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West African Regional Fisheries Project in Sierra Leone: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultants

Funded by World Bank - WB
Location Sierra Leone
Status
Deadline
Express interest by 28 Sep 2012

The Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone has received a loan and a grant from the World Bank for the implementation of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Programme in Sierra Leone (WARFP-SL), within the context of the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan and grant for eligible payments under the contract for Consulting services for a full Environmental Impact Assessment study leading to the issuance of an environmental permit for the construction of a fish harbour at the Whiteman’s Bay in Murray town, a fish landing site cluster at konakridee and a road linking linking konakridee and Lungi International airport.

Project ID: P106063


The Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone has received a loan and a grant from the World Bank for the implementation of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Programme in Sierra Leone (WARFP-SL), within the context of the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan and grant for eligible payments under the contract for Consulting services for a full Environmental Impact Assessment study leading to the issuance of an environmental permit for the construction of a fish harbour at the Whiteman’s Bay in Murray town, a fish landing site cluster at konakridee and a road linking linking konakridee and Lungi International airport.

 

SCOPE OF WORK  

The physical infrastructure proposed under the project consists of:

 

  1. Construction of a new fisheries terminal in Freetown, (geographical location 8o 29’14.82” N, 13o 15’ 12.43” W) in an area known as White Man’s Bay;
  2. Construction of an artisanal fish handling platform at Konakreedee, (geographical location 8o 41’ 51.91” N, 13o 14’ 23.76” W), 14 km North of Lungi airport;
  3. Re-construction of the unpaved laterite rural road connecting Konakreedee with Lungi airport.

 

The fisheries unloading and export terminal in the Murray town area of Freetown will be located on a reclaimed area measuring approximately 300 m x 250 m rooted to the shoreline inside the maritime base of the Joint Marine Committee (JMC), property of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), located inside White Man’s Bay. The reclaimed area will be bounded on two sides by a sheet piled wall, forming the unloading jetty to the North and the new JMC maritime base to the East, and on two sides by a rubble slope. The resulting bunded area will be filled with clean sand dredged from the fairway inside the Sierra Leone River. The reclaimed area will be divided up between the JMC maritime base and the fisheries export terminal, which itself will consist of a customs-controlled export area containing cold stores and a load-out jetty on piles, an offloading area, processing areas, an administrative area and a utilities area for standby power, water and fuel storage and liquid waste treatment.

 

Except for the administrative and utilities areas and the JMC maritime base, the other areas will be fenced-up and made available to private investors wishing to invest in Sierra Leone’s fishing sector. The administrative area will be the seat of the port management body, the Competent Authority and the Department of Fisheries. It is envisaged that the Competent Authority and the Department of Fisheries will share a single storey building, whereas the port management body will be housed in a 2 storey building providing office space for the harbour master, police, immigration, banking and other services. The JMC area (active maritime base) will be isolated from the fisheries area by a chainlink fence.

 

The artisanal fish handling facility will be located in the village of Konakreedee and will be designed to handle fresh fish in a hygienic manner for transport to Lungi by road. The facility will include hygiene services, liquid waste treatment, office space, seawater piped system and solar-powered lighting and pumping.

 

The 12 km of laterite road connecting the artisanal fish handling facility with the centre of Lungi will be re-constructed from the sub-base and paved. The existing drainage system will be upgraded by removal of non-functioning culverts, clearing and cleaning of open drains, construction of additional culverts including headwalls, construction of headwalls to existing culverts, re-construction of embankments.

 

Objectives

 

The Consultant shall first assist the Client in the conduct of a Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) in collaboration with the land-use plan being carried out by the Ministry of Lands Country Planning and Environment. Subsequently, a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report will be required for the proposed fisheries port. The EIA report will be commensurate with a World Bank environmental category A, as per Operational Policy 4.01

 

According to Sierra Leonean legislation, at least two public consultations are required, one at the start of the EIA process and one at the end. According to the Sierra Leonean legislation, the EIA report and the EIS studies must be approved by the Sierra Leone Environment Protection Agency (SLEPA) . Upon the Agency’s approval, the relevant environmental license is issued which is required for the issuing of any construction permits.

 

Method of selection

 

Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultant by World Borrowers (May 2004, revised January, 2011)

 

Interested consultants may obtain further information and detailed Terms of Reference at the address below during office hours from 9:00 am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

 

Closing date: 28th September 2012, 12:00pm

 

The Project Coordinator

West Africa Regional Fisheries Program

Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources

38a Macauley Street, Murray Town

Tel: +232 78 698 115

E-mail: salieusankoh@hotmail.com

 

The Procurement Specialist

West Africa Regional Fisheries Program

Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources

38a Macauley Street, Murray Town

Tel: +232 78 316 199

E-mail: saidussesay2006@yahoo.com

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