Arlington, VA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
ENVIRON, an international environmental, health, safety and sustainability consultancy, announced today the establishment of operations in Myanmar, making the firm the first global environmental consultancy on the ground in the country. Principal Consultant and Director Dr. Virginia Alzina, based in Yangon, will manage the Myanmar operations.
“This is a time of great change in Myanmar, and there is tremendous need for the services ENVIRON provides in supporting sustainable economic development,” said Stephen Washburn, ENVIRON Chief Executive Officer. “Our new office in Myanmar allows us to work more closely with clients and other stakeholders to make sure these needs are met.”
The firm sees growing demand in Myanmar for environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs) of proposed development projects, as well as related services such as site evaluation and selection, permitting, water resources, air quality management, human health and ecological assessment, and environmental management systems. According to Juliana Ding, Managing Director of ENVIRON’s Asian operations, “Myanmar has an emerging regulatory framework aimed at ensuring environmental protection and sustainable development, and being on the ground is critical to supporting clients as they establish operations in Myanmar. ENVIRON’s newly established presence in Myanmar demonstrates our continuing strong commitment to this dynamic region.”
“These are exciting times to be on the ground in Myanmar,” says Dr. Virginia Alzina. Dr. Alzina has nearly 20 years of experience in environmental and social sciences, policy and engineering focused on sustainability. Her expertise includes International ESIA practices and standards such as the Equator Principles, the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards and other international financial institution requirements. Dr. Alzina has worked in more than 45 countries of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Editor’s Note: When referring to ENVIRON, use all capital letters, which is the firm’s registered trade name.
About ENVIRON: An international consultancy, ENVIRON works with clients to help resolve their most demanding environmental and human health issues. Clients around the world benefit from our unique ability to bring clarity to issues at the intersection of science, business and policy. The firm’s interdisciplinary network of more than 1000 consultants operates from more than 90 offices in 22 countries.