Navoi Thermal Power Station Modernization Project
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PROJECT TITLE: Navoi Thermal Power Station Modernization Project (Phase 2) - Survey for LARAP

CLIENT: JICA / TEPSCO

PERIOD: February – October 2019

PROJECT AIM: Abbreviated Land Acquisition and Resettlement Action Plan (A-LARAP) were required to be prepared for the thermal power station and transmission line, according to JICA Guidelines for Environment and Social Consideration.

DESCRIPTION OF ACTUAL SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE ASSIGNMENT:

JICA Survey Team conducted Preparatory Survey on Navoi Thermal Power Station Modernization Project (Phase 2) in the Republic of Uzbekistan. For this project (Including development of transmission line), the need for land acquisition, resettlement and compensation to the land owners occurred. Therefore, Abbreviated Land Acquisition and Resettlement Action Plan (A-LARAP) were required to be prepared for the thermal power station and transmission line, according to JICA Guidelines for Environment and Social Consideration. Collection of basic data of social environment and preparation of A-LARAP report for JICA. Conduct of survey, mainly targeting Thermal Power Plant (Plan B) and area for ROW of transmission line by collecting data and preparing A-LARAP.

  1. Survey Implementation

    • Tabulate quantitative data collected through field surveys, and the qualitative data and information obtained through interviews;
    • Analyze the present social baseline;
    • Review social impacts by the project implementation;
    • Examine the mechanisms established to minimize impacts as much as possible during project implementation, and;
    • Examine social impact mitigation measures and its monitoring plan
  2. Examination of Resettlement Measures and Livelihood Restoration Activities

    • Examine and describe the packages of compensation and other resettlement measures that will assist each category of eligible displaced persons to restore and improve their household economy and life quality
  3. Estimate Costs and Budgets

    • Compare between the proposed types and levels of compensation under local legislation and the amount of compensation for loss based on the replacement value under the JICA Guidelines

A-LARAP was prepared in line with requirement of laws and regulations in Uzbekistan and World Bank “Operational Policy 4.10 Annex A Resettlement Plan” and World Bank “Involuntary Resettlement Source Book Planning and Implementation in Development Projects” according to JICA Guidelines for Environment and Social Consideration.

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