DPMC

 

Civil Works and Infrastructure Development

Pre-Feasibility Study for the Georgetown-Lethem Road

The firm was subcontracted to conduct the Pre-Feasibility Study for the Georgetown-Lethem Road for the Government of Guyana/IDB.

Tasks undertaken included:

  1. Identifying the environmental and social implications of the Georgetown-Lethem Road remaining as it is vis-a-vis developing it into a fair-weather road using lateritic surface or an all-weather using asphaltic material,
  2. Studying and analyzing the environmental, social, and indigenous impacts and identifying preliminary mitigation measures, and
  3. Developing a terms of reference ToR) for the conduct of an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the project and the development of an Indigenous Peoples’ Plan (IPP) during is feasibility stage.


Duration: January to June, 2008


Images from Georgetown Lethem Road Project Field Study Exercise
 

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the 9th EDF of the Guyana Sea Defence Programme-Detailed Design and Tender Assistance

The firm conducted the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the 9th EDF of the Guyana Sea Defence Programme-Detailed Design and Tender Assistance funded by the European Union (EU).

The tasks under this preliminary ESA involved:

  1. Identifying the potential positive, negative, direct, indirect and cumulative impacts that are likely to emerge from the pursuance of physical works under the 9th EDF Programme on the relevant components of the bio-physical, human welfare and other socio-economic parameters,
  2. Conducting a comprehensive review of the laws and policies governing the sea and river defence sector,
  3. Identifying and providing guidelines and recommendations for effective execution and management of physical works to be undertaken in the 9th EDF, and
  4. Detailing tasks and responsibilities for the mitigation of the significant negative externalities.


Duration: April to May, 2008

Images from site visits on 9TH EDF Guyana Sea Defence Program
 

Socio-Economic Survey and Public Awareness Programme (SESPAP) in Regions 2, 3 and 4 for the Sea and River Defences Division (SRDD)

Under the 8th European Development Fund (EDF) of the Guyana Sea Defence Programme-Detailed Design and Tender Assistance (SESPAP) within the Institutional Capacity Building Activities (ICBA) on Guyana’s Sea and River defences (2005) key personnel in the firm collaborated in the conducting of a Socio-Economic Survey and Public Awareness Programme (SESPAP) in Regions 2, 3 and 4 for the Sea and River Defences Division (SRDD) of the Ministry of Public Works and Communications and the European Commission in Guyana.

Our tasks included:

  1. Identifying the criteria/specific indicators by which the socio-economic landscape of the coastline in Regions 2, 3, and 4 can be defined;
  2. Relating economic and social interests to sea defence intervention by way of determining the interest to be protected,
  3. Address the feasibility of introducing, over time, some form of cost recovery based on the importance of what is to be protected and the use of Sea and river defences,
  4. Creating a GIS database with land-use and other related information that can be used in the valuation estimations,
  5. Providing adaptation options to risks and potential disasters posed by climatic events, and
  6. Designing a public awareness programme on sea defence management.


Duration: August 2007 to April 2008

SESPAP -Meeting with NDC's and Community Stakeholders
 

Socio-Economic Survey and Public Awareness Programme (SESPAP)

Under the 8th European Development Fund (EDF) of the Guyana Sea Defence Programme-Detailed Design and Tender Assistance (SESPAP) within the Institutional Capacity Building Activities (ICBA) on Guyana’s Sea and River defences (2005) key personnel in the firm collaborated in the conducting of a Socio-Economic Survey and Public Awareness Programme (SESPAP) in Regions 2, 3 and 4 for the Sea and River Defences Division (SRDD) of the Ministry of Public Works and Communications and the European Commission in Guyana.

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