East Bank- East Coast Road Linkage Project

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East Bank- East Coast Road Linkage Project - Scoping Meeting 

 

The Agency in partnership with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI) conducted three public scoping meetings in January in preparation for the East Bank- East Coast Road Linkage Project. These public meetings were held at New Diamond/Grove Primary school, North Ruimveldt Multilateral and Ogle Community Centre, respectively. Members of the public were given the opportunity to learn more about the project, share questions and concerns on how the project might affect them and most importantly, they were given the opportunity to offer recommendations on how the road can be improved.

The project summary can be accessed from the EPA's website. The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI) will be undertaking the construction of East Bank- East Coast Road Linkage Project. The main Green Field alignment starts from the Rupert Craig Highway on the East Coast and ends at the  extension of Great Diamond Road on the East Bank Public Road. The Agency has determined that an Environmental Impact Assessment ( EIA) has to be done for this project before an Environmental Authorisation can be granted.


75 persons benefit from capacity building workshops

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75 persons benefit from capacity building workshops under the EU FLEGT Programme

 

The Environmental Protection Agency as part of the EU FLEGT Programme, completed three workshops during January 2019. These workshops sensitised seventy five (75) participants in Regions 1, 2, and 9 on the importance of applying for Environmental Authorisation. Further, the workshops aim to build capacity of Community Forest Operators on forest sustainability and the importance of applying for Environmental Authorisation.

The overall goal of the programme is to ensure all Community Forest Operators become authorised in keeping with the Environment Protection Act Cap 20:05, Laws of Guyana, persons who commercially harvest and utilise forest resources must first seek approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

To date, the Agency has engaged appropriately 127 persons inclusive of women and youths. The Agency will continue to work with the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) to ensure CFOs are authorised and in compliance.

EPA participates in ABS

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EPA participates in Caribbean Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) week in Trinidad

 

The Environmental Protection Agency participated in the inaugural Caribbean Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Week in Trinidad. Guyana was represented by Dr. Vincent Adams, Executive Director and Mr. Vidyanand Mohabir, Environmental Officer at the EPA. 

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WORLD HABITAT DAY

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World Habitat Day

 

The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day; this year, World Habitat Day will be held on October 7, 2019. The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.

 

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