The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) was in the process of planning for the construction of the first phase of 10th of Ramadan Light Rail Train that is to extend from the end of Metro Line 3 – Adly Mansour Station to the new urban communities located along Cairo-Ismailia Road and also to the 10th of Ramadan City and New Cairo Capital.
Environics was commissioned to carry out the EIA required for this project according to the Egyptian Law 4/1994 and its regulations, as well as international guidelines for environmental and social considerations.
The scope of the EIA included pre-construction, construction and operation of the railway, stations and structures, along with the associated utilities. The EIA covered:
Description of the project and associated works, together with the requirements for carrying out the proposed development;
Identification and description of the elements of the environment likely to be affected by the proposed development;
Establishment of the baseline environment of the project area;
Identification and assessment of the harmful and beneficial environmental impacts of the project;
Proposal of mitigation measures to lessen the negative impacts of the project;
Proposal of a monitoring plan during construction and operation to aid impact management and improve mitigation;