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Public Notice: Lodgement of an EIA Report and Public Consultation For “Port of Belize Cruise Tourism Facility and Cargo Expansion.
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The General Public is hereby advised that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the expansion of the Port of Belize cargo facility and the establishment of a cruise port terminal  and cruise tourism village has been submitted by Port of Belize Limited & Belize Logistics Terminal Limited to the Department of the Environment (DOE). The EIA report was prepared by Nextera Environmental and Engineering Consultants and Piedroba Consulting Group LLC. The EIA report will be reviewed by the National Environmental Appraisal Committee (NEAC) before a final decision is taken by the DOE.

The General Public is hereby informed that the EIA report is available for public review, free of charge, since August 8th, 2022, and can be examined Mondays to Fridays during normal working hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm) at the Port Loyola Library, National Library Service, Leo Bradley Library, Turton Library Center all located within Belize City, and at the DOE’s Office located on 7552 Hummingbird Highway, Belmopan. The public is invited to submit their comments in writing on or before September 2nd, 2022, to the DOE Office in Belmopan or email: envirodept@environment.gov.bz; eiaunit@environment.gov.bz. The EIA report and its annexes are also available on the DOE’s website at link: https://doe.gov.bz/environmental-clearance/

Considering the realities related to COVID19 virus, and while hard copies of the EIA report are available at the above-mentioned locations, you are encouraged to utilize the above link to access the EIA report. Please practice social distancing when viewing hard copies of the report and follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Health.

Kindly be informed that a hybrid public consultation session for the EIA will be held on September 1st, 2022, commencing at 6:30pm sharp. The in-person consultation will be held at the Best Western Biltmore Plaza Hotel and virtually via the Government of Belize Press Office Facebook Page. 

The public is invited to participate in this consultation to make comments, ask questions, seek clarification, express concerns, or issues, or to make objections or representations to the DOE in relation to the possible effects of the proposed project activity on the environment.

Posted on: August 10th, 2022