Draft Environmental Quality Guidelines Consultation Workshop

Yangon, Myanmar 5th January 2015

In continuation of CEP support to strengthen Myanmar’s environmental safeguards system, a stakeholder consultation workshop was held in Yangon to seek feedback on the country's Draft Environmental Quality (Emission) Guidelines. The guidelines will support the country's emerging environmental impact assessment (EIA) system by specifying the environmental thresholds that must projects should not exceed.The guidelines will be finalized based on feedback from the workshop and are expected to come into effect during the next few months. The guidelines will be used as interim measure while the country develops National Environmental Quality Standards during the next few years.

The workshop was organized by Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF) and was attended by about 100 participants from relevant ministries, city development committees, industrial zone officials, Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials, Environmental Quality Standard Technical Development Sub-Committee representatives as well as NGO and civil society participants.

CEP support to MOECAF and other sector ministries aims to establish a robust environmental safeguards framework and system, comprising EIA procedures and technical guidelines, national environmental quality guidelines, all complemented by capacity building support.

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