The Public Hearing on the Environmental Impact Assessment of the 157MW Madyan Hydropower Project' took place at Madyan Hotel in Swat on July 21st, 2023
The Public Hearing on the Environmental Impact Assessment of the 157MW Madyan Hydropower Project' took place at Madyan Hotel in Swat on July 21st, 2023. This gathering brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, including representatives from government departments, organizations, and local residents from all the affected villages. The primary objective was to discuss the potential environmental consequences of the proposed hydropower project.
The event received substantial support and interest from the attendees, underscoring the significance of addressing environmental and social issues. During the meeting, the Director of EPA Malakand region emphasized the importance of holding public hearings and involving the local community to bring attention to concerns and propose mitigation measures.
The Project Director, along with the Directors of Environment and Social aspects, provided comprehensive briefings about the project, offering valuable insights into its scope and objectives. Additionally, they actively engaged in a constructive question and answer session with the local community, attentively addressing their concerns and suggestions.