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Projects Highlight

1. Panafcon Awarded ESIA and RAP by National Irrigation Board (NIB)

Panafcon has been awarded Consultancy Services for carrying out Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Studies for the proposed Development of Lower Nzoia Irrigation Development Project (LNIDP) Phase II. The studies are currently ongoing. The GoK through NIB intends to implement this project through development of Irrigation Water Intake and Sedimentation Infrastructure, Irrigation Canals and Drains, Project and IWUA Office Blocks, Workshop, Staff Houses and Canal and Farm Roads

The irrigation infrastructure to be developed will take water to the farmers through open canals. The project has a total gross area of 5,316 ha (5,223 ha in the irrigation area and 93 ha at the sedimentation area) while the net area is 3,796 ha). The objectives of the irrigation project are:

• Ensure food self-sufficiency and security at local and national level;
• Create employment and income generation at the local and national level;
• Ensure sustainable supply of raw materials for agro-based industries;
• Contribute to foreign exchange generation through export of surplus food and cash;
• Ensure continued production of crops including processed products from agro-based industries.

The main beneficiaries of the project will be farmers in the following Sub-wards:

• Bunyala East and Bundalangi North Subwards of Bunyala Sub-County; and
• West Ugenya, Ukwala and North-West Ugenya Sub-wards of Ugenya Sub-County.

ESIA
The ESIA Study identified Environmental and Social Impacts associated with the implementation of the project and developed appropriate mitigation measures and monitoring plan in accordance to the local environmental legislation and World Bank Safeguard Policies. The ESIA Study Report containing the project Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and Monitoring ws prepared and submitted to NEMA for review and issuance of EIA License

RAP
The Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Study is currently underway and is being carried out in accordance to the local legislation and World Bank Guidelines on compensation and involuntary resettlement. The preparation of the RAP is going to be undertaken before the project is implemented so as to identify Project Affected persons (PAPs), the assets affected, value (in Kenya Shilllings) of the land and assets for compensation and social safeguard measures to minimize the impacts of Resettlement on the livelihoods of the PAPs.

2. ESIA Study of the Kibwezi Forest Section of the Mombasa-Nairobi 400kV Transmission Line – KETRACO

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy Services to carry out Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Study for the Kibwezi Forest Section of Mombasa-Nairobi 400kV Transmission Line. The wayleave within Kibwezi forest is 30 metres with an impact zone of 60 metres. However,the wayleave is 60 metres wide outside the forest area

The ESIA Study identified Environmental and Social Impacts associated with the implementation of the project and developed appropriate mitigation measures and monitoring plan in accordance to the local environmental legislation and the World Bank Safeguard Policies. Potential impacts to the water resources, forest cover, wild life, sensitive receptors, natural resources, wildlife, visual quality of project area and cultural properties were also evaluated and appropriate mitigation measures proposed. The ESIA Study Report containing the project Environmental Management Plan (EMP) including Monitoring was prepared and will be submitted to NEMA for review and approval.

3. ESIA for Gathigiriri Resettlement Site for the Thiba Dam Displaced Persons - NIB

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy to carry out Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Studies of the resettlement site.

The National Irrigation Board (NIB) through the Government of Kenya (GoK) has identified areas of expansion for rice growing in Mutithi Location of Mwea Division in Kirinyaga District. In order to achieve this objective, a dam will be constructed downstream of Thiba River in Kabare location, Gichugu division, Kirinyaga County. Land has been acquired at both the dam site and the irrigation areas. The land acquisition has led to displacement of persons who will be resettled on 200 acres of land acquired from Mwea G.K. Prison in Gathigiriri, Mwea.

The study was carried out taking to consideration that the host land has not been occupied before and the planned construction of residential houses, road network, drainage network, sanitation facilities and electricity supply network The ESIA Study Report containing the project Environmental Management Plan (EMP) including Monitoring was prepared and submitted to NEMA for review. The NEMA EIA License has been issued for project implementation.

