ESIA for Fomi-dam in Guinea

kaartje niger damThe Ministry for Environment of Guinea has asked the NCEA’s independent advice on the ESIA for the Fomi Dam in the Niger river. The Fomi Dam is expected to enable irrigation, generate electricity and increase river navigability. However, there are also risks involved of downstream adverse impacts and impacts in the reservoir area. The (mandatory) ESIA is highly suitable for balancing all issues at stake, facilitating participation and guiding a transparent process. The NCEA's advice concerns the scoping phase of the ESIA.