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Philippines - Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 South Extension Project : environmental assessment


Document Date: 2008/08/21
Document Type: Environmental Assessment
Report Number: E1970
Volume No: 1
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The objective south extension of the existing Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 Extension Project for Philippines will be extension of 12 kilometer light transit system. Some of the negative impacts of the project are: susceptibility to liquefaction and ground settlement; possible contamination of groundwater due to excavation of landfill areas in Brgy; increase in exhaust gas emission levels with the operation of different construction equipment; increase in noise level due to operation of various pre-construction and construction equipment and machinery; increase in Total Suspended Particulate (TSP) levels due to dust generated during construction; minimal loss of the natural and cultivated vegetative covers in areas traversed by the alignment; displacement of residential houses, and few commercial, and business establishments along the right-of-way of the alignment; increased traffic congestion and changes in traffic patterns; possible disturbance to underground and overhead utility lines (water, sewerage, gas, electricity, and telephone) during excavation and erection of fixed facilities; and possible increase in the level of noise due to train operation. Mitigation measures of the project are: (i) location of aquifer zones must be exhaustively studied before any excavation activity is started, particularly in the landfill areas; (ii) once established, excavation limits must be properly delineated and strictly complied with; (iii) conventional sedimentation and erosion control
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