Review ESIA 5 bridges Conakry: attention for increased traffic flows

conakryAs part of the DRIVE facility, the NCEA reviewed the ESIA for the construction of five bridges in Conakry, Guinea. The main objective of this project is to increase access of densely populated neighbourhoods which are separated by rivers. Although the ESIA report is informative and contains a lot of data, the NCEA does recommend various improvements before a decision on the project can be taken. For example, more (relevant) information on: 

  • management and assessment of increased traffic flows;
  • mitigation measures for biodiversity and ecosystem services;
  • the socio-economic impacts, including displacement.