Centre for Science and Environment in cooperation with National Environment Commission, Bhutan conducted a five day workshop for the 55 officers of the Bhutan Power Corporation in Paro, Bhutan on the EIA and Environmental Management of Transmission Line Power Projects from September 2-6, 2013. The programme was attended by 50 officers of the Bhutan Power Corporation. The inaugural session was lecture of the training was given by Mr. Chandra Bhushan who addressed the participants about CSE and the global energy scenario. The other key speakers of this training programme were Mr. Sujit Kumar Singh and Ms. Swati Singh Sambyal.
Also, CSE conducted a hands on training programme on the industrial inspection and monitoring for 50 NEC officers of which the 25 NEC officers in Phuentsholing, 9 officers of Bhutan Power Corporation and other related departments of Bhutan from September 9-13, 2013.
The minerals sector is a key driver for the country’s industrial growth. However, it has brought in its wake severe environmental repercussions and social conflicts. One of the greatest challenges, therefore, is how to make mining environmentally and socially acceptable. Unfortunately, most EIA/SIA reports either overlook or poorly interpret the critical issues related to a mining project.