To see this announcement in Myanmar language, click here.

​​On December 29, 2015 Myanmar’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) issued the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Procedure in order to establish a standard process to assess and analyze the potential environmental impacts of development proposals prior to approval. The EIA Procedure requires that public participation be a robust and integral part of EIA processes.

The Environmental Conservation Department (ECD) of MONREC has convened a multi-sector Working Group to prepare a Draft Guideline on Public Participation in Myanmar’s EIA Process. The Guideline is designed to implement the EIA Procedure’s public participation requirements. The Working Group and drafting process is being assisted by Vermont Law School’s Myanmar Environmental Governance Program, with the support of the USAID-funded Mekong Partnership for the Environment project.

You are hereby invited to submit any comments or suggestions you may have on the consultation draft of the Guideline to the Working Group. Your input is highly valuable and will contribute to strengthening Myanmar’s EIA processes. Following review of all comments, a final draft of the Guideline will be prepared for submission to ECD for its consideration.

The consultation draft will be​ available for download here.

Comments should be submitted in writing by 5 May 2017, and should be sent to the following address: ​myanmareiappguidelines@gmail.com

The consultation draft is currently being translated into Myanmar language and will also be available for download soon.