Vizhinjam seaport project going to be considered in EAC

21st October, 2013    comments

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The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) will be considering  the Vizhinjam international seaport project during the it’s next sitting from October 28-30 in New Delhi.The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) had deferred considering the application of the State Government firm Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd (VISL) on the grounds that the State Government had not provided clarifications to representations submitted on the project during it’s last sitting.PP was also informed that some more representations have been handed over by some persons on the meeting day, a copy of which will also be provided to the State Government

However, Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd  officials said that the state has submitted clarifications to all the issues raised orally during the public hearing at Vizhinjam on June 29 and in writing subsequently.

‘’We have provided the clarifications backed by scientific evidence to all the issues raised.

Top scientists in the EAC will study them  and arrive at a conclusion,’’ VISL CEO A S Suresh Babu said. Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd  officials along with representatives of project consultants LT-Ramboll and other consultants AECOM, and the principal secretary, Ports, will be present at the EAC sitting next week.