Environmental, Ecology, Socio-economic Baseline Surveys

Environmental, Ecology, Socio-economic Baseline Surveys

140 MW Hydropower Project, Kayah State, Myanmar

SLP Environmental was appointed as part of the larger project team to conduct and report the environmental; ecological and socioeconomic baseline surveys for a feasibility stage Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study commissioned for a 140 MW hydropower project under consideration for Kayah State, Myanmar.

Desk studies identified the primary habitat types that would potentially be impacted as a consequence of the project and threatened species potentially present within the Project Site Area. Based on these preliminary studies, Dry and Wet Season ecological baseline surveys were designed, with a particular focus on identifying Ichthyology (fish), Botany (plants), Ornithology (birds) and Herpetofauna (reptiles & amphibians) present within the Projects Area of Influence (AOI).

The socio-economic environment in the Project Site Area was first characterised with reference to authoritative secondary data. Based on these desk studies, a baseline socioeconomic survey was designed to collect primary data from project affected communities. Methods included questionnaire surveys and focus group discussions with affected households and other stakeholders.

SLP Environmental is an award winning ASEAN consulting company specialising in the provision of high quality environmental, social, health, safety and risk management consulting and advisory services throughout South East Asia.

SLP Environmental is an approved EIA Consulting Organisation under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) Transitional Consultant Registration Scheme and has been providing specialist environmental, social and health and safety consulting services in Myanmar since 2013.