7292. Five bridges Conakry - Guinea - DRIVE18GN01

On request of the RVO (Dutch Enterprise Agency), the NCEA has reviewed the ESIA for the Five link and access bridges for the city of Conakry. This advice was prepared by a working group of experts acting on behalf of the NCEA. The group comprises expertise in the following disciplines: ecology, infrastructure, social impacts and resettlement procedures. This review has been conducted based on a draft ESIA and is taking place prior to the review by the BGEEE. The draft ESIA reviewed by the NCEA does not contain a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) or Livelihood Restoration Plan (LRP) or combination of both.

Advisory reports and other documents

23 Nov 2018: Memorandum
Advisory Review of ESIA for 5 Link and Access Bridges Conakry
Examen de qualite EIES de 5 ponts de liaison et desenclavement Conakry

Significant details

The project is located in the capital city of Guinea, Conakry. The main objective of this project is to improve accessibility of the city of Conakry with the construction of five bridges and improvement of their linked roads. Four of these bridges are planned in the Conakry Prefecture namely: Kakimbo Bridge, Demoudoula Bridge, Kiroti Bridge and Kissosso Bridge. The fifth bridge is planned in the Coyah Prefecture on the outskirts of Conakry and is called the Kassonya Bridge. These bridges will increase access of densely populated neighbourhoods in Conakry that are separated by shallows and rivers. The bridges range from 96 m up to 144 m in length and are accompanied by 13.54 km of road.

The Guinea regulations require a RAP/LRP process, for which consultation is ongoing at this moment, and will result in a stand-alone report, which needs to be approved by the BGEEE as well.
The NCEA recommends that the ESIA and RAP/LRP are fully aligned and integrated Specifically, that the ESIA information is made available during the RAP/LRP consultations, and that the ESIA is updated based on the RAP/LRP (consultation) outcomes.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Jan Helmer, MSc
Ellen De Keyser, MSc
Roel Slootweg
Paul Vos

Chair: Tanya van Gool
Technical secretary: Guilherme Andre (Giel) Hendriks, MSc

Further details

Country: Guinea

Last modified: 06 Apr 2023