New data on key infrastructure, social indicators and environmental issues are being gathered and updated for the Ayeyarwady River between Mandalay and Nyaung Oo. The data will contribute to an environmentally and socially acceptable strategy for managing the future development of inland water transport (IWT) in Myanmar.
Yangon, Myanmar – June 8, 2017: Myanmar hydropower SEA draft Baseline Assessment Report now available for public comment
*UPDATE: The deadline for public review has been extended to 20 July 2017
The draft Baseline Assessment Report for the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Hydropower Sector in Myanmar is now available for public review. The document (presented in eight separate chapters) will be available from today (8 June) until 22 June 2017. Following this review period, the baseline chapters will undergo a final round of revisions and comments will be included in the annex. The release of the draft chapters follows on a series of national, basin and local level stakeholder consultations, during which sustainability principles and key themes were refined in order to identify the key strategic environmental and social issues for each river basin.
The SEA comprises three main phases:
- Scoping and baseline assessment
- Impact assessment and sustainability analysis
- Mitigation and recommendations
The draft Baseline Assessment Report, which is now available for review, consists of the following chapters:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Hydropower
Chapter 3: Geomorphology and sediment transport
Chapter 4: Biodiversity
Chapter 5: Aquatic ecology and fisheries
Chapter 6: Economic development and land use
Chapter 7: Social and livelihoods
Chapter 8: Conflict
Download the draft Baseline Assessment Report chapters Send your comments to Rory Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, visit the SEA of the Hydropower Sector in Myanmar project page Download the Stakeholder Engagement Plan Report Download the Regional River Basin Consultations Report
What have we learned so far? What are the gaps to be highlighted? And what are the inter-relationships of the issues concerned? These are the questions that were answered during the recent dialogue between government and NGO representatives of the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) countries and technical experts from regional organisations.