||The EAs are ensuring that (i) the projects are designed, constructed, and operated in accordance with national and local environmental procedures and guidelines and with the Environment Policy (ii) the projects are designed, constructed, and operated in accordance with the EMPs as reflected in the IEEs and EARF; (iii) the EMPs will be incorporated in bidding documents and civil work contracts and implemented; and (iv) environmental performance reports will be submitted to ADB twice annually during the construction period, including progress made on the mitigation measures, monitoring data, problems encountered, enforcement plan, and any violations.
||The EAs are ensuring that the design, implementation and operation of the Program are carried out in accordance with the IR Policy, applicable Government's law and regulations, and the agreed LARF. In the preparation and implementation of projects or subprojects under Tranche 1 and following tranches the EAs ensures that: (i) all land and rights of way required by the relevant projects or subprojects are made available in a timely manner; (ii) traditional (non-turnkey) construction contract awards are signed only at the condition that LARP approved by ADB is disclosed to the affected people (AP) and implemented; (iii) for all subprojects, independently from contract type, civil works initiation will be allowed only at the condition that ADB provides no objection and that the relevant LARPs are prepared, approved by ADB, disclosed to the APs and implemented; (iv) contractors' activities are in compliance with requirements of the LARPs; and (v) an independent monitor acceptable to ADB is engaged to carry out monitoring and evaluation and report to ADB based on the requirements of the LARPs.
The frameworks cover the Facility-specific information and requirements in accordance with ADB's safeguard policies: (i) the general anticipated impacts of the components or projects likely to be financed under the MFF on the environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous peoples; (ii) the safeguard criteria that are to be used in selecting components, projects; (iii) the requirements and procedure that will be followed for screening and categorization, impact assessments, development of management plans, public consultation and information disclosure (including the 120-day disclosure rule, if required), and monitoring and reporting; and (iv) the institutional arrangements (including budget and capacity requirements) and the client's and ADB's responsibilities and authorities for the preparation, review and clearance of safeguard documents.
Prior to the preparation of each PFR, the applicability and relevance of each safeguard framework for environmental assessment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous people will be reviewed by DABS and/or MOM and updated to ensure relevance and consistency with applicable country legal frameworks and ADB's safeguard policies, as amended from time to time.