AMC prepared an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report to identify significant impacts of the Project on the physical, ecological, and human environment during both construction and operational phases of the project. This ESIA was approved by the Government of Guinea in June 2013 with the issue of an Environmental Compliance Certificate. In 2017, an ESIA Addendum was submitted and approved by the Government of Guinea to update alignment changes to the transport corridor. In 2019, AMC completed a detailed Supplementary Information Package (SIP) outlining additional studies, and mitigation measures that have been incorporated into an Environmental and Social Action Plan that AMC has committed to implementing during the construction and operational phases of the Project.
AMC has consistently maintained regulatory compliance through the annual renewal of the Environmental and Social Compliance Certificates with the latest being completed 8 May 2020 which remains valid until 06 May 2021.
The ESIA has identified that the Koumbia Project will have several positive impacts on both the natural and socio-economic environment within the local region.
The economic activities in the region shall improve with an increase in employment which will have a positive flow on effect to the local economy, an improvement in infrastructure and services, with a strengthening of civil society.
Positive impacts are mainly socio-economic in nature. It is AMC’s aim to fully implement rigorous management strategies including: an Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP), a Health Safety and Security (HSS) Management Plan, a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP), a Community Development Plan (CDP) along with a Migration Plan (MP) and a Waste Management Plan (WMP) to maximize the positive impacts related to the project.