The Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development will be seeking legal action in order to protect the Hol Chan Marine Reserve from damage that may come about as a result of the Cayo Rosario development project. The group stated that about a month ago they sent a letter requesting a meeting with Martin Alegria, the Chief Environmental Officer and the Chairman of the National Appraisal Environment Committee (NEAC) concerning the project. However, their request felt on deaf ears. The Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development, and Climate Change, Dr. Percival Cho, told Love News that the project has been downsized.
Dr Percival Cho CEO Ministry of Environment: “Myself and the Minister we got a hands on feel of the situation there and we are looking at it very closely. I can’t make announcements yet but we are looking at the situation very closely with respect to taking into effect some of the concerns that the fishermen have put forward.”
Reporter: “The project has been downsized tremendously?”
Dr Percival Cho CEO Ministry of Environment: “Yes by the NIAC it was downsized.”