TRANSCO CLSG Headquarters
Following the assessment in accordance to the ECOWAS Regulation C/REG.15/11/09 of the suitability of the Republics of Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia to host TRANSCO CLSG Headquarters, the granting rights were awarded to the Republic of CI. Consequently, the Headquarters Agreement was signed on December 03rd, 2014.
The line segment in Côte d’Ivoire
The CLSG Interconnection line segment in Côte d’Ivoire will be in Man and will pass through Danane to the Liberian border.
|First Administrative Division||Dix-Huit Montagnes Region (Departments of Man and Danane)|
|Location||Man to border (Côte d’Ivoire/Liberia).|
|Km of TL||112 km|
|Number of SS||1|
|Type||Existing / To extended|
|Coord XY (UTM WGS84)||( 663 340 ; 817 470 )|
Funding provided to Côte d’Ivoire
|African Development Bank (AfDB)||FAD/AP||13,2|
|European Investment Bank (EIB)||-|
|Source : AfDB|
v Environmental aspects in Côte d’Ivoire
|Topography and Geography||Mountains zone (Man-Yékepa-Nzerekoré) 500- 1100m|
|Rainfall||4000 mm - 2000 mm per year from the coast to the inner part of the region|
|Average temperature 27°C|
|Soil||Ferralitic soil, stony and gravelly|
|Shallow soil on hill high relief|
The mitigation measures on the Ivorian environment and wildlife will consist of implementing reforestation programs in order to reconstruct the natural environment.
Those reforestation will not be mono-specific, rather they will involve a mixture of various tree species and in particular protected and endangered species.
The reforestation outcomes should look as much as possible like the natural existing environment.
Figure 1 Reforestation surface in Côte d’Ivoire (in Km) against other CLSG countries
An effective measure to reduce the impact on the avifauna is to mark out the ground wire conductor cables that protects against atmospheric over voltages with tags "avifauna" (this is usually PVC spirals) in theornithological "hotspots".
Figure 2: Number of signposts anti pinning to place in order to preserve the avifauna in CI
There are indicators of progress in achieving the objectives of the specific activities designed to promote environmental management and review the impacts on affected communities. These indicators will be measured and assessed on a periodic basis (Water Quality Monitoring; Noise Levels Monitoring; Monitoring of Vegetation Clearing; Soil Erosion Monitoring; Monitoring Rehabilitation of Work Sites; and Monitoring of Health status and Accidents).
v Social safeguards aspects in Côte d’Ivoire
Population: The inhabitants of the zone affected by the project in Côte d’Ivoire has been estimated to: 0,6 million (2 departments);
Usage of the lands: In Côte d’Ivoire, the lands are used for agricultural purposes. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood considering that both subsistence crops and cash crops are undertaken on those lands. Traditional fishing is also carried out but on a much smaller scale.
|REPUBLIQUE DE COTE D'IVOIRE|
|Population||0.6 million of inhabitants|
|Usage of lands||Agriculture (subsistence and cash crops) , traditional fishing|
|Zone Affected by the project||Man et Danané ; 24 sous-prefectures ; 43 villages|
|Number of RAP||694|
|Business to resettle||37|
TRANSCO CLSG will ensure the payment of compensation at fair market value of agricultural property and land expropriated, allocation of new housing or better conditions, training and / or mentoring for new jobs, assistance to all the PAP.