wetlands

Move to stop wetlands port plans

Date of Release: 
Oct 30 2013

A group of Chachoengsao residents has asked the Administrative Court to revoke permits granted to a private firm to build ports and factories on Bang Pakong wetland.

The residents, from the Paed Rew Sustainable Town Assembly and the Bang Pakong River Basin Group, on Tuesday submitted the petition to Rayong Administrative Court.

It asked the court to revoke construction permits granted by the director of the Harbour Master's Office Region 6 and the president of the Tambon Sanamchan Administration Organisation to Eastern TPK Capital Co.

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Wetland villagers worry about unpredictable future

Date of Release: 
Sep 4 2013

Beneath a two-storey traditional wooden house, a group of Champassak housewives sit back and wonder what has happened to their food security in one of the richest wetland areas in the country.

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Koh Samet’s controversial pier

Date of Release: 
Sep 23 2012

The construction of a pier on Koh Samet, a tourist island off the Rayong provincial coast in eastern Thailand, has triggered a conflict between concerned agencies. Each party has its own justifications for and against the pier.

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