The Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) has given the green light for the construction of a specialized hospital in Lusaka West, in accordance with the Environmental Management Act No. 12 of 2011 and the Environmental Protection and Pollution Control (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations, Statutory Instrument No. 28 of 1997.
The hospital, which will be built by Brentwood Health Solutions Limited through the Zambia Medical Association Cooperative, will cost a total of US $40,000,000, equivalent to K720,000,000, and will contribute to the government’s efforts to improve access to healthcare services.
During its April meeting, the Environmental Assessment Committee (EAC) approved a total of 75 out of 87 projects, which were considered as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. This process is designed to predict and mitigate any possible negative environmental, health, and social impacts resulting from the implementation of projects.
The investment value of all the projects considered in April was over US $144,511,631, equivalent to K2,178,239,054.14. Infrastructure projects had the highest investment value, while tourism projects had the lowest.
ZEMA is committed to delivering efficient and effective service by processing project reports within the legal timeframe and contributing to sustainable national development. The board and management of ZEMA expressed their gratitude to the government through the Ministry of Green Economy and Environment for their support and guidance.
Maxwell Nkoya, Acting Director General of the Zambia Environmental Management Agency, issued the statement.