PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

NAWEC informs the general public that all its branches across the country will close at 6:00 pm every day during the holy month of RAMADAN 2021.

The changes are temporal and only for the Ramadan period. Normal business and other official transactions will resume immediately after the Koriteh prayer.

NAWEC regrets any inconvenience this may cause its valuable customers and solicits the understanding and cooperation of the general public.

 

Thank you.

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

 

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

NAWEC wishes to inform the general public that   Mile five Primary Station will be shut down for preventive maintenance on Saturday 13th March 2021. Works are scheduled to begin at 09:00 am and end at 14:00 pm.

As a result, those residing in the following areas that are connected to the following feeders will be without power until works are completed:

 

BAKAU FEEDER BANJUL FEEDER KANIFING FEEDER
NEW CAPE POINT EURO CREDIT JESHWANG
OCEAN BAY WADNER BEACH NEW BREAKWOLDT
KACHIKALLY   MAZDA
    NYAMBAI
    KANIFING ESTATE
    KANIFING SOUTH
    NAWEC HEAD OFFICE

 

NAWEC apologizes for the inconvenience caused while soliciting the usual understanding of its esteemed customers. Normal service will be restored as soon as the maintenance is completed.

Thank you.

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST The Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP) – Development of a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for three 30 kV MV transmission lines with associated MV T-offs and Distribution Networks for NDR (Niumi – Jokadu) and URR North – Diabugu to Passamas and URR South – Basse Santa su to Fatoto

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP) – Development of a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for three 30 kV MV transmission lines with associated MV T-offs and Distribution Networks for NDR (Niumi – Jokadu) and URR North – Diabugu to Passamas and URR South – Basse Santa su to Fatoto.

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REOI_RAP_Pase II_Distribution Backbone_240221

THE GAMBIA ELECTRICITY RESTORATION AND MODERNIZATION PROJECT (GERMP)
TERMS OF REFERENCE

For developing a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for three 30 kv mv transmission lines with associated MV T-offs and Distribution Networks for NDR (Niumi – Jokadu) and URR North – Diabugu to Passamas and URR South – Basse Santa su to Fatoto.

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TOR RAP

 

 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP) – Development of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the Distribution backbone phase II

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP) – Development of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the Distribution backbone phase II

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REOI FOR ESIA -for phase II Distribution Backbone 23-02-21

THE GAMBIA ELECTRICITY RESTORATION AND MODERNIZATION PROJECT
TERMS OF REFERENCE 

For the Development of One Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
for Three 30 Kv Mv Transmission Lines with Associated MV T-Offs and Distribution Networks for NBR (Niumi – Jokadu) and URR North – Diabugu to Passamas and URR South – Basse Santa Su to Fatoto.

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TOR for ESIA

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST THE GAMBIA ELECTRICITY ACCESS PROJECT (GEAP) “CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DESIGN PREPARATION OF THE TENDER DOCUMENTS PLUS SUPERVISION OF THE WORKS FOR TWO CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTERS”

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
THE GAMBIA ELECTRICITY ACCESS PROJECT (GEAP)
“CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DESIGN PREPARATION OF THE TENDER DOCUMENTS PLUS SUPERVISION OF THE WORKS FOR TWO CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTERS”

 

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REOI-Customer Service Centres GEAP

Public Auction of scrap Motor Vehicles and Motor Bikes

National Water and Electricity Company Ltd

NAWEC

 

The National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) wishes to conduct by way of a public auction the disposal of scrap Motor Vehicles and Motor Bikes located at the NAWEC head office in Kanifing.

The auction sales is slated for Saturday 23rd January 2021 at the above location by 10:00am.

The items can be inspected during working hours between 8:00am and 4:00pm.

A deposit of 10% of any item(s) won would have to be made on the spot.

For further clarifications, kindly contact:

Mr. Bakary L.M Kanteh,

Group Projects and Planning Director,

NAWEC,

 

Mobile: 9964098

 

Email: bkanteh@nawec.gm

 

Mustapha Touray

Audit Manager,

NAWEC

Mobile: 9966147

 

 

Email: mtouray@nawec.gm

 

NATIONAL WATER AND ELECTRICITY COMPANY (NAWEC) ASSESSMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY, LOAD MANAGEMENT AND RENEWABLE ENERGY OPTIONS Terms of Reference

NATIONAL WATER AND ELECTRICITY COMPANY (NAWEC)

ASSESSMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY, LOAD MANAGEMENT AND RENEWABLE ENERGY OPTIONS

Terms of Reference

Background

The Gambia is a fragile country that is in the process of a major political and economic transition following a 22-year long autocratic rule that left the country impoverished, highly indebted, and a in a very fragile state. The Government of The Gambia (GoTG) has taken important steps to lay the foundations for democracy and set the country on a new development path. Responding to the need for climate change mitigation and adaptation, GoTG has developed the Gambia National Adaptation Plan of Action (NAPA), which provides a policy framework to address the impact of climate change at national and local levels. This Plan prioritizes the energy and water sectors as country priorities.

The energy sector, particularly the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) has implemented a number of measures to increase generation capacity, improve supply and efficiency, increase electricity access, and reduce transmission and distribution losses. Thereby contributing to debt reduction. However, NAWEC faces technical, organizational, and financial challenges and remains financially unviable, with high electricity costs, continuing financial losses, and high debt.

Management of the water sector is somewhat fragmented. The Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources (MFWR) is responsible for the overall management of water resources as well as for rural water supply and sanitation services, while NAWEC is the public utility responsible for provision of water supply and sanitation services. While the Gambia is endowed with ample water resources, the economic value of these resources is not fully exploited.

Urban water supply, which is under NAWEC’s responsibility, is in crisis. In urban areas, about 69 percent of the population has access to safely managed water, but the quality of services is poor due to frequent service outages, with some neighborhoods not receiving water for days, weeks or even months at a time. Preoccupied by emergency measures to contain the water cuts, NAWEC has not been able to extend services in urban areas at a time when urbanization has been growing at a rate of 4.5 percent a year, and many areas still lack access to water.

World Bank Support to The Gambia

In 2018, The World Bank initiated the Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project. The Project Development Objectives (PDOs) are to improve the operational performance of NAWEC and improve the capacity of NAWEC to dispatch variable renewable electricity. This project is intended to support the country’s first utility‐scale solar PV plant, upgrades to the T&D infrastructure needed to absorb variable energy and imports, and extension of the distribution backbone throughout the country. The World Bank is now preparing to provide additional financing (AF) to this project.

The proposed AF will allow the project to meet the PDOs and increase the Project’s developmental impact. The AF will address three issues: (i) a funding gap for Component 2 of the original Project; (ii) scale up investments in metering and energy efficiency; and (iii) address the funding gap for sector turnaround activities, which in the case of the water sector, represent a quick response to the current water crisis through targeted interventions. These actions would include reforms related to NAWEC’s financial and commercial performance, measures to improve NAWEC’s ability to reduce losses related to non-revenue water (NRW), actions to improve the efficiency of water pumping systems, storage and water treatment processes; and strategic studies for water, sanitation and energy and capacity building for NAWEC’s water staff.

A key element of the AF is a comprehensive energy audit of the water operations of NAWEC  in the Banjul urban area to identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency, implement cost-effective renewable energy resources, and reduce operating costs, consistent with global best practice, and to increase NAWEC’s capacity for delivering water and sanitation services. The AF will also identify options for developing a sustainable financing mechanism for investments in energy efficiency and NRW reduction in the water operations of NAWEC throughout the country.

The NAWEC System in the Banjul Urban Area

The following information on the NAWEC System in the Banjul area is provided in Annex A. It includes:

  • Map of the system
  • List of borehole pumps
  • List of stand-alone boreholes
  • Coordinates of all boreholes
  • List of tanks

NAWEC has not assessed the energy efficiency of its water operations, but it is recognized that these operations are inefficient due to the age of its pumping inventory and other equipment, inadequate maintenance, and limited attention to efficiency improvement. Also, NAWEC loses an estimated 33 to 50 percent of the water it produces, either through physical losses in the distribution network or through commercial losses due to faulty meters, poor billing practices, and illegal connections. In addition, NAWEC does not have enough bulk water meters and thus cannot accurately measure water production and distribution through its network, hence creating the need for district metered areas (DMAs). NAWEC does not have a functioning geographical information system (GIS) to manage its assets; a hydraulic model to monitor water flow; and hydraulic zones that could help it deliver water in an organized and systematic way.

Improving Energy Efficiency and Reducing Operating Costs

The energy consumption of the water operations of NAWEC in the Banjul urban area is very high. These costs contribute to its financial losses, unreliable service, and weakening institutional autonomy. Promoting energy efficiency is a key objective of the World Bank’s Additional Financing of the Project.

It is believed that, since much of the equipment in the NAWEC System was installed many decades ago, it is likely to be inefficient. Also, since the system has probably undergone many changes over the years, the pumping system configurations are not likely to be optimized. The World Bank’s experience with water supply, distribution and treatment systems has demonstrated that large savings in energy consumption and costs, as well as many co-benefits including reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, are achievable with a formal approach for energy management. Energy and cost savings measure identified in prior World Bank projects include:

  • Pumps and pumping systems operations: (a) replace inefficient pumps; (b) install variable frequency drives; (c) utilize gravity-fed systems instead of pumping; (d) optimize pumping system operation; (e) improve maintenance.
  • Water loss management technologies: (a) leak reduction (b) pressure management.
  • Wastewater treatment: (a) improve efficiency of anaerobic digestion and aeration equipment; (b) use efficient activated sludge process; (c) reduce wastewater with reuse and recycling; (d) generation and use of biogas from wastewater treatment processes.
  • Load Management: (a) schedule pumping operations during off-peak electricity periods; (b) use capacitors for power factor correction; (c) utilize storage capacity of reservoirs to reduce peak loads on the electricity system
  • New technologies: (a) implement supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software; (b) install smart pumps; (c) automated meter reading
  • Renewable energy options: (a) small-scale hydropower; (b) rooftop solar PF; (c) solar pumps; (d) floating solar PV plants on reservoirs.

