Another Coal Plant at Jin Fei?

7 years, 4 months ago - November 28, 2013
The announcement raises questions already. Minister Abu Kasenally said in Parliament there a proposal for a coal power plant in the area of development of Jin Fei, at Riche-Terre. The controversy may swell while protesting the proposed CT Power in Pointe-aux-Caves maintain pressure ...

 The Minister of Lands and Housing has confirmed in Parliament last Tuesday: a proposal was made for a coal power plant in the area of development of Jin Fei, at Riche-Terre. An ad that already raises questions. And the controversy surrounding this new plant is likely to swell even as protesters CT Power project in Pointe-aux-Caves maintain pressure.

Especially at the level of members of the National Energy Commission (NEC), which reported on the central CT Power , suggested that Mauritius does not face a threat of blackouts and might without this project. Several members surveyed said that the NEC is not favorable.

However, the conclusions of the report are in the opposite direction of what was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Rashid Beebeejaun Parliament Friday. He said that the government has given the green light to the project proponents coal power plant in Albion. Causing inconvenience to members of the commission. " This is unethical on the part of government , "say several sources familiar with the matter. Added to this, the President of the NEC, Dev Manraj is now part of the seraglio. Asked Monday, November 25, he did not wish to comment.

Basically, the NEC was founded after a recommendation Rezistans ek Alternativ who supported the hunger strike Jeff Lingaya. " At first I was skeptical because the government so we had made false promises. But over time, the members of the NEC have made ??me realize that Dev Manraj led to its mission. But I confess that I do not expect that it defends the conclusions of the report to the government. We needed a document that supports what we said and we had , "says Jeff Lingaya, told the Express .

NEC document was submitted to the government in early October. However, Committee members and those who supported Jeff Lingaya are on the frontlines since the meantime, the communications agency of CT Power continued his campaign to raise awareness among residents of Pointe-aux-Caves.

Other sources claim that discussions about the Power Purchasing Agreement between theCentral Electricity Board and promoters of CT Power rife.

 

Text by lexpress.mu

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