Al-Hodeida City Master Plan Development


Research: Environmental Strategy and Costal Management PlanLocation: Mukalla, YemenClient: Port Cities Development Programe(PCDP) IDA ProjectAddress: Port Cities Development Program Aden, Khormakser
Tel: + 967 2 239 171/2
Fax: + 967 2 239 165
Start Date: May 2005Completion Date: 2007Duration of Assignment: 2 yearsApprox. Value: $50,000Total No. of staff-months: 70Associated Consultants (AC): Dar Al-Handasa Consultants, UKNo. of staff-months by AC: 30Involved seniors:
Project Director: Basem Nasooli
Team Leader: William Charpel
Local Coordinator: Hani Sahooly
Project’s BriefRevising and Updating the Master Plan of Al Mukalla on 45,000 Hectares for an approximate population of 170,000 people. 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 a complete urban planning design, preliminary study and redesign of existing utility networks in Al Mukalla, water supply, sewerage, environmental assessment study. Also, to analyse the environmental characteristics and natural elements in the city including natural assets and environmentally sensitive areas (the mountains, coastline, 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) as well as sources of environmental pollution (soil, water, air, noise), Also to 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 the 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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