Holcim Hungaria Environmental Permit To Be Attacked in Court

Holcim Hungaria Environmental Permit To Be Attacked in Court
Published: 13 November 2007

Civil organisations plan to attack in court the environmental permit issued by the Hungarian authorities to  Holcim Hungaria Cementipari Zrt, the subsidiary of Swiss cement group  Holcim, for the construction of a 70 bln Hungarian forint ($402.2 mln/275 mln euro) plant, it was reported on November 12, 2007.  
 
The siting of the cement prodution operation in the northwestern town of Nyergesujfalu will be opposed by the local councils of the nearby Esztergom, Tat, Tokod, Tokod-Altarolo and Mogyorosbanya, as well as four civil organisations.  
 
The new facility is planned to start opearating in 2010 and will employ some 280.  
 
The deadline for the appeal is the end of November 2007 and by then the company will not comment on the case, Holcim spokesman Iren Marta said.