Some Pointers for Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment

On 24 February 2016, MCRB and PACT MPE (Mekong Partnership for Environment) co-organised a discussion in Yangon of public participation in EIA with the objectives of sharing experience which could be used to guide development of regional guidelines on public participation in EIA for the Mekong region (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam) as well as planned public participation guidelines for the implementation of Myanmar’s new EIA procedures.

MCRB Welcomes Adoption of the Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures and Calls for Effective Implementation and Enforcement

The Myanmar Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF) has adopted its long-awaited Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures which have been put together with the help of the Asian Development Bank and been the subject of extended discussion.

The Procedures are accompanied by the first set of National Environmental Quality Guidelines, focussed on emissions, and will also be accompanied by procedures concerning registration and approval of EIA consultants, as well as the submission of the EIAs themselves.