Call for Public Review of ESIA Guidelines for Hydropower Projects in Myanmar

Submission Deadline: July 27, 2017
 

The Government of Myanmar invites interested stakeholders to review and provide feedback on 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.

 

Please send your feedback and comments to Mr. Naung Sanlinn at nlin@ifc.org by July 27, 2017.

 

Related Materials:
 

Draft ESIA Guidelines for Hydropower Projects in Myanmar: Myanmar Language Version

Draft ESIA Guidelines for Hydropower Projects in Myanmar: English Language Version