Environmental Impact Assessment report on proposed large scale mining in Petauke District rejected

An Environmental Impact Assessment EIA report by a Chinese company on the proposed large scale mining in Petauke District has been rejected.
Zambia Environmental Management Agency ZEMA Public Relations Officer, Ireen Phiri has confirmed to Breeze News.
Ms. Phiri says that ZEMA’s assessment and feedback from the hearing revealed that the EIA report did not have adequate information on key project activities.
Ms. Phiri says that Sinozoncha has since been requested to address the gaps and re-submit the EIA report to ZEMA.
Sinozoncha Resources Mining Company intends to set up a large scale mine in Sandwe Chiefdom of Petauke district.
A public hearing for the said project was held in September, 2015 in Sandwe area.

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