Environmental impact assessment for budget hotel in Langkawi, Malaysia

Mustafa, Firuza Begham (2009) Environmental impact assessment for budget hotel in Langkawi, Malaysia. In: International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Environmental Science and Engineering, 26-28 Oct 2009, New Delhi, India.

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The island of Langkawi in Malaysia is a popular destination for local and international holidaymakers. In continuing the tourism development in Langkawi, the Tune Hotels Ptd. Ltd. planned to build a low cost budget hotel in Langkawi. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study is a mandatory requirement under the Environmental Quality (Prescribed Activities) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Order 1987 for the project prior to the commencement of the project. Under the legislation meant to protect and conserve the environment, approval for the proposed project is only granted upon the Preliminary EIA study being completed and approved by the Director General of the Department of Environment (DOE), Malaysia. The Project Proponent has engaged Ecotone Environmental Management Ptd. Ltd. to conduct a Preliminary EIA study and provide an assessment of potential impacts of the proposed project activity is likely to have on the environment and to propose appropriate mitigation measures to minimise or nullify the significant potential impacts, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Environment, Malaysia. This paper discusses briefly the Preliminary EIA carried out for the budget hotel project in Langkawi island of Kedah State in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Quality, Environmental Monitoring,Environmental Auditing, Langkawi.
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > School of Geography
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2014 02:05
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2019 06:48
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10986

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