EIA

Six lane track from Enderamulla to Ambepussa

Date of Release: 
Sep 12 2013

The preliminary work on the first phase of the proposed Northern Expressway from Enderamulla to Ambepussa will begin before the end of this year.

Ports and Highways Project Minister Nirmala Kothalawala said the first phase of the project from Enderamulla to Ambepussa will have six lanes.

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Environment Impact Assessment for Singapore's Cross Island Line to start next year

Date of Release: 
Sep 15 2013

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will call a tender in the first quarter of next year for a consultant to conduct an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the future Cross Island Line.

This assessment will focus on the portion of the MRT line around the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, and determine how various alignments could affect the reserve.

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Malaysian PM calls for new respect for environment

Date of Release: 
Sep 10 2013

Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak yesterday urged world leaders to inculcate a new respect for the environment, saying the people and the future generations depend on it.

The prime minister said this would require a change, not just in organisational culture but also mindset.

"Our local Cengal tree, like California's Redwoods, may take centuries to reach its humongous size. But it can be felled in less than a few hours by an unscrupulous timber contractor with a chainsaw.

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Environmental academy to be established in Makassar

Date of Release: 
Sep 7 2013

The South Sulawesi administration is to set up an environmental academy, which will begin enrolling students next year. The academy is the first of its kind in Indonesia, concerned as it is with environmental issues.

The establishment of the academy, which will be located in Tonasa subdistrict, Balocci district, Pangkajene Islands regengy, was marked with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo and Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya in Makassar on Aug. 31.

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Vietnamese environment law revision lifts green ethos

Date of Release: 
Aug 20 2013

Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment Bui Cach Tuyen has urged that environmental planning must be part of the country's plans for socio-economic development.

Speaking at a conference earlier this month on a revision to the Law of Environmental Protection (2005), the Minister said the focus would create a better foundation for the implementation of environmental protection measures.

"This is a key measure to better the legal framework for environmental protection," he said.

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Laos Confirms 'Preparatory' Work on Controversial Dam Project

Date of Release: 
Jul 31 2013

Laos confirmed this week that it is clearing land for workers’ housing in advance of the controversial Don Sahong Dam project, but said that work on the dam itself has not begun.

The hydroelectric project planned for the “4,000 Islands” area of Southeast Asia’s key artery the Mekong River is a joint venture of Malaysia’s Mega First Corporation Bhd, with an 80 percent share in the project, and the government of Laos holding the remaining equity.

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Fish ecosystem on Yangtze 'on verge of collapse' from hydropower plants

Date of Release: 
Aug 16 2013

Human activity along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River - such as building hydropower stations and excessive fishing - has pushed its aquatic ecosystem to the verge of collapse, a report released on Thursday warns.

Researchers suggested starting a fishing ban along the entire river and enacting a national law to protect the “mother river” of China, as its fishery resources are experiencing a severe recession.

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Thai high court asked to halt water projects

Date of Release: 
Jul 26 2013

The Stop Global Warming Association (SGWA) is trying to get the Supreme Administrative Court to scrap the Bt350-billion water-management project.

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EIA review: Challenges for environmental impact assessment in Sri Lanka

Published Date: 
03/2001

Salient features in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process in Sri Lanka have proven to be the provision for public participation, the requirement of alternative proposals, and the use of a prescribed list to identify projects that must undergo review. While EIA has been successfully introduced and over 500 projects have been reviewed, some significant shortcomings remain. Integrated government policies on the types of projects that are encouraged in various zones are needed. Environmental data and effluent standards are insufficient.

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A Guide to Streamlining of Environmental Impact Assessment Approval Process

Published Date: 
01/2006

For more than three decades, various initiatives have been taken to integrate environmental aspects in the development policy, plan and programme for sound and sustainable use of natural resources. Among the various initiatives, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has become globally accepted planning and management tool available for moving into the realm of sustainability. The outcome of an EIA study provides valuable management action-oriented activities for sustainable management of resources.

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