The latest version of the draft SIA statement for the Kvanefjeld project was published

The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Labour has received several requests for access to the draft of the SIA statement for the Kvanefjeld project . The ministry has decided that the latest submitted draft SIA may be subject to public access. In this context, the department decided to publish the preliminary versions of the latest draft because the ministry finds that everyone should have access to the documents at the same time. This regardless of the draft SIA statement will be published during the hearing of the draft, see Resources Act § 87 b.

 

It must therefore stressed, that publication of the Greenlandic, Danish and English versions of the latest draft SIA cannot be considered a commencement of the hearing of the draft SIA statement, see Resources Act § 87 b

 

A commencement of the consultation of the draft SIA statement in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Resources Act will in due course be announced on Naalakkersuisut.gl. After the consultation, a white paper will be prepared in which both authorities and mining company will do a written response to hearing replies and to comments raised on the consultation meetings that will be held in the towns and settlements that are particularly affected by the project's planned activities. The revised draft SIA statement, together with the White Paper, will be submitted to Naalakkersuisut for approval in connection with Naalakkersuisut deciding whether to issue an exploitation permit. The final SIA statement and white paper approved by Naalakkersuisut will be published on Naalakkersuisut.gl after a possible approval.  

 

Additionally, it is therefore in reading the draft, which is published due to the received access, adivsed that caution must be given against drawing conclusions about the project's social impacts. The basis for the preliminary conclusions can thus be changed in relation to the final and approved version of the SIA statement by Naalakkersuisut.

 

For further information please contact: Jørgen T. Hammeken-Holm Deputy Minister for Mineral Resources and Labour. Tel: +299 34 68 46 Mail: joeh@nanoq.gl



Click on the links below to access the latest draft of the SIA statement :

Greenlandic version of the SIA statement of 11 June 2019

 

English version of the SIA statement of June 11,2019

 

Danish version of the SIA statement of 11 June 2019

 

An earlier edition of the draft SIA statement was published in the fall of 2018: Click here.