Ethiopian Energy^Power Business Portal

ABSTRACT

The development objective of Renewable Energy Guarantees Program Project is to increase renewable energy generation capacity through private sector participation in Ethiopia. Some of the negative impacts include: (i) soil erosion; (ii) land contamination; (iii) air pollution; (iv) construction noise; (v) water pollution; (vi) habitat loss and disturbance; (vii) disruption of road traffic; (viii) pressure on public services; (ix) community health and safety risks; (x) occupation health and safety risks; and (xi) loss of physical cultural resources.

Some of the mitigation measures include: (i) topsoil shall be set aside and reserved where possible; (ii) hazardous waste, including broken PV panels, shall be disposed of in accordance with best industry practice and in compliance with the applicable regulations in Ethiopia at the time of disposal; (iii) Water shall be sprayed on all internal roads to minimize dust dispersion when necessary; (iv) noisy activities shall be scheduled to day time hours; (v) storage areas for fuel and hazardous materials shall be kept at safe distance from the nearest water body and be roofed and have a concrete floor with a bund for secondary containment and collection of spills; (vi) workers shall be strictly prohibited from cutting trees outside of the project site and from all hunting or killing of wildlife; (vii) design the take-off from the highway to the project site in such a way that there is minimal disruption for the other road users and minimal risk of traffic accidents; (viii) establish transparent and consistent recruitment procedures and avoid recruitment at the gate in order to reduce the number of camp followers in form of job-seekers; (ix) conduct public health campaigns addressing issues of behavioral change, water and sanitation, and HIV/AIDS; (x) prevent gender based violence (GBV), sexual abuse and exploitation and child labor in the workplace; and (xi) establish a chance finds procedure.

 

Source:  The World Bank

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