The project early works are being initiated in advance of financial closure in order to build more “float” into the construction period after the financial closure, when the main works will be initiated. The early works involve preparation of nursery cane land, expansion of the outgrower programs and preparations for initiating resettlement, de-silting of a dam for pastoralists, land clearing for bulk water canal, main haulage road and clearing of project area boundaries. The workers engaged will be employed primarily from the local communities. The early works includes the development of up to 10 new outgrower groups with local farmers for irrigated rice schemes that later are expected to develop into sugar cane producing companies. The resettlement process will initially start for the northern section of the farm as well as for the pastoralists.