The Port of Le Havre plans to go forward on its planned infrastructure expansion after a public debate that aired environmental concerns about the project.
The Le Havre Port Authority said Friday it will take into account the contributions made during the public debate as well as those made during the meetings and consultations that followed it.
"The working meetings and consultations held since the end of the public debate have helped the Supervisory Board take the best decision and continue the studies,” said Jean-Pierre Guellec, the port’s project manager.
The port authority said it selected two main options for the development of the alluvial plain that would preserve wetlands or create a nature reserve.
It said more environmental studies must be undertaken to include the nature reserve and choose the best option by the end of next year.
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