EIA for Second Road Improvement Project

Published Date: 
05/1996

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Second Road Improvement Project in Viet Nam, of which this Report is a summary, was carried out between March and November 1995. The Project scope is improvement of Highway 1A between the border of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), near Lang Son City, and Hanoi (km 168).

The EIA has been prepared by DMJM International, Inc. and Japan Overseas Consultants Co. Ltd., the consultants for TA No 1997-VIE: Second Road Improvement Project. The assignment was carried out in accordance with the Bank’s Terms of Reference (TOR), Phase 2, by an environment specialist. It was done concurrently with the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP), undertaken by the same specialist.

The EIA is based on many site visits, meetings with local representatives from Provincial, District and Commune People's Committees, Ministry of Transport (MOT) and its Project Management Unit No 1 (PMU-1) and the Irrigation Company, review of available documentation including master plans of the urban areas through which the Project road passes, regulations and data concerning this project, analysis of old and recent aerial photos, analysis of dwelling units, agricultural survey data and inputs provided by DMJM-JOC’s engineering team.

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