EIA

Devolution of environmental regulation: EIA in Malaysia

Published Date: 
01/2000

Until very recently, environmental impact assessment in Malaysia has been a federal government responsibility. The situation is changing now with the States of Sarawak and Sabah having adopted independent impact assessment procedures for natural resource management and it is possible that other States may follow suit. This paper will examine the factors which have culminated in this trend towards devolution of environmental regulation in Malaysia and comment on possible implications for environmental management.

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Evaluation of the Environmental Impacts Assessment (EIA) System in Lao PDR

Published Date: 
11/2012

This study explores and seeks to explain the EIA procedures practice gap in Lao PDR. It reviews the literature and studies EIA legislation, administrative procedures, guidelines, and relevant documents by using a model proposed by Leu et al. (1996) and applying criteria proposed by Wood (1995) to evaluate the performance of EIA systems.

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Thai PM may face charges if govt doesn't follow court order: activists

Date of Release: 
Jul 3 2013

Organising exhibitions would not suffice, they said.

"If the government does not follow good practice for public hearings for its water mega-scheme and the order by the Central Administrative Court, the government will also face another lawsuit to the Criminal Division for Holders of Political Office in the Supreme Court for failing to comply with the Constitution. It will also face impeachment," said Hannarong Yaowalers, who chairs the Foundation for Integrated Water Management.

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Thai's Democrats to impeach cabinet for 350 billion baht water management projects

Date of Release: 
Jun 28 2013

The Democrat Party plans to impeach the cabinet for alleged legal infringements in its handling of the 350-billion-baht water and flood management projects.

The move comes after the Central Administrative Court Thursday ordered the government to complete public hearings on the projects before signing contracts with companies that have won bids for the projects.

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Development of EIA system in Viet Nam 1993-2010

Published Date: 
11/2010

Presentation by

Le Hoai Nam, Deputy Director, Agency for EIA and Appraisal, Vietnam Environment Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam

at

3rd Meeting of Signatories to SEA Protocol and 14th Meeting of Working Group on EIA, Geneva, 22-26 Nov 2010

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IEE: Water Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2

Published Date: 
04/2012

The environmental management plans (EMP) for the six water supply subprojects that form the second Periodic Funding Request (PFR-2) of the Multi-tranche Financing Facility (MFF) for Support of the Water Sector in Viet Nam have been upgraded as part of the preparations of the subprojects. The original EMPs were developed with the initial environmental evaluations (IEE) or GoV EIAs that were prepared for each subproject. The IEEs and EIAs for the subprojects including the IEE for the Buon Ma Thuot City & Three Districts Water Supply Project are found under separate cover.

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EIA models and capacity building in Viet Nam: an analysis of development aid programs

Published Date: 
09/2003

There has been a decided lack of empirical research examining development aid agencies as ‘agents of change’ in environmental impact assessment (EIA) systems in developing countries, particularly research examining the model of environmental planning practice promoted by aid agencies as part of capacity building. This paper briefly traces a conceptual framework of EIA, then introduces the concept of ‘‘EIA capacity building’’.

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EIA: Ho Chi Minh City Urban Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 - PFR 2 (Tham Luong Depot to Ben Thanh Station)

Published Date: 
02/2012

The Government of Vietnam (GOV) has identified transport, and in particular public transport, as key investment and development area for the next 10 to 20 years. For this, accelerated infrastructure development is needed to support economic activities of the private sector, which in the past decade and a half have been the engine of rapid growth and job creation. The Government gives a high priority to shaping the future urban transport system of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), as an economic initiative that is expected to account for 40% of national GDP in 2010.

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EIA: Thanh Hoa Pulp and Paper Mill Project

Published Date: 
01/2011

The Environmental Impacts Assessment (EIA) of the THANH HOA PULP AND PAPER MILL Project has been approved by Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment (MONRE) in Decision No.1008/QD-BTNMT dated May 15, 2008. This supplementary EIA is complemented in order to evaluate environmental impacts caused by technical changing which are given in the reformed THANH HOA PULP AND PAPER MILL Project.

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EIA: Song Bung 4 Hydropower Project Phase II

Published Date: 
01/2007

Song Bung 4 Hydropower Project is located on Song Bung in the upper part of Vu Gia River in Nam Giang District, Quang Nam Province, Central Vietnam. The river flows to the sea at Da Nang. The Project consists of a dam and a reservoir, and a 156 MW hydropower plant. The catchment area of the Project is 1,477 km2. The southern part of the catchment is within Song Thanh Nature Reserve, and a small part of the nature reserve will be directly affected by the reservoir.

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