Cambodia: Environmental and social impact assessment for construction projects

Process for construction projects to follow in preparing initial environmental and social impact assessment

Environmental and social impact assessment for construction projects

The Ministry of Environment issued guidance (Prakas No. 228, effective 29 June 2021) regarding the process for construction projects to follow in preparing an initial environmental and social impact assessment for all types of construction.

The types of construction required to prepare an impact statement include office buildings, multi-sectoral buildings, commercial buildings, condos, apartment houses, villas, supermarkets, and other buildings which have a total construction area of between 15,000 to 45,000 square meters (except for the construction of buildings to be used in the agriculture, tourism, health, and infrastructure sectors.

Project owners can prepare the impact statement themselves, or they can hire an approved independent consultant.

Read a September 2021 report [PDF 145 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Cambodia
 

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