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Sustainable Development: Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis Launched

11 June 2019

The introducing ceremony of Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis was held in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday.

The analysis has been initiated since 2017 in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation and the World Bank.

It highlights the importance of forestry, fisheries and the eco-system services that have been critical to Myanmar's development and economic transformation.

Director General, Environmental Conservation Department, Hla Maung Thein said “I would like to talk briefly about our activities for the environmental conservation in Myanmar. Four types of topics will be discussed at event. The respective experts from different levels will explained to the public.”

The Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis sets out clear recommendations and actions for sustainable and inclusive development of the forestry and fisheries sectors, and the need for enhancing Environmental Impact Analysis systems, solid waste management and air pollution.

Expert said “… It has been very exclusive, very inspiring partnership so far. The conclusion on this report is the really huge potential that Myanmar has to move to an inclusive new forest economy, engaging with communities and creating the neighboring environment for sustainable and inclusive growth in the forest sector, generating income and jobs across the rural landscape…”

Environmental specialist, WORLD BANK, Thiri Aung said “The initial report will be submitted to all stakeholders and all level organizations. We also plan to hold the workshops in Yangon, Mandalay and other States and Regions for Myanmar Country Environmental Analysis .” 

On the other hand, plan is undergoing to announce the National Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan to preserve the environmental impacts in the future.

Also, the Union government has successfully developed Myanmar Climate Change Strategy & Action Plan (MCCSAP) 2018-2030, six Sectoral Action Plans.