MoEF decision on Vizhinjam port soon

Expert Appraisal Committee has completed hearing on eco clearance

The Expert Appraisal Committee of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), which has been tasked with examining the question of giving environmental clearance for the proposed Vizhinjam port, near here, finished its hearing on the subject at its meeting in New Delhi on Saturday, according to information reaching here.

This was the third meeting of the committee in which the Vizhinjam port, among many other development projects across the country, had come up for discussion.

At the previous two meetings, the application of the proponent company Vizhinjam International Seaports Ltd. (VISL), the State government entity overseeing the execution of the project, as well as complaints relating to the Environmental Impact Assessment done for the project and the VISL’s clarifications to the points raised in the complaints, were received by the committee.

Full report here Hindu


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