4. ESIA for AHITI Ndomba Resettlement Site for the Thiba Dam Displaced Persons - NIB

The National Irrigation Board (NIB) through the Government of Kenya (GoK) has identified areas of expansion for rice growing in Mutithi Location of Mwea Division in Kirinyaga District. In order to achieve this objective, a dam will be constructed downstream of Thiba River in Kabare location, Gichugu division, Kirinyaga County. Land has been acquired at both the dam site and the irrigation areas. The land acquisition has led to displacement of persons who will be resettled on a 150 acre parcel of land acquired from Animal Health and Industry Training Institute (AHITI) in AHITI Ndomba near Kutus Town.

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy to carry out Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Studies of the resettlement site. The study was carried out taking to consideration that the host land has not been occupied before and the planned construction of residential houses, road network, drainage network, sanitation facilities and electricity supply network The ESIA Study Report containing the project Environmental Management Plan (EMP) including Monitoring was prepared and submitted to NEMA for review. The NEMA EIA License has been issued for project implementation.

5. RAP Study of the Eastern Electricity Highway Project Lot 4 (Shamata-Suswa Substation) - KETRACO

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy Services for Carrying out updated Resettlement Action Plan Study for Lot 4 which covers the section of the transmission line between Shamata and Suswa substation (111km). The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) intends to install a 500 kV Transmission Line from Kenya-Ethiopia border to Suswa substation covering a total distance of 612km. The Transmission Line has a wayleave corridor of 60m wide.

The RAP Study involved execution of census survey to identify Project Affected Persons (PAPs) by the type of loss (land, structures and Trees) and extent of damage, consult with potential PAPs to ensure adequate dissemination of information on the project and its impacts; categorize entitled persons (EPs) according to the eligibility criteria of the resettlement & rehabilitation (R&R) policy of the project and work out compensation entitlements for each EP; and set out the legal and institutional frameworks for implementation of the RAP as well as the budget and timeline.

A RAP Study Report was prepared containing names and details of PAPs, land and affected property and the associated value (in Kenya Shillings) of each item (land and property) and submitted to the Client for execution (payment of compensation and resettlement of the PAPs).

6. RAP Study of the proposed Machakos-Namanga (151km) 132kV Transmission Line - KETRACO

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy Services for carrying out Resettlement Action Plan Study for the proposed 132Kv Transmission Line from Machakos to Namanga covering a total distance of 151km. The Transmission Line has a wayleave corridor of 30m wide.

The RAP Study involved carrying out census survey to identify Project Affected Persons (PAPs) by the type of loss (land, structures and Trees) and extent of damage, consult with potential PAPs to ensure adequate dissemination of information on the project and its impacts; categorize entitled persons (EPs) according to the eligibility criteria of the resettlement & rehabilitation (R&R) policy of the project and work out compensation entitlements for each EP; and set out the legal and institutional frameworks for implementation of the RAP as well as the budget and timeline.

A RAP Study Report was prepared containing names and details of PAPs, land and affected property and the associated value (in Kenya Shillings) of each item (land and property) and submitted to the Client for execution (payment of compensation and resettlement of the PAPs).

7. ESIA Study of the proposed Sondu-Isebania 132kV Transmission Line – KETRACO

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy Services to carry out Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Study for the proposed Sondu-Isebania 132 kV Transmission Line covering a distance of 136km. The Transmission Line has a wayleave corridor of 30m wide.

The ESIA Study identified Environmental and Social Impacts associated with the implementation of the project and developed appropriate mitigation measures and monitoring plan in accordance to the local environmental legislation. Potential impacts to farm lands, sensitive receptors, natural resources, National Parks/Conservation areas and cultural properties were also evaluated and appropriate mitigation measures proposed.

The ESIA Study Report containing the project Environmental Management Plan (EMP) including Monitoring was prepared and submitted to NEMA for review. An EIA License for project has been issued.

