The line segment in Liberia
‘Yekepa’, ‘Buchanan’, ‘Monrovia’ and ‘Mano’ substations.
The line segment in Liberia is from Yekepa to Buchanan, mostly along the existing railway and on to Mt. Coffee and Mano. The last few kilometers of these lines pass through the urban and peri-urban sections of Monrovia.
|First Administrative Division||Counties of Nimba, Grand Bassa, Montserrado, Bomi, and Grand Cape Mount.|
|Locations||Border (Côte d’Ivoire/Liberia) and border (Guinea/Liberia) - Yekepa – Buchanan – Mount Coffee - Monrovia – Mano – border (Liberia/Sierra Leone).|
|Km of TL||537 km|
|Number of SS||4|
|Substations||Type||Coord XY (UTM WGS84)|
|Yekepa||225/33 kV – 40 MVA||( 536 900 ; 817 620 )|
|Buchanan||225/33 kV – 40 MVA||( 390 327 ; 655 379 )|
|Monrovia||225/66 kV – 70 MVA||( 317 283 ; 718 271 )|
|Mano||225/33 kV – 40 MVA||( 246 839 ; 774 887 )|
Funding provided to Liberia
|Source : AfDB|
Environmental aspects in Liberia
|Topography and Geography||Mountains zone (Man-Yékepa-Nzerekoré) 500- 1100m|
|Lowlands and swamps zone (Buchanan- Mano) 50 m|
|4000 mm - 2000 mm per year from the coast to the inner part of the region|
|Average temperature 27°C|
|Ferralitic soil, stony and gravelly|
|Shallow soil on hill high relief|
|Water resources||Po,Wlein,Mahei,Lofa, St Paul|
The mitigation measures on the Liberian 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 Liberia (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 Liberia against other CLSG countries
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).
Social safeguards aspects in Liberia
Population: The inhabitants of the zone affected by the project in Liberia has been estimated to 2 million (7 counties);
Usage of the lands: In Liberia, the lands are mainly used for small scale agricultural activities, these activities are the major source of living of the populations.
|Population||2 million of inhabitants|
|Usage of lands||Small scale subsistence crops|
|Zone Affected by the project||7 counties : Nimba, Bong, Bassa, Margibi, Montserrado, Bomi and Grand Cape, 35 villages involved|
|Number of PAP||709|
|Business to resettle||32|
TRANSCO CLSG will ensure the payment of compensation resettlement rewarding 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.