The Zambia Environmental Management Agency, ZEMA, has approved six Environmental Impact Assessment reports in Eastern Province.
ZEMA spokesperson, Irene Lungu Chipili confirmed this in a media statement availed to Breeze News this morning.
Mrs. Chipili says that the approvals are based on the information provided for the developments, findings of the site verification inspection and input from authorizing agencies.
Among the projects approved is Electrification of Jerusalem area, Grid Extension for Chikando in Chipata District, Kaulu and Mwanjawanthu areas in Petauke district.
Others are Grid Extension of Matunga and Kanjenza areas in Katete District.
ZEMA has approved a total of 58 projects countrywide.
The agency says that all the approved projects have to start being implemented within three years, as the decision can be withdrawn without notice should a developer fail to comply with laid down conditions and commitments.