8. ESIA Study of the proposed Nyahururu-Maralal 132kV Transmission Line – KETRACO

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy Services to carry out Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Study for the proposed Nyahururu-Maralal 132 kV Transmission Line covering a distance of 129km. The Transmission Line has a wayleave corridor of 30m wide.

The ESIA Study identified Environmental and Social Impacts associated with the implementation of the project and developed appropriate mitigation measures and monitoring plan in accordance to the local environmental legislation. Potential impacts to farm lands, sensitive receptors, natural resources, National Parks/Conservation areas and cultural properties were also evaluated and appropriate mitigation measures proposed. The ESIA Study Report containing the project Environmental Management Plan (EMP) including Monitoring was prepared and submitted to NEMA for review. An EIA License for project has been issued

9. ESIA Study for the Proposed LPG Filling Plant in Kisumu – KenoKobil

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy Services to carry out Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Study for the proposed LPG Bulk Storage and Filling Plant located off Old Airport Road in Bandani, Kisumu. The proposed LPG Bulk Storage and Filling Plant is to Receive and Store Bulk LPG, Fill Cylinders with LPG for Distribution to Retail Outlets like Service Stations and Supermarkets in Nyanza, Western and Part of Rift Valley Regions.

The ESIA Study identified Environmental and Social Impacts associated with the implementation of the project and developed appropriate mitigation measures and monitoring plan in accordance to the local environmental legislation. Issues regarding safety of bulk LPG storage and cylinder filling were reviewed. The ESIA Study Report has been submitted to NEMA for review and EIA License for project implementation has been issued.

10. Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) for the Judiciary

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy Services to prepare the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) under the Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP)

The objective of the ESMF Policy was to develop guidelines that would be relied upon during implementation of the construction and rehabilitation of court facilities (court buildings and other infrastructure) all over Kenya under the Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP). The Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) document was prepared following Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) 1999, the Environmental (Impact Assessment and Audit) Regulations, 2003.and the World Bank Operation Policies. The document was approved in Washington by the World Bank and Public Disclosure Authorized. The document is being used to prepare ToR for Consultants who will be appointed by the Judiciary to carry out ESIA Studies on proposed Construction of New Court Facilities or Rehabilitation of existing Facilities to obtain NEMA License before construction commences.

11. Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) for the Judiciary

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy Services to prepare the Resettlement Policy Framework (ESMF) under the Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP)

The objective of the RPF Policy was to develop guidelines that would be relied upon when carrying out property valuation, compensation and resettlement of project affected persons (PAPs) during implementation of the construction and rehabilitation of court facilities (court buildings and other infrastructure) all over Kenya under the Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP). The Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) document was prepared following Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) 1999, the Environmental (Impact Assessment and Audit) Regulations, 2003.and the World Bank Operation Policies. The document was approved in Washington by the World Bank and Public Disclosure Authorized. The document is being used to prepare ToR for Consultants who will be appointed by the Judiciary to carry out RAP Studies on proposed projects for compensation and resettlement of project affected persons (PAPs) before construction activities commence

12. ESIA Study for the Proposed Upgrading of Kitui Law Courts - Judiciary

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy Services to carry out Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Study for the proposed upgrading of Kitui Law Courts where activities included construction of new court building and other infrastructure facilities, drilling of a borehole for regular water supply, installation of an incinerator and new sanitary facilities for staff and the public.

The ESIA Study identified Environmental and Social Impacts associated with the implementation of the project and developed appropriate mitigation measures and monitoring plan in accordance to the local environmental legislation. Potential impacts to neighbouring facilities, sensitive receptors, natural resources and cultural properties were also evaluated and appropriate mitigation measures proposed. The ESIA Project Report containing the project Environmental Management Plan (EMP) including Monitoring was prepared and submitted to NEMA for review. EIA License has been issued.

13. ESIA Study for the Proposed Upgrading Kangema Law Courts - Judiciary

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy Services to carry out Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Study for the proposed upgrading of Kangema Law Courts where activities included upgrading of the court building and other infrastructure, installation of an incinerator and new sanitary facilities for staff and the public.

