Date of Release:
May 5 2010
As part of the AECEN twinning partnership between the Nepal Ministry of Environment and the Malaysia Department of Environment (DOE) on strengthening environmental impact assessment (EIA) capabilities for the hydropower sector, Nepal partners met with Malaysian counterparts in Kuala Lumpur on April 26-27, 2010 to finalize the work program and initiate activities. During the meetings, Malaysia DOE and other stakeholders shared details on EIA implementation and experience on their EIA consultant registration scheme. The work partnership program will include a comprehensive training in cooperation with the Environmental Institute of Malaysia to develop a curriculum, modules and guidelines for use in Nepal, and the creation of a roster of EIA consultants in Nepal.