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Beema Bamboo Plantation :Bamboo to Energy Project

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Proposed establishment of approximately 400 hectares of Beema Bamboo Plantation, KwaDukuza Local Municipality, Ilembe District Municipality. Initially 3 sites were selected for the project (refer to the attached "old layout - 3 sites”), and an ecological impact assessment was conducted in these sites. following the ecological report, as well as other planning requirements, the final layout had been amended - site 1 was expanded, and site 2 and 3 were removed (refer to the attached "new layout"). The ecological report was amended and finalised (refer to the attached “Ecological Report”). The Heritage impact assessment is referred to the new layout.

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The overall project, funded via the GBSA Green Fund, proposes the three main components: establishing tissue culture facility, plantation of Beema Bamboo (from the plants produced at the Tissue Culture Facility) and the establishment of a biomass plant. This application refers to the "Plantation of Beema Bamboo" component only, details as followed: Approximately 400 hectares of plantation to be established at the most suitable location (in terms of Heritage and ecological aspects) for harvesting within two years and annually thereafter. All sites have been utilised for agricultural purposes and portions are still used for small scale farming. The proposed plantations sites are situated approximately 85km north of Durban within the KwaDukuza local Municipality, within the Ilembe District Municipality. The proposed sites are situated to the north-west of Mandeni adjacent to the Tugela River, and Ilembe as well as Mandeni via Local Nkozi declared the support of the project. This agricultural activity is proposed to take place on an already transformed land, previously used and portions still being used for other agricultural activities. An Environmental Management Programme ( EMPr) is being developed for this project and Tripo4 is appointed as ECO for the plantation project. Following the upload is this case in this SAHRA website and the interim comments received from Amafa, a Heritage Impact Assessment was conducted (refer to the report and associated details uploaded by the Heritage Practitioner, Mr Gavin Anderson, of Umlando: Archaeological surveys and Heritage Management. As the appointed ECO, Triplo4 will incorporate the recommendations of the HIA report in the EMPr, and will ensure compliance with the EMPr requirements.

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Friday, September 20, 2013 - 09:10

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Gavin Anderson
10 years 7 months ago
Umlando: Archaeological Surveys & Heritage Management

HIA for the Beema Bamboo Energy Project

 

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