The Environmental Conservation Department, one of the six departments under the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry is responsible for implementing National Environmental Policy, strategy, framework, planning and action plan for the integration of environmental consideration into in the national sustainable development process. And then to manage natural resources conservation and sustainable utilization, the pollution control on water, air and land for the sustainable environment. And also to cooperate with other government organizations, civil society, private sectors and international organizations concerning with environmental management.
Background History of Environmental Conservation Department
The National Commission for Environmental Affairs (NCEA) was formed in February 1990. It provides guidance and directions for the environmental conservation activities. It was organized as a division under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in April 1992. In 2005, NCEA was transfered under the Ministry of Forestry. National Environmental Conservation Committee (NECC) was reformed in April 2011 for the national environmental management in Myanmar. The Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF) was upgraded in place of The Ministry of Forestry in September 2011 as the focal and coordinating agency for the overall environmental management. The Government entered the set up of Environmental Conservation Department as a separate organization under the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF) on 11 October 2012. Adding of Environmental Conservation Department Director General office is in the following:
Setup and Strength
The ECD was set up of 156 officers and 247 staffs under the supervision of the Director General at the Head Office, Nay Pyi Taw and 14 states in regions mentioned in the following diagram.