Introduction

Updated to: 25 February 2015

Even though EIA is practiced in Myanmar, the legal framework for EIA is yet to be developed. In the Environmental Conservation Law of 2012, a light a reference is made to EIA only. The law promulgates that an EIA system is to be established by the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry. This Ministry is also charged with implementing the EIA procedure. Regulations determining the EIA procedure have been drafted and are to be issued shortly. Also, detailed draft guidelines that define the EIA process and the contents of the EIA outputs have been prepared. So far, there is no SEA practice in Myanmar and there is no legal framework for it yet.