Objective

The overall objective of this assignment is to conduct a detailed energy and water audit of the NAWEC water supply, distribution and treatment system in the Banjul urban area to identify, assess and recommend opportunities for improving energy efficiency and load management and implementing renewable energy options.

Scope of Work

The Consultant shall apply its know-how and expertise in energy and water audits, using international best practice, to:

  • document in detail the NAWEC water supply, distribution, and treatment system in the Banjul urban area;
  • create a robust baseline of water and energy use based on a survey of actual operating conditions;
  • establish detailed data on electricity and water-use patterns,
  • Identify the major energy-intensive equipment and systems;
  • identify and assess potential for optimization of electricity use patterns,
  • create a list of specific energy efficiency and water savings measures,
  • define the opportunities for cost savings and reduced power curtailment (blackouts or brownouts) through load management by shifting large pumping operations from peak to off-peak electricity use periods;
  • Identify opportunities for utilization of renewable energy, solar PV especially;
  • identify and assess potential for generating power in wastewater treatments plants, gravity lines, the raw water canals, solar collectors on the roofs of filtration plants and other buildings (or any other possibility), and
  • identify the investment requirements and project paybacks for the opportunities for improved efficiency and cost savings.

The Consultant shall conduct the following tasks:

 

Task 1 – Project Inception and Preliminary Assessment

This Task shall focus on identification of data availability and a preliminary identification of the opportunities for energy efficiency improvement, load management, and renewable energy deployment.

The Consultant shall conduct the equivalent of a “walk-through” assessment of the NAWEC water operations in the Banjul urban area. It is anticipated that the Consultant shall conduct a one to two-week site visit to the headquarters and major parts of the system and shall identify the available data from existing sources including, but not limited to:

  • layout of the system and all of its major components (reservoirs, pumping stations, pipelines, treatment facilities, etc.)
  • main pumping stations
  • pipelines – length, capacity, age, etc.
  • reservoirs – capacity, flows
  • identification of major energy using equipment – capacity, age, operating hours, etc.
  • electricity consumption – total and for major pumping stations and other major energy consuming equipment
  • peak loads – total and for major pumping stations and other equipment
  • electricity tariffs (if internally billed to the water operations by the electricity operations) – peak and off-peak tariffs, time of use tariffs, energy charges per kWh, demand charges per kW, power factor fees, etc. as appropriate
  • electricity bills (or payments/transfers from the water operations to electricity operations) – total and for major components of the system
  • Operation and maintenance procedures and costs
  • Potential sites for generating hydropower from water flows and for establishing solar PV power plants on rooftops and reservoirs
  • Opportunities for using solar PV pumps.

Based on this information, the Consultant shall conduct a situation analysis that will identify:

  • Additional data that may be needed to develop a detailed baseline
  • Needs for equipment replacement
  • Preliminary identification of energy efficiency opportunities
  • Preliminary assessment of load management options
  • Identification of possible opportunities for renewable energy
  • Detailed definition of measurements to be undertaken and instruments to be used.

The consultant shall prepare an Inception Report describing all of the above findings. The Consultant shall define (with modifications and refinements as appropriate) the scope of work and task descriptions for the subsequent Tasks in more details than those originally presented in the Consultant’s proposal for this assignment.

Task 2: Identify and Assess Energy Efficiency Opportunities

The consultant shall carry out an energy efficiency audit that will include collection and analysis of technical and financial data on the NAWEC system, including bulk water supply, filtration plants, water trunk mains, distribution pipelines, and sewage treatment plants. The technical data collection will include field measurements as defined in the proposal and refined during the Inception Task. The Consultant shall develop a detailed baseline of historical energy consumption and peak loads, equipment inventory including technical characteristics of pumps, energy use (kWh) and peak load (kW) for each major facility, electrical, mechanical and process systems, physical losses in the transmission and distribution networks, electricity use and bills/transfers, and operation and maintenance costs. The purpose of the baseline will be to identify the most energy intensive equipment and processes, their specific energy consumption (kWh/m3) and contribution to total costs, and potential areas of energy and water savings.

The assignment will include:

  • Data collection (document and data reviews, field measurements, review of operational and maintenance practices, and other onsite assessments), information analysis, pump inventory, identification and evaluation of energy saving options.
  • Development of operational information on the pressure and discharge at major nodes of the water mains and distribution pipelines.
  • Assessment of the power supply system of the water intake facilities, pumping stations, and water treatment facilities to identify and recommend measures on how to improve the reliability of the system operation and maintain optimal pressure at control points.
  • Breakdown of energy consumption and costs based on a thorough assessment of the existing systems. This assessment is intended to inform the identification and prioritization of interventions (both physical and institutional) to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs of utility operations.

Based on the above, the Consultant shall establish an accurate and reliable method for measuring results of the implementation of the efficiency options.

Examples of energy efficiency (EE) measures shall include but not be limited to:

  • Pumps and pumping systems operations
    • Replace inefficient pumps
    • Install variable frequency drives
    • Operate pumping systems more efficiently
    • Improve maintenance of pumping systems
    • Install capacitors
  • Water loss management
    • Leak reduction
    • Pressure management[1]
  • Installing light emitting diodes (LEDs)
  • Wastewater treatment
    • Improve efficiency of anaerobic digestion

and aeration equipment

  • Use efficient activated sludge process (if appropriate)
  • Reduce wastewater with reuse and recycling
  • New technologies such as
    • Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
    • Smart pumps
    • Pumping systems optimization
    • Automated meter reading

For the identified options, the Consultant shall assess the implementation mechanisms, energy and cost savings, investment costs, operational and maintenance costs, and estimated payback periods. The Consultant shall also estimate the potential greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions resulting from the implementation of the EE options.

Task 3: Analysis of Load Management Opportunties

This task shall include assessment of electricity usage profile for the water operations, specifically from the point of view of assessing the demand or load on the electrical system incurred during the peak-demand timings coincident with high electricity demand on the NAWEC electricity distribution system.

The consultant shall identify the peak electricity demand periods of NAWEC and estimate the benefits to the NAWEC Electricity system shifting pumping operations to off-peak periods. The Consultant shall identify options for load shifting to off-peak periods including increasing reservoir capacity, and other actions to facilitate the shifting of the water pumping timings. The consultant shall suggest demand management protocols to promote a permanent load shift through simple heuristics/rules for management of pumping hours, optimized use of holding capacities, etc.

In cooperation with NAWEC, The consultant shall also estimate the co-benefits to the NAWEC electric power system due to the reduction of the electricity peak loads, such as improved electrical systems efficiency, reduced power shortfalls and load curtailment/blackouts, reduced needs for new generation capacity and related investments, and reduced operational costs due to load shifting from peak to off-peak periods.

Task 4: Assessment of Potential for Renewable Energy

The consultant shall assess options for renewable energy generation in the water operations of NAWEC. These options shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Solar photovoltaic (PV) generation – Installation of solar collectors on rooftops at water supply and treatment facilities or other water-related properties, including floating solar PV plants on reservoirs, to produce electricity and reduce electricity needed from the NAWEC electrical system.
  • Solar PV applications for water pumping – Installation of solar pumps as replacements for existing electric pumps.
  • Generation of electricity from small hydropower – To the extent that NAWEC is discharging water to a lower level, small hydro turbines could be used to generate electricity.
  • Generation of biogas in wastewater treatment facilities for power generation or other uses.
  • Other renewable energy options, as applicable.

For each option, the consultant shall define the technical options, feasibility of implementation, electricity generation potential, cost savings, other benefits and co-benefits (including GHG reduction), and costs of construction, operation and maintenance.

 

Task 5: Investment Needs and Financing Options

The consultant shall develop and document the methodology and approach for conducting pre-feasibility analysis to translate key findings into investment needs, benefit-cost assessment, and implementation plans – considering both institutional and infrastructure/equipment requirements to improve efficiency of water operations, implement load management/demand response options, and utilize renewable energy where appropriate. The methodology shall include, as appropriate, development of energy and water balance models, and hydraulic modeling of the water supply system with different scenarios of water consumption and operation of pumping stations. It will also include identification of investment needs for key infrastructure and equipment for improved efficiency (e.g., leakage and pressure control, pump replacements, and other modifications) as well as renewable generation technologies. The Consultant shall prepare a pre-feasibility report for the measures identified in Tasks 1 – 3.

The consultant shall review and summarize international experience with respect to the options for implementation and financing the required investments. One option that should be explored is the engagement of energy service providers (ESPs), such as energy service companies (ESCOs), to undertake some or all of the implementation activities using a performance based contracting approach. An ESCO can provide services spanning the entire energy services value chain, including auditing, design and engineering, equipment procurement, installation and commissioning, financing, O&M, and facility management. The Consultant shall assess the existing market in The Gambia for provision of energy services and define whether and how NAWEC can work with local or international ESCOs to: (i) Mobilize private sector innovation, entrepreneurship, and financing; (ii) Obtain access to the latest energy efficient products, technologies, and equipment; (iii) achieve high-quality installation and O&M; (iv) obtain performance guarantees, thereby reducing the project risks.

The Consultant shall document typical business models used by ESCOs, such as guaranteed savings, shared savings, outsourced energy management, etc. The Consultant shall provide an overview of the current status of the energy services market in The Gambia and any expected activities by the Government of Gambia to facilitate and promote ESCOs.

Task 6 – Dissemination and Training

The Consultant shall conduct the study in close cooperation with NAWEC, and its conclusions will then be presented and discussed with NAWEC staff and management during a dissemination workshop. The main purposes of this workshop will be to (i) present the results; (ii) validate the information and assumptions; (iii) obtain additional feedback from a wider cross-section of NAWEC staff, including from its electricity operations; and (iv) raise awareness of the options and benefits; and (v) design and initiate a capacity building process to be taken up and intensified by the planned World Bank lending project.

