INTEGRATED SAFEGUARDS DATASHEET APPRAISAL STAGE I. Basic Information Date prepared/updated: 02/03/2008 Report No.: AC3334 1. Basic Project Data Country: Nigeria Project ID: P072644 Project Name: Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP) Task Team Leader: Justin Runji Estimated Appraisal Date: February 6, Estimated Board Date: April 29, 2008 2008 Managing Unit: AFTTR Lending Instrument: Specific Investment Loan Sector: Roads and highways (100%) Theme: Rural services and infrastructure (P);Decentralization (S);Administrative and civil service reform (S) IBRD Amount (US$m.): 0.00 IDA Amount (US$m.): 60.00 GEF Amount (US$m.): 0.00 PCF Amount (US$m.): 0.00 Other financing amounts by source: BORROWER/RECIPIENT 11.99 FOREIGN SOURCES (UNIDENTIFIED) 0.00 11.99 Environmental Category: B - Partial Assessment Simplified Processing Simple  Repeater  Is this project processed under OP 8.50 (Emergency Recovery) Yes [ ] No [ ] or OP 8.00 (Rapid Response to Crises and Emergencies) 2. Project Objectives The Project Development Objective is to provide improved rural transport infrastructure in support of rural economic development activities and for better access to socioeconomic amenities by rural communities in Kaduna State and assist Kaduna State to manage the State road assets in a sustainable manner. RAMP has two components: upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance of rural transport infrastructure; and institutional strengthening, reforms and capacity building. The rural transport infrastructure component will support the upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance of about 600 km of rural roads in four prioritized intervention areas and about 130 river crossings spread across the entire state. 3. Project Description RAMP has two components, Component A: Upgrading, Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Transport Infrastructure and Component B: Institutional Strengthening, Reforms and Capacity Building. The activities within each one of these two components are detailed below: Component A: Upgrading, Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Transport Infrastructure The rural transport infrastructure component of the project will support the upgrading, rehabilitation and maintenance of about 600 km (subject to ongoing design work) of rural roads selected from the eight top prioritized intervention areas and 132 river crossings spread across the entire state. There will be two sub-components within Component A: (i) Improvement and maintenance of roads within eight intervention areas of the state through long term output and performance based contracting (OPRC), and (ii) Construction and rehabilitation of selected river crossings across the entire state. There will be four OPRC packages, two in Giwa, part of Birnin Gwari, part of Igabi and part of Zaria forming Packages R1 and R2. while part of Kagarko, part of Jema’a, part of Jaba, part of Zango Kataf and part of Kachia will form Package R3 and R4. River crossings will be grouped into six packages B1 to B6, covering the whole of Kaduna but excluding river crossings on roads under OPRC. A study was carried out to assess the rural road transport needs of the entire state and to prioritize the intervention areas. The delineated intervention areas were prioritized by attaching relative importance to: population; land area; population density; number of primary/post primary schools; schools enrolment; school to land area; number of boreholes to land area; number of health facilities; health facilities to land area; poverty index; number of markets; agricultural outputs (in tons); FADAMA/Irrigation farms; and cottage industries. The criteria for screening, prioritization and selection of links/networks were cost-effectiveness, population of communities along the link, traffic volume along the link and community preference. Regarding river crossings, a comprehensive list of 330 river crossings compiled by the State Ministry of Works and Transport based on requests by the Local Governments in the State were classified into categories depending on the complexity of the engineering interventions, and size of facility needed, with higher priority attached to the less complex structures. Other categorization criteria were the importance of the crossing to the immediate beneficiaries (which was determined by traffic volume, accessibility importance, economic and social importance), the importance of the crossing as part of a road network, the potential for the crossings to contribute towards socio economic activities such as agriculture, industry and commerce, tourism and social institutions including schools and hospitals. The final criterion was the location of the river crossing and hence it’s potential to contribute to rural accessibility, with more priority accordedto crossings located away from urban centers. The relative importance of each criterion was established and weighted, with the higher weight being attributed to criteria relating to rural poverty and least weight on financial implications. Component B: Institutional Strengthening, Reforms and Capacity Building The five main activities under capacity building component are: project management; institutional strengthening and capacity building; institutional reforms; cross cutting issues including road safety and HIV/AIDS; and preparation of a state funded follow-on project. These activities are intended to buttress the sustainability aspects of the project. 4. Project Location and salient physical characteristics relevant to the safeguard analysis State-wide road network in Kaduna State. 