost: USD 440.5 Million)

·        Preparation of the Updated Combined RIPP (Resettlement & Indigenous Peoples’ Plan) Report in accordance with the national laws, regulations and ADB’s SPS 2009, which includes:

·        Prepare and /or update land acquisition and resettlement impact assessment based on selected route alignment and substation details.

·        Review of Contractor’s environmental health and safety plan (EHS) and recommend revisions as necessary.

·        Review of Environmental Monitoring Plan and prepare the checklist as per EMP to ensure its compliances.

·        Conduct routine inspections at project construction site to ensure compliances with all approved documents (EMP, contractor’s EHS) and ensure that the RPs are in compliance with ADB’s SPS 2009.

·        Supervising and providing orientation to the safeguard officers at the site.

February 2017-till date

All over Nepal from Eastern to Far-western Region including Terai, Hilly and Mountainous Regions

Nepal Electricity Authority, Kathmandu, Nepal

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

20.

Initial Environment Examination (IEE) study of the 33 kV Transmission Line for Arun -3 Hydropower Project (900 MW)

Initial Environment Examination (IEE) study for the 33 kV TL from Tingla SS to Arun -3 Damsite and Power house location for the construction power of Arun -3 Hydropower Project and its subsequent approval from the GoN.

January 2017- May 2018

Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal

SJVN Arun-3 Power Development Company (P.) Ltd.

Client

21.

Environmental and Social Studies of 220 kV Chilime – Trishuli Transmission System Project (26.5 Km)

·        Completed the preparation of updated Land Acquisition & Compensation Plan (LACP), Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP), Environment & Social Management Plan (ESMP) for the 220 kV TL alignment and associated Chilime GIS Substation and Trishuli 3B Hub Substation.

·        Completed the Environment & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) studies for the 33 kV, 11 kV lines and 33/11 kV Substation

·     Review of the ESMP prepared by the Contractor and provide necessary recommendation and changes.

·     Conduct routine inspections at project implemented site to monitor the status of compliances to ESMP.

August 2016-till date

Rasuwa and Nuwakot Districts

Nepal Electricity Authority, Kathmandu, Nepal

KfW and EIB