Environmental Impact Assessment for the Proposed Abuja Technology Village (ATV).
The Abuja Technology Village is conceived as a Technology Park that will provide an enabling environment for the location of technology businesses. It will be a Free Trade Zone (FTZ) and as such, offer a number of trade and commercial incentives to both start-up enterprises and blue chip multi-nationals. The aim of the study is to assess the potential environmental and social impacts of the proposed Abuja Technology Village (ATV) development, and prepare an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) that includes a detailed Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP), which will include necessary mitigation measures. The ESIA will establish modalities of implementing the rehabilitation works in line with the Nigeria Environmental policies and laws and the World Bank Safeguard policies
Provided services included the following:
⦁ Conducted an Environmental and Social Assessment of the planned and completed developments in order to identify and assess their potential environmental and social impacts;
⦁ Carried out consultations with relevant stakeholders, including potential project- affected persons, to obtain their views and suggestions regarding the environmental and social impacts of the proposed project.
⦁ Appraised the project activities and determine any potential negative and positive impact on the environment;
⦁ Identified sensitive components of the existing environment within the project area and environs;
⦁ Established the existing state of the environment and identify sensitive components of the existing environment within the project area and area of potential project influence;
⦁ Assisted with project design and planning by identifying those aspects of location, construction and operations, which may cause adverse environmental, social, health