According to the approved ToR and the project schedule for the CASA-1000 project, studies on bird migration were conducted during the birds migratory period in spring 2017 in the vicinity of the high-voltage transmission line (HVTL) in the Khatlon region of the Republic of Tajikistan.
1. Project objective. The initial proposed CASA-1000 project development objective is to facilitate the first electricity trade of 1,300 megawatts (MW) of existing summertime hydropower surplus between the two regions, involving the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan in Central Asia and Afghanistan and Pakistan in South Asia. Project preparation was guided by the 4-country minister-level Inter-Governmental Council (IGC) with a Secretariat that was put in place in 2011 and through consultations with the 10-member Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program. The project is expected to consist of the construction and operation of transmission infrastructure in the four countries, associated technical assistance during implementation, and mechanisms for the sharing of benefits with communities along the transmission corridor and would contribute to alleviating power supply shortages in Pakistan and Afghanistan and would enhance revenues and economic prospects in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan.
Social impact assessment report
Social Impact Assessment: A social impact assessment (SIA) is important to identify the potential social impact of the project (in design, pre-construction and construction stages, as well as long-term), and thereby recommend mitigation and management measures. Information relevant to social aspects of the CASA-1000 project is contained in a number of previously prepared reports: an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and community benefit sharing studies in all four countries.
Regional Environmental Assessment (REA)
This document presents the summary of the Regional Environmental Assessment (REA) for the CASA-1000 electricity trade project and is produced as a separate document to allow translation to the national languages and sharing amongst the stakeholder groups.
DRAFT RESETTLEMENT POLICY FRAMEWORK
The Central Asian (CA) Republics have large energy resource potential relative to their domestic needs. However, hydro-rich countries like Tajikistan have not been able to realize their potential, in part because of the significant resources needed to develop the associated transmission lines and the lack of regional cooperation. The result is that a lot of water is wastefully spilled in summer without any electricity generation.