Baku – APA-Economics. A public listenings were held to study the public opinion on initial project of environmental impact assessment’s (EIA) document for carrying out of 2D seismic works as a part of research contract between State Oil Company of Azerbaijan and ConocoPhilips Exploration Azerbaijan Ltd. Companies about on-shore pre-exploration activity, hold discussions on project, including take the proposals and judgments into consideration at the final document.
SOCAR says the listenings were held in 3 cities on 14 regions – Shaki, Gabala and Shamakhi. EIA’s document was given to the reading halls of the central libraries of regions which it includes, posted on Ecological Department’s website and made publicly available. Local media was informed about public listenings. The first meeting was held on February 27 in Shaki on Gakh, Shaki, Oghuz regions and Mingechevir city. The next meeting was held on February 28 in Gabala on Yevlakh, Gabala, Goychay, Ismayilli, Ujar, Aghdash regions. The final stage was held on March 1 in Shamakhi on Aghsu, Shamakhi, Kurdemir, Gobustan regions.
The meetings were attended by representatives of local authorities, NGOs, municipalities and other interesting sides, as well as regional agencies of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources.
Employees of ConocoPhilips Exploration Azerbaijan Ltd. and SOCAR’s Ecological Department informed about main point of fulfillment of 2D seismic works, answered the questions of participants. At the end, the achieved results were considered as acceptable.