Myanmar Safeguards (2012 onwards)

Since late 2012, CEP has supported Myanmar’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF) to establish a national environmental safeguards system. 

CEP provided technical and legal expertise to help the Ministry finalize Environmental Conservation (framework) Rules for the Environmental Conservation Law and Foreign Investment Law – laws that provide the mandate for applying EIA in Myanmar. 

CEP also led international support to Myanmar to develop an EIA Procedure that specifies the type and scope of environmental assessments required for all investments that could cause environmental and social harm. The EIA Procedure as well as CEP-supported Environmental Quality Emissions Guidelines were officially issued in December 2015. 

Througout 2016, CEP is helping MOECAF prepare EIA Technical Guidelines which will provide EIA practitioners and third parties with a common framework for EIA reporting. 

To ensure that Myanmar’s new EIA regulations can be implemented, CEP supported the Asian Development Bank to prepare a complementary technical assistance project targeting capacity building of government officials involved in the EIA process.


File Name Size Modified
Myanmar Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure​_Unofficial​_English.pdf 2 MB 14-09-2016
Myanmar Environmental Quality (Emission) Guidelines​_Unofficial​_English.pdf 749 KB 14-09-2016

Publish Date: 8th October 2013

Last Updated: 29th September 2016

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The 2nd Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures

15th January 2014

In continuation of CEP support to strengthen Myanmar’s environmental safeguards system, a 2nd Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Procedures was held in Yangon on 6 January 2014.

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2nd Draft Environmental Quality Guidelines Consultation Workshop

14th March 2015

Following the first consultation workshop in early January, the 2nd stakeholder consultation workshop to revise Myanmar’s draft Environmental Quality (Emission) Guidelines was held in Yangon. 

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