The ESIA Study identified Environmental and Social Impacts associated with the implementation of the project and developed appropriate mitigation measures and monitoring plan in accordance to the local environmental legislation. Potential impacts to neighbouring facilities, sensitive receptors, natural resources and cultural properties were also evaluated and appropriate mitigation measures proposed. The ESIA Project Report containing the project Environmental Management Plan (EMP) including Monitoring was prepared and submitted to NEMA for review. EIA License has been issued.

14. RAP Study of JKIA-Rironi Road - KeNHA

Panafcon was awarded the Consultancy Services for Carrying out Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for Proposed Construction of Additional Lanes on JKIA-Likoni-James Gichuru-Rironi Road (A104) & Associated 4 Projects. 1.4

KeNHA is planning to Construct additional lanes on JKIA-Likoni-James Gichuru-Rironi road (A104) (approximately 42 km), Dualling of Airport South Road (approximately 3km) , Access to JKIA widening (approximately 2km), Construction of access bitumen road to the proposed Barabara Plaza (approximately 2km)and construction of access road to container depot (approximately 2km).

To ensure that the project is implemented in a socially sustainable manner in accordance with the Local Legislation and World Bank Safeguard Requirements, KeNHA engaged the services of Panafcon Ltd to prepare a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP). The RAP Study involved execution of census survey to identify Project Affected Persons (PAPs) by the type of loss (structures and Trees) and extent of damage, consult with potential PAPs to ensure adequate dissemination of information on the project and its impacts; categorize entitled persons (EPs) according to the eligibility criteria of the resettlement & rehabilitation (R&R) policy of the project and work out compensation entitlements for each EP; and set out the legal and institutional frameworks for implementation of the RAP.

A RAP Study Report was prepared containing names and details of PAPs, affected property and the associated value (in Kenya Shillings) of each item (structures and trees) and submitted to the Client for execution.

15. RAP Study for the Upgrading of Rumuruti-Maralal Road (C77) 107km to Bitumen Standard - KAA

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy Services to Carry out Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Study for the proposed Upgrading of the Rumuruti-Maralal Road (C77) covering 107km to Bitumen Standard.

The upgrading of this road will require realignment to meet the required road standards for the category assigned to this road. The implementation of this project will result in the need to acquire land and cause displacement of persons living or doing businesses within the road corridor. The project proponent (KeNHA) intends to carry out land acquisition and compensation for land and property following regulations stipulated in the Land Act, 2012.

To ensure that the project is implemented in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner in accordance with the Local Legislation and World Bank Safeguard Requirements, KeNHA engaged the services of Panafcon Ltd to prepare a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP). The RAP Study involved execution of census survey to identify Project Affected Persons (PAPs) by the type of loss (land, structures and Trees) and extent of damage, consult with potential PAPs to ensure adequate dissemination of information on the project and its impacts; categorize entitled persons (EPs) according to the eligibility criteria of the resettlement & rehabilitation (R&R) policy of the project and work out compensation entitlements for each EP; and set out the legal and institutional frameworks for implementation of the RAP.

A RAP Study Report was prepared containing names and details of PAPs, affected property and the associated value (in Kenya Shillings) of each item (land, structures and trees) and submitted to the Client for execution.

16. The New Kisumu International Airport - KAA

Panafcon was part of the NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants) led consortium team that has been involved in the much enhanced Kisumu International Airport right from Feasibility Study, Preliminary Design, Detailed Design, Preparation of Tender Documents and Supervision of Construction works. The Project started way back in 2005 and was completed in early September 2011. On 15 September 2011, the Airlines, Government Agencies and existing tenants relocated to the new facility for the first test run of the airport, and on 19 September 2011 operations began.

The upgrading/expansion works consisted of extension of runway from 2km to 3.3km and reconstruction of existing 2km runway, a new aircraft parking apron, a new terminal building, grade vehicle parking and access road among other facilities. The modernization and expansion of Kisumu Airport was in line with Kenya Airports Authority’s strategy of developing Kisumu Airport into an aviation hub for the great lakes region and in support of the growing demands of its stakeholders.

