7163. Scoping advice on Port de Sèmè-Podji in Benin

The Agence Béninoise pour l’Environnement (ABE) requested the NCEA to advise about the scope of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the new deep sea port Sèmè-Podji. To this end, a NCEA working group visited Benin in June 2015.

Advisory reports and other documents

29 Jul 2015: Advisory review

Scoping Advice ESIA Seme Podji

31 Jul 2015: Other

English Summary ESIA Seme Podji

Significant details

The port will be located 10 km east of Cotonou. It will form a key element of the infrastructure network that connects west African countries to the rest of the world. During its visit, the NCEA working group informally inspected the existing port of Cotonou upon invitation by the port authorities. It also presented the case of Rotterdam port at a seminar about sustainable port development.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

mr F. Jongsma
mr H.R.J. van Maanen
mr J.A. Roelvink
mr W.A.M. Vlemmix

Chairman of the working group: mr R. Rabbinge

Technical secretary: mr S.G. Nooteboom

Further details

Started: 02 Apr 2015
Completed: 31 Jul 2015


05 coastal zone management
11 environmental assessment
12 environmental management
22 infrastructure
34 social assessment

Country/region/theme: Benin

Last modified: 02 Jan 2018