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* MANAGEMENT PLAN
* PUBLIC PARTICIPATION Developer : Emaar International
Development Architectural studies: Erga IMPACTS THAT WILL BE TACKLED Surrounding:
The site is 22 km far from Beirut and
can be reached from different ways
Sakiet El Mesktowards the east, Atchaneh to the north and to the west of the site Al-Rabweh village. Beit Misk has a steep mountainous topography with an attitude ranging from 700 to 900 m above sea level which allows it to be visible to the towns of Dhour Chweir, Broumana, Baabdat, and Beit Mery. There is no presence of any cultural or historical attraction in the vicinity of the project area. The area is not surrounded with natural surface water; however, it comprises some natural drainage due to its sloped topography There are no special kind of animals living in the area and this is due to the presence of nearby communities and residential areas. Activities done within the region include agriculture, trading, and tourism. the site is emptied from any human intrusion Existing
Water resources Quality: During construction:
Expectancy of sources affecting the quality of water are oil spills, chemicals used such as painting and chemicals used for cleaning. Besides, the waste generation from labors During operation,
water quality will be affected if the residents do not follow proper practice and arrangements that must be taken into account for the generation of solid waste and waste water to prevent contamination. Dust:
It is expected to happen in the construction phase and must be mitigated. Biological Environment:
It will be mainly affected by the removal of Pine trees during construction.
During construction, it includes health hazards from accidents occurring from
* usage of equipment’s
* improper handling and storage of material.
During operation, the waste generation of either waste water or solid waste if not managed efficiently will result in health problems
This will affect nearby residents as well as the constructional workers. It is accompanied by machinery operation during construction. But the impact is expected to be minimal since it is limited to construction phase.
During operation, minimal noise impact is predicted from services support facility as generators and others.
During the construction phase, there is aesthetic and visual impacts due to the presence of constructional equipment, materials, borrow pits, and many others. However, this is typical in any constructional phase. During construction, transportation of equipment will cause traffic impacts.
The increase of population during operation is predicted to affect the traffic impact.
A separated study of traffic impact is to be studied to manage the traffic problem that will occur.
In construction phase, waste generation is expected to result from construction and demolition wastes, excavated soil, and chemical wastes. This will lead to health and safety risks, and of course visual intrusions.
During Operation phase, waste generation will require special handling due to the expectancy of huge number of residents. Summary of potential impacts positive and direct impacts Expected duration of each impact Previously:
Pine forests had been
planted extensively in
the Metn Mountain over
the past 200 years. Goldfinch Bulbils
Similar to water resources, soil might be affected by the oil spills, chemical products such as painting , and blasting during the construction phase.
if residents and operators of the project do not follow a proper practice in regards of spills and arrangements for generated solid waste and waste water the soil will be contaminated.
Release of pollutant air emission in a high level is expected during construction in activities including land cleaning, excavation schemes, and cut / fill operation. In addition to the gas emission resulting from construction equipment and vehicles usage
HOWEVER, such emissions are temporary and limited.
In operation phase, gas emission could be restricted to the expected increase in the presence of vehicles ( minimal )
During construction odors can result from the usage of the equipments working on site & wastes from labors, but this is minimal due to the rare presence of nearby areas.
During operation, odors is expected to be released if improper practice of generation solid waste and waste water management was absent.
It is expected to have a positive & negative impacts during construction.
Positive impacts are :
*spending money on the area
* property values increase.
The negative impacts include,
*the sensitive receptors who might be obliged to relocate their homes during and after construction.
No-Project Alternative Resizing Alternative Reduction Alternative Compensation Alternative This means to avoid the execution of the Beit Misk Project. In case there is no other
land that could cater for the 15000 projected inhabitants in a completely systematic
and organized village, this alternative
would be the option. This alternative would dictate in case the project area is jeopardizing a certain environmental feature or disrupting the ecosystem by its original size. This would
result in the same project but for a
smaller projected population that might
reach down to 10000. This includes optimizing the infrastructure elements such as the potable water, storm water and wastewater networks by scheduling more severe maintenance checks and designing them for minimal impact for the sake of optimization. In addition, this involves the increase of the green area to runoff surface ratio by compromising some roadway dimensions This case would take place if all other alternatives are disregarded. In case of that project, the Beit Misk group can choose a land to reforest and restore the impacted land in the original area. ALTERNATIVES MANAGEMENT PLAN LAW 444 preparation of the EIA of
any project that is considered
to result in negative impact
on the environment due
to its nature, size,
and type of activities. It is the Lebanese
to check and review the EIA
and make sure that it has
fulfilled the entire requirement law 216 Location : BEITMISK is positioned in the Atchaneh and Sakiet-el-Misk urban on top of a hill in Lebanese mountain “Matn” Footprint: It is an 800 million $ project that overtakes an area of 655000 m2 that oversees the Lebanese Mediterranean sea and Beirut. Apartments sell starting at $1650 per square meter Before the project, Matn was known with its clean and relaxing living environment So far, it contains about :
and 1200 apartments
including social areas where restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, medical centers are going to be built in the Northern Metn region. SOIL QUALITY AIR QUALITY ODORS SOCIO- ECONOMICS HEALTH AND SAFTEY NOISE AESTHETICS AND VISUAL IMPACTS TRAFFIC WASTE GENERATION Due to the project's huge size, and its impacts on the natural environment body, it is recommended to directly do FULL EIA The project is owned by Renaissance Holding,
of which the majority shareholder is Georges Zard Abou Jaoude (60 percent financed by him )
& 40 percent by Banque Libano-Française
the project is expected to:
* provide permanent jobs in residential services
* property value increase including property tax to the local government,
* create new places for people to socialize
But, on the other hand, this increase of population will lead to noise, traffic increase, congestion that might affect nearby areas especially sensitive receptors. •Chemical stabilization ( soil binders ) :
Provide impermanent soil stabilization.
Vinyl, asphalt, or rubbers are sprayed onto the surface of exposed soils to hold the soil in place and minimize erosion from runoff and wind.
*** It must be properly used otherwise it will create impervious surfaces where water cannot infiltrate and could increase storm water runoff SUMMARY TABLE Public Participation Public involvement is essential
especially when the project depends on the community & cooperation to achieve the wanted objectives A notice must be posted at the public place to inform the public about the EIA study in order to give the public the opportunity to give comments. The public must be allowed to attend any presentation related to the project and its progress A questionnaire is to be prepared and distributed to the public Thank you :) done by :
- Reham El-Irani
- Helen Kassouf
- Michel Abdo
-Dan Damaj The Env. Management & Monitoring consultant is expected to provide the owner with the monitoring reports. Note that: Hierarchy of the Project