Feasibility, Survey and Front End Engineering Design (FEED)Services, Land Acquisition and Resettlement Survey

LOCATION

Herat, Helmand, Farah, Nimroaz, and Kandahar, Afghanistan

CLIENT

TAPI (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) Pipeline Company Limited (The Company “TPCL”) Venco Imitiaz Construction Company (VICC)

DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT

08 Months
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START DATE / COMPLETION DATE

Dec 2017 – Aug 2018

The Project envisages laying of a 56″ diameter pipeline from Turkmenistan’s Galkynysh gas field to Fazilka near Pakistan-India border. Total length of the pipeline is 1814 Km, with around 814 km long section in Afghanistan.

The pipeline enters Afghanistan at Turkmenistan-Afghanistan border near Herat in Herat province and ends at Afghanistan-Pakistan border near Kandahar in Kandahar province. The Pipeline route in Afghanistan traverses through Herat, Farah, Nimroz, Helmand and Kandahar province. The pipeline system is also equipped with above-ground installations (AGIs) like gas compressor stations, pigging stations, gas metering station, off take points and block valve stations. The pipeline will be constructed using mild steel line pipe coated with Polyethylene and will be buried underground at a depth of one meter. A 10 km wide route corridor was identified at the feasibility stage; which has been narrowed down to 500 m.

The activities of the project includes the following;

  • Site Identification of the Route Corridor
  • Training of the Surveyors
  • Public Consultation, Participation and Information Disclosure Process
  • Institutional Arrangements
  • Data Collection Team up
  • Arrangement of the Logistics
  • Identifying of the Parcel (11,980)
  • Detailed Measurement Survey (DMS) (11,980) parcels 500 m corridor and 814 km of route
  • Entering of Data into online developed Fulcrum Application
  • Data Quality Assurance and Control
  • Development of maps

Marking the Boundaries

DV project team, during the survey will mark the boundaries in pipeline route plans/maps. The scale of acquisition boundaries will be 1:25,000. In the case of very small parcels, the scale will vary between 1:5,000 and 1:500, in all the cases the visibility of the parcels will be assured in accordance with the cadastral maps and assistance from the Revenue Department.

The boundaries, at a minimum, will be as follows:

  • Province borders
  • District borders
  • Administrative borders (also traditional borders)
  • Town and village borders; and
  • Possession and property borders (cadastral parcels)

DV project team will install temporary right-of-way (ROW) survey markers on the edge of the proposed pipeline ROW, after having approval from the VICC. This will ensure to provide a clearly defined and undisputed boundary prior to construction of the pipeline