5 OVERALL CONCLUSION
This EIA has identified potential environmental impacts of various nature including air quality, noise, water quality, waste management, land contamination, ecology, fisheries, culture heritage and landscape and visual impacts. The potential environmental impacts during both construction and operational stages are addressed with suitable design and mitigation measures. The majority of the environmental benefits have been revealed during the alignment selection and design as a result of proactive planning. The results of various assessments indicate that the environmental impacts identified are generally within acceptable environmental standards and residual impacts are not expected. To further ensure the implementation of recommended mitigation measures, environmental monitoring and audit requirements are specified.