Basra Multi-purpose Terminal (BMT), the largest multi-purpose port facility in Iraq, announces a major development in the Port of Umm Qasr. Marking a significant expansion to their existing facilities, BMT will be increasing their total investment in Umm Qasr Port to over USD 200 million, aimed to further advance the port in the international trade and transport sector.
EAME has conducted Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) on behalf of BMT. The ultimate objective of the ESIA process is to characterise the baseline environmental and social conditions and to set out measures to avoid, minimise, mitigate and manage adverse impacts to acceptable levels as defined by Iraqi regulatory requirements and Good International Industry Practice (GIIP) and the requirements of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Social and Environmental Performance Standards (IFC, 2012) and IFC Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Guidelines (2007).
In addition to the main ESIA report EAME has undertaken a detailed desk study, baseline field studies, project risk ranking assessment, public exhibitions (in Iraq) and preparation of a Stakeholder Engagement Plan.
Further information can be obtained from http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2018/06/06/new-investment-at-umm-qasr-port/