Consultancy Services for EIA for Mundeni Aru River Basin Development Project in Batticaloa & Ampara District

Consultancy Services for EIA for Mundeni Aru River Basin Development Project in Batticaloa & Ampara District

Project No. ENV/2017/03 – GoSL
The agreement for the Mundenuaru River Basin Development project was signed between the Department of Irrigation, Sri Lanka and Infotechs IDEAS in Colombo in September 2017.
Proposed development plan for the Mundeni Aru basin includes the construction of one new multipurpose reservoir to provide irrigation facilities to 5,600 acres of new and 850 acres of existing lands, and water for domestic purpose and shall significantly contribute to capture flood. The basin development plan will focus on the infrastructure development of the area, including roads, commercial centers, health and education facilities etc. The team of consultant is expected to carry out the Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed project, (i) Comprehend the current environment and social conditions in the study area through collecting and review the data/ information concerned; (ii) Conduct field surveys and investigation (site visits by experts and hearings with stakeholders); (iii) Identify and assess the environmental and socio-economic impacts caused by the Project using standard EIA methodologies. Impacts will be evaluated using the Leopold Matrix method; (iv) Develop necessary mitigation measures on predicted impacts; (v) Analyze spatial & non-spatial data gathered in the EIA and present in the report using GIS as a tool; (vi) Undertake an extended cost-benefit analysis of the proposed activities; (vii) Prepare an Environmental Management Program including Environmental mitigation and Monitoring Plan (viii) Prepare an EIA report covering all relevant aspects as per the given ToR to get the CEA approval for the proposed development project.

The duration of the project period for 5 months from the date of signing of the agreement. Up to date around 70% of the project work has been completed.

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