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Lodgment of an EIA Report and Public Consultation For Port of Magical Belize, a Proposed Cruise Ship Terminal, to be located 6 km south of the Sibun River, Belize District, Belize C.A.

The General Public is hereby advised that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report has been submitted to the Department of the Environment (DOE) by Portico Enterprise Limited for Port of Magical Belize, a proposed cruise ship terminal, to be located approximately 6 km south of the Sibun River, Belize District. The EIA report was prepared by Sustainable Development Consultancy Services. The EIA report will be reviewed by the National Environmental Appraisal Committee (NEAC) before a final decision is taken.
The General Public is hereby informed that the EIA report will be available for public review starting June 5, 2020. Copies of the EIA report can be examined free of charge, Mondays to Fridays, during normal working hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm), at the following locations: Turton Library Center on North Front Street, Belize City, Residence of the Chairman in Freetown Sibun Village, Residence of the Chairman in Gracie Rock Village, Residence of the Chairman in Gales Point Village. The EIA report is also available on the DOE’s Facebook Page and website http://doe.gov.bz/environmental-clearance/ and on the Developer’s website http://www.portofmagicalbelize.com/.
Bearing in mind the realities related to the COVID19 State of Emergency, and while hard copies of the EIA report are available at the above-mentioned locations, the DOE would prefer that this EIA report be reviewed using the online options. Please practice social distancing when viewing hard copies of the report and follow recommendations of the Ministry of Health.

The general public and interested persons or groups are invited to submit comments, questions or queries to the DOE via email to eiaunit@environment.gov.bz by June 18, 2020.

Kindly be informed that a virtual public consultation session for the EIA will be held on June 19, 2020, commencing at 3:00 pm sharp via the Government of Belize Press Office Facebook Page. The general public is invited to participate in this virtual consultation to make comments, ask questions, seek clarification, express concerns or issues, or to make representation to the DOE in relation to the possible effects of the proposed project activity on the environment.

Posted on: June 9th, 2020