Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)

Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)

Midstream Energy Complex, Southern Myanmar

SLP Environmental Consultants, Myanmar recently prepared an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for a major midstream energy project located in Southern Myanmar. The ESIA study was undertaken in accordance with national legal requirements and was cognisant of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP). The study benchmarks included:

• 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 Guidelines for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities (2007); and
• International Finance Corporation (IFC); Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines for Ports, Habours, and Terminals (2007).

The ESIA study was progressed in phases co-incident with the regulatory framework and project delivery timeline and was multi-disciplinary in nature comprising of numerous specialist sub-component studies and activities. In summary these included but were not limited to; environmental and social due diligence, environmental/ecological/socio-economic baseline studies, traffic baseline survey, stakeholder mapping, public disclosure and stakeholder engagement, air dispersion modelling, greenhouse gas quantification, impacts identification and evaluation, analysis of alternatives and the preparation of a environmental and social management and monitoring plan for the project.

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 Initial Environmental Examination (IEE), Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan (EMMP) reports on behalf of project developers in Myanmar.

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