EMP: Pakse Urban Environmental Improvement Project

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This draft Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the Riverbank Erosion Protection Subproject is part of the Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) Report for the Pakse Urban Environmental Improvement Project. The IEE was conducted during project preparation that started in the 4th Quarter of 2010. This draft EMP shall be finalized by the Project Management and Implementation Unit (PMIU) based on the detailed design, with technical assistance from the Environmental Specialist of the Project Management and Implementation Support (PMIS) Team.


IEE: Nabong 500kV Substation and Transmission Facility Project

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The Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) requested assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the development of the Nabong–Udon Thani Power Transmission Project for possible ADB financing. The project aims to deliver power from hydropower sources in Lao PDR through a transmission line and substation system in Nabong Village towards the Udon Thani border in Thailand.


EIA: Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project

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The Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project (NNHP-1) is located on the Nam Ngiep River, is a left bank tributary of the Mekong River, with the confluence about 7 km upstream of the town of Pakxan (Paksane) in Bolikhamxay province. The source of the river is near the town of Phonsavan in Xieng Khouang province. The River flows from north to south from its origin on the Tra Ninh plateau at EL.1,200 m down to the Mekong plain at EL.160 m. The maximum altitude of the ridge surrounding the catchment area to west of the Nam Ngiep River basin, is 2,819 m.


Building Capacity in EIA: Selected Case Studies in Attapeu Province

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Attapeu is undergoing a period of rapid and continuing change. It may be thought of as occupying a transitional position with, a rich natural resource base and considerable development potential. This potential is to be realised, largely through infrastructure development, trade and agricultural promotion. Realising this potential may cede considerable economic benefits, however it is recognised that in order to ensure sustainable development, environmental concerns are of critical importance.


Strategic Environmental Assessment in Korea

A powerpoint presentation from Young-Il Song of the Korea Environment Institute (KEI)

Environmental Impact Assessment(EIA)

  • Adopted in 1977 under the Environment Preservation Act
  • Currently, being enforced under the Act on Assessment of Impacts of Works on Environment, Traffic, Disaster, ETC
  • Applied to the development projects (17 Fields 63 Projects)

Preliminary Environmental Review System(PERS)


EIA Case Study of Wind Power Plant in Korea

Wind power plant as a renewable energy is getting popular, so there is social conflict on the site selection of wind power plant. As over 70% of Korea is composed of mountainous landscape, many wind power plants are proposed to be built on mountain ridge and are expected to cause serious environmental problems. The operating wind power plant and the proposed EIA cases of wind power plant show the examples of the expected environmental problems and social conflicts.


Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin: EIA in Korea

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Korea adopted the EIA system, which was then titled “prior consultations”, in 1977 with the enactment of the Environmental Conservation Act. It was then introduced in full scale in 1981 when the “Regulations on Preparing the EIA Report” were legislated. Over the past 25 years since being introduced, EIA has served as an effective program for protecting the environment while inciting awareness of environment-friendly development to development executors (institutions) as well as promoting the importance of environmental conservation to the public.


The environmental impact of the Hebei Spirit oil spill, Taean, South Korea

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When the fully laden VLCC HEBEI SPIRIT was struck on her port side by a crane barge in poor weather conditions on 7th December off the coast of the Republic of Korea, it quickly became apparent that the incident would be serious. Indeed, together with the SOLAR 1 in the Philippines in 2006, the TASMAN SPIRIT in Pakistan in 2003 and the PRESTIGE off Galicia in 2002, the HEBEI SPIRIT ranks as one of the largest tanker spills of recent years.


Bt300 billion water management construction may be "a waste"

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Jun 19 2013

Constructions under the government's costly water-management and flood-prevention modules could end up being useless structures because of a total lack of integration between key modules, a leading academic at Kasetsart University (KU) has warned.

The Cabinet, however, yesterday approved the Water and Flood Management Commission's (WFMC) proposal that the government seek a Bt314-bilion loan to finance the nine modules and supplementary projects.


MOEJ: Environmental Impact Assessment in Japan

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In Japan, a system on EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) was first introduced in 1972 for public works. The systems relating to port and harbor planning, reclamation, power plants and the Shinkansen (super-express train) were established later around 1980. In the course of implementing EIA under these systems, the need for an integrated system/standardized rule was recognized. Therefore the environmental impact assessment bill was proposed to the Diet in 1981 but failed to pass in 1983.  

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