The line segment in Sierra Leone
Bikongor, Kenema, and Bumbuna; Kamakwie and Yiben Substations
After the Liberia/Sierra Leone border, the line passes the Gola Forest National Park on its western side. Another line segment in Sierra Leone is from Kenema to Binkongor and on to Bumbuna and Kamakwie and the last stretch of the line in Sierra Leone is to the Guinea border.
|First Administrative Division||Eastern province (Kenema and Kono districts), Northern province (Bombali, Kambia, Koinadugu and Tonkolili districts), and Southern province (Pujehun district).|
|Locations||Border (Liberia/Sierra Leone) – Kenema – Bikongor – Bumbuna – Yiben – Kamakwie – border (Sierra Leone/Guinea).|
|Km of TL||529 km|
|Number of SS||5|
|Substations||Type||Coord XY (UTM WGS84)|
|Kenema||225/33 kV – 40 MVA||( 260 939 ; 861 948 )|
|Bikongor||225/33 kV – 40 MVA||( 271 143 ; 950 827 )|
|Bumbana||225/161 kV – 70 MVA||( 196 257 ; 999 526 )|
|Yiben||225/33 kV – 40 MVA||(196 649 ; 1 039 812 )|
|Kimakwie||225/33 kV – 40 MVA||( 803 361 ; 1 052 918 )|
Funding provided to Sierra Leone
|Source : AfDB|
Environmental aspects in Sierra Leone
|Biophysical environment||Sierra Leone|
Topography and Geography
|Hilly zone (Kenema-Kamakwie)|
|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|
|Water resources||Mano, Wange, Sew, Moa|
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 Sierra Leone (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 Sierra Leone
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 Sierra Leone
Population: The inhabitants of the zone affected by the project in Côte d’Ivoire has been estimated to 2,1 million (7 districts);
Usage of lands
In Sierra Leone, the land is mainly used for subsistence farming and partly for the extraction of minerals through illegal mining activities;
|2.1 million of inhabitants|
|Usage of lands||Subsistence agriculture and extraction of minerals|
|Zone Affected by the project||Pujehun, Kenema, Kono, Tonkolili, Koinadugu, Bombili, Kambi, 24 chiefdoms|
|Number of RAP||3312|
|Business to resettle||38|
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.