Development works will be stopped if laws are breached: AG
18:35 Thu Mar 08, 2018
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Aliki Bia
The developer for the Savusavu Bay Project have been told to plant six hectares of mangrove for every hectare removed.
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum revealed this while responding to a question posed by Opposition MP Ro Kinivilame Kiliraki.
Kiliraki highlighted that there have been objections on the grounds of environmental exploitation against the Savusavu Bay Development project.
Sayed-Khaiyum says there are laws in place in which the developers should follow to avoid the exploitation of the environment.
“Which allows madam speaker for the Ministry of Environment to actually carry out variations even after the approval has been given, indeed those regulations give the authority to the regulator to even cancel the approval should they find any fundamental breaches that has taken place after the approval has been given.”
The Savusavu Bay development was approved in 2007 for Nawi Island Limited to be the developer.
However when the scope of the development extended to the Savusavu foreshore, the developer carried out another Environmental Impact Assessment and it was approved with conditions in 2016.
Sayed-Khaiyum says development works will be stopped if environmental laws are being breached by the developers.
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