ZAMBIA ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AGENCY
CALL FOR COMMENTS
REVIEW OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AND RESETTLEMENT ACTION PLAN FOR THE PROPOSED
66kV TRANSMISSION LINE FROM NDOLA REFINERY SUBSTATION TO DANGOTE CEMENT PLANT IN MASAITI DISTRICT BY COPPERBELT ENERGY CORPORATION
Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) intends to extend the 66kV network from Ndola Refinery substation to the Dangote Cement Plant in Senior Chief Chiwala’s area in Masaiti District.
The project preparatory activities and works will involve; reconnaissance survey that involve maps and preliminary ground truthing, line firming based on the preliminary survey, detailed line survey and pegging and Way-leave acquisition.
A complete new substation will be constructed close to the Dangote Industries Cement Plant in Senior Chief Chiwala’s area of Masaiti District. The proposed Dangote 66/11Kv substation will involve all works necessary for the construction of a greenfield substation i.e. a new 66kV Switchyard to house a 30MVA 66/11kV transformer and a line bay to terminate the transmission line from Ndola Refinery. Other substation works will be done at the existing Ndola Refinery 66/3.3kV Substation to upgrade the 66kV busbar and its associated equipment and to construct a new 66kV line bay complete with all bay equipment, to which the proposed new 15.5km sub-transmission line will terminate. The total cost of the project is approximately US$6 million. The life span of the project is dependent on the continued supply of power by both Dangote and CEC.
An Environmental Impact Assessment established that a number of households would be affected by the proposed project. The affected households were categorized as follows:
- Permanent Farmers on Traditional/Customary Land: A total of forty one (41) households were identified under this group. These will be compensated for loss of part of the agricultural land as well as crops;
- State land Owners: A total of (nine) 9 households were identified under this group. These will be compensated for loss of agricultural land; and
- Members of the Cooperative: A total of fourteen (14) persons were identified under this group. These will be compensated for loss of revenue.
In order to manage the environmental and socio-economic impacts from the project, CEC has proposed an environmental and socio-economic impacts management plan in the said Environmental Impact Assessment Report.
This notice therefore serves to inform members of the public, interested and affected parties that the Environmental Impact Assessment Report has been received by ZEMA in line with the provisions of the Environmental Management Act No. 12 of 2011 and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, Statutory Instrument No. 28 of 1997, for review. The report is available for scrutiny at the following places:
- ZEMA – Northen Region Office, Ndola
- ZEMA- Information and Documentation Centre, Lusaka
- Masaiti Town Council
- Chief Chiwala’s Palace
- ZEMA website: zema.org.zm
Interested and affected parties may send their written submissions to the undersigned. The deadline for submission of comments is Friday, 1st March, 2019.
The Director General
Zambia Environmental Management Agency
Corner of Church and Suez Roads
P.O. Box 35131, LUSAKA
Tel No.: +260 211 254023/59
Fax No.: +260 211 254164