The Airport currently handles three (3) scheduled airlines operating between Kisumu-Nairobi, Kisumu-Mwanza, Kisumu-Eldoret-Nairobi and Kisumu-Entebe. These airlines are Kenya Airways, Jetlink, and Fly 540 Aviation. The completion of the construction of the Kisumu Airport has elevated the airport to class I and the runway to Class 4D, which will enable the airport to serve international, regional and domestic airlines and passengers. Kisumu Airport is the third busiest airport in Kenya. The airport currently handles 240,000 passengers annually, double what it used to handle three years ago. The new terminal building will be able to handle 700 passengers per hour, approximately two million passengers per annum…

17. Kenya Electricity Expansion Project (KEEP)-Transmission - KPLC

ELC Electroconsult SpA of Italy and Panafcon (Kenya) are offering the Engineering Services for Review of Designs, Procurement, Supervision and Commissioning of Eldoret- Kitale, Kisii – Awendo and Kindaruma- Mwingi- Garissa 132kV Power Projects, including assistance for the implementation of Environmental Social Management Plans (ESMPs) and Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) for Kenya Electricity Expansion Project (KEEP)-Transmission by The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited (KPLC).

The construction works includes approximately 328Km of 132KV transmission lines and establishment of 132/33KV substations and bays in three different geographic regions as follows: (a) construction of 132kV single circuit Transmission Lines of approximately 328kmthat includes; about 60 km Eldoret – Kitale, about 44Km Kisii – Awendo and about 224Km Kindaruma – Mwingi – Garissa. and (b) – 132kV Line bays at Eldoret, Kisii and Kindaruma substations for purposes of new lines take offs and new substations at Kitale 1 X 23 MVA , 132/33 KV, at Awendo 1 X 23 MVA,132/33KV , at Mwingi 1X 7.5MVA, 132/33 KV and at Garissa 2 X 7.5 MVA, 132/33 KV.

The Project is currently ongoing.

18. Environmental Scoping Study of the proposed Menengai Phase 1 Project – GDC

Panafcon is participating together with ELC in the execution of the Environmental Scoping Study for the proposed development of Menengai Geothermal Development Project Phase I. Activities include:

• Construction of project area access roads and other infrastructure components;
• Geothermal Project Residential and Office Camps;
• Drilling of Geothermal Steam Wells;
• Development of the Steam Above Ground Pipeline System (SAGS);
• Construction and operation of the Geothermal Power Plant.

The ESIA Scoping Study intends to identify all potential Environmental and Social Impacts that may arise from the implementation of the Geothermal Phase I project for evaluation and development of appropriate mitigation measures and monitoring. Preparation of Environmental and Social impact Scoping Study Report and Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Full ESI Study. These potential impacts identified during this scoping study are to be studied/evaluated further during the Full ESIA Study.

19. Environmental Risk Assessment & Installation of Groundwater Monitoring Wells in Changamwe, Mombasa – TOTAL

Panafcon was awarded a contract for providing Environmental Risk Assessment at the Mombasa Joint Terminal Mombasa. The activities included soil vapour survey using a Photo-Ionisation Detector (PID) and the Drilling and Installation of Groundwater Monitoring Wells. Carried out elevation survey of the wells and determined the groundwater flow diection of the project area. Prepared a Site Risk Assessment Report that contains groundwater flow direction map.

20. Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Project – ICLEI/World Bank

Panafcon was contracted to offer Expert Contribution and Support in the framework of World Bank Contract N° 7161032 – Africa Integrated Urban Water Management - as signed between World Bank and ICLEI European Secretariat GmbH.

