Environmental Action Plan

Environmental Action Plan (EAP): Under EAP an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) has prepared to minimize or avoid high and medium ranked adverse environmental impacts as identified in the EIA during three implementation stages of project,- Pre-construction, -Construction, and Operation Maintenance.
Each adverse impact during implantation stages is addressed in the EMP as follows

    • Dredged Material Management Plan- Dust management- Top Soil Stripping, Storage and Reuse- Noise and vibration management- Emergency Response Plan
    • Development of Hydro-meteorological station
    • Community Environmental Management Plan of Resettlement Sites (RS)
    • Tree Plantation and Greenbelt Development Plan.
    • Biodiversity Management Plan (Wildlife baseline monitoring including hilsha fish and Dolphinmigration monitoring)- Padma protected Sanctuary, Development of Visitor center- Resettlement Action plans- Public Health Action Plan
    • Income and livelihood Restoration Plan
    • Formation of Environmental Enhancement Fund.
  • EMP includes Environmental Code of Practices to address all general construction related environmental low impacts/risk of the PMBP.

    • 1: Waste Management
    • 2: Fuels and Hazardous Goods Management
    • 3: Water Resources Management
    • 4: Drainage Management
    • 5: Soil Quality Management
    • 6: Erosion and Sediment Control
    • 7: Top Soil Management
    • 8: Topography and Landscaping
    • 9: Borrow Areas Development & Operation
    • 10: Air Quality Management
    • 11: Noise and Vibration Management
    • 12: Protection of Flora
    • 13: Protection of Fauna
    • 14: Protection of Fisheries
    • 15: Road Transport and Road Traffic Management
    • 16: River Transport management
    • 17: Construction Camp Management
    • 18: Cultural and Religious Issues
    • 19: Workers Health and Safety
  • Ongoing Activities:

    1. Environment, Occupational Health and Safety Monitoring: Periodic monitoring at all construction sites (four Resettlement Sites, Construction Yards and Service Areas) is being carried out to assess and evaluate for environmental compliance requirements are being met up.

    Tree Plantation and Greenbelt Development at Resettlement Sites The MoU signed on 27 May 2012 between BBA, Ministry of Communications & Bangladesh Forest Department (DF), Ministry of Environment and Forests regarding tree plantation in four resettlement sites. The PMBP, BBA has disbursed about BDT 827,4130.20 and BDT 73,18,090 to DFOs at Dhaka and Faridpur district respectively. Tree plantations at resettlement sites are completed and supervision going on

    Work start date according to work plan: June 2009
    Work end date according to work plan: June 2020
       a) Tree plantation has been started from 2012 and 87,457 Nos. of tree plantation has been completed up to February 2017 in resettlement area, approach road and service area on both side of the river.
       b) Consulting firm Agriconsulting S.P.A & SODEV Consult International Ltd.are continuing their work on for "Biodiversity Baseline Survey and Preparing Monitoring Plan, Identifying Location of the protected Sanctuary and Developing a Sanctuary Plan of PMBP"
       c) MoU has been signed with Zoological Department of Dhaka University to stablish a Museum in the project area. For this purpose, proposed signing of contract agreement has been completed. And 955 nos. sample of species has been collected and preserved till February 2017.
       d) For "Consultancy Services for Preparing a Comprehensive Documentation of Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project," negotiation has been signed between Impress telefilm and PMBP on 17/02/2016. "Commencement of service" has been provided to this institution for doing work. Work is ongoing.

    Environmental Impact

    • About 295,072 trees loss (Excluding 485,074 bamboo and banna trees)
    • Crops 24,684 tons
    • Loss of fish breeding area about 767 ha, 12 ha fishing ponds will be filled up, etc.
    • Generate about 50 Million cubic meter dredge material from the river
    • Traffic congestion, safety hazards, noise pollution, sanitation, health and hygiene, waste generation etc.
  • Environment Action Plan of the Project

    • Vol. 0: Executive Summary
    • vol. 1 a/b: EA/IEE for RS
    • vol. 2: Environmental Impact Assessment Report
    • vol. 3: Engironmental Quality Baseline Monitoring Survey
    • vol. 4: Ecological Report
    • vol. 5: Factoring of Climate Change in the Design
    • vol. 6: Cumulative Impact Assessment
    • vol. 7: EA for Transmission Tower