Initial Environmental Examination of Granite Quarrying

Narrative Description of Project: The purpose of the project is to provide granite to the construction industry of all districts of AJK to meet their needs at an affordable price. The total leased area from government of AJK for quarrying of granite is 97 acres which has rich reserves of granite. The plant for quarrying of granite will be installed at an area of 5 kanal.  The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 15 Million.

Name of Client: M/S Shehzad Zahorr Granite & Marble Processing Industry, Mirpur

Location Within Country Leswa, District Neelum, AJK

Name of Senior Staff (Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader) Involved :

  • Engr. Saadat Ali, Environmental Engineer/Team Leader
  • Mr. Ali Abdullah, Enviro-civil Engineer
  • Mr. Wajahat Saeed, Environmental Engineer
  • Engr. Iram Sifat, Environmental Engineer

Description of Actual Services Provided by Staff:

The services included:

  • Collected Baseline (Physical, Biological and Socio-economic) of the project area
  • Identified and assessed of all major and minor impacts during Pre- construction, Construction and Operation phases of the Project;
  • Identified all significant impacts that may require detailed assessment;
  • Proposed mitigation measures to minimize, eliminate or to compensate the potential adverse impacts identified.
  • Prepared Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan
  • Prepared Plantation Plan.
  • Prepared Initial Environmental Examination Report of the project


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