EIA Review

Independent Expert Review of the Pak Beng Dam EIA

Monday, May 29, 2017
International Rivers commissioned four experts to review project documents for the Pak Beng Dam in order to better understand the quality of reports prepared on behalf of the dam developer, Datang Power Company. The review examines the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Pak Beng Hydropower Project (“the Pak Beng Dam”) and supporting documents including the Transboundary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment & Cumulative Impact Assessment, Social Impact Assessment, Resettlement Action Plan and the Fish Passage Design Report. The reviewers have expertise across a range of issue

Independent Review of Don Sahong Dam EIA

Monday, February 24, 2014
A technical review of the Don Sahong Dam’s 2013 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reveals critical knowledge gaps and inaccuracies, which call into question the credibility of the report. The following summary is based on independent reviews from a series of experts in fields including fisheries, the Irrawaddy dolphin, hydrology and transboundary impacts. The review highlights the shortcomings and concerns with the EIA including: Vague and limited information about fish migration for specific species in the Hou Sahong channel along with the other 16 channels in the Khone Falls area;A l
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