The National Environmental Management Council at the weekend okayed the government’s commitment to construct a mega hydroelectric dam at the Stiegler’s Gorge, reiterating that it will have no adverse impact on the local ecology.
The new director general of the government’s environmental watchdog, Dr Samuel Gwamaka, said that implementation of the hydroelectric power project will comply with all the relevant environmental protection measures at all levels.
Dr Gwamaka said the Stigler’s Gorge hydroelectric project was vital in building a strong industrial economy, hence the need to develop it without affecting all sources of Rufiji River. The National Environmental Management Council, said Dr Gwamaka, will continue to uphold all laws and regulations dealing with environmental protection.
Source: The Citizen