|dc.contributor.author||Land and Marine Environmental Resources Group||-|
|dc.identifier.citation||Land and Marine Environmental Resources Group. (2016). Environmental impact assessment for backfilling of lake area and reconstruction of boundary wall at Funadhoo, Kaafu Atoll. Male': Maldives||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||The non-technical summary outlines findings of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the
backfilling of Lake area/water body and reconstruction of boundary wall at K. Funadhoo. The
proponent of the proposed project is State Trading Organization Plc. The total estimated cost of
this project is USD 200,000.Due to the scope of the project, impacts on the environment have only been considered for the
constructional phase of the project. These impacts have been identified through interviews with
the project management team, field data collection and surveys and are also based on past
experience of consultant in similar development projects. The impacts identified are described
according to their location, extent and characteristics. Mitigation measures have also been
identified for impacts which are irreversible in nature.
Impact analysis was done using the Leopold matrix. Since majority of the work for the
backfilling of Lake area had already been completed prior to consultation with the EIA
consultant, any further impacts were mostly insignificant. Terrestrial vegetation was identified as
the most sensitive component of this project. Moreover, impact analysis showed that most of the
proposed works are anticipated to have positive outcomes.
Mitigation measures are discussed in the report for potential impacts, including the following:
Relocation of mature plants which are not too deeply rooted
All machinery used should be well maintained and relevant staff well trained to avoid
accidental spillage during construction phase
Detailed mitigation measures are discussed in Section 11 of the report.
Given the scope of the project, alternative has only been considered for the technique used for
the bracing pipe/rod connection. The no-project scenario which was also considered is not
feasible, given the scope of project and associated impacts on environment which are minor.
Hence the project is considered feasible with proper implementation of the mitigation measures
proposed to minimize the impacts on the environment.||en_US|
|dc.subject||Excavation and backfilling works||en_US|
|dc.subject||Boundary wall construction||en_US|
|dc.subject||Environmental monitoring program||en_US|
|dc.subject||Environmental impact assessments||en_US|
|dc.title||Environmental impact assessment for backfilling of lake area and reconstruction of boundary wall at Funadhoo, Kaafu Atoll||en_US|
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