environment
28
May
2019
Myanmar Power Barges: Legal and Tax Issues
Lack of electricity generation and the growing demand in power supply have led the government of Myanmar to resort to short-term power rental projects to feed electricity into the grid as early as 2014 when the government awarded a number of power rental projects to companies such as Aggreko and APR Energy. Highlights of this […]
3
Aug
2017
New Law and Access Petro Products (VDB Loi Insights This Month)
A combination of recent law and policy developments has put in motion a tectonic shift for the fuel sector in Myanmar. Since a few months, foreign investors have a much larger access to invest in petroleum products businesses, and are no longer required to conclude a joint venture with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE).
31
Jul
2017
Some Key Issues in Myanmar Environmental Requirements for Hydropower Projects
Myanmar is rich in various natural resources and has advantages due to its geographical location. It has huge water potential, with its four major river systems, which is essential for hydropower projects. The rising national power demand, appreciation of foreign investments by the government and high interest in the hydropower sector, all these factors are […]
27
Jan
2016
Client Alert – Emission Guidelines Issued
The ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry has recently circulated the National Environmental Quality (Emission) Guidelines (“the Guidelines”) under notification 615/2015 on 29 December 2015. The guidelines prescribe specific principles to control noise and vibration, air emission and effluent discharges. Under Foreign Investment Law (2012), the Myanmar Investment Commission requires that for certain business activities, […]
20
Mar
2014
Myanmar regulates environmental compliance for investment projects
The process of obtaining a Myanmar Investment Council (MIC) permit is growing increasingly complex as the Ministries have become comfortable with the investment proposal process and have helped draft additional legislation. The result of this is a more robust and comprehensive MIC Permit application process. One aspect of this is an increased emphasis on the environmental compliance of projects, evidenced by requirements for Initial Environmental Examination (IEE), EIA Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), if necessary, and designing an Environmental Management Plan (EMP).
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