EIA implementation and challenges in Myanmar

Event: AIC2018
Date: August 21, 2018, Shizuoka, Japan
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Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment Conservation (MONREC), Myanmar introduced EIA procedure (EIAP) in December 2015. The Ministry of Environment Japan (MOEJ) was considering to support Myanmar which stands at the initial stage of effective implementation of EIA. As a starting point, MOEJ, Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and Nippon Koei Co. Ltd. conducted a ground survey and interviewed MONREC officials, NGOs, Environmental consultants, and Japanese businesses in Myanmar on EIA related issues in November 2017. Based on that survey, several cooperation programs have been devised as possible means of Japan’s cooperation to the country.