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Consultation on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Guidelines for the Hydropower Sector in Myanmar

Dates: June 13, 2017
Venue: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

 

The Government of Myanmar invites interested stakeholders to join a consultation to discuss and review draft Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Guidelines for the Hydropower Sector in Myanmar.

 

About the ESIA Guidelines:
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Guidelines for Hydropower Projects in the Myanmar (ESIA Guidelines) has been developed based on the need to assess the environmental and social Impact of hydropower projects in Myanmar for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) and the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE). The ESIA Guidelines has been developed under the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Hydro Advisory Program which receives support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

 

The general objectives of the overall ESIA Guidelines are to provide support to the Government of Myanmar and promote the sustainable development of Myanmar’s natural resources while enhancing basin management planning. The ESIA Terms of Reference are intended to define the scope of the studies required for the preparation of a project’s ESIA to allow for consideration and subsequent decision-making on the appropriateness of the preconstruction, construction, operation and decommissioning/rehabilitation of a hydropower project under the Environmental Conservation Law 2012 and other relevant legislation in Myanmar.

 

To attend this consultation, interested stakeholders should register with Mr. Naung Sanlinn at nlin@ifc.org by June 7, 2017.

 

Related Materials:
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Guidelines for Hydropower Projects (draft)