5th April, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Environment (DOE) has approved the detailed environment impact assessment study (DEIA) for a reclamation project at Tanjung Piai submitted by Benalec Holdings Bhd’s subsidiary and the Johor state government
Benalec said on Tuesday the DOE had approved the study which was submitted by its 70% owned Spektrum Kukuh Sdn Bhd and Perbadanan Setiausaha Kerajaan Johor.
“The DEIA study pertains to the reclamation works for the Group’s Tanjung Piai Integrated Petroleum & Petrochemical Hub and Maritime Industrial Park project which comprises a man-made island to be sited off the south-western coast of Johor,” it said.
Benalec said Phase 1 of the proposed project is targeted to start in February 2015 and is expected to be a catalyst in stimulating growth and investment opportunities, as well as affording Benalec the springboard for generating recurring income streams.
It said the DEIA approval was conditional if the reclamation works of Phase 1 of the proposed project would include construction of oil terminal, construction of jetty, bridge linking the island to the mainland and dredging.
It added the DEIA approval was valid for two years from the date of the letter of approval.
“This approval represents a major milestone for the Benalec Group and takes the group one significant step closer to the realisation of the group’s business plans, in sync with the country’s avowed objective of establishing itself as a storage and trading hub in the Asia Pacific region,” it added.