Department of Highways (DOH): EOI for Flooding and Landslide Emergency Recovery Project (FLERP), Submission Date: 30 April 2018.

IDA Credit 5889-MM
Assignment Reference Number: C1-MOC-CSO2
Assignment Title: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Resettlement Action Plan(RAP) for the Kalay- Hahka Road Rehabilitation in Chin State

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Flooding and Landslide Emergency Recovery Project (FLERP). The Department of Highways (DOH) under the Ministry of Construction (MOC) which implements the FLERP intends to apply part of the proceeds for the hiring of a specialized consulting firm in the area of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and the development of Resettlement Action Plans (RAP).

The FLERP responds to the priority sectors and geographic areas affected by the 2015 floods and landslides of which the transport sector was the hardest – hit public sector through financing with focus on the geographic areas that experienced the highest per capita damages such as Chin, Rakhaine, Ayeyarwaddy, Sagaing, Magway, Bago and Yangon. The project also provides livelihood support through labour-intensive rehabilitation and maintenance of rural roads in order to help alleviate the suffering of the most-affected segments of society with both immediate and long-term benefits of income generation, capacity building, increased connectivity as well as business opportunities.

The DOH now invites expressions of interest (EOI) from qualified and experienced NGOs/ Consulting Firms (the Consultants) for an assignment of which the objective is threefold:

1. To develop an ESIA specifically with regard to the road works that have already taken place including an inventory of losses and damages with a time-based RAP to compensate losses. Especially the sub-project Kalay-Falam-Hakha Road Rehabilitation in Chin State will require the consultant’s immediate attention.

2. To develop an ESIA for upcoming road works including ancillary facilities such as borrow pits, quarry areas, disposal sites, crushing plants, workers’ camp, etc. as well as potential impacts in the immediate vicinity of the physical works and downstream and down slope. The ESIA will examine the effects of the planned activities on existing environmental and social conditions in the areas which may be affected by the project, and propose measures for mitigating and monitoring any potential negative impacts. Importantly, it will also consider already occurring impact of road widening and improvement works carried out by MOC, and measures to mitigate them.

3. To support actively the MOC in such way that environmental and social impacts associated with the project are assessed and examined at the earliest planning stage possible, including environmental factors that impact public health and safety as well as the natural environment, such as: air, water, soil, waste, accidents, water usage, ecosystems, and biota. Social concerns include: involuntary resettlement of the population, cultural heritage, landscape, gender, communicable diseases, adverse impacts on ethnic communities, labor influx impacts, labor and working conditions, traffic impacts, community safety.

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The ESIA methodology the consultants will follow will be based on:

1.Current environmental and social regulations of Myanmar, especially the EIA Procedures (2015) and EIA Guidelines (2014)

2.The World Bank environmental Operational Policies OP 4.0, 10 P 4.04, OP 4.11, OP 4.36, as well as the social policies OP 4.12 and OP 4.10 and relevant guidelines

3.The World Bank Group’s Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines(EHSGs)

4.The Consultant will also consult the typical methodology for ESIA preparation in Bank projects (Appendix 1) and typical Table of Content(Appendix 2) and define the Project Area of influence that will be covered by the ESIA and identify sensitive receptors and inventory pre-existing (legacy) issues.

The Consultant will be required to propose a team of social and environmental specialists which have previous experience working with the World Bank’s social safeguards requirements and prior experience in preparing ESIA, ESMP and RAP. In addition, the specialists are expected to be familiar with Myanmar National environmental requirements and the team should also include Myanmar-speaking and Chin State ethnic minority languages(s) speaking personnel. The total duration of the assignment is estimated at 1.5 years on an intermittent basis.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by Monday 30 April 2018. A consultant will be selected in accordance with the CQS method set out in the World Bank Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants, January 2011 and revised July 2014.

Further information and a copy of the detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) may be obtained at the address below during office hours from 09:00 to 16:00, Monday through Friday, except public holidays, or by simple e-mail request to:

The Department of Highways under the Ministry of Construction
Attention of U Khin Zaw, FLERP Project Director
Office No.11, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
Email address: dkhinzaw@gmail.com, flerp.moc@gmail.com
Telephone: +95-9-2450600, +95-67-407658

Source: Ministry of Construction

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