Environmental impact of port construction under public consultation in Mozambique

24 April 2014

The environmental impact study for the construction of port facilities in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado will be put up for public consultation in the first week of May, in the city of Pemba, according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

In Pemba port company Sociedade Portos de Cabo Delgado plans to carry out a project to build port facilities ade up of an oil and gas services centre, which will be built around 5 kilometres away from the current port of Pemba.

The process of assessing the environmental impact of the project was awarded by Sociedade Portos de Cabo Delgado to a consortium made up of South Africa’s WSP Environmental and Mozambique’s Impacto.

Following the discovery of natural gas deposits in the Rovuma basin off the coast of Cabo Delgado province, the region has become the location of a host of social and economic development projects.

The Notícias newspaper noted, for example, the urbanisation plan for the district of Palma covering a total of 18,000 hectares and carried out by the Traçus company. (macauhub/MZ)