Today, Terminal Cerros de Valparaíso (TCVAL), holder of the Terminal 2 port expansion project in the Port of Valparaíso, filed Complementary Addenda No. 2 before the Environmental Evaluation System (SEIA), thus responding to the observations made by public services in environmental and citizenship matters. All of this was inserted into Complementary Consolidated Report on Clarifications, Rectifications or Extensions (ICSARA) No. 2, published by the Environmental Evaluation Service of the Region of Valparaíso in October 2017.
With this new document, the aim is to increase the quality of life of all port residents, as well as resolving a shortage of port infrastructure in Valparaíso, to the benefit of port maritime standards demanded by the town and country.
Complementary Addenda No. 2, filed before SEIA, contains a series of improvements on the measures proposed in the earlier environmental processing stage, in order to mitigate and compensate the impact of the project.
Below are the main compensation measures proposed.
- Restoration of the historic “Ascensor Lecheros”
- Creation of a new entry to the coastline, through equipment able to integrate the town and Port, by constructing a raised gangway starting at Edwards street
- Improvement of the public space at Eje Errázuriz (both sides)
- Improvement and construction of the Carlos Pezoa Véliz and Cerro Toro viewpoints, respectively
- A plan for conservation of heritage and fire-fighting facilities for neighborhoods and buildings in the town of Valparaíso, preserving areas and assets of cultural interest
- A plan to enhance and recover underwater cultural heritage, including exhibitions and citizen information on the main archaeological remains discovered during the works
- Contribution to the Heritage Management of the World Heritage Site and Standard Historical Area in Valparaíso
- Drafting of a Master Coastline Plan
- Follow-up on economic variables associated to the impact of port activity in the region
With the filing of Complementary Addenda No. 2, we are fully convinced that we have made all human and professional effort to ensure that, once the process is complete, we are in a position to launch a project that will greatly benefit the town of Valparaíso and its residents.
In addition, a renovation of Terminal 2 will guarantee Chile’s international competitiveness, will reactivate the local economy and will help our town’s development, repositioning it amongst the world’s highest port standards.