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South Sinai Power Plant

Issues

Biodiversity

Description: Complaint raises concerns about impacts on plant or animal species in the natural environment.

Complaints with this Issue: 103

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Consultation and disclosure

Description: Complaint raises concerns regarding inadequate or absent consultation about or disclosure of project information, including project impacts and/or mitigation plans.

Complaints with this Issue: 384

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Due diligence

Description: Complaint raises concerns about inadequate or absent prior investigation of project impacts.

Complaints with this Issue: 385

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Environmental

Description: Complaint raises concerns regarding environmental impacts that do not refer specifically to water, pollution, or biodiversity.

Complaints with this Issue: 271

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Sectors

Energy

Description:

Complaints in this Sector: 203

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Project

Name: South Sinai Power Plant

Investments: EIB

Client:

Support: Loans

Country: Egypt

Complaint

IAM: Complaints Mechanism (CM)

ID: SG/E/2009/05

Date Filed: May 19, 2009

Date Closed: April 26, 2010

Status: Closed Without Outputs

Description

The complaint at stake concerned the environmental and social impact of a project for the construction of a 750MWe natural gas-fired combined-cycle power generation plant in Nuweiba, Egypt, 200 Kw north of Sharm-el-Sheik on the west cost of South Sinai, Aqaba Golf. The project promoter was the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC). Since 19 May 2009, the Complaints Mechanism received 24 different complaints challenging the Environmental and social aspects of the Project, coming from managers/owners of hotels, scuba diving centres, beach side camp owners, citizens of Nuweiba, local NGO, tourist operators, resident EU citizens and from local communities including the 2 major Bedouin tribes of the area. An on-line petition to the Egyptian government to stop the Project raised more than 2.300 signatures. Allegations: Lack of proper public consultation, No proper consideration given to local economy, tourist resources and local communities, no proper consideration given to preservation of local biodiversity and marine habitats

Complaint Stages

Filing

May 19, 2009

Filing

Status:

Start Date: May 19, 2009

Registration

May 19, 2009 -

June 7, 2009

Registration

Status: Completed

Explanation: Unknown

Eligibility

June 7, 2009 -

July 31, 2009

Eligibility

Status: Completed

Start Date: June 7, 2009

End Date: July 31, 2009

Dispute Resolution

July 31, 2009 -

Sept. 30, 2009

Dispute Resolution

Status: Closed Without Output

Start Date: July 31, 2009

End Date: Sept. 30, 2009

Compliance Review

July 31, 2009 -

Sept. 30, 2009

Compliance Review

Status: Completed

Start Date: July 31, 2009

End Date: Sept. 30, 2009

Has Compliance Report: No

Non-Compliance Found: Yes

Monitoring

Sept. 30, 2009 -

April 26, 2010

Monitoring

Status: Completed

Explanation: Case closed in earlier stage

Closed

April 26, 2010

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