The project activities involved review of existing literature on current state of policies and practices in water resources, supply, sanitation, drainage, institutional and legal frameworks, for Nairobi. Developed an outline for the assessment report of water situation in Nairobi. Developed a common understanding of challenges linked to water management in Nairobi Mapped and analysed stakeholder institutions and relevant legal and financial frameworks at national, sub-national and local level relevant for water governance in Nairobi. Developed preliminary IUWM strategy for Nairobi based on outcomes of the workshop. Developed a roadmap to finalize and operationalise the developed IUWM strategy for Nairobi in consultation with the relevant World Bank Team in Nairobi

The integrated urban water management (IUWM) will help policymakers in African cities consider a wider range of solutions, understand water’s interaction with other sectors, and secure resilience under a range of future conditions. The Report is entitled “The Future Of Water In African Cities: Why Waste Water?”

21. Electrical Post Investment Review (EPIR) – Kenya Shell

Panafcon successfully completed Consultancy Services for Electrical Post Investment Review (EPIR) on behalf of Kenya Shell Ltd for selected Upgraded Six (6) in Nairobi, Ongata Rongai S/S, Machakos S/S and Naivasha S/S.

The purpose of the review was to evaluate and provide further assurance that the electrical remedial works carried out in High and Medium Risk sites in 2010 & 2011 are in full compliance with Existing Consultant’s investigation report and upgrade recommendations, Shell Electrical Standards and Local Relevant Standards / British Standards / IEC Standards and ALL other applicable codes and regulations in the country of Audit i.e. Kenya.

22. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) Upgrading and Expansion Project - KAA

Panafcon is part of the NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants) led consortium for the design/supervision team involved in the on-going major JKIA Upgrading and Expansion Project.

The upgrading/expansion works consist of the Construction for Expansion of Passenger Terminal Facilities at JKIA (Unit 1 – 4 Arrival Building and Parking Garage). The project which is being done under different packages is expected to be completed by 2015.

23. ESIA of Proposed Gibe III Hydroelectric Power Project: Downstream of Gibe III: Kenyan Perspective

Panafcon carried out Consultancy for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Studies of the proposed GIBE III Hydroelectric Power Project: Downstream of GIBE III, Kenya Perspective.

The Gibe III hydroelectric power project is being implemented by the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO). It is located within the Gibe – Omo River Basin 675 km trajectory from its terminus at Lake Turkana, Kenya – Ethiopia border. Kenya has a legitimate concern with developments on the Omo River because it is a trans-boundary resource. The Omo River is the only perennial tributary feeding Lake Turkana and is estimated to provide at least 80% of its inflow.

The objective of the project is to evaluate the effect of the Gibe III Hydroelectric Power Dam on the 675km downstream along River Omo and the Lake Turkana environment where the river feeds into. The potential effects downstream include hydrological (particularly on the River Omo and Lake Turkana), socio-economic for the inhabitants, ecological for plants & animals, archeological & cultural areas including the wetlands. An ESIA Study Report was prepared and submitted to the Client.

24. RAP for the Proposed Construction of Four Interchanges at Nyahururu Turnoff, Njoro Turnoff, Mau Summit Turnoff and Ahero Turnoffs - KeNHA

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy Services for carrying out Resettlement Action Plan Study for the proposed Construction of Four Interchanges at Nyahururu Turnoff, Njoro Turnoff, Mau Summit Turnoff and Ahero Turnoffs.

The four interchanges are located along the Nairobi-Kisumu Highway. The junctions where the proposed interchanges are to be constructed have been identified by KeNHA as areas prone to accidents and inconvenience to road users thereby compromising on road safety. The introduction of the proposed interchanges is intended to improve on road safety, reduction/elimination of inconvenience and improvement on traffic flow.

To ensure that the project is implemented in a socially sustainable manner in accordance with the Local Legislation and World Bank Safeguard Requirements, KeNHA engaged the services of Panafcon Ltd to prepare a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP). The RAP Study involved execution of census survey to identify Project Affected Persons (PAPs) by the type of loss (structures and Trees) and extent of damage, consult with potential PAPs to ensure adequate dissemination of information on the project and its impacts; categorize entitled persons (EPs) according to the eligibility criteria of the resettlement & rehabilitation (R&R) policy of the project and work out compensation entitlements for each EP; and set out the legal and institutional frameworks for implementation of the RAP.

