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|Title: ||Environmental impact assessment report for development of breakwater at GA. Kandhuhulhudhoo|
|Authors: ||Energy Consultancy|
|Keywords: ||Breakwater construction|
Legislative and regulatory considerations
Environmental impact assessments
|Issue Date: ||Feb-2013|
|Citation: ||Energy Consultancy. (2013). Environmental impact assessment report for development of breakwater at GA. Kandhuhulhudhoo. Male': Maldives|
|Abstract: ||The island of Kanduhulhudhoo is the most the south island of G.A atoll, located
approximately at 0° 21’ 05.21’’ N and 73° 32’ 21.75’’ E. The 31ha Island has a
population of 874.
From the observation carried out at the island, it was found a major part of the beach has
been eroded and precautions need to be taken to stop further erosion. In some places the
erosion has reach as far as beyond the vegetation line, and in some areas, the beach rock
can be found.
In this project there will be a small amount of dredging to deepen the harbor basin and
the clearance of the existing breakwater. From the community consultation it was
suggested to transfer this dredge material and rubbles to be relocated to an eroded site for
the prevention of further erosion.
The major impact in this project lies in the marine basin. At the completion of this project
some of the marine topographic features would be lost due to the dredging and the
construction of the breakwater. This impact is identified as a permanent or long term
irreversible damage. In order to minimize the damage, the zones where the activities
takes place needed to be clearly marked and the various activities needed to be restricted
to these zones. The sedimentation deposit during the construction phase is identified to be
reversible and a short term impact. This impact could be minimized by undertaking
various activities during low tide. During the construction phase the contractor should be
careful on handling machineries. Pollutions such as oil spill have to be avoided during the
mobilization, construction and demobilization phase. The safety of the workers shall be
the first and foremost priority of the contractor.
The proponent has an obligation of monitoring the environment during both construction
and operational phase|
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