The Consultant shall develop a training program that would include the following:

  • Training materials for water utility management and government officials on the benefits of energy management and energy efficiency improvement
  • Training of water utility engineers on options for energy efficiency and load management and related financing and implementation issues
  • Training of operating personnel on pumping technologies, energy auditing, and instrumentation and metering)Training of equipment and service providers who may be providing services to the water utility on detailed energy audits, assessment of the financial aspects of EE measures, implementation and commissioning, and measurement and verification (M&V)

Task 7 – recommendations for Scaling Up

The Consultant shall collaborate with NAWEC to develop a scaling up plan for extending the results of this study of the urban Banjul area to the other urban and rural areas of Gambia.

Reporting

The consultant shall provide the following reports:

  • Inception report
  • Energy Audit report
  • Load Management Report
  • Renewable Energy Options report
  • Pre-Feasibility report
  • Financing Options Report including assessment of potential for performance contracting using ESCOs or other financing mechanisms
  • Training materials
  • Draft Final Report
  • Final Report

SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

Duration of Assignment

The estimated period of performance is eight (8) months. The contract is expected to commence on _______ and conclude on _______.

Payment Schedule

The Consultant is responsible for all project activities and logistics including, but not limited to, transport, lodging, supplies, translation/interpretation, telephones, computers, and so forth.

The assignment will be remunerated on a lump sum basis as per the norms and procedures of the World Bank. Payment will be linked to the following deliverables (specified in the Scope of Work), after being accepted by the World Bank to its satisfaction:

  • Contract Signing: 10% of contract value
  • Inception Report: 10% of contract value
  • Draft Reports on Energy Audit, Load Management and Renewable Energy – 30% of contract value
  • Pre-Feasibility Report – 10% of contract value
  • Financing Options Report – 10% of contract value
  • Draft Final Report – 15% of contract value
  • Final Report – 15% of contract value

 

Required Firm Qualifications and Experience

The Consultant must demonstrate experience in:

  • Conducting investment-grade energy audits for water supply, distribution and sanitation systems
  • Flow measurements for bulk water supply and distribution networks and creation of water and energy balance
  • Knowledge and understanding of water treatment facilities and related technology options
  • Understanding of electricity distribution systems
  • Experience in carrying out prefeasibility of engineering and costing with raw and/or treated water, assessment of renewable energy options.
  • Experience in the region is an advantage.

ANNEX A

INFORMATION ON THE NAWEC SYSTEM

 

The following files provide information on the NAWEC System:

 

(Note – we need to place the map and the four excel files on a web site that can be accessed by the respondents to the RFP.)

 

  • Map of the system
  • List of borehole pumps
  • List of stand-alone boreholes
  • Coordinates of all boreholes
  • List of tanks

 

[1]  Pressure management technologies such as Demand Driven Distribution (or equivalent) can considerably reduce surplus water pressure in pipes and lower the risk of water hammer, which is a primary cause of new holes. This multi-pump solution operates at proportional pressure and this ensures flow is supplied precisely as needed and at the pressure required.

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REOI for Energy and Water Audit Final

