Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)

Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)

Luxury Resort Development, Tanintharyi, Myanmar

SLP Environmental consultants were appointed to provide Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) services for a proposed luxury island resort development project in the Myiek Archipelago, Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar. The ESIA study is being undertaken in accordance with national legal requirements and cognisant of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP). Study benchmarks include:

• The Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Notification No. 616/2015 (29 December 2015);
• MONREC, The National Environmental Quality (Emission) Guidelines (EQG 2015);
• International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards (2012);
• International Finance Corporation (IFC); Environmental, Health, and Safety Guideline for Tourism and Hospitality Development (2007); and
• International Finance Corporation (IFC); Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines for Ports, Habors, and Terminals (2007).

The ESIA study is being progressed in phases co-incident with the regulatory framework and project delivery timeline and is multi-disciplinary in nature comprising of numerous specialist sub-component studies and activities. Services provided by SLP at the preliminary stage of the project include; project site and environs reconnaissance, preliminary environmental/ecological/socio-economic baseline studies and the development of an Outline Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP).

SLP Environmental is an approved EIA Consulting Organisation under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) Consultant Registration Scheme and is legally permitted to prepare and submit Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) reports on behalf of project developers in Myanmar.

SLP Environmental has a proven track record in Myanmar and has successfully completed in excess of twenty assignments to National and International Financial Institution (IFI) standards across multiple sectors on behalf of both international inward investors and local project developers.