Mukalla city master Plan Development

Research: Environmental Strategy and Costal Management PlanLocation: Mukalla, Yemen

Client: Port Cities Development Programe(PCDP) IDA Project

Address: Port Cities Development Program Aden, Khormakser
Tel: + 967 2 239 171/2
Fax: + 967 2 239 165

Start Date: May 2005Completion Date: 2007

Duration of Assignment: 2 years

Approx. Value: $50,000

Total No. of staff-months: 70

Associated Consultants (AC): Dar Al-Handasa Consultants, UK

No. of staff-months by AC: 30

Involved seniors: Project Director: Basem Nasooli Team Leader: William Charpel Local Coordinator: Hani Sahooly

Project’s Brief
Revision and Updating of the Master Plan of Al Mukalla on 45,000 Hectares. With approximate population of about 170,000 persons. Duties included but were not limited to the following 6 phases:

  • Analysis of existing drawing condition in collaboration with key stockholders.
  • Forecast scenarios of future growth.
  • Draft master plan recommendations and stockholders feedback.
  • Final master plan recommendation and approval process.
  • Immediate and short term capital investment plans.
  • Final report.

Tasks performed include the complete urban planning design, preliminary study and redesign of existing utility networks in Al Mukalla ( water supply, sewerage, environmental assessment study, analyse the environmental characteristics and natural elements in the city including natural assets and environmentally sensitive areas including the mountains, coastline and natural storm water drainage channel, etc in Al Mukalla City.

Scope of Service
Analyse the environmental characteristics and natural elements in each city including their natural assets and environmentally sensitive areas (the mountains, coastline, valleys or Wadi, natural storm water drainage channel or Khour, marshlands, etc in Mukalla), and sources of environmental pollution (soil, water, air, noise). To also identify the areas that should be protected from development and propose measures to mitigate the negative environmental impacts of current and planned development, especially in the areas used by , and or earmarked for industrial zones and the seaport and airport and related activities. Conduct an environmental (ecological and biological) assessment of the effects of existing and proposed water supply, sewerage and wastewater treatment facilities within the project areas. Reviews of available documentation, limited field reconnaissance, interpretation of all data gathered and for the findings of the EA and related recommendations, identification of areas, species and other components of the local ecosystem which are of value, at risk and in need of protection or conservation. As well as baseline establishment and analysis, preparation of a baseline description of the existing physical, chemical, biological and socio-cultural aspects of the areas likely to be affected by the proposed project on the basis of existing information.











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