The Ministry of Tourism and Environment Signs the Minutes of the MagMinerals Potasses Congo Environmental & Social Impact Assessment
The Ministry of Tourism and Environment Signs the Minutes of the MagMinerals Potasses Congo Environmental & Social Impact Assessment.
On June 11th, in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, the Ministry of Tourism and Environment represented by Mr. Alexis Minga and Patrick Stevenaert, Deputy General Manager from MagMinerals Potasses Congo have initialed in Brazzaville on June 11th the Minutes of the validation for the Environmental & Social Impact Assessment related to the Kouilou Potash Project. This study covers the entire project – from the construction of the industrial facilities until the closure of the operation – over an area of approximately 850 Km2 in the Kouilou region.
“The purpose of today’s workshop was to comply with a legal obligation that allowed the Department of the Environment to give a technically informed opinion to the Official Authority for the granting of the approval of environmental conformity for the implementation of the Kouilou Potash Project” said the General Director of the Environment in his speech. The aim and the purpose of the Official Authority are to mitigate the negative impacts of the implementation on the biophysical and human environments and to emphasize positive impacts.
The study was subjected to the scrutiny of the experts from Genivar and Environnement Plus and of the Ministry in charge to evaluate the relevance of the suggested measures and the appropriateness of their implementation. Their recommendations will play an important part in the wellbeing of the local populations and the ecological balance of the related area. “For more than four years, our experts have worked to carry out this environmental impact assessment. The positive impacts as well as the negative have been analyzed. We have envisaged some mitigation measures for these impacts. As has been noted, this significant mining project is considered to have a low environmental impact” declared Mr. Patrick Stevenaert.
The Members of Environment, Health, Safety & Community Team of MagMinerals Potasses Congo ( MPC )