Introduction

Even though EIA is practiced in Myanmar, the legal framework for EIA is yet to be developed. In the Environmental Conservation Law of 2012, a light a reference is made to EIA only. The law promulgates that an EIA system is to be established by the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry. This Ministry is also charged with implementing the EIA procedure. Regulations determining the EIA procedure have been drafted and are to be issued shortly. Also, detailed draft guidelines that define the EIA process and the contents of the EIA outputs have been prepared. So far, there is no SEA practice in Myanmar and there is no legal framework for it yet.


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Review ESIA Mandalay Pyigyitagon Water Supply Project

Webpages | 18-03-2019

Review ESIA Mandalay Pyigyitagon Water Supply Project

The Pyigyitagon township in Mandalay, Myanmar currently has 250.000 inhabitants. The Mandalay City Development Council is proposing a Water Supply…

National SEA seminars with SEA training alumni

Webpages | 11-03-2019

National SEA seminars with SEA training alumni

In the past weeks, the NCEA staff joined SIDA/Niras in some of their closing seminars of the international Strategic Environmental Assessment training…

SEA trainers in Myanmar

Webpages | 04-02-2019

SEA trainers in Myanmar

Naypyidaw, 4-8 February - In Myanmar 12 alumni of the Swedish supported international SEA programme have been trained by the NCEA to become…

Introducing SEA in Myanmar

Webpages | 16-01-2018

Introducing SEA in Myanmar

Now is the time for introducing strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in Myanmar, according to the country’s Ministry of Environment…

Lectures on SEA for 5 Asian countries

Webpages | 30-10-2017

Lectures on SEA for 5 Asian countries

The NCEA provided guest lectures on SEA for about 30 government officials from five South East Asian countries. The lectures were part of the three-week…

SEA and Delta strategy Myanmar: green or grey?

Webpages | 25-09-2017

SEA and Delta strategy Myanmar: green or grey?

A workshop took place in the framework of the SEA inclusive ‘Integrated Ayeyarwady Delta Strategy’ in Myanmar. The workshop, in which the…

Cartoons supporting stakeholder discussions on SEA for Delta plan Myanmar

Webpages | 21-06-2017

Cartoons supporting stakeholder discussions on SEA for Delta plan Myanmar

A picture says more than a thousand words. This was certainly true for the cartoons made by two artists as part of the Integrated Ayeyarwady Delta…

Advice on scoping for ESIA for Pan Hlaing sluice, Myanmar

Webpages | 31-01-2017

Advice on scoping for ESIA for Pan Hlaing sluice, Myanmar

Myanmar’s Department of Irrigation asked the NCEA to advise on the content to be addressed in the environmental and social impact assessment…

Review of ESIA for Bagan project, Myanmar

Webpages | 25-05-2016

Review of ESIA for Bagan project, Myanmar

The NCEA has reviewed the preliminary ESIA for the Bagan multi-purpose beautification project. This project is initiated by the Myanmar Ministry of…

Training and workshop on EIA for oil/gas and water in Myanmar

Webpages | 21-10-2015

Training and workshop on EIA for oil/gas and water in Myanmar

Together with the Norwegian environmental agency, the NCEA gave a training in Myanmar on the use of EIA for oil and gas. The training focused on EIA for…

Workshop on EIA for oil and gas in Myanmar

Webpages | 14-04-2015

Workshop on EIA for oil and gas in Myanmar

The NCEA contributed to a training workshop on EIA in the oil and gas sector in Myanmar. The workshop was held on 23-25 March and targeted government…

Norwegian - Dutch donor coordination: EIA/SEA in the oil and gas sector

Webpages | 16-01-2015

Norwegian - Dutch donor coordination: EIA/SEA in the oil and gas sector

Olso, Norway - 16th of January 2015. The NCEA met with the Norwegian Environmental Agency (NEA). The NEA is a key implementing party of the Norwegian…

Publication: NCEA advisory report on ToR of Bagan river multi-purpose project, Myanmar

Webpages | 15-01-2015

Publication: NCEA advisory report on ToR of Bagan river multi-purpose project, Myanmar

In the framework of the cooperation between the governments of Myanmar and the Netherlands, the NCEA advised on the ToR for the EIA of the Bagan river…

Bagan river multi-purpose project in Myanmar

Webpages | 15-12-2014

Bagan river multi-purpose project in Myanmar

A project is planned in Myanmar to improve the navigability of the Irrawaddy river. The project also has a number of secondary objectives, such as the…