The project includes:
The trains will run on electricity. The railway is expected to have positive effects on the environment and also contribute to social development. For example, diesel-powered road transport is expected to be transferred to railway. Most of the area where the railway line will be drawn is sparsely populated. In a few places, the railroad will be drawn through or adjacent to sensitive natural environments.
The Ethiopian railway project is classified as a category A-project. Additional information on the environmental and social impacts is available in the following documents:
1. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Reports, 2011-2012.
2. Independent review of the Ethiopian Railway Project against environmental and social performance standards, June 2014 (revised version).
3. Environmental and Social Action Plan, draft, February 2014.
The attached information was published on EKN´s website www.ekn.se 2014-03-14. Comments on the project can be made within 30 days. This procedure is in accordance with the OECD Recommendation on Common Approaches for ECAs.
|Independent review of the Ethiopian Railway Project against environmental and social performance standards, June 2014 (revised version)||2014|
|Environmental and Social Action Plan, draft, February 2014||2014|