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Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) of the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Phase 2
Description of Project

The Jalaur River Multi Purpose Project Phase 2 (JRMP 02) is the first multipurpose project in the Visayas region. The Project is envisioned to provide: a) year-round irrigation water to an estimated 34,300 hectares of agricultural land that include the rehabilitation of 22,340 hectares service area covered by the five (5) existing irrigation systems in the province of Iloilo; b) generate about 11.5 Megawatts of hydro-electric power; and c) supplement the supply of water for domestic and industrial use for the four (4) nearby municipalities including Iloilo City.  

Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project II is envisioned to augment agricultural production, stimulate agri-industrial activities, spur the local economy and the eco-tourism industry, increase employment opportunities and contribute to the overall development of Western Visayas.

JRMP 02 is supported by a P8.95-billion official development assistance extended by the Korean government through its Export-Import Bank’s Economic Cooperation Fund. The Philippine government counterpart fund is P2.2 billion. The conduct of the SEIA is mandated preliminary of which major output includes the securing of the Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC) from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

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Description of
Services Provided

Conducted  a full-blown Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), prepared and submitted Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the following outline set forth in the Procedural Manual of the DENR Administrative Order No 37, series of 1996 (DAO 96-37) to EMB for review and evaluation. EIA identified, predicted and evaluated foreseeable environmental impacts including a thorough investigation of any environmental issues identified during the initial environmental assessment. EIA involved all relevant stakeholders, including the affected community and partner government, the national environmental agency, and/or the local environment agencies.

•    Recommended mitigating measures for the identified risks.

•    Presented to the Environment Management Bureau the results of the EIA and its

•    Review Committee Members.

•    Conducted survey, focus group discussions (FGDs) and Key Informant Interviews (KII) among stakeholders.

•    Designed resettlement framework

•    Conducted IP study

•    Conducted EGGAR

•    Conducted climate change study

•    Designed and implemented various information, education and communications activities to increase awareness and involvement of various stakeholders of JRMP 02.

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Client National Irrigation Administration -Regional Office 06
Location Province of Iloilo
Country Philippines
Period Covered July 2011 - August 2012
No. of Staff Months 32.00 person-months
Associated Consultant None
No. of Staff Months
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