The Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) is the administrative authority in charge of this project. It will have a Project Steering Committee headed by H.E. the Minister with representatives from key stakeholders including the Ministry of Finance, a representative from CDR, and an Operations Advisor . They will meet once quarterly to review progress on the project. The Project Steering Committee will be assisted by an Operations Advisor, a Monitoring & Evaluation specialist and an administrative assistant. The Project Management Unit (PMU) which will act as secretariat to the Project Steering Committee, will be hosted bythe BMLWWA and will consist of a project coordinator/senior engineer, a procurement specialist, financial management specialist and environmental and social Manager (ESM). The ESM will be in charge of coordination, monitoring and supervision of the EMP and all land acquisition and resettlement activities.
A major responsibility of the PMU will be strengthening and professionalization of utility management.
In order to ensure the proper implementation of the proposed ESMP during the project construction and operation phase, it is essential to maintain proper environmental monitoring. For this purpose, qualified personnel must be designated for every institution involved in construction and operation of this project, as detailed below.
Roles and responsibilities
Roles and responsibilities of the different institutions involved in the construction and operation of the project with respect to the implementation of the EMP are summarized in Table 8 -65.
Supervise the contractors implementation of CEMP and HSE regulations
Prepare a checklist to be approved by ESM and used to supervise contractor’s works
Coordinate closely with ESM on all site HSE issues
Review and approve contractor’s EMP reports prior to submittal to ESM
Training Needs during Construction Phase
In order to ensure a proper and effective implementation of the CEMP, It is particularly important to undertake a training program for every contractor regarding preparation of CEMP & its implementation. Training sessions for every contractor will be conducted prior to the commencement of the construction works and it shall focus on the following topics:
Implementation of CDR’s HSE guidelines;
Air Quality Management;
Water Quality Management;
Solid Waste Management;
Hazardous waste management; and
The training sessions will also include representatives from the MoEW , BMLWWE and the PMU. The cost of these training sessions is 30,000 USD.
Six months prior to the end of the 2 years operation period, a training session concerning water quality monitoring shall be conducted by a qualified training expert for BMLWWE in order to ensure the proper monitoring of the WTW water quality. The training session shall concentrate on the following:
Quality Assurance (QA)/ Quality Control (QC); and
Reporting & Interpretation.
The estimated cost for this training is 8,000 USD.
8.5Verification & Monitoring
Monitoring and Inspection Plan during the Construction Phase
As part of the Construction Environmental Monitoring Plan, a series of environmental variables are proposed to be monitored at varying frequencies depending on the parameter. Monitoring and site inspections are required particularly where the environmental and social Impact is thought to be most important, in particular:
Near sensitive sites;
At working sites and base camps;
At all possible locations of potential leakage risk; and
At all point sources of waste generation.
The parameters to be monitored during construction will include:
Ambient air quality
Damour Surface and groundwater quality
Additional source of information is through ongoing visual inspection. The site HSE officer should continuously check for unsafe acts and activities that transgress the requirements specified in the EMP. At the same time some potential impacts are difficult to monitor quantitatively, such as soil erosion and waste management. The ongoing inspections by the site HSE officer provide valuable qualitative information on effects such as these so that action can be taken to mitigate against further potential effects.
Visual site inspection shall include:
Health, safety and Hygiene
Table 8 -66 summarizes the proposed detailed monitoring and inspection plan during the construction and operation phases.
The detailed plan for water quality monitoring during operation phase is presented in Table 8 -67.
It is highly recommended to establish a database to log in field monitoring results. It will provide a scientific basis for establishing or modifying environmental measures in the future for the water sector. The database will record monitoring results during construction and operation phases. It will be developed by the PMU with the assistance of the implementing consultants. Monthly environmental monitoring reports shall be prepared by the PMU to analysis the collected data, assess the monitoring activities, and provide recommendations to ensure the effectiveness of the overall Construction Environmental Monitoring Plan. It is proposed that the PMU prepares quarterly environmental monitoring reports during the first two years of operation (open for renewal depending on the monitoring results).
It is proposed that a monthly environmental inspection report be developed by the site HSE officer and presented to the ESM/ PMU. The PMU will review the consolidated monthly report and decide on an appropriate corrective action where this is deemed necessary.
Additionally bi-annual comprehensive reports shall be generated by the PMU to present the results of the ESMP implementation activities and assess the adequacy of the proposed mitigation measures. These reports shall be submitted to the MoEW, MoE, CDR and the World Bank. During operation the bi annual reports should include a full synthesis and analysis of the water quality monitoring data within the WTW to assess the effectiveness of the various treatment units/ technologies adopted within the plant and propose potential enhancements to it and lessons learnt for future similar plants.
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