Brikama Wellfield Boreholes
No.  Name Location Coordinates Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Rated Power (kw) BH Status
Easting Northing
1 E1 Ballast 320534 1469928 85 19.32 SP46-5 7.5 OK
2 E14 Kassakunda 315430 1466380 75 15.4 SP95-7 30 OK
3 E15 Jambanjelly 314112 1467409 72 12.01 SP95-7 30 OK
4 E2 Nyambia Forest 319029 1469244 89 19.3 SP46-7 12 OK
5 N1 Abandoned 322959 1470679 17.93 OK
6 N2 Kabafita Forest N 321985 1470862 80 20.5 SP46-7 11 OK
7 N3 Kabafita Forest N 320726 1471119 75 20.82 SP77-5 18.5 OK
8 N4 Nyambia Forest N 319452 1471387 80 17.76 SP77-5 18.5 OK
9 N5 Nyambai Forest N 318332 1471618 78 17.4 SP77-5 18.5 OK
10 N6 Nyambai Forest N 317172 1471863 72 14.63 SP95-7 30 OK
11 O1 Ballast 320498 1469811 90 19.17 Observation B/Holes OK
12 O2 Kabafita Forest N 320517 1469890 100 18.74 OK
13 O3b Kabafita/Bafuloto Rd 318835 1471518 78 17.93 OK
14 E6 Kassakunda 317612 1465887 75 18.02 OK
15 E7 Kassakunda 316546 1464372 77 20.23 OK
16 E9 Nyofeleh Madina 315341 1463184 76 9.14 SP77-5 18.5 OK
17 E12 Siffoe 316437 1461645 73 9.51 SP77-7 18.5 OK
18 E13b Nyofeleh Madina 314835 1464757 89 16.81 SP77-7 26 OK
19 E5 Brikama Jamisa 318998 1466465 82 14.53 SP77-7 26 OK
20 E3 Brikama Jamisa 319449 1467933 90 19.19 SP77-7 26 OK
21 M3 Mandinari 323384 1476315 82 13.12 SP77-5 18.5 OK
22 M4b Mandinari 322860 1475696 85 16.81 SP46-7 11 OK
23 N1A Nyambai Forest S 317980 1469637 88 20.7 SP77-5 18.5 OK
24 MO3 Lamin 322701 1477844 Observation BHs OK
25 O5 Nyofeleh Madina 315361 1463096 OK
Brikama Stand Alone Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 Brik old Tank Nema 13°16’32.29″N 16°38’50.84″W N/A N/A SP-30-8 7.5 OK
2 Brik  new Tank Kabafita 13°17’12.88″N  16°38’24.39″W 90.2 20.6 SP-77-5 30 OK
3 Kembujeh Kembujeh 13°16’49.48″N 16°37’52.23″W N/A N/A N/A N/A OK
Yundum Wellfield Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 YUN/T Yundum Tank  13°22’8.46″N  16°39’12.79″W 64.9 21.4 SP77.5 18.5 OK
2 TTC Yundum Army Barracks  13°21’47.67″N 16°39’41.86″W N/A 22.22 SP46-8 13 OK
3 NASA Yundum Airport  13°20’54.44″N  16°38’57.92″W N/A 26.22 SP77-5 18.5 OK
JOB 2 Yundum Airport N/A N/A N/A N/A OK
Fajara Wellfield Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 1A Kairaba Ave  13°27’51.85″N  16°41’20.87″W N/A N/A SP-46-7 11 Ok
2 1B Kairaba Ave  13°27’31.27″N  16°41’6.77″W N/A N/A SP-46-8 15 Ok
3 BH5 Latrikunda  13°27’14.82″N  16°40’57.92″W N/A N/A SP-46-8 13 Ok
4 BH6 Fajara  13°27’53.48″N  16°40’53.33″W N/A N/A SP-77-5 18.5 Ok
5 BH14 Kanifing  13°27’32.50″N  16°40’43.47″W N/A N/A SP46-8 15 Ok
6 BH16 Stadium  13°28’8.99″N  16°40’46.35″W N/A N/A SP-77-5 15 Ok
Serrekunda Wellfield Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Power (kw) BH Status
1 BH8 Serekunda tank  13°26’10.92″N  16°40’56.31″W 60.95 11.62 SP-30-8 7.5 Ok
2 BH10 Bakoteh  13°25’42.33″N 16°41’45.44″W N/A N/A SP-30-8 7.5 Ok
3 BH11 Sukuta  13°24’50.33″N  16°41’35.42″W N/A N/A SP 46 8 15 Ok
4 BH12 Nema Kunku  13°24’50.72″N  16°40’57.83″W N/A N/A SP-30-8 7.5 Ok
5 BH17 Nema Kunku  13°24’18.11″N  16°41’20.31″W N/A N/A SP-95-5 22 Ok
6 BH18 Willingara  13°24’18.81″N 16°40’25.37″W N/A N/A SP-46-12 15 Ok
7 PN-2 Willingara  13°23’23.33″N  16°41’7.70″W N/A N/A SP-77.5 18.5 Ok
8 PN-3 Willingara  13°23’22.47″N 16°40’25.92″W N/A N/A SP 77.-5 18.5 Ok
9 PN-4 Willingara  13°23’37.05″N  16°40’1.60″W N/A N/A SP-77-5 18.5 Ok
10 PN-5 Willingara 13°23’49.69″N  16°40’25.25″W N/A N/A SP-45-15 15 Ok
11 PN-6 Willingara  13°23’30.75″N  16°40’43.75″W N/A N/A SP77-5 18.5 Ok
GBA Stand Alone Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Power (kw) BH Status
1 Kan/Tank Kanifing  13°27’44.61″N  16°40’41.22″W N/A N/A SP77-5 18.5 OK
2 Kerr Serign Kerr Serign  13°26’8.76″N  16°42’52.38″W N/A N/A SP-30-6 5.5 OK
Sukuta Wellfiled Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Power (kw) BH Status
1 SS-1 Salagie  13°23’43.34″N  16°42’13.12″W 58 18.28 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
2 SS-2 Salagie  13°22’57.41″N  16°42’15.29″W 65 19.68 SP230-10 15 OK
3 SS-3 Salagie  13°22’2.25″N  16°42’12.18″W 76 21.46 SP 95-5 22 OK
4 SS-4 Salagie  13°21’40.29″N  16°42’18.83″W 60 18.61 SP-45-15 18.5 OK
5 SS-5 Salagie  13°23’31.35″N  16°43’11.43″W 60 16.24 SP-46-8 15 OK
6 SS-6 Jabang  13°21’40.29″N  16°42’18.83″W N/A N/A SP-77-5 18.5 OK
OB8 67 13.49 Observation BHs OK
JO1 68 12.81 OK
JO2 71 13.53 OK
JO2A 32 13.78 OK
JO3 80 12.55 OK
7 A-1 Jambur  13°21’47.45″N  16°43’32.59″W 69 13.83 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
8 A-2 Jambur  13°21’1.42″N  16°42’28.59″W 63 5.79 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
9 A-3 Jambur  13°20’37.33″N  16°43’12.13″W 62 7.94 SP-77-5 30 OK
10 A-4 Jambur  13°19’53.04″N  16°42’26.89″W 71 13.74 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
11 A-5 Jambur  13°20’28.22″N  16°41’49.35″W 65 10.95 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
12 B-1 Jambur  13°19’9.01″N  16°43’7.63″W 78 8.12 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
13 B-2 Jambur  13°18’37.39″N  16°41’59.36″W 80 17.03 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
14 B-3 Jambur  13°18’8.96″N  16°43’9.70″W 73 12.51 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
15 B-4 Jambur  13°19’21.80″N  16°42’26.70″W 93 18.64 SP-77-5 18.5 OK
16 SS-7 STP Sukuta  13°23’31.00″N  16°42’17.00″W N/A N/A SP-77-6 18.5 OK
17 JOB 1 Salagi Forest  13°22’31.00″N  16°42’20.00″W N/A N/A SP-77-7 18.5 OK
Gunjur Wellfield Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 G-1 GUNJUR  13°11’27.00″N  16°45’03.00″W N/A N/A KSB 18.5 OK
2 G-2 SANDALI  13°12’20.00″N  16°43’53.00″W N/A N/A KSB 18.5 No
Kotu Ring Project Boreholes-Sukuta Wellfiled
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 C1 LATRIA  13°21’14.68″N  16°41’32.27″W N/A N/A SP77-5 18.5 OK
2 C2 JABANG  13°20’9.17″N  16°41’22.84″W N/A N/A SP77-7 26 OK
3 C3 JAMBUR  13°19’0.22″N  16°41’52.60″W N/A N/A SP95-5 22 OK
4 C4 BRIKAMA  13°17’50.93″N  16°41’25.86″W N/A N/A SP95-5 26 No
5 C5 JALAMBANG  13°16’42.95″N  16°41’5.80″W N/A N/A SP95-5 26 OK
New Stand Alone Boreholes
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 A BRUFUT WARD TANK BOREHOLE  13°23’46.39″N  16°45’11.81″W N/A N/A N/A 7.5 OK
2 B BRUFUT  TANK BOREHOLE  13°22’43.48″N  16°45’40.66″W N/A N/A N/A 7.5 OK
3 D BRUSIBI TANK BOREHOLE  13°24’34.42″N  16°43’21.95″W N/A N/A N/A 7.5 OK
4 E OLD YUNDUM TANK BOREHOLE  13°22’11.48″N  16°40’57.32″W N/A N/A N/A 7.5 OK
5 F TANJI BOREHOLE  13°20’48.20″N  16°47’15.43″W N/A N/A N/A 7.5 OK
6 G SANYANG BOREHOLE  13°16’10.34″N  16°45’33.24″W N/A N/A N/A 7.5 OK
7 I JAMBANJELLY BOREHOLE  13°17’9.10″N  16°43’31.55″W N/A N/A N/A 7.5 OK
Proposed Boreholes World Bank- GBA
No Borehole Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type ≈ Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 WB-1 Nyambai Forest  13°17’26.67″N  16°39’25.09″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
2 WB-2 Kabafita Forest  13°17’51.30″N  16°39’40.28″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
3 WB-3 Kabafita Forest  13°17’47.93″N  16°39’11.68″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
4 WB-4 Kabafita Forest  13°17’31.53″N  16°38’45.32″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
5 WB-5 Kabafita Forest  13°17’35.93″N  16°38’13.73″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
6 WB-6 Kabafita Forest  13°25’29.71″N  16°42’35.57″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
7 WB-7 Nema Su  13°24’32.06″N  16°41’42.54″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
8 WB-8 Nyofelleh  13°22’12.10″N  16°40’57.64″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled
9 WB-9 kanuma N/A N/A TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled Out of scope for energy audit
10 WB-10 Farafenni N/A N/A TBC TBC TBC 18.5 To be drilled Out of scope for energy audit
Indian Project Boreholes-Sukuta Wellfiled
No Name Location Latitude longitude Total/Depth Drilled SWL Pump type ≈ Rated Power (kw) BH Status
1 SP/GBA-1 Mamuda Village  13°18’04.00″N  16°43’46.00″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
2 SP/GBA-2 Mamuda Village  13°18’06.64″N  16°44’21.98″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
3 SP/GBA-3 Mamuda Village  13°18’31.18″N  16°44’20.81″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
4 SP/GBA-4 Mamuda Village  13°19’04.42″N  16°44’17.42″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
5 SP/GBA-5 Banyaka Village  13°19’46.21″N  16°44’10.83″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
6 SP/GBA-6 Latriya village  13°20’20.20″N  16°43’58.18″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
7 SP/GBA-7 Jambur Village  13°19’34.17″N  16°43’47.62″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
8 SP/GBA-8 Jambur Village  13°19’45.80″N  16°43’06.94″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
9 SP/GBA-9 Jambur Tank Site  13°19’17.29″N  16°42’04.32″W TBC TBC TBC 18.5 Under construction
* BH Borehole
** TBC To be confirmed
Item No. Water Treatment Plant No. of Boreholes Capacity m3/hr. Boreholes in Operation Actual Capacity m3/hr. Pump details Motor details Status of pump/motor
Type Pump No. Serial no: Head Dischargem3/h Type Serial no: Power( KW) RPM
1 Fajara Water Treatment Plant 6 316.8 6 316.8 KSB P1 9974056414/400/01 20 144 ABB 3G1J19250001731261 15 1463 Ok
KSB P2 9974056414/400/02 20 144 ABB 3G1J19250001731262 15 1463 Ok
KSB P3 9974056414/400/03 20 144 ABB 3G1J19250001731263 15 1463 Ok
2 Serekunda Water Treatment Plant 12 792 11 720 GRUNDFOS P1 A97508487P109300001 45 288 GRUNDFOS 10710173417 – 2 55 1470 Ok
GRUNDFOS P2 A97508487P109300002 45 288 GRUNDFOS 10710173417 – 5 55 1470 Ok
GRUNDFOS P3 A97508611P109300003 45 288 GRUNDFOS 10710173417 – 3 55 1470 Ok
GRUNDFOS SP4 96595583P209210004 81.1 148 MMG160M – 42 – E2 80158 11 1460 Ok
GRUNDFOS SP5 96595583P209210005 81.1 148 MMG160M – 42 – E2 80161 11 1460 Ok
3 Sukuta Water Treatment Plant 20 1425.6 18 1295.6 KSB P1 9974056414/200/05 60 288 ABB 3G1J19310001745391 75 1488 Ok
KSB P2 9974056414/200/01 60 288 ABB 3G2J19260090090674 75 1488 Ok
KSB P3 9974056414/100/04 60 288 ABB 3G2J19260090090672 75 1488 Ok
KSB P4 9974056414/100/02 60 288 ABB 3G2J19260090090671 75 1488 Ok
KSB P5 9974056414/100/03 60 288 ABB 3G1J19310001745389 75 1488 Ok
KSB P6 9974056414/100/03 60 288 ABB 3G1J19310001745390 75 1488 Ok
KSB P7 9974056414/200/01 60 288 ABB 3G1J19310001745388 75 1488 Ok
KSB P8 9974056414/200/05 60 288 ABB 3G2J19260090090673 75 1488 Ok
KSB P9 386639 50 288 KSB 12SET20181045414325 55 1480 Ok
KSB P10 386637 50 288 KSB 12SET20181045414325 55 1480 Ok
KSB P11 386638 50 288 KSB 17SET20181045476184 55 1480 Ok
KSB P12 66356 50 216 KSB UC1107/088803908 55 1480 No
KSB P13 9974056414/300/02 35 180 ABB 3G1J19250001730813 30 1474 Ok
KSB P14 9974056414/300/01 35 180 ABB 3G1J19250001730812 30 1471 Ok
4 Brikama Ballast Water Treatment Plant 17 1278 16 1198.6 KSB P1-1 246598 32.5 55.5 SIEMENS E0903/518820701003 15 1465 Ok
KSB P1-2 246599 32.5 55.5 SIEMENS E0903/518820701001 15 1465 Ok
KSB P1-3 246600 32.5 55.5 SIEMENS E0903/518820701002 15 1465 Ok
KSB P2-1 247834 93 257 SIEMENS 0909/059470401 105 2984 Ok
KSB P2-2 247832 93 257 SIEMENS 0909/059470403 105 2984 Ok
KSB P2-3 247833 93 257 SIEMENS 0909/059470404 105 2984 Ok
KSB P2-4 247831 93 257 SIEMENS 0909/059470402 105 2984 Ok
5 Gunjur Water Treatment Plant 2 72 2 72 KSB 1 ETN080-065 24 100 SIEMENS N/A 11 2960 Ok
KSB 2 ETN080-065 24 100 SIEMENS N/A 11 2960 Ok
Sub – Total 57 3884.4 53 3603
Standalone Systems
1 Mandinary 2 162 2 162 Direct Injection of water to the distribution system Ok
2 Yundum 3 165.6 3 165.6 Ok
3 Kerr Serign 1 36 1 36 Ok
4 Kanifing Tank 1 68.4 1 68.4 Ok
5 Kembujaye 1 36 0 0 Ok
6 Brikama Kabafita 1 79 1 79 Ok
7 Brikama Old Tank 1 29 0 0 Ok
8 Brufut 1 36 0 0 Ok
9 Bwiam 1 36 1 36 Ok
Sub – Total 12 648 9 547 Ok
Stand Alone Pumping Stations
Item No. Pumping Station Capacity m3/h Actual Capacity m3/h Pump details Motor details Pump and Motor Status
Type Pump No. Serial no: Head (m)  Discharge m3/h Type Serial no: Power( KW) RPM
1 Mile II Station N/A N/A KSB P1-1 N/A 40 216 VEM        MOTOR N/A 37 2900 Ok
KSB P1-2 N/A 40 216 VEM        MOTOR N/A 37 2900 Ok
KSB P1-3 N/A 40 216 VEM        MOTOR N/A 37 2900 Ok
Item No. Pumping Station Capacity m3/h N/A Type Pump No. Serial no: Head(m) Expected Discharge m3/h Type Serial no: Power( KW) RPM Pump and Motor Status
2 Jambur Station N/A N/A KSB P-1 N/A N/A 90 KSB N/A 22 N/A Under contruction
KSB P-2 N/A N/A 90 KSB N/A 22 N/A Under construction
* N/A Information not available, either project is under construction or client could not retrieve from old files at the time
No. Elevated Tanks Height to tank floor( m) Depth of tank(m) Capacity (M3) Coordinates
Latitude Longitude
1 Banjul West 17 3.6                         500  13°27’11″N  16°34’33″W
2 Brikama New 14 5.12                         500  13°22’08″N  16°38’24″W
3 Faji Kunda 15 5.12                         500  13°24’44″N  16°40’17″W
4 Kanifing 14.2 8.48                     1,500  13°27’44″N  16°40’40″W
5 Kotu 16 5.63                     1,000  13°26’27″N  16°42’12″W
6 Latrikunda 13.7 3.9                         500  13°27’15″N  16°40’55″W
7 Mile II 15 5.12                         500  13°27’54″N  16°36’09″W
8 Serekunda New 16 5.63                     1,000  13°26’12″N  16°40’56″W
9 Serekunda Old TBC TBC                         477  13°26’11″N  16°40’27″W
10 Sukuta 17.27 5.12                         500  13°24’29″N  16°42’27″W
11 Yundum 16 5.63                     1,000  13°22’11″N  16°40’57″W
12 Fajara TBC TBC                     1,500  13°28’22″N  16°41’41″W
13 Albion N°.2 TBC TBC                     1,206  13°27’10″N  16°34’58″W
14 Brikama Old TBC TBC                         477  13°16’31″N  16°38’50″W
15 Mandinarine TBC TBC                         500  13°22’05″N  16°36’35″W
16 Banjulinding TBC TBC                         500  13°22’08″N  16°39’12″W
17 Farato TBC TBC                         500
18 Brusubi TBC TBC                         500  13°24’34″N  16°43’21″W
17 Bijilo TBC TBC                     1,000  13°25’34″N  16°43’45″W
18 Brufut village TBC TBC                           60  13°22’43.48″N  16°45’40.66″W
19 Brufut Height TBC TBC                         500  13°23’46.39″N  16°45’11.81″W
21 Tujereng TBC TBC                           80  13°22’43.48″N  16°45’40.66″W
22 Sanyang TBC TBC                           60  13°16’10.34″N  16°45’33.24″W
23 Tanji TBC TBC                           60  13°20’48.20″N  16°47’15.43″W
24 Kembujeh TBC TBC                         500  13°16’49″N  16°37’52″W
25 Gunjur Tank TBC TBC                         500  13°11’25″N  16°45’04″W
Sub total                   15,920
No. Low Tanks/Reservoirs Height to tank floor( m) Depth of tank(m) Capacity (M3) Coordinates
Latitude Longitude
2 Fajara low level TBC TBC 1000  13°28’22″N  16°41’42″W
3 Jambur TBC TBC 500  13°19’14″N  16°42’04″W
4 Gunjur TBC TBC 200  13°11’25″N  16°45’03″W
6 Brikama  LLT x 2 TBC TBC 1200  13°17’25″N  16°39’23″W
7 Mile II -2 TBC TBC 1500  13°27’55″N  16°36’12″W
8 Mile II -1 TBC TBC 1500  13°27’55″N  16°36’11″W
9 Sukuta 1 TBC TBC 1200  13°23’32″N  16°42’13″W
10 Sukuta  3- Ward TBC TBC 500  13°23’31″N  16°42’16″W
11 SerreKunda TBC TBC TBC  13°26’11″N  16°40’54″W
12 Sukuta  3 TBC TBC 1000  13°23’31″N  16°42’16″W
Sub total 8600
* N/A Information not avalable
TBC To be confirmed

