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|
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.
Members of the working group
|Ike van der Putte|
Chair: Jan-Willem Kroon
Technical secretary: Reinoud Post
Proponent and Component Authority
|Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA)|
|Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
Last modified: 10 May 2019