Environmental impact assessment for the first time as a process of analyzing, appraising and forecasting environmental impacts of socio-economic development projects and plans; production or business establishments; and economic, cultural, social, defense or security facilities and other facilities, and proposing appropriate solutions to environmental protection.
Thanks to the socio-economic development and based on Vietnam’s environmental status and international integration process, the issue of environmental impact assessment is provided for in the 2005 Environmental Protection Law in two degrees: strategic environmental assessment and environmental impact assessment. Strategic environmental assessment means the analysis and forecast of environmental impacts of strategic projects and development plans before they are approved in order to assure sustainable development. Environmental impact assessment covers the analysis and forecast of environmental impacts of specific investment projects before environmental protection measures can be proposed for execution of those projects.
SEN provides services to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Commitment of Environmental Protection (CoEP) and Environmental Protection Schemes for investment projects and supports clients in other environmental legal procedures.