The Government of The Gambia (GOTG), with financing from the World Bank’s Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP), intends to construct a High Voltage 225 kV Transmission and Distribution line from Brikama to Jabang at the edge of the Salagi Forest Park where a 225/33 kV substation will be built. Three 33 kV lines will also be built from the Jabang substation to feed the Bijilo, Old Yundum and Wellingara substations.
A second phase of survey/census will be conducted to identify all the affected persons along those corridors between 21st October 2020 to 6th November 2020. The new cut-off date to be included in this census the second phase will be Friday 6th November 2020.
The transmission line will start at the edge of the Salagi Forest Park and go along the buffer zone of the Forest up to the Forest billboard at Jamwelleh about 1.8 km off the Sukuta-JambangJelly Highway. From the Forest billboard it will take a right angle toward the border between Mariama Kunda and Jabang, Labakoreh, Yuna and Latrya before turning left, crossing the Sukuta-Jambangjelley Highway toward the proposed Solar Power Plant in Jambur. From the Jambur Solar PV Plant, the line will go along the Bamba and Nyambai Forest Parks crossing the Brikama-Serrekunda Highway to the Brikama OMVG substation.
The T&D line route in red
All those whose land(s) will be affected by the Project (especially, those living within the above-mentioned corridor) are requested to contact NAWEC Project Management Unit (PMU) as soon as possible.
The team of consultants and NAWEC will be on site from Wednesday 21 October to Friday 06 November 2020. Please bring all documentation proving ownership or use of this land to the meeting with the surveyors.
Claimants who move into this land on or after November 06 will not be counted in the census.
For further information, contact:
- Amadou S Diallo, Environment Safeguard Officer, PMU 9964161/3664161, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Babucarr Corr, Social Safeguard Officer PMU 3845096 email@example.com
Between Wednesday 21 October to Friday 06 November 2020, claimants who feel they should be included should contact the projects Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) through one of the contacts listed above, or visit the PMU office, located at Emporium Complex, 114 Kairaba Avenue, Kanifing Municipality, The Gambia to arrange a meeting with the surveyor.