A RAP Study Report was prepared containing names and details of PAPs, affected property and the associated value (in Kenya Shillings) of each item (structures and trees) and submitted to the Client for execution.

25. ESIA and RAP for the Proposed Voi-ESIA Taveta 132 kV Transmission Line - KPLC

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy Services for carrying out Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Study for the proposed Voi- Taveta 132 kV Transmission Line covering a distance of 110km. The Transmission Line has a wayleave corridor of 30m wide.

The KPLC Least Cost Power Development Plan identified various 132 kV developments for improving the performance of the national grid network to cater for the increasing load growth and meet the objectives of vision 2030. To meet this objective, KPLC intends to construct a single circuit 132 kV transmission line from Voi to Taveta..

The main objectives of this consultancy services included but not limited to the following:

• Comply with the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) 1999 as stipulated in the Environmental (Impact Assessment and Audit) Regulations 2003 Legal Notice No. 101;
• Identify potential Environmental and Social Impacts of the project;
• Carry out a detailed census survey of Project affected Persons, affected Land and property for compensation purpose;
• Verify the adherence and compliance of the World Bank’s Safeguard Policies;
• Ensure that the above project is implemented in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner;
• Prepare Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) reports to guide the implementation process.

The ESIA Study Report containing the project Environmental Management Plan (EMP) including Monitoring was prepared and submitted to NEMA for review. An EIA License for project has been issued.

The RAP Report was prepared and submitted to the client for compensation and Resettlement of the PAPs.

26. The Project on the Development of National Water Master Plan 2030 - JICA

Panafcon was awarded Consultancy Services of carrying out inventory of groundwater sources (boreholes) and water use in the 8 provinces of Kenya.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the official agency responsible for the implementation of the technical cooperation programs of the Government of Japan is currently undertaking the Study on The Development of the National Water Master Plan 2030 jointly with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and in close cooperation with the authorities concerned. This was necessitated by the fact that the current Water Master Plan that was prepared in 1992 is now outdated due to increase in population, catchment degradation and the effect of Climate change.

The objectives of the works were:

• Grasp the current status of water use in the country for the future water demand; forecast and formulation of the water resources development and management plan.
• Collect data and information on water use for various purposes including irrigation, domestic and commercial.;
• Collect the information and data on groundwater in order to evaluate current situation of groundwater in quantity and quality.

Compiled a Report containing all the collected data and information regarding groundwater and water use and submitted the same to the Client

27. Institutional Support for Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company Ltd (NAWASSCO).

Panafcon participated together with DHV in providing Technical Assistance (TA) to Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company Limited (NAWASSCO) in operations and maintenance management to improve operations, billing and collection performance; to meet its reporting obligations to the Rift Valley Water Services Board (RVWSB).

The services included consumer survey, block mapping, billing, stores management and capacity building through on-the-job training and workshops, improvements to the distribution system including reduction of UfW, introduction of reporting systems and management information system, advising on improvements to the sewerage system, preparation of HR systems, preparation of corporate and business plan, re-organization of the business approach, improvement of the financial system, development of debt recovery policy, commercialization of the operations, improvement of the ICT infrastructure including new billing system and SMS query + payment of bills through mobile phones, among others.

28. Supervision of Environmental TCP Remediation at Assab Depot – Eritrea

Panafcon was awarded the Consultancy Services of Supervising the Remediation Works and Decommissioning of TCP Containers at Assab Shell Depot in Eritrea.

