Mae Wong Dam

Activists fume over plan to use Article 44 for dam

Date of Release: 
Sep 4 2016

ENVIRONMENTAL groups have strongly opposed a plan by the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry to seek invocation of special powers under Article 44 of the post-coup interim charter to commence construction of the controversial Mae Wong dam in Nakhon Sawan province.

In a statement released by the 19 organisations yesterday, they said Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister General Chatchai Sarikulya wanted to implement a project that was against the government's reforestation campaign.

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Mae Wong dam pushed by Nakhon Sawan group

Date of Release: 
Mar 1 2016

A group of Nakhon Sawan residents are urging the government to press ahead with construction of the Mae Wong dam, arguing it would help solve drought and flooding problems.

Representatives led by Samrong Yiangyong, a member of the Sakae Krang river basin committee, submitted a letter to Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chatchai Sarikulya on Tuesday.

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Drought hits several islands off Ranong and parts of Trang

Date of Release: 
Mar 8 2016

THE drought has hit the South, with more than 200 families on islands off Ranong facing water scarcity and two |districts in Trang not having enough water to produce tap-water.

Meanwhile, the Irrigation Department revealed that work has started on an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the Mae Wong Dam. Opponents, however, say they have already presented a cheaper method of water management.

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PM must stick to his promise

Date of Release: 
Mar 11 2016

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reiterated the country's commitment to sustainable development to representatives of the G77, a coalition of developing countries in the United Nations, at the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.

As the current chairman of G77, he urged member countries to do the same and work together to promote sustainable development.

Last September, the premier also told the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York that he supported pro-people, inclusive development that respects the rule of law.

Now he must prove true to his words.

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