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SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMME

WHY SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE?

Over the coming 20 years Myanmar’s government plans to roll out 34,400km of roads; roads that are urgently needed but which unless properly planned for could devastate Myanmar’s spectacular natural landscapes and the people and wildlife who depend on them. During this critical phase of development Myanmar’s investments need to incorporate environmental sustainability and social equity, or they risk delivering long-term consequences that far outweigh any short-term gain.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

We are working with partners and the government to collect and analyse crucial data on infrastructure and its impacts on wildlife and the environment, raising awareness and understanding of the broad range of ecological issues related to transport infrastructure, and helping to ensure that sustainability is at the forefront of conversations on infrastructure development.

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