(The Environment and Social Management Unit)

Environment considerations have become a central issue in the socio-economic development of any country. Whatever the development agenda any country is, it has to take into consideration the impact of such agenda or policy on the environment. The Roads Authority is committed to ensure that proper environmental management and endeavors to use the best practices in environment management.’

Established in 2003 through the support of the World Bank, the Unit is responsible for Environmental and Social Management of all projects executed by the Roads Authority. The Unit collaborates with the Environmental Management Task Force in promoting environmental planning and management in Road Infrastructure Development.

The unit is also responsible for the:

  • Development and updating the  RA Environmental and Social Policy with regard road construction, maintenance and development;
  • Develop and maintain Environmental Guidelines for use in the road sector development activities;
  • Develop Health and Safety Guidelines for the Road Sector Development Activities in Malawi
  • Processing Mining Licences for Quarries and Gravel Pits
  • Prepare draft Environmental Impact Assessment terms of reference for road development activities in line with World Bank Safeguard policies;
  •  Reviewing Road infrastructure EIA documents and Engineering designs  before commencement of civil and structural works;
  • Screen tender documents and engineering designs for EIA applicability in collaboration with the Procurement Division;
  • Monitoring the implementation of Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs) by consultants and contractors in road infrastructure development;
  • Developing Environmental and Social Management System for environmental and engineering activities in the Road sector;
  • Development of Resettlement Policy Framework and outline Resettlement Action Plans;
  • Develop Environmental and Social guidelines and procedures to be followed in case of resettlement and compensation for people affected by road construction activities.
  • Develop RA HIV / AIDS policy and HIV Mainstreaming guidelines for use in road development activities,
  • Conduct training in Environmental, Social, Assessment and Management for contractors, consultants and other stakeholders in the road sector.

A number of studies have been conducted for the various Road Projects in Malawi which are uploaded below.

Various Environmental and Social Studies for the Road Sector in Malawi

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SOUTHERN AFRICA TRADE AND CONNECTIVITY PROJECT (SATCP)

  1. SATCP Labour Management Procedures
  2. SATCP Stakeholder Engagement Plan 

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SOUTHERN AFRICA TRADE AND TRANSPPORT FACILITATION PROGRAMME (SATTFP)

  1. SATTFP Labour Engagement Plan
  2. SATTFP Stakeholder Engagement Plan
  3. SATTFP Environmental and Social Management Framework
  4. SATTFP Resettlement Framework Plan
  5. SATTFP – Submission of Project Env. & Social Safeguards Documents
  6. Songwe One Stop Border Post Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Report
  7. Songwe One Stop Border Post Resettlement Action Plan

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CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT OF KENYATTA DRIVE AND MZIMBA STREET PROJECT IN LILONGWE CITY

  1. Certificate of Approval for ESIA Report 25.10.2021

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M1 ROAD REHABILITATION AND WIDENING PROJECT

     Environmental Affairs Department – EIA Certificates and Approvals

  1. Conditions for Approval to Proceed With the Project
  2. Certificate of Approval Kacheche – Chiweta 08.11.2019
  3. M 1 KIA – Mzimba Notice of Aproval to Proceed with Project 12-2020
  4. M1 Kacheche – Chiweta Notice of Approval to Proceed With the Project  12-2020

      ESIA Reports

  1. Review of ESIA Report for Proposed 236 km KIA Turnoff to Mzimba Turnoff  Section of the M1 Road Rehabilitation and Upgrading
  2. Review of ESIA Report for Proposed Improvement of Mzimba Turnoff Mzuzu Kacheche M1 Road Section
  3. Review of ESIA Report for Proposed Rehabilitation of Kacheche to Chiweta Section of the M1 Road
  4. ESIA REPORT FOR THE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT FOR THE 234 KM KIA TURNOFF TO MZIMBA TURNOFF OF M1 ROAD
  5. ESIA REPORT FOR THE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT OF MZIMBA TURN OFF-MZUZU-KACHECHE (M1) ROAD
  6. ESIA REPORT FOR THE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT FOR KACHECHE TO CHIWETA SECTION OF M1 ROAD
  7. ESIA for the proposed rehabilitation of Kacheche to Chiweta Section of the M1 Road, Rumphi District in Malawi
  8. ESIA REPORT BENGA – DWANGWA M005 ROAD SECTION V1

     Resettlement Related Documents

  1. RESETTLEMENT ACTION PLAN FOR THE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT FOR THE 234 KM KIA TURNOFF TO MZIMBA TURNOFF OF M1 ROAD
  2. BENGA – DWANGWA M005 SECTION RAP

     Project Information Disclosure

  1.   Public Disclosure of Rehabilitation of Sections of  M1 Road Project
  2.   Project Brief Issue 1
  3.   Project Brief Issue 2
  4.   Public Disclosure for Kamuzu International Airport Junction to Kasungu Road Project

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Southern Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project – Additional Finance (updated 7 May 2021)

  1. Environmental and Social Management Framework
  2. Resettlement Management Framework

Environmental & Social Management Plan – uploaded 11/12/2020

  1. Muloza OSBP Environmental and Social Management Plan
  2. Dedza OSBP Environmental and Social Management Plan
  3. Mwanza OSBP Environmental and Social Management Plan

Southern Africa Trade & Connectivity Project – uploaded 10/12/2020

  1. Environmental & Social Management Framework:
  2. Download: Final Draft SATCP ESMF – uploaded 10/12/2020
  3. Download Approved FINAL SATCP P164847_ Malawi Environmental and social Management Framework – uploaded 4/02/2021
  4. Resettlement Policy Framework
  5. Download: Final Draft SATC Project RPF

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