Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Colombo Port City: “No insurmountable impact on the environment”, new EIA says

A (new) Supplementary Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) of the controversial Colombo Port City undertaken following demands from environmentalists for a proper EIA, has concluded in a report released this week that there is no ‘insurmountable impact” on the environment.
“On the basis of the detailed analyses … presented in this study and on the assumption that the recommendations for the mitigation of identified impacts are adopted and adequately implemented, it is concluded that there is no insurmountable environmental impacts associated with the construction of the reclamation and related protective works and the extraction of required material for the said construction – sea sand and quarry material,” the report, a copy of which was seen by the Business Times, said. The investor is the Hong Kong-based China Communications & Construction Company (CCCC).


(Source: Sunday Times)

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