Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of 814 km TAPI corridor in Afghanistan five provinces and 21 districts


Herat, Farah, Nimroz, Helmand and Kandahar (21 districts), Afghanistan


JACOOB, CH2M, NAFTEC & MAB / Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan India (TAPI) Pipeline Ltd.


Four Months


01 Feb, 2018 – 30 May, 2018

The overall scope of work are the following:

  • Collecting, reviewing and providing us with full record of all related national environmental, social, resettlement, waste and water-related regulations, and providing us with your local experience with regard to the application of such in ESIA process. This can be in the form of ESIA report section on institutional and legal aspects, along with copy of each and every related legislation.
  • Identification and description of all related stakeholders and defining the priority/importance to engage with each one of them, their level of relevance and interest with regard to the ESIA and the pipeline, and their ability to influence the ESIA and the project (i.e. stakeholder’s analysis).
  • Full local support with regard to ESIA process in Afghanistan in all related stages, including collection of information from related authorities and local sources, screening process, stakeholder’s engagement, submitting the screening report and obtaining approvals from related authorities.
  • Coordinating and managing (on our behalf) national and local stakeholder’s engagement and consultation workshops.
  • Undertaking field surveys for air quality using diffusion tubes
  • Undertaking noise surveys
  • Undertaking physical environment (hydrological, geological, landscape, water resources, physical environment attributes, etc.) rapid diagnosis and observations recording site visits and photo survey
  • Collecting the national list of archaeological and cultural resources from related governmental authorities, and having senior archaeological/cultural heritage specialist visiting/documenting all such listed sites located within the 500 meters corridor of the pipeline route visited by senior archaeologist
  • Undertaking ecological surveys along the pipeline route, mainly at specific rout sections which will be identified based on the results of GIS mapping by us with support from local senior ecologist from the local contractor and based on information available on ecologically important/sensitive sites available from secondary sources.
  • Undertaking socio-economic surveys
  • Undertaking resettlement surveys for approximately 13000 households
  • All technical and logistical support services needed to comply with national EIA/ESIA process requirements, and the submit of the ESIA to NEPA, following up with NEPA to obtain approvals and authorizations, and coordinating disclosure activities and workshop