GAMBIA ELECTRICITY RESTORATION AND MODERNIZATION PROJECT (GERMP) TERMS OF REFERENCE for Developing a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Implementation in The Gambia Transmission and Distribution Electricity Network Modernization GREATER BANJUL AREA

GAMBIA ELECTRICITY RESTORATION AND MODERNIZATION PROJECT (GERMP)

TERMS OF REFERENCE

for Developing a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Implementation

 in The Gambia Transmission and Distribution Electricity Network Modernization

GREATER BANJUL AREA 

 

Information can be obtained by clicking on the link below

REOI RAP IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT- for T Line

I. BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT

The Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) was based on the outcome of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report of the proposed high voltage (HV) transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure (lines, substation and other ancillary facilities) along the Jabang-Brikama corridor in the Greater Banjul Area (GBA) of The Gambia. The different sub-components of the Transmission and Distribution network in the Greater Banjul Area are:

  1. 225 kV transmission line in the GBA will be used for transmission purpose, while the 33 kV will remain used for distribution/transmission purpose.
  2. Creation of a new 225/33 kV substation (S/S) in Jabang and 33kV in Kotu Tank to develop the meshing of the 33 kV grid nearby Kotu. There are also new 33 kV overhead lines to build from the future 225/33 kV Jabang substation.
  3. Create a National Control Center (NCC) at Brikama and improve communication control. From the NCC, it shall be possible to operate remotely and automatically power plants, 225/33 kV substations and 33/11 kV substations.

The Transmission and Distribution network infrastructure in the Greater Banjul Area is one component of the Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP), with the specific aim of generating reliable and renewable energy. GERMP is a $164 million multi-donor funded project involving the World Bank (WB), European Union (EU) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). Specifically, the development of the Transmission and Distribution network infrastructure is funded by the World Bank.

 

Currently, the proposed location of the project consists mainly of bushes and shrubs, but also some inhabited areas along the lines from Brikama to Jabang, then from Jabang to Brusubi, Wellingara, Old Yundum and Kotu Tank. Given the above, therefore, the ESIA report recommended the development of a RAP since the project’s social risks identified include restricted access to natural resources, loss of land, assets, and livelihoods and can potentially have a negative impact on community social cohesion.

II. THE DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVE AND PROJECT COMPONENTS

The development objective of the project is to improve the operational performance of NAWEC, and its capacity to dispatch water and variable renewable electricity. The GERMP will improve the power generation capacity and efficiency of NAWEC’s transmission network to increase access to electricity for socio-economic development. This objective is in line with the National Development Plan (NDP-2018-2021), the Gambia Electricity Sector Roadmap (2017) and the National Energy Policy (2014-2018), among other national policies which promote the extension, reliability, and quality of the Government’s energy supply nationally, as well as diversifying energy sources to include renewables.

The GERMP consists of the following three electricity components:

  1. On-grid solar PV with storage: This component comprises the development of a 20MW solar PV Plant in Jambur village. The component will include battery back up to minimize grid absorption concerns.

 

  1. Transmission and distribution (T&D) restoration and modernization: This component will include upgrades of the T&D to (i) absorb the additional generation capacity; (ii) prepare for future capacity expansion including Laminkoto to Diabugu network, OMVG and other pipeline projects; (iii) reduce T&D losses; and (iv) make future grid extensions possible. This component also includes activities such as emergency communications campaigns, LED bulbs to replace incandescent bulbs in government offices and replacement of streetlights as part of demand-side management initiative, and urgent equipment rehabilitation.

 

  1. Urgent institutional support for sector turnaround: This component will involve institutional strengthening, capacity building and project implementation support related to the improved operational performance of NAWEC. Institutional strengthening includes 1) twinning with the University of The Gambia for cross-learning; 2) study tour to review environmental and social management systems in other power utilities, and 3) the participation of NAWEC social and environmental specialists in a short-term course on environmental and social management.

 

III. PROFILE OF PROJECT AREA

 

a) Project Location and Size

 

The project crosses the regions of Greater Banjul Area (GBA) and West Coast and the following villages:

  • Settlements crossed by new 225 kV HV lines: Jabang, Jamwelly, Mariama Kunda, Latriya, Jambur, Farato, Forato Bodian Kunda and Kabafita (Kabilo included in Brikama);
  • Settlements crossed by new 33kV MV lines: Kotu, Bijilo, Brusubi, Salagi, Jabang, Old Yundum and Wellingara.

b) Description of Site and Land use

Transmission line (TL)

The 18km long line will connect the new OMVG substation which is being built at Brikama and the new Jabang substation that is part of the Project. The land use of this area is a mixte of forested areas, settlements, empty lands, fenced plots of land, gardens and farmlands.

  • A right of way (RoW) has been defined. The width of the corridor under the line has been established at 40 m for the single circuit 225 kV line. This value is generally compatible with West African standard practice. Electrical clearances to comply with have been specified.
  • Each pylon will induce clearing at a circle surface of 15 m of diameter.

The 225/33 kV Jabang substation

The 300 x 300 m site is located in Jabang at the south-eastern corner of the Salagi forest. It is adjacent to the Sukuta-Jambanjelly highway and access will be possible from the south-eastern corner of the Salagi Forest. Some roads and a car park may be constructed within the site to ease circulation and parking of vehicles.

The distribution lines (DL)

Four new 33 kV double circuit overhead lines will be built as follows:

  • Line 1A from Jabang substation towards Bijilo Substation: approximatively 7.5 km
  • Line 1B from Jabang substation to Old Yundum police where it connects to the existing line Wellingara – Medina: approximatively 2.4 km
  • Line 1C from Jabang substation towards Wellingara substation. It ends at NEMA high school where it connects to the existing line Wellingara–Kotu: approximately 5.2 km
  • Line 2B from Palma Rima Junction to the new Kotu Tank substation: approximately 1.9 km. This line shall be connected to the existing line Bijilo – Kotu Power Station.

 

No specific Row is defined. The conditions to comply with are the following ones along the lines:

  • No buildings present at less than 3 meters vertically and 3.25 meters horizontally from the conductors. These distances represent the clearance to houses. No building shall be dismantled: the routing of each line shall be defined to avoid them while keeping the safety clearances.
  • No trees which could damage the conductors or may induce safety risks to neighbouring populations: some trees may have to be felled.
  • The line will be installed in the road easement (servitude) or within Forest Parks.

