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Ogle mangroves to be removed for fibre optic cable

- Exxon’s subsidiary to restore displaced flora

Mangroves being removed.

Approximately 240 metres of mangroves and cordgrass are being removed by ExxonMobil’s subsidiary, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited in Ogle.

EEPGL aims to set up a high-speed fibre optic/wireless transport service for its onshore and offshore facilities which requires the installation of a submarine fibre optic cable.

However, this project requires the removal of mangroves along with the boulders that form part of the sea defence structure at Ogle.

The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) says they will be monitoring this process which is expected to be completed between January 24 to 26.

EEPGL will be restoring the mangroves, cordgrass, and sea defence infrastructure after the installation is completed.

A mangrove and cordgrass restoration plan was prepared and submitted to NAREI.

A press release from NAREI said EEPGL engaged the regulatory agencies and received the necessary approvals for the Fibre Optic Cable Project, provided that a plan for mitigation of the impact on the mangroves at Ogle is developed and implemented under the supervision of NAREI


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