The reconnaissance study revealed presence of 22 drums containing tricresyl phosphate (TCP) additives. The drums were stored on unpaved ground and traces of the leaking product drums were first observed in 2005. Remediation was done as follows:

• Identified and Inspected trucks to be used in transporting recovered products/wastes.;
• Identification and purchase of UN approved drums for storage of decanted products;
• Inspected remediation equipment at Massawa to ensure all are in good order;
•Inducted truck drivers on safety to ensure that they observe the required measures while driving to and from Assab with the recovered products.

TCP Remediation Report was prepared and submitted to the Client.

29. Capacity Assessment and Development of Action Plans for Irrigation Water Users Associations (IWUAs) - NIB

Panafcon participated together with DHV in providing Consultancy Services on Capacity Assessment and Development of Action Plans for Irrigation Water Users Associations (IWUAs)

The objective of the project was to determine the capacity gaps that exist in the IWUAs in the Mwea, Ahero, West Kano, Bunyala and Perkerra National Irrigation Schemes and in the community groups in the planned Lower Nzoia Irrigation Scheme in view of the role envisaged for them in the Policy and the National Irrigation Board’s Strategic Plan.

A Study Report was compiled and submitted to the Client for implementation of the Recommendations

30. Kenya Natural Resources Management Project/Upper Tana Catchment Study – Ministry of Water & Irrigation (MWI)

Panafcon participated together with DHV in providing Consultancy Services on the Upper Tana Catchment Study to evaluate Watershed Management, Identify Local Incentives, Identify Avenues for Institutional Development and Livelihood Enhancement and Training.

The objective of the consultancy was to prepare the Aberdares and Upper Tana Catchment water resources subcomponent of the Kenya Natural Resources Management project to facilitate the design of watershed management of both Aberdares and Tana catchments, in collaboration with the local communities and the relevant authorities, agencies, and stakeholders.

A Study Report was compiled and submitted to the Client for implementation of the Recommendations

31. Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Airport – Dar es Salaam for Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA) Environmental Assessment and Groundwater Monitoring.

Panafcon participated together with SSI in providing environmental assessment and Groundwater Monitoring at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Airport – Dar es Salaam for the Tanzania Airports Authority.

The project involved Hydrogeological Investigation. Supervised Drilling and Installation of Groundwater Monitoring Wells within the Airport. Carried out Groundwater Monitoring. Prepared a Hydrogeological Report and a Groundwater Monitoring Programme including Site Environmental Management. Carried out Groundwater Monitoring the following year and prepared a Groundwater Monitoring Report.

32. Hydro-geological Investigation and Borehole Site Location in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar - QIT Madagascar Minerals/SSI

Panafcon provided Consultancy Services through SSI on Hydrogeological Evaluation of Project Site for Goundwater Occurrence and carried out Supervision of Borehole Drilling and Installation.

The work involved site hydro-geological investigation, evaluation borehole lithological profiles and interpretation of borehole pumping test data. The results have been used to determine the Fort Dauphin area groundwater potential for the location of groundwater production boreholes for the proposed mining activities in Mandena area, Madagascar.

A Hydrogeological Report was prepared and submitted to the Client

33. Water Resources Assessment and Planning (WRAP) Project. – Ministry of Water Resources

Provided Water Resources Assessment and Training Services to Staff of the Ministry of Water Resources

The Project was implemented within the bilateral technical assistance co-operation between the Governments of Kenya and the Netherlands and executed by the Ministry of Water Resources, Kenya. The tasks included the water resources assessment (both surface and groundwater sources) in 10 Districts of Kenya as well as the planning for the development of water supply within 3 districts. Development of water resources management models for selected catchment areas. Preparation of District Water Development Plans in selected Districts. Environmental Profiles and Environmental Impact Assessments of planned water resources development in 5 Districts, Development of National Water Resources Database (NAWARD) to store/process water resources data for the whole Country including the establishment and implementation of GIS lab, the establishment of decentralized District Data and Documentation Centres and the training of Ministry staff in software development, standard computer packages (e.g. MS Office Suite etc), installation / use of E-mail and information dissemination. And finally, the preparation of Water Resources Information “Year Book” and dissemination of water related information to potential users.


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