The 33/11kV Kotu Tank substation

This new substation will be located a few kilometres away from the Kotu Power Plant (i.e Kotu Dispatching) within an existing NAWEC property. A 15×15 m surface will be necessary for the two outdoors 33/11 kV power transformers and a technical building.

The National Control Center (NCC)

Next to the land considered for the OMVG project for the Brikama sub-station, a 50×50 m building will be built by NAWEC to accommodate the National Control Center. The property belongs to NAWEC and is located in an industrial area.

The NCC will include a complete control system including basic SCADA[1] software, hardware components and peripheral equipment, a national load dispatch centre building and communication systems.

 

 IV. CATEGORIES AND TYPES OF IMPACTS AND PERSONS AFFECTED

 a) Types of Project Impacts

 

The types of impacts resulting from the project cover direct economic and social impacts as well as social-environmental impacts resulting in:

iPermanent loss of land

The land affected, whether cultivable or not, shall be replaced with land of the same type or compensated in cash at the market price.

i.i Affected land concerns:

  • Towers: A circular area of 15 meters diameter will be lost for owners at each tower of the transmission line (1,17ha), except for towers present within the Salagi Forest (4 towers, or 706 m²). For the land belonging to the Department of Forestry, no compensation is considered for the loss of the land.
  • Affected area: The area lost represents a small percentage of the area of the parcel being farmed, e.g., about 7% for an average parcel of land.
  • New access roads: They will induce loss of land to compensate owners. No area is considered for enlargement of existing roads as enlargements will be completed within their easements (managed by the National Road Authority).
  • Structures to be resettled: The loss of structures which will be resettled outside the ROW will induce loss of land as well. The average surface of a dwelling is of 155 m² for an average parcel area of 1500 m², thus representing around 10% of the parcel.

ii. Restriction on land use at the ROW of the transmission line

After construction, the land will remain accessible to previous land users. However, some restrictions of use will have to be considered on the ROW:

  • Construction of any new structure will not be authorized
  • Crop trees or timber trees higher than 5 meters will not be authorized
  • NAWEC will have permanent access to each tower and to the full ROW for maintenance purposes (line, towers, and ROW maintenance).

 Permitted authorizations: Grazing and low crops will be authorized. The maximum height not to exceed for crops has been established at 5 m.

SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

iii. Loss of crops

Any destruction of fruit and productive trees and any damage caused to annual crops shall give the right to compensation.

 

A. Annual crops

For annual crops, the compensation shall consider:

  • The market purchase price from the producer [2]
  • A compensation factor considering soil preparation work, the cost of the seeds and the maintenance of the culture.
  • The surfaces cultivated, and
  • The average yield of each crop.

The area destructed will be limited to an 8-m wide corridor centered on the transmission line.

These losses are temporary. Compensation will be calculated considering one crop year of the most expensive crop cultivated on the plot. If the temporary situation were to extend beyond one year, a new compensation on the same nature would be allocated.

BPerennial crops of private owners or communities

B.1 Trees below 5 meters

  • Transmission line: Trees below 5 meters will be felled down within the 8-m wide corridor to allow the construction works. It will be authorized to plant similar species on this 8-m wide strip after construction.
  • No trees were identified during the PAP survey as being below 5 meters when mature.

B.2 Trees above 5 meters

B. 2.i Transmission line:

  • Timber trees and fruit trees which can mature above 5m will be cleared on a 40m ROW. The PAP survey identified the following trees for fruit and timber trees:
    • Fruit trees: Cashew trees, mango trees, banana trees, citrus, and orange trees,
    • Timber trees: Gmelina, eucalyptus, rosewood, rhun palm tree, bamboos, forest trees and palm trees (Salagi forest included).
  • Trees higher than 20m present outside the 40m right and which may jeopardize the conductors’ integrity will be felled too.
  • The Department of Forestry and NAWEC will conduct a preliminary survey along the line to determine which trees will have to be felled depending on their location, their height, and their biodiversity value[3]. This concerns mostly the Salagi forest and the few wooded areas present along the line.
[1]Women frequently suffer disproportionately in resettlement, as they are often a disproportionately large number of the poor; have more limited access to resources, opportunities, and public services than men; and as a result, rely more heavily on informal support networks within their existing communities. The resettlement planning process needs to consider the situation of women and to adapt the engagement process as necessary to ensure that women have a role in decision making. A comprehensive planning process includes identification of: (a) women’s means of income generation and livelihoods, including non-formal activities such as gathering natural resources, or trading and bartering services and wares; (b) women’s social and economic networks, including extended family ties; and (c) women’s ownership of affected assets, including land and crops, in order to appropriately compensate them.

iv. Loss of collective structures

No boring or well will be dismantled. That includes the NAWEC borings along the Kabafita and Nyambai forests, the collective wells, and all other hydraulic structures.

No collective structure has been identified on the ROW of the transmission line.

v. Restriction of use of supply ecosystem services

The Salagi forest will be affected by the transmission line, the Jabang substation and the distribution line 1A. It belongs to the Department of Forest and a specific compensation has been provided in the ESIA for reforestation.

A wooded area which belongs to a community has been identified at Latriya. The costs for loss of these trees have been considered.

vi. Restoration of income and means of subsistence

People affected by the project may lose their source of income for a period. Even if the infrastructure or new house is completed before the move, a transition period is necessary to adapt to the new environment and reconstitute a livelihood.

Therefore, PAPs must benefit from special resettlement/transition measures to be defined as part of the resettlement plans once the results of the social-economic studies on household sources of income have been considered. The resettlement plan provides transitional support to those whose livelihoods will be disrupted. This may include payment for lost crops and lost natural resources, payment of lost profits for businesses, or payment of lost wages for employees affected by business relocation. The plan provides that the transitional support continues for the duration of the transition period.

Transmission line: Several commercial activities have been declared in the PAP survey:

  • A wood factory (Kabafita), holding a workshop for crafting in the ROW
  • The cement factory which is in a warehouse (in Kabafita)
  • A quarry (in Forato Bodian Kunda) where no infrastructure will be affected by the project
  • A bare land with a sign “AMRC Property” (in Kabafita),
  • NAWEC (Forato Bodian Kunda) holding a small building in the ROW,
  • Ancha shop (a company selling food and clothes, inJabang). This activity is managed by the wife of the head of household
  • A hucker stand (in Latriya)

The infrastructures present for the wood factory, the Cement factory, the NAWEC site and the Ancha shop will be compensated for physical resettlement.

Additional specific resettlement measures are necessary to help to restore the business activities when they are affected, and those measures are included in the RAP.

vii. Distribution lines: Only the business activities located at the towers will be impacted for one month as the location of each pole can be adjusted to avoid the business activities which are fixed. Among the 68 commercial activities registered along the line 2B, 53 can be easily moved as they are using tables, stalls, zinc canteens (luggage and horse taxis).

A maximum of 32 commercial activities may be disturbed at the locations of the towers for 1 month.

 

V. THE PROJECT AFFECTED PERSONS (PAPS)

There are two types of PAPs identified:

i) Individual PAPs

The individual PAPs are all those persons who own or are using plots of land in the corridor.

  • 493 individual PAPs were enumerated. A total of 400 of the 493 potential PAPs could not be traced or identified to be enumerated despite many sensitization and outreach campaigns. The Project is working on the corridor pegging to ease identification of the rest of potential PAPs.
  • Some plots had structures on them, but names are not ascribed to them. Nonetheless, the structures were valued and entered appropriately in the Entitlement Matrix with no names attached to them. Equally, there were plots without structures (i.e. empty land). Where there was insufficient information to confirm ownership when possible, land and asset values were estimated and entered appropriately against the names.

Should the owners of such plots claim their benefits future, and the names can be matched with the properties, they will be compensated as indicated upon producing appropriate proof and documentation of ownership.

ii) Institutional PAP

The only institution affected by the project is the Department of Forestry (DOF) which would lose all the forest trees and other vegetation covers on Salagi, Nyambai and Kabafita forest parks. These trees include the rhum and oil palms, in addition to the various other species of shrubs and vegetation covering the field.

 

Regarding compensation to the Department of Forestry, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between NAWEC and DOF. For the compensation of affected trees, before cutting or trimming trees, NAWEC safeguards team and DOF staff will complete an inventory of the affected area, and a reforestation plan will be submitted with the budget for approval before its implementation.

NAWEC safeguards team will monitor the implementation of the reforestation plan.

VI. OBJECTIVES AND RATIONALE OF THE RESETTLEMENT ACTION PLAN

Since this project is funded by the World Bank, and project implementation will result in both physical and economic displacement, it is a requirement that a RAP is developed according to the World Bank Involuntary Resettlement Policy (OP 4.12). This is because when involuntary resettlement takes place, people lose their land, assets and access to assets, their income, and livelihoods, with or without physical relocation. The effect of these losses on the persons living in the project zone would increase poverty unless measures are put in place to compensate them for the losses incurred so that the living conditions of pre-project PAPs are at minimum restored or better, be improved, especially those who are vulnerable to they do not suffer disproportionate adverse impacts.

 

The objective of the RAP, therefore, is to provide guidelines that will ensure that since land acquisition for the project activities is inevitable, resettlement and compensation processes for the lost land and associated assets must be executed in line with the RAP, which will:

i. Reduce the risks of deepening poverty, exclusion, inequitable access to benefits especially for vulnerable and marginalized individuals and groups such as women, women head of households, elderly, children, persons with disabilities, etc.

ii. Mitigate adverse impacts including those relating to loss of livelihood from the reduced opportunity of collecting plant resources, and this will consequently prevent competition and conflict

iii. Minimize, as much as possible, involuntary physical and economic displacement

iv. Ensure that the affected populations that must leave their living environment and/or lose part of their property or assets following the completion of the project are:

  • Compensated for these losses at full replacement cost, including the option of land for land compensation should also be considered.
  • That affected livelihoods are restored or improved

 

VII. TASKS

1) Implementation of mitigation measures, land acquisition and livelihood restoration: The consultant shall be responsible for the implementation of the RAP that includes mitigating the adverse effects of the project, while also aiming to improve their standards of living or at least restore them in real terms to pre-displacement levels or to levels prevailing prior to the beginning of project implementation, whichever is higher. The consultant shall facilitate the land acquisition process on behalf of NAWEC Project Implementation Unit (PIU) as per the Resettlement Action Plan. In addition, the consultant shall remain responsible for the development of a comprehensive livelihood restoration plan to facilitate the PAPs to take advantages of the options available as per the RAP to improve their livelihoods or at least restore them in real terms to pre-displacement levels.

