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Implementation of the EIA process and ensuring compliance monitoring

The importance of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as an effective tool for the purpose of integrating environmental considerations into development planning is highly recognized in Sri Lanka. The EIA helps to identify potentially significant environmental impacts of development projects and finds ways to reduce unacceptable impacts and to shape the project so that it suits the local environment. It helps officials to make decisions about a project allowing the Project Proponent (PP) to achieve development targets more successfully. Thus, the EIA is considered as one of the major planning tool and a key techniques for achieving sustainable development.

EIA has also become a mandatory requirement for establishment of major development projects in Sri Lanka under the National Environmental Act as well as under few other legislations;

The importance of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as an effective tool for the purpose of integrating environmental considerations into development planning is highly recognized in Sri Lanka. The EIA helps to identify potentially significant environmental impacts of development projects and finds ways to reduce unacceptable impacts and to shape the project so that it suits the local environment. It helps officials to make decisions about a project allowing the Project Proponent (PP) to achieve development targets more successfully. Thus, the EIA is considered as one of the major planning tool and a key techniques for achieving sustainable development.


EIA has also become a mandatory requirement for establishment of major development projects in Sri Lanka under the National Environmental Act as well as under few other legislations;

Last Updated on Friday, 16 February 2024 07:02

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