Crushing Plants At Margalla Hills Permanently Closed: EPA

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Crushing plants at Margalla hills permanently closed: EPA

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Sep, 2018 ) :The crushing plants here at Margalla Hills have been permanently closed and Sanjrani area plant has been sealed in July 2018 by Pakistan Environment Protection Ageny (EPA), ministry of Climate Change.

Senior officials of EPA told APP that there are no crushing plants in any residential areas of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) at present. However, they said that one asphalt plant had been installed by CDA near Islamic International University Islamabad (IIUI), therefore, Capital Development Authority (CDA) might be asked about its operation.

The officials said that the approval for the design and construction of flats or any building in Islamabad was given by CAD, while Pakistan Environmental Agency only dealt with the Environmental impact assessment projects.

They said that EPA give environmental approval after environmental impact assessment.

The officials further said that one project of residential apartments in F-10 Islamabad had been stopped after issuance of environmental protection order (EPO) by Pak-EPA due to violation of Pakistan Enirnomental Proection Act (PEPA) 1977.

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