2) Dissemination of Information and Consultation: The consultant will be responsible for accurate, inclusive, and timely dissemination of information to the PAPs on the resettlement policy, provisions, and approach to land acquisition as per the RAP, time frame for implementation, roles, and responsibilities of implementing agency, and the Grievance Mechanism, and keep accurate records of consultations and communications with PAPs. The consultant must ensure that appropriate information related to resettlement is disclosed to PAPs in a timely, understandable, accessible, and appropriate manner and format.  Measures to reach out to PAPs who may be vulnerable, such as women, elderly, persons with disabilities and others are important to ensure inclusive decision-making and inclusive access to benefits.

The consultant shall sensitize PAPs on their rights, entitlements, and obligations under the RAP. Information to the PAPs shall be disseminated on the possible impacts of the project on the communities’ livelihood systems, property and physical assets, and the options available, so they can make informed decisions. The consultant shall explain to the PAPs why land acquisition was necessary, the provisions of the policy and the entitlements under the RAP, and the consultant will keep accurate records detailing communications and concerns between the consultant and the PAP.  The consultant will provide regular and timely communications to the PIU on the outcomes of such discussions, especially concerns raised by the PAPs.

3) Land Acquisition: The consultant will facilitate the land acquisition process up to receipt of compensation payment and/or physical displacement resettlement assistance in consultation with NAWEC PIU and the PAPs.

The consultant will support PAPs to complete the required documents to access compensation cheques. The consultant will facilitate the disbursement of compensation cheques. In addition, the consultant will ensure compensatory benefits to women; specifically, ensuring that the financial benefits are distributed equitably among the men and women, as per the RAP.

 

4) Verification: The consultant shall undertake joint verification with the PIU safeguards team to identify eligible PAPs as per the cut-off date for resettlement entitlement and shall update the database accordingly. The consultant shall verify the information already contained in the RAP and the individual losses of households and validate the same and suggest suitable changes if required, in a dynamic map marking the plot of land associated with each PAP.

During the identification and verification of the eligible PAPs, the consultant shall ensure that each of them is contacted and consulted. A woman facilitator shall conduct a consultation with the women including women-headed households.

Verification exercise shall include actual measurement of the extent of total property loss/damage and valuation of the same. Prepare and put-up updated database on individual losses required for preparation of micro-plans to be submitted to NAWEC PIU. After getting approval of the same from NAWEC – PIU, the consultant shall display the list of eligible PAPs in the affected communities for PAP’s to verify.

The consultant will identify and verify the community assets and current land uses that are likely to be affected by the Transmission and Distribution network infrastructure.

The consultant will identify PAPs and/or community assets coming within Transmission and Distribution network infrastructure affected areas after the cut-off date, and will notify the same to the NAWEC PIU and shall remove such properties or community structures from the site, through appropriate and meaningful consultation with the PAPs and shall inform them that any project benefits do not apply to them and will inform them of the Grievance Mechanism should the PAP wish to grieve the decision.

5) Distribution of Identity Files: After finalization of verification the consultant shall distribute identity files to all PAPs. The identity file will include a picture of the head or heads of the household, the extent of loss, and entitlement[4] i.e. compensation and resettlement assistance, as applicable. The identity files are to be signed by the following persons: the PAP, Field Officer of the Consultant, and a safeguard officer of the NAWEC PIU. This information will be reflected in the dynamic map of the Transmission and Distribution network infrastructure sites to associate each PAP with a plot of land on the map.

6) The final RAP shall include the following:  category of household, asset lost, compensation and all types of assistance, alternate livelihood options, details of resettlement including impacts of resettlement/livelihoods on vulnerable people in the household (including women and other members), specific training requirement for improving skills, and institutions responsible for training.

7) Training and Support for Income Restoration: In addition to assistance given in the entitlement package, the consultant shall be responsible for training and assistance of PAPs in establishing linkages with government programs.

The consultant shall consult with PAPs whose livelihoods are adversely impacted as a result of land acquisition and will discuss with them on livelihood options that meet their needs, including skills development needs and income restoration programs. The consultant shall prepare individual Income/Livelihood Restoration Plans, as a part of the RAP. The consultant shall assist the PAPs to establish linkages with Government departments, district administration, etc., and ensure that PAPs are included in the development schemes, as applicable especially with reference to vulnerable groups, for senior citizens, widow pensions, schemes for women or women-headed households, persons with disabilities, and other vulnerable individuals. The Consultant shall coordinate with the training institutes as identified in the RAP.

This should be inclusive of livelihoods of women and other members who may be impacted by resettlement.  Please reflect.

8) Disbursement of Assistance and Delivery of Entitlements: The consultant shall assist NAWEC in ensuring all the household obtain their full entitlements under the RAP before being physically relocated, to ensure all benefits owed to the PAPs are provided to them, as per the requirements of the RAP. Where options are available, the consultant shall provide advice to PAPs on the relative benefits of each option. The consultant shall assist the PAPs in opening bank accounts explaining the implications, the rules, and the obligations of a joint account and how she/he can access the resources she/he is entitled to, as per the RAP.

9) Relocation: The consultant shall assist the project authorities in ensuring a smooth transition and guide the households through the resettlement period. In consultation with the PAPs, the consultant shall inform the NAWEC PIU about the date of relocation as suggested by PAPs The consultant shall advise the PAPs on utilizing resettlement benefits to create productive assets. The consultant will verify files or documents proving the disbursement of the money or any kind of assistance. The funds will be disbursed against the approved plan for creating a productive asset.

 

10) Grievance Mechanism: The consultant shall make PAPs aware of the grievance mechanism as set out in the RAP and shall assist them to resolve the grievances using this process. The consultant shall always help PAPs to file a grievance application while ensuring professionalism and ethical conduct so that PAPs do not feel pressured or that the process is otherwise compromised. The consultant will not interfere with the decision of a PAP to use the GM and will provide timely information to ensure accessibility of the GM. Special measures to assist vulnerable groups such as illiterate, women, persons with disabilities and the elderly will be developed to ensure they have access to the GM.

The consultant shall record the grievance using the grievance monitoring log provided in the RAP and bring the grievance notice to the Grievance Redress Committee (GRC) within 3 (three) days of receipt of the grievance from the PAPs. The GRC shall write a draft recommendation of resolution of the grievance to NAWEC’s safeguards for their consideration.  NAWEC’s safeguards team may follow this recommendation or amend it for presentation or submission to the GRC meeting.

11) Coordination between PAPs and NAWEC:  The consultant shall facilitate consultation between the PAPs and the NAWEC PIU. This will be archived through meetings with both the NAWEC representatives and the PAPs.  All consultations and meetings will be accurately documented, noting date, place, attendees, key outcomes, and concerns, including photo records.

12)  Conduct Public Information Campaign: The consultant shall assist the NAWEC PIU to undertake public information campaign at the commencement of the project to inform the affected communities regarding the Resettlement action plan and as per the communication strategy for the project.

13) Awareness Creation on Gender Mainstreaming and Systemic inequalities:  Consultant shall carry out awareness programs in the Transmission and Distribution network infrastructure affected areas addressing gender mainstreaming and systemic inequality issues.

The information/outreach materials (videos, flyers, documents) as well as technical advice from NAWEC PIU, and the WB will be utilized in a timely manner. The consultant will submit to NAWEC PIU an outreach plan that includes the frequency of engagement, dates of execution, partners to assist in community and worker outreach (such as Department of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport, policing, and others).

 

 

 

VIII. CONDITION OF SERVICES

a) Duration of Services

The timeline for initiating the RAP implementation will be provided by the PIU. From initiation, the duration of the services will be for six months. The consultant shall help NAWEC PIU in all other matters deemed necessary to implement the RAP in its spirit and entirety.

All documents prepared, generated, or collected during the period of the contract, in carrying out the services under this assignment will be the property of NAWEC. No information gathered or generated during and in carrying out this assignment shall be disclosed by the consultant without explicit written permission of the NAWEC.

b) Location of the Consultant

In order to carry out the above tasks, employees of the consultant will be stationed at a location mutually agreed with NAWEC.

c) Reporting

Reports are to be submitted to NAWEC PIU. All supporting documents such as photographs, video graphs, maps, primary and secondary information collected, etc., taken during the assignment shall be submitted in support of the reports, along with an electronic copy of the documents. The following deliverables must be submitted:

i) Inception Report: The consultant shall submit to the NAWEC PIU an inception report detailing the plan of action, human resources deployment, time schedule, and detailed methodology, within 21 working days of the commencement of the assignment. The monthly progress report must be submitted before 10th of the following month.

ii) Monthly and Quarterly Progress Reports: The consultant shall also submit monthly progress reports on the activities carried out during that month and proposed activities for the next month. The monthly progress reports shall include data on input and output indicators as required by NAWEC, with work charts as against the scheduled timeframe of RAP implementation. All progress reports shall include data on input and output indicators as required by the NAWEC. Consultant shall also submit Quarterly progress report depicting all the aforesaid details. The quarterly progress report shall be submitted on or before 10th of the first month in the following quarter.

The reports will contain:

  • A start-up report presenting an analysis of the situation and details of the proposed intervention strategy (i.e., methodological note, roadmap)
  • A monthly activity report to be submitted by the 10th of each month, highlighting, among other things, the progress of the operations, the sensitive issues or challenges identified, the status of the conflicts encountered, and the resolutions proposed, the meetings held, decisions made, etc. These reports will be approved by the World Bank and European Investment before payment.

d) Monthly Work Plan: The work plan for each coming month shall be submitted in the monthly meeting along with that of the current month clearly showing site visits, targets v/s achievements, and various other elements.

