YANGON, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar has launched the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) and preliminary geological survey of Kyauk Phyu Deep-Sea Port (KPDSP) project in Kyauk Phyu, western Rakhine state, according to a statement on Wednesday.
Authorized by Kyauk Phyu Deep Sea Port Special Economic Zone Management Committee (KPSEZMC), CITIC Consortium will conduct the start-up works on behalf of the project's Joint Venture incorporated in the future.
To better implement start-up works and ensure preparation of the project meets the requirement of laws of Myanmar and international practice, CITIC Consortium has selected the reputed HATCH as the Project Management Consultant (PMC) through international tender to supervise the whole process of ESIA and pre-geo survey.
Strictly following the Myanmar laws and regulations, and international practice, CITIC Consortium pledged to carry out the project's preparation works in a rigorous, open and transparent manner. During the process of ESIA, CITIC will develop participation mechanisms for all stakeholders of the project in order to take extensive and adequate consultation.
As the site visit to Made Island where Phase I of the KPDSP located was completed, the working group held a consultation meeting with representatives of local communities, NGOs and other stakeholders to take the concern and advice of local people, communities and organizations so that follow-up work can better meet the expectations of the locals.
As the preliminary work of project proceeds, CITIC Consortium vowed to work closely with KPSEZMC, HATCH and GDE, striving to sign the final agreement of KPDSP project at the earliest possible date to achieve substantive commencement of the project.
China's CITIC Consortium and Myanmar's KPSEZMC signed the framework agreement on the Kyauk Phyu Deep-Sea Port project in November 2018.
The consortium comprises CITIC Group, China Harbor Engineering, China Merchants Holdings (International), TEDA Investment, Yunnan Construction Engineering Group and Thailand Charoen Pokphand Group.