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Feasibility Studies, Environmental & Social Impact Assessments

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Feasibility Studies, Environmental & Social Impact Assessments

SKILLS was engaged by China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd to undertake the Feasibility Study, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Social Impact Assessment (SIA) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the Proposed Expressway / Railway / Oil pipeline from Hambantota Seaport to Airport. The length of the expressway is 23.2 Kms.

Under this assignment, SKILLS undertook the following studies:

Expressway related studies

■ Analysis of alternatives
■ Hydrological Study
■ Traffic Study
■ Geotechnical Investigations and Analysis
■ Preliminary Designs – Geometric Designs, Structural Designs, and Pavement designs
■ Economic Analysis & Cost Benefit Analysis
■ Financial Analysis
■ Risk Assessment Study
■ Preparation of Bill of Quantities
■ Preparation of Planning Documents
■ Designing Toll station arrangements
■ Preparation of Land acquisition drawings

Railway related studies

■ Preliminary work – Investigations & Data collection
■ Rail Track route selection & identification of alternatives
■ Physical assessment – Land use / Topography / Geotechnical / Hydrological surveys
■ Geometrical design of trace
■ Preliminary design of structures
■ Preliminary design of Signal & Telecommunication
■ Transport Planning survey & Passenger Survey
■ Social assessment questionnaire
■ Environmental scooping

Oil pipeline related studies

■ Topographical Studies
■ Review of the route and the land requirement
■ Design the pipeline and pumps
■ Review of safety and security
■ Risk/ Impact assessment
■ Environmental study
■ Social Assessment Study
■ Estimation of Costs – Construction costs, maintenance costs, Social costs and environmental costs
■ Cost -Benefit analysis
■ Analysis of alternatives

EIA / SIA / RAP

■ Flora & Fauna Surveys
■ Social Impact Assessment Surveys
■ Air Quality & Water Quality analysis
■ Noise & Vibration level analysis and modelling
■ Extended Cost Benefit Analysis
■ Preparation of Environmental Management & Monitoring Plan
■ Assessment of Environmental / Social Impacts and identification of mitigation measures
■ Preparation of Resettlement Action Plan to mitigate the social impacts