We will not allow any kind of development that will create damage to the environment – Wycliffe
PS Environment says he has not seen anything on the World Wave Project recently

We will not allow any kind of development that will create damage to the environment – Wycliffe

PS Environment says he has not seen anything on the World Wave Project recently

By Iva Danford
Wednesday 16/02/2022
PS for Environment Joshua Wycliffe [Image: File Photo]

The Permanent Secretary for Environment Joshua Wycliffe says they will not allow any kind of development that will create damage to the environment.

Wycliffe highlighted this when questioned if there was an update on the World Wave Project.

He says their stance is that the moment they know that there are movements in development that are illegitimate, the Department of Environment will stop it.

Wycliffe says he has not seen anything on the World Wave Project recently.

The proposed World Wave Project designs new seabed profiles to create new surf breaks.

On the proposed project in Qamea, the World Wave Project says re-shaping is proposed in the shallow areas of the reef and following the outcomes of the independent ecological investigations, the sites selected have very little marine life.

They say the project first identified eleven potential sites based on location and exposure to waves.

The World Wave Project further says that following more detailed investigations these were narrowed to five potential sites. They say the aim is to disturb as little marine life as possible.

World Wave Project adds a key component of the investigations has focused on identifying suitable sites that are of relatively low ecological value

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