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Project Details

Name:    Reviewing and Updating of the Environmental and Social
Impact Assessment for the Proposed Upgrading to Bitumen Standards
of Modogashe-Wajir Road Section 157Km (A13).
Country: Kenya
Client:  Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA)/World Bank
Period:  2019-2020
Partner: None

Project Description

As part of the North-Eastern Transport Improvement Project (NETIP) financed by the World Bank, the upgrading of the Isiolo-Mandera road to bitumen standard will be done. This includes the Modogashe – Wajir Road Section which starts from Modogashe Town and passes through Habaswein, Samatar and Wajir Town covering a total distance of 157km. During the preparation of the ESIA Report in 2018, the project was assigned Environmental Assessment Category B since the anticipated impacts were not expected to be sensitive, irreversible, and unprecedented. However, in the course of project preparation, new information emerged, and the World Bank and KeNHA have reclassified the Environmental Assessment Category to “A”, because it is anticipated that the potential impacts will be significant and adverse, necessitating review and updating of the ESIA report.

The study was carried in accordance with the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (1999) including the subsequent NEMA Regulations, policies and legislation governing vulnerable persons, GBV and other forms of violence, and also the relevant World Bank Operational Safeguards Policies.