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Prime Minister Says Bahamas Cruise Port in Closing Approval Phases

An environmental impression evaluation (EIA) is underway for Disney Cruise Line’s Lighthouse Level challenge, with the challenge in “last approval phases,” mentioned Dr Hubert Minnis, The Bahamas’ prime minister.

Talking Wednesday at a political rally in Eleuthera, web site of the proposed $400 million devoted cruise terminal and personal island vacation spot, Minnis mentioned builders have accomplished the EIA and an environmental administration plan “is now being reviewed by the Division of Surroundings Safety and Planning,” in accordance with a neighborhood press report. Third-party agency Black & Veatch is finishing up the overview, Minnis mentioned.

Disney Cruise Line and the Bahamas’ authorities will “proceed to a groundbreaking ceremony as soon as the environmental administration overview course of is accomplished,” mentioned Minnis. He mentioned the settlement with Disney mandates 80 % of the labor drive have to be Bahamian.

Minnis added the challenge is being constructed “on non-public land that Disney bought from a personal group” and represents “one of many largest investments ever within the historical past of Eleuthera.”

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