Review of the ESIA for Chindwin River transport - Myanmar

20 October 2020

The Inland Water Transport Authority in Myanmar is preparing a project for year-round safe and reliable river transport on the Chindwin River. After reviewing the scoping and the ESIA report, the NCEA recommended to improve the comparison of ferry design alternatives. This will provide a stronger justification of the preferred ferry type. Another recommendation is to recognise the high biodiversity value between the Homalin, Hta Man Thi and Hkamti river stretch and to take this into account in the design and planning of dredging activities.