The consultant shall document in full detail, the consultation processes, and a full description of the training imparted (or facilitated) as part of the assignment. The progress archived in land acquisition as per entitlements shall be documented and shall be submitted to the NAWEC PIU as a part of the monthly progress report.

e) Status Reports: The consultant shall prepare and submit the status report in consultation with NAWEC PIU and submit it to WB during mission visit. Consultant shall also prepare PowerPoint presentation on the status report during WB mission visit in consultation with NAWEC PIU as and when required during the entire contract period. Given that the funder will have a mission visit about every six months, it is preferable that the consultant prepare a status report at least one month before every mission visit.

f) Draft Final Report: Consultant shall submit a Draft Completion Report at the end of the contract period summarizing the actions taken during the project, the methods used to carry out the assignment, and a summary of support, compensation and assistance given to the PAPs (a guideline content of the Final Report is given in Appendix).

g) Final Report: Consultant shall submit final completion report complying all the remarks/comments of NAWEC PIU, the World Bank on Draft Final Report at the end of the contract period summarizing the actions taken during the project, the methods used to carry out the assignment, and a summary of support, compensation and assistance given to the PAPs (a guideline content of the Final Report is given in Appendix).

h) Participation in Periodic Review Meeting of PIU: Consultant’s Team Leader shall participate in the periodic review meetings of the PIU to discuss the progress of the assigned tasks, issues, and constraints in carrying out any specific task, etc.

i) Submission of Meeting Records: Minutes of the meeting shall be prepared for all the meetings with NAWEC PIU and PAPs, GRC Meetings, various consultations with the PAPs, consultations with respect to shifting of community assets, joint verification of affected land and structures, etc., shall need to be recorded and submitted to the NAWEC PIU.

j) Submission of Micro Plans: All micro plans (this includes the resettlement plan, livelihood restoration plan, capacity building plan, and others) must be submitted, with the status of disbursement and payment of compensation, on a monthly basis. Where changes occur during the project implementation, the consultant will update the relevant Micro Plans and resubmit them to the NAWEC PIU.

k) Data, Services and Facilities to be provided by the Client: The NAWEC PIU will provide to the consultant copies of the Transmission and Distribution network infrastructure Resettlement Action Plan, PAP database, land acquisition details, and any other relevant and available reports/data related to the respective project.

l) Time Schedule

It is estimated that the consultancy services shall be required for a period of minimum six months. The consultant shall carry out all assigned tasks based on the milestones as set out by NAWEC. The period of service shall be extended, if found necessary and based on the performance of the consultant, for a period mutually agreed upon by both the parties (NAWEC and the consultant / the consultancy firm).

m) Payment

All payments will be linked to the completion of tasks as per milestones assigned by NAWEC which will be provided upon awarding of the contract. The payment to the consultant will be made against outputs as given above, and per the payment schedule.

n) Team for the Assignment

The NGO/consultant firm shall dedicate a team of professionals to the site. The constitution of the Core Team and their required qualification and experience shall be as follows.

Position
Number of Positions

 

Qualification/Experience

 

Project Manager / Team Leader

 

1 Project Manager/Team Leader should be a post-graduate, preferably in social sciences with a financial management background. S/he should have 10 years’ experience in the implementation of resettlement plans and development of reports with good knowledge of GIS and mapping of Project affected area and PAP plots of land. S/he should have held a responsible position in the previous assignments and should possess participatory management skills. Knowledge of local language (Mandinka) will be a good asset.
Social Specialists as Community Facilitators

 

2 The social specialists should have a graduate or post-graduate or equivalent in social sciences with at least five years of field experience. They shall have experience in the implementation of resettlement in project development works with knowledge of prevailing resettlement policies including WB policies, and knowledge of gender issues and/or GBV. Should have at least five years of experience in community consultation (including one with demonstrated experience with gender-sensitive consultation approaches and working with women community members to create safe spaces for discussion). Knowledge of the local language and experience of working in The Gambia is desired.

At least one of the social specialists will be a woman to be able to conduct meetings with women, especially as it relates to gender-inclusive practices and GBV

At least one of the social specialists shall have knowledge about good financial management practices and skills development/training.

Land acquisition facilitator

 

1 Should have knowledge of the Gambia’s Land Acquisition and Compensation Act and land acquisition process, prevailing resettlement policies including WB policies and its implementation. They should have 5 years working experience on land acquisition issues and facilitating discussions between various stakeholders related to land acquisition.
Land Acquisition Specialist

 

1 Should be a graduate or equivalent in the social sciences with five years field experience in Land Acquisition, using maps to identify PAP assets, should have knowledge of prevailing land acquisition and compensation Act and WB policies.

 

APPENDICES

CONTENTS OF FINAL REPORT for the Safeguards (RAP) Implementing Consultancy Firm

  1. Introduction
  2. Background of the Project
  3. Action Plan for RAP Implementation

 

  1. Details of joint verification

 

  1. Status of distribution of ID files

 

  1. Details of consultations carried out with PAPs (including a summary of key questions, concerns and answers by the team to the PAPs; list of names)
  2. Training and Support given to PAPs for income restoration
  3. Coordination with Government Departments
  4. Linkages with suitable schemes
  5. Identification of skill sets of PAPs
  6. Details of training imparted
  7. Outcome of training

 

  1. Disbursement of compensation package

 

  1. Grievance Mechanism including SEA/SH Action Plan

 

  1. Awareness on HIV/AIDS/GBV/SEA/SH/VAC Prevention
  2. Tools and methods
  3. Information Education and Communication
  4. Interaction with communities and sensitization
  5. Awareness programs
  6. Details of medical health care services including STI treatment facilitates
  7. Details of coordination with Target Intervention NGOs and other agencies working in the field of HIV/AIDS/GBV/SEA/VAC awareness and prevention
  8. Details of sensitization programs for contractors and other stakeholders
  9. Details of social marketing of condoms and other prophylaxis

 

  1. Details of Consultation in Scheduled Area
  2. Consultation with Affected Households
  3. Consultation with Community and Key Stakeholders

 

  1. Awareness creation of gender equality and other social issues
  2. Awareness creation on gender equality issues and other social issues
  3. Health care facilities and working conditions of women in construction sites

 

  1. Achievement of targets (physical and financial)

 

  1. Summary and way forward

 

[1] SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

[2]Women frequently suffer disproportionately in resettlement, as they are often a disproportionately large number of the poor; have more limited access to resources, opportunities, and public services than men; and as a result, rely more heavily on informal support networks within their existing communities. The resettlement planning process needs to consider the situation of women and to adapt the engagement process as necessary to ensure that women have a role in decision making. A comprehensive planning process includes identification of (a) women’s means of income generation and livelihoods, including non-formal activities such as gathering natural resources, or trading and bartering services and wares; (b) women’s social and economic networks, including extended family ties; and (c) women’s ownership of affected assets, including land and crops, in order to appropriately compensate them.

 

[4] This should be inclusive of the livelihoods of women and other members who may be impacted by resettlement.  Please reflect.

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE FOR THE ATTENTION OF PERSONS AFFECTED BY THE PROJECT (PAP) BY THE JAMBUR SOLAR PV PLANT WITH BATTERY STORAGE

NATIONAL WATER AND ELECTRICITY COMPANY

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR THE ATTENTION OF PERSONS AFFECTED BY

THE PROJECT (PAP) BY THE JAMBUR SOLAR PV PLANT WITH BATTERY STORAGE

As part of the Gambia Electricity Restoration and Modernization Project (GERMP), the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) has identified different persons affected by the Jambur Solar PV Plant in the West Coast Region. For the implementation of the RAP, those affected persons need to be fairly compensated prior to the works.

The People Affected by the Project (PAP) are requested to contact without delay, the Consultant, INOVA, which is mandated by NAWEC to carry out the implementation of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) to provide their support for the payment of their compensation. The list of PAP who are not yet identified are attached on the Appendix.

The deadline for making the site available for this project is imminent. The Ministry of Lands and Regional Government (MoLRG) has issued the “NOTICE OF REQUIREMENT OF LAND FOR PUBLIC PURPOSE AT JAMBUR VILLAGE” in accordance with the Land Acquisition and Compensation Act (LACA).

The office of the Consultant, INOVA is in the village of Jambur on the laterite road near the Alkalo de Jambur house.

The Consultant can be reached by phone on the following numbers: 277 35 88 / 957 14 71/331 42 96

The Project Coordinator


Appendix: The list of PAPs who never appear in the office

PAP ID PAP Name
1 MKK 03 Aminata Bah
2 MKK 04 Fatou B. Sadibou, and Mariama Ceesay
3 MKK 06 Kabba Gassama
4 MKK 09 Kawsu Drammeh
5 MKK 29 Mamudou Gakana
6 MKK 34 Abdou Keita
7 MKK 35 Haji Gakana
8 MKK 37 Momodou Alpha Jallow
9 MKK 39 Saidou Muhamadou Jallow OK
10 MKK 42 Mamudou Ceesay
11 MKK 47 Alhaji Cham
12 MKK 50 Lamin Gibba
13 MKK 52 Modou Gomez
14 MKK 53 Hamidou Baldeh
15 MKK 57 Musa Sisso
16 MKK 69 Mama Jarra
17 MKK 71 Ebrima O. Badjie
18 MKK 72 Mustapha Sanyang
19 MKK 75 Baboucarr Y. Sanyang
20 MKK 76 Muhammed Sillah c/o Essa Jabby
21 MKK 77 Essa Jabby
22 MKK 82 Gibi Jallow c/o Momodou Alieu Jallow
23 MKK 83 Bubacarr Jallow
24 MKK 86 Seedou Sawo c/o Abdoulie Sawo
25 MKK 87 Gambian Living in Benin c/o Talhatu Jallow
26 MKK 91 Kawsu Sillah
27 MKK 95 Mahmud Ceesay
28 MKK 101 Fatoumata Barry
29 MKK 102 Mamadou Alieu Barry c/o Fatoumata Barry
30 MKK 104 Buray L. Joof
31 MKK 106 Ebrima Ceesay