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Aug 23, 2022

C.E.O.: Vulcan Has Requested Meeting; Hasn’t Presented Any Proposals

Kenrick Williams

But while there is a meeting set for Vulcan Materials Company and personnel from the Ministry of Sustainable Development this week, C.E.O. in that ministry, Kenrick Williams told News Five today that there has not been any formal proposals from the company, just a request for a preliminary meeting. But even before it goes into the meeting, the company’s past projects is of concern to the government.


Dr. Kenrick Williams, C.E.O., Ministry of Sustainable Development

“They want an E.I.A. We’ve not commenced any process. They would like to present to us the idea that they would like to develop in this area. So we’ve not initiated any process as it relates to the E.I.A. We’ve not received any formal indication or request for the conducting of an E.I.A. It’s all what is really floating out there in the media, again, save for an expressed interest to have a discussion with us about this project because of the public backlash in the initial concept stage. 0We’ve done the research and some initial analysis as to the investments being made by this company in other jurisdictions, the impact being caused by mining. We’re not the experts on mining, that is the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Mining Department specifically and their part of the NEAC, they would inform us as it relates to the specificity of that process. We also do not want to prejudice any investment, so any investment that is being made, there is a legal process that they go through that they will indicate to us from their research and analysis and their projections these are the potential impacts as it relates to these developments. I can tell you that the position is that unequivocally that this may not be an investment that has the support of the government, so we will have to communicate to them the position as it relates to that investment.”


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