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The social and environmental impact assessment documents (SEIA) contain a summary of the baseline conditions, the social and biophysical environmental impact assessment and the associated draft management and monitoring plans.

The SEIA documents have been prepared by Eritrean and international specialist environmental and social consultants.

The SEIA demonstrates the low environmental impact nature of the project due to its remote and barren setting and identifies significant beneficial social impacts. Risks that are identified are mitigated through the management and monitoring plans.

The public review period is now complete.

Volume 1: Draft Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA)

  • Section 0
    Non-Technical Executive Summary
  • Section 1
    Introduction and Project Objectives
  • Section 2
    Administration, Policy Legal Requirements
  • Section 3
    Project Description
  • Section 4
    Description of Alternatives
  • Section 5
    Assessment Methodology
  • Section 6
    Baseline Socio-Economic Environment
  • Section 7
    Baseline Terrestrial Environment
  • Section 8
    Baseline Coastal and Marine Environment
  • Section 10
    Socio-Economic Impact Assessment
  • Section 11
    Terrestrial Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Section 12
    Coastal and Marine Environment Impact Assessment
  • Section 13
    Cumulative and Transboundary Impact Assessment
  • Section 14
    Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Section 15
    Definitions of Technical Terms and Acronyms

Volume 2: Appendices

  • Appendix 2
    Concordance Table
  • Appendix 4
    Draft Mine Closure Plan
  • Appendix 3
    Risk Assessment
  • Appendix 1
    Terms of Reference

Volume 3: Draft Social and Environmental Management Plans (SEMP)

  • Air Quality
  • Community Health, Safety and Security
  • Community Development
  • Cultural Heritage and Resources
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Groundwater
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Human Resources
  • Land, Vegetation and Weed
  • Marine
  • Mine and Process Waste
  • Noise
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Surface Water


  • Change of Director's Interest Notice - Paul Donaldson

    Tuesday, 15 May 2018

  • Change of Director's Interest Notice - John Fitzgerald

    Monday, 14 May 2018