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Habi’s Fourth Letter to Environmental Affairs Agency

August 7, 2016 by   ·   No comments

     

        مؤسسة حابـى للحقـوق البيئيـة
Habi

  

        المشهرة برقم 5301 القاهرة  

Habi Center for Environmental Rights

Sir, Eng. Ahmed Abo El Souod Ahmed

    Executive Chief of Environmental Affairs Agency

Greetings,,,

We have sent before a letter to the officials in the EAA responding your letter sent to us in 5th June 2016 in which stated the impossibility of publicizing the content of environmental impact assessment studies because these studies are private properties, and that the executive summary of these studies will be published through the internet in addition to the dates of holding consultation sessions. In our letter we highlighted the previous mentioned demands and here we re-demand them as following:

  • Publicizing the environmental impact assessment studies through the website of the State Ministry of Environmental Affairs regarding the amendments of kilns by cement companies to use coal or remnants as an alternative fuel of gas and publicizing public hearing sessions minutes (with citizens and concerned NGOs) related to the mentioned studies. It should include the cement companies that already have begun in using coal or remnants (especially Suez Group and Lafarge) and the current and future situations.
  • Regular uncovering in the website of State Ministry of Environmental Affairs of violations committed by cement companies and the violations reported against them to press on these companies and to involve NGOs in the process of obliging these companies to respect law and activate right to information as stated in constitution and international human rights charters.
  • The Environmental Affairs Agency obliges cement companies to regularly publicize, on its websites, environmental impact assessment studies regarding any amendments or new establishments by the company especially what is related to kilns to shift from gas to coal or remnants and to oblige them to publicize public hearing sessions related to environmental impact assessment studies.

Although it is now more than one month since we sent our letter, yet we have not received any response from you and as we are keen on continuing our cooperation, we hope that you respond our demands that protect citizens’ environmental rights. We hope you will respond soon to this message and to our previous demands.

Sincerely

Executive Manger

Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed Salem

                                                                                                                                  

 

 

For attachments, please click the sentences in red below.

 

–      Habi Center for Environmental Rights inaugurates campaign and hashtag #اوقفوا_انتهاكات_شركات_الاسمنت.

 

–      Sent demands to Lafarge Cement Company.

 

–      Sent demands to Suez Cement Group.

 

–      Business and Human Rights resource Centre is in solidarity with the demands and campaign.

 

–      ESCR Net is in solidarity with the demands and campaign.

 

–      Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) is in solidarity with the demands and campaign.

 

–      AITEC is in solidarity with the demands and campaign.

 

–      Habi’s statement calling multinational cement companies to stop violations and commit to local and international law and 9 NGOs are in solidarity with the demands.

 

–       Suez Cement Group response to Business and Human Rights Resource Centre regarding Habi’s demands.  

 

–      Suez Cement disparages Egyptians’ right to knowledge… and forbears in front of the international community.

 

–      Lafarge Cement company response regarding Habi’s demands sent to it by Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.  

 

–      Lafarge assures violating law and underestimating Egyptian’s right to knowledge and participation.  

 

–      Habi Disseminates Criminal Sentences Condemning Lafarge and Suez Group Cement Companies.

 

–      The Cabinet refused receiving Habi’s demands against Cement Companies.

 

–     Copy of the sent letters between Habi and Environmental Affairs Agency regarding Habi’s demands against Cement Companies.

 

      The Environmental Affairs Agency Reply to Habi’s Demands Against Cement Companies.

     Habi Sent Letter Replying the EAA’s one that DOES NOT Minimally Respond to the Submitted Demands.

 

 

 

 

 

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