Assignment Name:
Environmental Assessment of Nokkundi Iron Ore Mine Project


Location within Country:

Pachinkoh and Chigendik.

Name of Client:

M/S Bolan Mining Enterprises (BME)

Completion Date:

Jun 2012

Name of Associated Consultants, if any:


Narrative Description of Project:

The Chigendik and Pachinkoh Iron ore deposits are located in the Balochistan province at Chagai district. Which is a far-flung very thinly populated tribal. The general idea for study was to explore the shallow ore bodies at Chigendik and Pachinkoh which has an estimated reserve of 2.22 and 3.23 million tons of iron ore respectively.

An IEE study has extensively considered all the relevant clauses and sections of national legislations, regulations and guidelines related to the project before commencement of extraction of ore. The recommendations rendered on the basis of project activities.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff within the Assignment:

Basic services included:
  • To assess the existing environmental and socioeconomic conditions at and around the project site,particularly identify any environmental and social sensitivity areas
  • To identify the likely impacts of the proposed project on the natural and socioeconomic environment
  • Predict and evaluate these quantitatively wherever possible and determine their significance in the light of technical regulatory concerns
  • Arrange a public meeting to address the issues of stakeholders in particular to the project
  • Conduct a socio-economic survey of the area, to propose appropriate mitigation and monitoring measures that can be incorporated into the design of the proposed activities to minimize any damaging effects or lasting negative consequences
  • To prepare an EMP identifying the procedure for implementation of the mitigations measures, monitoring of environmental conditions and management of solid wastes
  • To prepare an IEE report in compliance with the legislative requirement of Pakistan EP Act 1997 for submission to the respective regional EPA

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