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Dec 31, 2002

Public hearings on Chalillo set for Jan. 16, 2003

As the countdown to construction of the Chalillo hydroelectric dam trickles away, today it was announced that the date of the public hearing ordered by the Supreme Court has been announced. The Department of the Environment, in coordination with BECOL, has decided that the forum will be held on January sixteenth at the Novelo’s Convention Centre in San Ignacio. News 5 understands that shortly after the hearing is held, plans to begin work on the site will commence as soon as possible. For their part, environmentalists opposing the project have already indicated that they plan to lobby the public to support their cause at the hearing.

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