Autopista Rio Magdalena 2

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Project Number: 
12107-01
Expected Consideration Date by the Board: 
06/26/2017
Date Posted: 
02/28/2017
Company: 
Autopista Rio Magdalena 2 S.A.S.
Sponsoring Entity: 
OHL Concesiones S.A.
Financing Requested: 
USD100,000,000.00
Sector: 
Transport
Environmental and Social Category: 
A
Location: 
Departamento de Antioquia
Country: 
Scope Objective: 

Located in Antioquia Department, the Magdalena River Highway 2 (the Project) is a key communication link connecting the department with the Magdalena River and providing an outlet to the Atlantic coast through integration with the Vías del Nus, Conexión Norte, and Ruta del Sol projects. 

The project is divided into functional units (Unidades Funcionales - UF) and includes the construction of a new 37 km road between Remedios and Vegachí (UF01), a new 35 km road between Vegachí and Alto de Dolores (UF02), the rehabilitation and improvement of the existing 49 km road between Alto de Dolores and Puerto Berrio (UF03), the construction of a 15 km alternate route in Puerto Berrío (UF04a), and improvements along 10 km of the connection between the alternate to Puerto Berrío and the Ruta del Sol (UF04b)).  The project also includes the construction of 42 small bridges and a 1.5 km long bridge over the Magdalena River.

The IIC’s participation in the financing will help to supplement long-term US dollar financing for the project, in collaboration with international commercial banks and local banks contributing financing in Colombian pesos.  

 

Environmental Review: 

In accordance with the IIC Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy, this project has been classified as a Category “A” project.

Specifically, the sections with new construction: functional units 01 (UF01) connecting Remedios with Vegachí; UF02 between Vegachí and Alto de Dolores; and UF04 (Puerto Berrío alternate route), will generate negative environmental impacts common to the execution of linear construction works. Among the latter the following can be included: i) soil erosion and contamination due to sedimentation in water courses; ii) generation of dust and noise from the movement of heavy equipment; removal of vegetation and effects on wilderness areas from the construction of service roads (for the new sections) or communities’ access roads; iii) disruptions in vehicular traffic, particularly in the sections to be rehabilitated; iv) increased collisions with indigenous and introduced fauna, primarily during the operational phase; v) impacts on vulnerable populations due to poor location of camps and industrial areas; vi) conflicts with local communities due to the use foreign construction crews in the project; vii) increased social tensions due to interactions between workers and rural communities (temporary interference in some customs, conflicts over resources, pressure on housing demand, emergence of food businesses, or the opening of outlets for the sale of alcoholic beverages);  viii) increased risks of accidents; and ix) disruptions in the mobility of pedestrians and vehicles.  All these impacts are deemed to be localized, of average intensity and highly reversible if good construction practices and appropriate control measures are implemented.

Given the environmental characteristics of the areas, some impacts (soil erosion and contamination of bodies of water) could be magnified by the physical characteristics of road, specifically when crossing mountainous areas and affecting remnants of native vegetation.  The rehabilitation works will be carried out within the existing right of way, with no major changes anticipated in road’s alignments or substantial corrections in curves and vertical slopes.  In this sense, the environmental impacts generated will be typical of construction activities and can be managed with already known management practices that are included in the respective Plans for Adapting to Environmental Guidelines (Planes de Adaptación a las Guías Ambientales – PAGA).

The Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) required by Colombian legislation for UF01, UF02, and UF04a have been approved by the National Environmental Licenses Authority (Autoridad Nacional de Licencias Ambientales - ANLA) and the corresponding licenses have been issued and are in effect.  The PAGAs for UF03 and UF04b have been approved by the Project Supervisor (Interventoría).  Both the EIAs and the PAGAs have the following plans and programs for managing adverse impacts: i) Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) for the biotic environment; ii) ESMP for the abiotic environment; iii) ESMP for the social environment; iv) Plan for Exiting and Restoring Intervened Areas; v) 1% Investment Plan for UFs that need it; and vi) Waste Management Plan.

The IIC intends to contract an Independent Environmental and Social Consultant to assist in the Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) process, evaluate probable environmental risks, confirm the project’s categorization, evaluate management plans for mitigating risks, and define an environmental and social action plan (ESAP).  During the ESDD, the IIC will visit the project site and evaluate the environmental, social and health and safety system to be adopted, including the associated plans and procedures, will inspect the sites of settlements and industrial areas, verify the scope of the public consultation process, evaluate the basic information and social and labor matters related to the project. 

An Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) will be prepared and published on the IIC website once the ESDD process is completed.

 

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 and UF2

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 1 Objetivos

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 2 Generalidades

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 3 Descripción Proyecto

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 4 Areas de Influencia

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 5-1 Carac AI Abiótico

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 5-02 Caracterización AI Biótico

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 5-3 Carac AI Socioeconómica

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 5-4 Carac AI Serv Ecosistémicos

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 6 Zonificación Ambiental

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 7 Demanda Uso Aprovechamiento RN

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 8 Evaluación Ambiental

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 9 Zonificación manejo ambiental

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 10 Evaluación Económica

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 11 1 1 PMA Abiótico

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 11 1 1 PMA Biótico

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 11 1 1 PMA Social

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 11 1 2 PSM Abiótico

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 11 1 2 PSM Biótico

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 11 1 2 PSM Social

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 11 1 3 Plan Gestión Riesgo

EIA Magdalena 2 UF1 y UF2 Cap 11 1 4 Abandono Restaurac

 

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF3

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF3 Cap 1 Generalidades

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF3 Cap 2 Descripción del proyecto

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF3 Cap 3 Descripción del AID

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF3 Cap 4 Identificación impactos ambientales

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF3 Cap 5 Medidas manejo ambiental

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF3 Cap 6 Programa de seguimiento y control

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF3 Cap 7 Permisos Ambientales

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF3 Cap 8 Presupuesto

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF3 Cap 9 Formatos Manual Inter

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF3 Cap 10 Plan de contingencia

 

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 1 Objetivos

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 2 Generalidades

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 3 Caracteristicas del proyecto

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 4 Area de Influencia

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 5 1 Caracterización AI Abiótica

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 5 2 Caracterización AI Biótico

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 5 3 Caracterización AI Socioeconómico

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 5 4 Caracterización AI Ser Ecosistemicos

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 6 Zonificación Ambiental

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 7 Demanda Uso Aprov y afectación de RN

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 8 Evaluación Ambiental

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 9 Zonificación para el manejo ambiental

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 10 Evaluación Económica

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 11 1 1 PMA Abiótico

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 11 1 1 PMA Biótico

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 11 1 1 PMA Social

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 11 1 2 PSM Abiótico

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 11 1 2 PSM Biótico

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 11 1 2 PSM Social

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 11 1 3 Plan de gestión del riesgo

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 11 1 4 Plan de abandono y restauración

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 11 2 1 Plan de Inversión del 1 %

EIA Magdalena 2 UF4 Variante Cap 11 2 2 Plan de compensación

Resumen ejecutivo UF4 Variante 2

 

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF4

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF4 Cap 1 Generalidades

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF4 Cap 2 Descripción del proyecto

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF4 Cap 3 Descripción del AID

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF4 Cap 4 Identificación impactos ambientales

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF4 Cap 5 Medidas de manejo ambiental

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF4 Cap 6 Plan de seguimiento y monitoreo

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF4 Cap 7 Permisos Ambientales

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF4 Cap 8 Presupuesto

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF4 Cap 9 Formatos Manual Interv

PAGA Magdalena 2 UF4 Cap 10 Plan de contingencia