Additional Funds for Saguenay Terminal Project

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated additional funds to the Innus de Pessamit Council for participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Marine Terminal Project on the North Shore of the Saguenay, located in Québec.

The funding was made available through the agency’s Participant Funding Program.

It will enable the Innus de Pessamit Council’s participation in various steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the proponent’s Environmental Impact Statement or on the summary, the draft Environmental Assessment Report and the potential environmental assessment conditions.

The Saguenay Port Authority is proposing the construction of a new multi-user marine terminal to service the north shore of the Saguenay River at the municipality of Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, located approximately 45 kilometers from the city of Saguenay.

The project involves the construction of a wharf, a ship loader, silos, concentrate handling facilities and related buildings. The berthing capacity of the wharf would be designed to accommodate bulk cargo vessels with a minimum of 50,000 deadweight tonnage.

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