Posted on 27 July 2015
Every year, Myanmar is confronted with droughts, flooding and other water-related problems. In order to tackle these issues and strengthen the position of the Dutch private sector in the region, the governments of the Netherlands and Myanmar concluded an agreement on integrated water management in 2013.
Under the agreement between the Netherlands and Myanmar, various water-related pilot projects have already been identified. One of these is the Bagan river multi-purpose beautification project, near the city of Bagan, to improve the navigation on the Irrawaddy river. Dutch consultancy firms Witteveen+Bos and Grontmij have been commissioned to conduct an environmental impact assessment for the Bagan river multi-purpose beautification project.
Environmental Impact Assessment experts, river experts and hydrologists employed by Witteveen+Bos and Grontmij are conducting this EIA study for this project on behalf of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl).
To improve the navigability of the Irrawaddy river near the historic city of Bagan, and to implement various measures to improve local living conditions.
An environmental impact assessment (EIA) study