Press Release: 5th May 2014
SLP Environmental has been busy in Myanmar assisting their international clients with their investment projects in this exciting new market. SLP has a proven track record working in Myanmar having recently completed six Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) projects with several more ongoing and in the pipeline. The ESIAs were prepared to support our clients applications to the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) for investor privileges and to date SLP Environmental has submitted and had approved by the MIC and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) five ESIAs for a diverse mix of projects in the commodity and energy sectors.
SLP Environmental has also been providing environmental and social due diligence services for clients opening new manufacturing bases across Myanmar and provides services such as Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Site Assessments to provide the insights our clients and their lenders require when they are considering site selection options. SLP can determine the contamination status of a property pre-acquisition as per the requirements of ASTM E1527-13 and ASTM E1903-11 or ISO 14015. We also offer an enhanced service which includes a detailed groundwater resources evaluation utilising desk study, consultation and groundwater pump tests to determine the sustainable yield and quality of the underlying aquifers. We also provide EHS permitting advice and have compiled numerous bespoke EHS Legal Registers for our clients operations. We can also assist with the various permit applications if required (such as wastewater discharges, groundwater or surface water abstraction etc.).
SLP Environmental has strong and productive relationships with the main regulatory agencies in Myanmar and recently presented a seminar in Naypyitaw, Myanmar focused on ESIA best practice in offshore and onshore oil and gas exploration. The seminar delegates included Directors and other Senior Managers from the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), the Ministry of Energy (MOE), the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) and the Myanma Petro Chemical Enterprise (MPCE).
SLP’s multi-disciplinary team includes international and local specialists with extensive real world experience delivering challenging projects in Myanmar and throughout ASEAN. Our team includes Chartered Environmentalists (CEnv), Chartered Scientists (CSci) and members of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and our project experience covers a wide range of sectors including; real estate, manufacturing, petro-chemical, pharmaceutical, agri-business, automotive, aerospace, infrastructure, energy, minerals, waste and telecommunications.