The purpose of this EIA Study is to provide information on the nature and extent of environmental impacts arising from the construction and operation the Project and related works that take place concurrently. This information will contribute to decision on:

  • The overall acceptability of any adverse environmental consequences that are likely to arise as a result of the Project;
  • The conditions and requirements for the detailed design, construction and operation of the Project to mitigate against adverse environmental consequences wherever practicable;
  • The acceptability of residual impacts after the proposed mitigation measures are implemented.

The objectives of the EIA study are summarized as below:

  1. To describe the Project and the associated works;
  2. To identify the community and environmental elements that likely to be affected by the Project and/or likely to cause adverse impacts to the Project, including those natural and man-made environments;
  3. To discuss construction methods and sequence of works, followed by reasons for selecting the preferred option(s) with particular attention on environmental factors;
  4. To identify and quantify emission sources and to evaluate the impacts on sensitive receivers and potential affected uses;
  5. To identify any potential landscape and visual impacts and to propose corresponding mitigation measures;
  6. To identify and quantify any potential losses or damage to flora, fauna and natural habitats and to propose corresponding mitigation measures;
  7. To investigate the constraints, practicability, effectiveness and implications of the proposed mitigation measures;
  8. To identify, predict and evaluate the residual environmental impacts to the sensitive receivers after implementation of the mitigation measures;
  9. To assess the cumulative effects to be arisen from the construction and the operation phases of the Project;
  10. To stipulate any specific requirements or standards for incorporation into the detailed design, construction and operation stages of the Project. The purpose is to mitigate the environmental impacts and cumulative effects to an acceptable level;
  11. To investigate the extent of the secondary environmental impacts that may be arisen from the proposed mitigation measures; and
  12. To design and specify environmental monitoring and audit requirements to enable an effective implementation of the recommended environmental protection and pollution control measures.