The draft of the ESIA has been completed and is prepared to be shared with the local communities and stakeholders. It will be reviewed and updated as a part of the integrated process of developing an ESIA that meets international standards.
The Scoping Study and the Terms of Reference were previously submitted to the Implementation Committee (IC) in April of 2013. From these the ESIA was drafted, conforming to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) standards.
The development of this report commenced in June, 2012 and the draft submitted to the Environmental Conservation Department on the 23rd of November 2013.
The ESIA draft will go through final stages of review and revision to adhere to Myanmar legal Law and Rules and Regulations of the Environmental Conservation Department as required. The completed revisions will then be submitted for acceptance to the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF).