Construction 500 KV Transmission Line South, Central and North Parts of Tajikistan
Resettlement Action Plan
Section: 500 HVAC Transmission Line Route (T/L South segment)
1. Involuntary acquisition of lands could result in physical and economic displacement warranting the preparation of a site specific Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) to address such issues in a manner to ensure, at least, the same level of well-being of affected people with the project as without it. The RAP presented herein relates to addressing permanent/temporary land acquisition as a result of the construction of electrical transmission lines (TL) construction and operation under the Central Asia-South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000). The RAP is prepared based on the provisions of the Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF), which was approved by the Government of Tajikistan and WB in 2014.
2. The Central Asia-South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000) project aims at facilitating the first electricity trade of 1,300 megawatts (MW) of existing summertime hydropower surplus between the two regions, involving the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan in Central Asia and Afghanistan and Pakistan in South Asia. Project preparation was guided by the 4-country minister-level Inter-Governmental Council (IGC) and through consultations with the 10-member Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program. A Secretariat of the CASA-1000 project was put in place in 2011. The project is expected to consist of the construction and operation of transmission infrastructure in the four countries, associated technical assistance during implementation, and mechanisms for the sharing of benefits with communities along the transmission corridor and would contribute to alleviating power supply shortages in Pakistan and Afghanistan and would enhance revenues and economic prospects in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan.
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