Oil Pipeline approved by Nema

Oil Pipeline approved by Nema

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has approved the Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the construction of East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project.

The environment watchdog yesterday issued the certificate to Total East Africa Midstream BV as approval as an approval to pave way for the construction of EACOP.

EACOP is a 1,443 Kilometer crude oil export pipeline system that will transport Uganda’s crude oil from Kabale – Hoima in Uganda to a maritime port facility on the Chongoleani Peninsula near Tanga in Tanzania.

The certificate of approval is specific to the Ugandan section of the project and follows the November 2019 approval for the Tanzanian Section.  

The NEMA executive director, Dr Tom Okurut, said they will monitor the project to ensure compliance with the certificate’s conditions of approval.