City Hotel, Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar
SLP Environmental was appointed to prepare an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for a city hotel being developed in downtown Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar. The EMP was prepared in accordance with practice prescribed under the Myanmar Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Procedure (2015) and cognisant of guidance contained in the World Bank Group (WBG) Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Guidelines for Tourism and Hospitality Development.
The primary objectives of the Environmental Management Plan study were to:
- Develop an environmental and socio-economic overview profile of the Project Site Area including the existing status of the physio-chemical and biological systems;
- Identify potentially sensitive environmental and socio-economic cultural receptors;
- Examine the activities of the Project in order to identify those aspects most likely to have significant interactions with environmental and social receptors;
- Ensure that any potential significant adverse impacts on the natural environment and or socio-economic receptors are clearly identified;
- Develop a suitably robust EMP for the Project to ensure that any identified significant adverse impacts are, wherever practicable, avoided, minimised and or otherwise mitigated; and
- Ensure that the Project is developed in conformance with the applicable legislative requirements and good practice guidelines.
Based on the findings of the impact assessment, SLP prepared a detailed EMP to ensure that the potential significant adverse impacts to the natural environment and social receptors that could arise as a consequence of the Project activities were appropriately mitigated.
The EMP included an Environmental Monitoring Plan for the construction and operational phases of the Project in order to:
- Measure project compliance with statutory environmental quality standards;
- Provide an early indication if any of the environmental control measures or practices are failing to achieve acceptable standards; and
- Provide a basis for continuous review and improvements to the operational monitoring programme.