Environmental Management Plan and Case Study of Batang Sadong Bridge Project in Sarawak
This paper highlights the implementation of Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for development projects under Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) Sarawak and case study of Batang Sadong Bridge Project in Sarawak, Malaysia. It has now become standard practice for EMP to be included in tender documents issued by JKR, the implementation agency for government development projects. Project proponent or contractor will be guided by the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)’s Terms and Conditions of Approval. The contractor shall prepare an EMP and engage an independent party to carry out the monitoring works. In this paper, findings from the Environmental Management Reports (EMRs) on the Batang Sadong Bridge Project are presented. The environmental parameters are lower than or comparable with the baseline data but some do not meet the required standards. It is hope that the efforts to protect and enhance our environment would be taken more seriously by all parties involved in development projects in Malaysia.