Environmental and Social Impact Safeguards Assessment

MEETING & SITE ASSESSMENT:

The BIWRMDP team comprising Deputy Director Environment, Abdul Jabbar, Environment Safeguards Specialist, Maqsood Ahmed and Social Safeguards Specialist, Arif Khilji from PMU visited the District Sibbi on October 6, 2017. They held a meeting with the PIU team, including Deputy Project Director, Sikander Zehri and Field Engineer Abdul Ghaffar. The participants included Deputy Director Agriculture, Sibbi, Mr. Amjad, Agriculture Officer Water Management, Khurram Baig and local elders. They discussed the environmental and social safeguards issues related with the awarded ongoing work of Bakra Ghulam Bolak irrigation scheme located in Sibbi district, in the Nari river basin. The participants subsequently visited the scheme site, where more local community members joined in. The team assessed the potential environmental and social impact safeguards and interacted with the community members. The community members ensured their full support for the project interventions.