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Decree No.389 on Environmental Impact Assessment

This decree divides into 12 sessions and consists of 82 articles. It defines the principles, regulations and procedures regarding the management and monitoring of environmental impact assessment work so that such work is carried out correctly, transparently and uniformly, and aiming to prevent, reduce, correct negative effects on the environment, ensure reasonable compensation for damages, allocation of land and occupation and restore the living conditions of those affected for better, make the management and use of natural resources the most effective, guarantee the rights and benefits of the nation and the people and contribute to the implementation of the national green economic-social sustainable development plan.

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Field Value
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Document reference # 389
Issuing agency/parties
  • Government Office
Implementing agencies
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Lao
Formal type of document Decree
Alternative/short title EIA
  • Environment and natural resources policy and administration
  • Environmental impact assessments

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Copyright No
Status Adopted, validated, in effect
Adoption date/Enacted/Promulgation date/Signing date October 20, 2022
Effective/Enforced Date October 17, 2022
Previous legal document
  • Decree No.21on Environmental Impact Assessment
Short notes of change

This Decree is replaced Decree No.21on Environmental Impact Assessment, dated 31 January 2019.

Publication reference Decree_on_Environmental_Impact_Assessment,#No.389,20.10.2022,37pages.
Links to source
Legacy reference document Decree_Environmental_Impact Assessment _20.10.2022.pdf
Keywords EIA
Date uploaded November 10, 2022, 09:17 (UTC)
Date modified November 10, 2022, 09:22 (UTC)