022-i. Advice on ToR: EIA for tannery development strategy Multan - Pakistan

The NCEA advised on Terms of Reference (ToR) for an EIA for a tannery sector development strategy in Multan, Punjab.

Advisory reports and other documents

15 May 1996: Terms of reference
Accompanying letter
Appendices Advice

Significant details

Urged by increasingly strict rules for emissions and pollution in productive industries, the Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) initiated a strategy for tannery industry development in Multan, Punjab. The aim of this strategy is to relocate all or part of the tanneries in the area from a residential area to a site outside town. This would reduce the effects of pollution caused by tanneries and thereby improve the health of residents.

For development of this strategy, an EIA was required. The NCEA was asked to advise on Terms of Reference (ToR) for this EIA. Some of the NCEA's main conclusions in its advice were:

  • The EIA should be based on an analysis of the situation in the individual tannery and an assessment of project activities in these individual tanneries;
  • Five or more strategies must be compared for environmental and other impacts;
  • Tannery in-house activities should be prioritized as they are the main source of pollution and nuisance;
  • From the EIA report it should be clear whether or not environmental legislation can play a role in pollution abatement, and if so, how.

In addition, the advice distinguishes a number of main economic aspects which should be elaborated. Apart from these main issues, more specific conclusions and recommendations are provided.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Rudy Ooijen
Parvaiz Naim
Ike van der Putte
Maarten Siebel

Chair: Jan-Willem Kroon
Technical secretary: Reinoud Post

Proponent and Component Authority

Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA)

Component Authority
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Further details

Country: Pakistan

Last modified: 10 May 2019