Social Safeguards/ Social Resettlement

Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project

news201006_151_0Punjab irrigation Department is implementing project for the rehabilitation of irrigation network in Punjab Canal system with the funding of Asian Development Bank. Sustainable Solutions is providing external monitoring services for the project. The scope of services included;

• Review and verify internal monitoring reports prepared by LAR Unit and PIUs; • Review of the socio-economic baseline census information of pre-displaced persons; • Identification and selection of impact indicators; • Impact assessment through formal and informal surveys with th . . . Read More

Power Transmission Tranche 3 / Renewable Energy Development Sector Improvement Project, Tranche 3 RSC – C13419 (PAK)

Ground mounted solar-thumb-480xauto-1617One of the Directors of SSP was engaged by ADB as consultant to provide support to the GilgitBaltistan Water and Power Department (GB, WPD) and the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) in updating the resettlement plans for subprojects in Thak-Chilas and Shagarthang (GB) and the third circuit transmission line and new Moro Grid substation (NTDC). The Transco line traverses 568 kilometers through 10 districts, 9 in Sindh and 1 in Punjab under the Power Transmission Enhancement Program. . . . Read More

External Monitoring of M-4 under National Trade Corridor Highway Improvement Program (NTCHIP)

phoca_thumb_l_F1100001The Faisalabad - Khanewal Motorway Project, briefly called M4, is a green field infrastructure project, which has been funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) through a Muti-tranche Financing Facility (MFF) provided for National Trade Corridor Highway Investment Program (NTCHIP. The project has 3 sections. The first section starts from Fsialabad to Gojra comprising a 58 km road length, which is under construction by National Highway Authority (NHA). One of the Directors of SSPL was engaged as External Resettlement  Expert for the project. The scope of the assignment included
  • Review implementation of LARP as agreed between NHA and ADB;
  • Assess the achievements of resettlement obj . . . Read More

Due Diligence review of Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project (EEAP) in earthquake affected 5 Districts of AJK and 4 Districts of NWFP

Bohol-Abatan-012Conducted Due Diligence Review (DDR) of Social Safeguards and Capacity Building with Field Implementation Manual of Environmental Compliance for Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project (EEAP) in earthquake affected 5 Districts of AJK and 4 Districts of NWFP. The scope included
  • Review the safeguards related aspects of loan agreement, LARF, LARPs, action plans for gender and physically handicapped people, impacts screening checklists, due diligence plans and internal and external monitoring reports and,
  • Assess and validate that the safeguard plans adequately cover and address subprojects impacts,
  • Identify gaps, inadequacies and any unforeseen/additional impacts or issues,
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External Monitoring of Replacement of National Transmission Line project

Power lineNTDC is a subsidiary of WAPDA and is carrying out the replacement of the transmission line as part of the energy improvement initiative funded by the Asian Development Bank. Sustainable Solutions is providing external monitoring services of Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (LARP) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) implementation. The scope of services included;
  •   Review and verify internal monitoring reports prepared by EA.
  • Review of the socio-economic baseline census information of pre-displaced persons;
  • Identification and selection of impact indicators;
  • Impact assessment through formal and informal surveys with the affected persons;
  • Consultation with APs, . . . Read More