KUANTAN: Pahang has always made it compulsory that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report be submitted before development projects are approved, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.
Commenting on a statement by the state Department of Environment that only Sabah and Sarawak have made such a report a necessity, Adnan said not all projects in the state require an EIA report as it depended on the land size.
“I wish to set the record straight here that an EIA report is required before an approval is given by the state government.
“I am very surprised with (the DOE director general) Rosnani Ibrahim’s remarks that only Sabah and Sarawak have made it a necessity for an EIA report to be submitted before a development project can take place,” he told reporters after the state exco meeting here yesterday.
Rosnani’s remarks appeared in a Malay daily on Monday.
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