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ADB’s Social and Environmental Safeguards, with Improvements, can be a Benchmark

Date of Release: 
Nov 11 2014

Effective safeguards to minimize damage that development projects can cause to communities and the environment are needed more than ever as new sources of international financing for infrastructure become available to emerging economies, says Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Independent Evaluation’s just-released review of ADB’s safeguards policy underscores the importance of social and environmental care in operations, and increasing the commitment and capability of client countries to apply these shields in development projects.

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Asian Judges Network to Strengthen Environmental Law Enforcement

Date of Release: 
Dec 4 2013

An Asian Judges Network on Environment has been formally launched in Manila, marking a new stage of cooperation amongst justices cast with enforcing environmental laws and helping to preserve the region’s precious natural capital.

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IEE: Water Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2

Published Date: 
04/2012

The environmental management plans (EMP) for the six water supply subprojects that form the second Periodic Funding Request (PFR-2) of the Multi-tranche Financing Facility (MFF) for Support of the Water Sector in Viet Nam have been upgraded as part of the preparations of the subprojects. The original EMPs were developed with the initial environmental evaluations (IEE) or GoV EIAs that were prepared for each subproject. The IEEs and EIAs for the subprojects including the IEE for the Buon Ma Thuot City & Three Districts Water Supply Project are found under separate cover.

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EIA: Ho Chi Minh City Urban Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 - PFR 2 (Tham Luong Depot to Ben Thanh Station)

Published Date: 
02/2012

The Government of Vietnam (GOV) has identified transport, and in particular public transport, as key investment and development area for the next 10 to 20 years. For this, accelerated infrastructure development is needed to support economic activities of the private sector, which in the past decade and a half have been the engine of rapid growth and job creation. The Government gives a high priority to shaping the future urban transport system of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), as an economic initiative that is expected to account for 40% of national GDP in 2010.

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EIA: Song Bung 4 Hydropower Project Phase II

Published Date: 
01/2007

Song Bung 4 Hydropower Project is located on Song Bung in the upper part of Vu Gia River in Nam Giang District, Quang Nam Province, Central Vietnam. The river flows to the sea at Da Nang. The Project consists of a dam and a reservoir, and a 156 MW hydropower plant. The catchment area of the Project is 1,477 km2. The southern part of the catchment is within Song Thanh Nature Reserve, and a small part of the nature reserve will be directly affected by the reservoir.

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EIA for Second Road Improvement Project

Published Date: 
05/1996

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Second Road Improvement Project in Viet Nam, of which this Report is a summary, was carried out between March and November 1995. The Project scope is improvement of Highway 1A between the border of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), near Lang Son City, and Hanoi (km 168).

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Support to Harmonization of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) under the Hanoi Core Statement on Aid Effectiveness

Published Date: 
01/2008

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (March 2005) and the subsequent localized version of the Paris Declaration, the Hanoi Core Statement (HCS) were developed and endorsed in 2005. The HCS is being implemented through the Partnership Group on Aid Effectiveness (PGAE), which was created in 2003 as the forum for GOV / donor dialogue on harmonization and alignment issues. In February 2006, eight Thematic Groups (TGs) were created under the PGAE to support implementation of the HCS.

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Executive Summar: Strengthening the EIA Process in Thailand

Published Date: 
05/1997

Thailand’s environmental impact assessment (EIA) process for development projects has been evaluated with the purpose of identifying shortfalls and actions to strengthen the process. The project was timely in that the country expects a surge of development in its natural and human resource sectors in the decades ahead.

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EIA: Biomass Power Project

Published Date: 
02/2008

The Biomass Power Project (the Project) is developed by the Biomass Electricity Co. Ltd. (BECO) to supply the 304 Industrial Park (304-IP) on Highway 304, and sell the remaining power to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) under the small power producer program. The power plant has a total capacity of 165 megawatts (MW), of which 15 MW will be for internal consumption, 60 MW for the 304-IP, and 90 MW for EGAT.

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EIA: Southern Transport Development Project

Published Date: 
04/2007

This document is the summary environmental impact assessment (SEIA) of the findings of the 2005 and 2006 environmental assessments for the Southern Transport Development Project: (i) Supplementary Environmental Assessment (SupEA) and (ii) EIA of Expansion to 4 Lanes (St2EIA). The SEIA is presented to streamline the disclosure of two very closely related and overlapping documents, which have a common environmental background. The SEIA was prepared following the Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines (2003) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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