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25 June 2021 | dataset

EIA report for the ESAT dredging project

There is an increasing need for sand and gravel for building materials in Tarawa and on other atolls. However, supplies from overseas are expensive. Furthermore, the mining of local beaches contributes to coastal erosion and lacks sufficient quantities for the current and future requirements. An answer to these problems is to source supplies from the lagoon. A purpose-built vessel capable of dredging lagoon aggregates in Tarawa and further afield was available through a European Union grant. This EIA assesses the impacts such would do to the environment.

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Publisher Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD
Modified 25 June 2021
Release Date 25 June 2021
Identifier 526670b5-7e7f-4145-b59c-288f2375263c
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Kiribati
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Edward Lovell, Biological Consultants