Angata Sugar Mills Limited (ASML) is to construct a Sh4.36 billion sugar factory in Transmara, Narok County.
Angata sugar mills has submitted an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study to the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), to identify direct, indirect, and significant adverse environmental and social impacts that may arise from the proposed project.
The ESIA is also meant to satisfy the obligations under the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA), 1999, as amended in 2015, and the Environmental Regulations, 2003, as amended in 2019.
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“Angata Sugar Mills Limited (ASML), herein referred to as the proponent proposes to construct and operate a sugarcane milling factory with its auxiliary supporting facilities such as the effluent treatment plant (ETP), water treatment plant for the process water among others,” the report seen by Capital Business read in part.
The proposed project is in alignment with Kenya’s pillar of foundations for macroeconomic stability in Vision 2030.
“The Kenya Government policy on all new projects, programmes or activities requires that a project of this nature undergoes the process an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment during its planning stages to ensure that significant impacts on the environment and social aspects are taken into consideration during the design, construction, operation and decommissioning of the facility,” it added.
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