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RAP for Power Infrastructure (TLs & SS)

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Project Details

Name:      Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and Census Study for the
Kenya – Tanzania Power Interconnector 400kV Transmission Line
Country:  Kenya / Tanzania
Client:      Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (KETRACO)
Period:    2014 – 2015
Partner:  None

Project Description

The Government of Kenya plans to increase access to electricity in Kenya tenfold from the current 4% in the rural areas to about 40% by 2020. To do this, the transmission lines network is being considered for upgrading, and with it the communication system required for line protection and management purposes. The proposed Kenya-Tanzania Interconnector 400 kV Transmission Line is aimed at facilitating power exchange among the countries in the East African region. The project comprises of construction of a high voltage transmission line from Isinya substation in Kenya to Singida in Tanzania together with associated high voltage substations. The RAP study is limited to the section between Isinya substation and the Kenya Tanzania Border covering a distance of 94.8km The specific objectives of this RAP were to: identify the PAPs by the type of loss and extent of damage, consult with potential PAPs to ensure free prior and informed consultation on the project and its impacts; categorize entitled persons (EPs) according to the eligibility criteria of the resettlement & rehabilitation (R&R) policy of the project and work out entitlements for each EP, and set out the legal and institutional frameworks for implementation of the RAP as well as budget and timeline.