Review of ESIA for Bagan project, Myanmar
25 May 2016
The NCEA has reviewed the preliminary ESIA for the Bagan multi-purpose beautification project. This project is initiated by the Myanmar Ministry of Transport and is one of the pilots in an MoU between the Netherlands and Myanmar. According to the NCEA, the preliminary ESIA does not provide sufficient information for decision making about the project. Possible alternatives and their impacts still need to be elaborated and compared. These shortcomings can be remedied in a final ESIA study. A condition for the preparation of the final ESIA study is the availability of a more detailed project design.