The project aims to have open and transparent dialogue with a broad range of stakeholders and to provide project information and obtain feedback on the project activities and impacts. This page of the website will be periodically updated with a summary of planned or completed stakeholder engagement. Planned disclosure and engagement activities will be advertised on this website, via social media and/or via direct notification to stakeholders.
As explained on the ESIA page, the project prepared an Environmental Impact Assessment prior to the start of Stage 1 activities. Subsequently, the project prepared a Supplementary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment to support financing for Stage 2 of the project. An EIA Addendum is also under preparation due to design changes that required an additional 4.5 million cubic meters of sand to complete the project.
The EIA is available on the project website here. The EIA was publicly disclosed in 2020 prior to the start of project construction. The EIA contains details of the project, the environmental and social assessments undertaken and the stakeholders consulted as part of the EIA preparation. The public was informed of the publication of the EIA for review via social media notices and a public feedback online survey (due to COVID-19 restrictions). Specific stakeholders were also notified by email. The EIA was approved on 11-May-20.