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Momodou



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Posted - 02 Apr 2018 :  10:41:36  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wonder if there was there any environmental impact assessment done before NAWEC decided to erect a high tension power line along marina parade, across the hospital and the State House in Banjul to where the Karpowership is anchored?

I think NAWEC should have chosen another location for mooring this vessel that a high densely populated area.

Here is what Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) is about and the health implications.
“Hundreds of studies worldwide have shown that living next to high voltage power lines and other parts of the power transmission network increases your risk of cancer and other health problems. The closer you are the more you are bombarded with dangerous EMFs.”


Links:
EMF Health Effects:
https://www.safespaceprotection.com/emf-health-risks/emf-health-effects/power-lines/


What are electromagnetic fields?
http://www.who.int/peh-emf/about/WhatisEMF/en/index1.html

Electric and magnetic fields: health effects of exposure
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electric-and-magnetic-fields-health-effects-of-exposure/electric-and-magnetic-fields-assessment-of-health-risks


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toubab1020



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Posted - 02 Apr 2018 :  11:25:22  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Public Health England published "guidence" on this subject in 2013 and APPEARS not to have been updated for 5 years,read Momodous links in his posting above.


Hmmmmmmmmm.....Confusion reigns here,as usual its all about money I suspect & control, firstly The Point newspaper published an article here:

http://www.gambia.dk/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15910

in which it APPEARED to favour a deal with Senegal for a supply of electricity,there was only a small mention of the alternative.

I have a feeling that Overhead transmission of HIGH VOLTAGE is VERY Expensive to install towers booster stations Transformers and other equipment would be required hence the chosen route,BANJUL is the Capital of Gambia and as such should (in my opinion !) have first crack at constant electricity supply,when cash permits then transmission can be extended to the country as a whole.

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.

Edited by - toubab1020 on 02 Apr 2018 11:41:05
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Momodou



Denmark
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Posted - 02 Apr 2018 :  11:36:31  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Toubab, these are two different issues.

In addition to the connection of the North Bank to SENELEC, NAWEC has another deal with a Turkish company Karpowership to supply 30 MW to the Greater Banjul transmission network. The Ship is anchored just behind Albert Market.


Related Topic from Foroyaa:
The Need For Environmental Impact Assessment In Project Implementation

Foroyaa Editorial: March 15, 2018


Trees along the Banjul/Serrekunda Highway which took decades to grow are being felled without any sense of environmental conservation to make room for the implementation of a project which is yet to be known by the vast majority whose transports ply the route on a daily basis.

No project should be implemented without environmental impact assessment. The fundamental agency should explain to the public whether it has been consulted before the trees were felled. Cities that look like concrete jungles in the world are now convinced that development does not mean destruction of nature as human beings need oxygen from trees and greenery to have cool environment to live in.

The Gambia has a tropical climate and with the proper conservation strategies, the flora and fauna will be preserved and passed onto the future generation.

Foroyaa calls on the ministry to put a stop to the unthinking manner in which the trees on the highway are being destroyed. At least they could have been trimmed neatly to preserve a beautiful scenery as people come in and out of the city. Foroyaa will follow this matter.


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toubab1020



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Posted - 02 Apr 2018 :  11:45:50  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you for pointing out my errors,I was unaware of TWO electric supply projects, I rely on information from journalistic publication



quote:
Originally posted by Momodou

Toubab, these are two different issues.

In addition to the connection of the North Bank to SENELEC, NAWEC has another deal with a Turkish company Karpowership to supply 30 MW to the Greater Banjul transmission network. The Ship is anchored just behind Albert Market.


Related Topic from Foroyaa:
The Need For Environmental Impact Assessment In Project Implementation

Foroyaa Editorial: March 15, 2018


Trees along the Banjul/Serrekunda Highway which took decades to grow are being felled without any sense of environmental conservation to make room for the implementation of a project which is yet to be known by the vast majority whose transports ply the route on a daily basis.

No project should be implemented without environmental impact assessment. The fundamental agency should explain to the public whether it has been consulted before the trees were felled. Cities that look like concrete jungles in the world are now convinced that development does not mean destruction of nature as human beings need oxygen from trees and greenery to have cool environment to live in.

The Gambia has a tropical climate and with the proper conservation strategies, the flora and fauna will be preserved and passed onto the future generation.

Foroyaa calls on the ministry to put a stop to the unthinking manner in which the trees on the highway are being destroyed. At least they could have been trimmed neatly to preserve a beautiful scenery as people come in and out of the city. Foroyaa will follow this matter.




"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.
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Momodou



Denmark
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Posted - 02 Apr 2018 :  18:21:42  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Marina parade. In front of Atlantic hotel

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toubab1020



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Posted - 02 Apr 2018 :  21:29:35  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote


quote:
Originally posted by Momodou

Marina parade. In front of Atlantic hotel






Someone has already pruned the trees,work will start soon I think on the power lines that means.




"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.

Edited by - toubab1020 on 02 Apr 2018 21:35:13
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toubab1020



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Posted - 16 May 2018 :  21:33:24  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Momodou

I wonder if there was there any environmental impact assessment done before NAWEC decided to erect a high tension power line along marina parade, across the hospital and the State House in Banjul to where the Karpowership is anchored?



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I found this today:

The recent agreement signed by the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) in the Gambia and a Turkey based electrical firm specialized in Electricity supply and distribution KARPOWERSHIP finally came into reality.

The power station mounted and built in the 30 metres ship named Karadeniz Koray Bey docked in the Gambian waters Saturday 10th March, 2018 at 5am in Banjul.

According to sources, The officials of the line Ministry will be in Banjul for the inspection aof the ship starting at 12pm onwards.

This powership will provide electricity for 40% of The Gambia population at a cheaper rate that will benefit not only Gambians and business but NAWEC.

This ship will bring uninterrupted power supply to the greater Banjul areas for 2 years which can be renewed depending on the satisfaction of the government.

Powerships supplied and have been supplying 25% of Lebanon, 23% of Ghana, 16% of Zambia, 40% of Gambia , 30% of Sierra Leone, 30% of North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 55% of East Nusa Teneggara, Indonesia, 80% of Maluku, Indonesia, 10% of Medan, Indonesia, 20% of South Kalimantan, Indonesia and 15% of Southern Iraq’s total electricity generation.

#8203;By: Biram S Jobe BB
https://sunurew.weebly.com/latest-news/gambia-welcomes-powership



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