5. Environmental and Social Safeguards Specialists Ms Nina Chee (AFTEN) Mr Antoine V. Lema (AFTTR) Mr Chukwudi H. Okafor (AFTCS) Mr Africa Eshogba Olojoba (AFTEN) 6. Safeguard Policies Triggered Environmental Assessment (OP/BP 4.01) Natural Habitats (OP/BP 4.04) Forests (OP/BP 4.36) Pest Management (OP 4.09) Physical Cultural Resources (OP/BP 4.11) Indigenous Peoples (OP/BP 4.10) Involuntary Resettlement (OP/BP 4.12) Safety of Dams (OP/BP 4.37) Projects on International Waterways (OP/BP 7.50) Projects in Disputed Areas (OP/BP 7.60) Yes X No X X X X X X X X X II. Key Safeguard Policy Issues and Their Management A. Summary of Key Safeguard Issues 1. Describe any safeguard issues and impacts associated with the proposed project. Identify and describe any potential large scale, significant and/or irreversible impacts: The field visits during project preparation reveals that there are likely to be no major significant negative impacts during project implementation; especially as the project does not contemplate altering the road layouts or destruction of dwelling and/or farms or collective private property. Potential negative impacts are summarized below and restricted in scope and severity: • Dust and noise due to construction and demolition; • The establishment of base camps and the opening or re-opening of borrow pits and solid rock quarries, which could result in soil erosion and pollution and aesthetically undesirable alteration of the landscape; • Dumping of construction wastes and accidental spillage of machine oil, lubricants, etc; • Encroachment to private property; and • Risk of damage to historical or cultural property or unknown archaeologicalsites. 2. Describe any potential indirect and/or long term impacts due to anticipated future activities in the project area: The safeguards impacts identified are not expected to have any long term or cumulative effects. Obviously, the civil works for the road rehabilitation will be carried out on existing road segments of the corridor. The right of way of the targeted road segments has been largely respected. 3. Describe any project alternatives (if relevant) considered to help avoid or minimize adverse impacts. Not Applicable 4. Describe measures taken by the borrower to address safeguard policy issues. Provide an assessment of borrower capacity to plan and implement the measures described. The borrower's capacity to manage Bank safeguard concerns within the sector is weak. The borrower's institutional capacity in addressing safeguards issues will be further strengthened, and the Government team will receive needed guidance from the Bank's safeguards specialists on the project team. The Federal Government of Nigeria and the states have environmental management agencies. The state agencies will ensure compliance, supervise the mitigation of the safeguards measures and conduct the internal monitoring of the implementation. The Federal Ministry of Environment, Housing and Urban Development will ensure the external monitoring. 5. Identify the key stakeholders and describe the mechanisms for consultation and disclosure on safeguard policies, with an emphasis on potentially affected people. The safeguards instruments have been subject to consultations with key stakeholders such as the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, Ministry of Works and Transport, Kaduna and the Kaduna Environmental Protection Agency and have been disclosed. In addition, project stakeholders, local governments, local communities and project affected persons (PAPs), will be continuously consulted at various stages of the project cycle, from planning, design review and to implementation. B. Disclosure Requirements Date Environmental Assessment/Audit/Management Plan/Other: Was the document disclosed prior to appraisal? Date of receipt by the Bank Date of "in-country" disclosure Date of submission to InfoShop For category A projects, date of distributing the Executive Summary of the EA to the Executive Directors Resettlement Action Plan/Framework/Policy Process: Was the document disclosed prior to appraisal? Date of receipt by the Bank Date of "in-country" disclosure Date of submission to InfoShop Yes 07/12/2006 07/18/2006 07/11/2007 Yes 07/17/2006 07/18/2006 07/11/2007 * If the project triggers the Pest Management and/or Physical Cultural Resources, the respective issues are to be addressed and disclosed as part of the Environmental Assessment/Audit/or EMP. If in-country disclosure of any of the above documents is not expected, please explain why: N/A C. Compliance Monitoring Indicators at the Corporate Level (to be filled in when the ISDS is finalized by the project decision meeting) OP/BP/GP 4.01 - Environment Assessment Does the project require a stand-alone EA (including EMP) report? If yes, then did the Regional Environment Unit or Sector Manager (SM) review and approve the EA report? Are the cost and the accountabilities for the EMP incorporated in the credit/loan? OP/BP 4.12 - Involuntary Resettlement Has a resettlement plan/abbreviated plan/policy framework/process framework (as appropriate) been prepared? If yes, then did the Regional unit responsible for safeguards or Sector Manager review the plan? The World Bank Policy on Disclosure of Information Have relevant safeguard policies documents been sent to the World Bank's Infoshop? Have relevant documents been disclosed in-country in a public place in a form and language that are understandable and accessible to project-affected groups and local NGOs? All Safeguard Policies Have satisfactory calendar, budget and clear institutional responsibilities been prepared for the implementation of measures related to safeguard policies? Have costs related to safeguard policy measures been included in the project cost? Does the Monitoring and Evaluation system of the project include the monitoring of safeguard impacts and measures related to safeguard policies? Have satisfactory implementation arrangements been agreed with the borrower and the same been adequately reflected in the project legal documents? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes D. Approvals Signed and submitted by: Task Team Leader: Environmental Specialist: Social Development Specialist Additional Environmental and/or Social Development Specialist(s): Name Mr Justin Runji Mr Africa Eshogba Olojoba Mr Antoine V. Lema Mr Chukwudi H. Okafor Date 02/01/2008 02/01/2008 Approved by: Sector Manager: Mr C. Sanjivi Rajasingham 02/02/2008 Comments: Sanjivi's was a re-approval after his pre-decission meeting approval of Jan 15, 2008.