Non-certified lab prepares ‘distorted’ EIA report for OMT

LAHORE: A non-certified private lab has prepared the baseline profile regarding the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Orange Line Metro Train (OMT) project, Daily Times has learnt.

EPA had issued a no objection certificate (NOC) to the proponent Lahore Development Authority (LDA) for the execution of OMT project, which is worth Rs 1.62 billion, on May 8, 2015.

Before the execution of any mega project, it is required for EPA to issue an NOC regarding its EIA. It is the responsibility of EPA to recheck the private laboratory’s report before rewarding an NOC to the proponent.