Tina River Hydropower Project: Community Development Plan

Resettlement Plans | June 2017

Resettlement plans provide an assessment and measures, as well as time-bound actions and budgets, for projects with involuntary resettlement. This document dated June 2017 is provided for the ADB project 50240-001 in Solomon Islands.

This Community Development Plan (CDP) outlines the benefits that will be received by the communities particularly the members of the Bahomea and Malango tribes. This document has to be read in conjunction with the Land Acquisition and Livelihood Restoration Plan and the Environment and Social Impact Assessment to understand how the project has minimized adverse impacts and will address any potential impacts to tribal communities during implementation. Asian Development Bank (ADB) Involuntary Resettlement policy requirements have been considered and complied during the document preparation in anticipation of ADB funding although the document has not explicitly mentioned ADB and mainly referred to applicable World Bank safeguards policies. The tribal communities are not considered as Indigenous Peoples for the purposes of ADB Indigenous Peoples Policy application. Hence, ADB IP policy had not been triggered. Nevertheless, all indicated measures in the CDP are deemed applicable and required to be implemented under the ADB Involuntary Resettlement purview.

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