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Commercial and development activity suspended at SEZ in Mundra

Date of Release: 
Jan 14 2014

In a significant development, the Gujarat High Court on Monday ordered the suspension of all commercial and development activity inside the 21 units at the Adani Group’s Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) at Mundra in Kutch district with immediate effect.

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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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Thailand: Seaport threatens reefs off Satun

Date of Release: 
Dec 3 2012

The National Economic and Social Advisory Council (Nesac) called a meeting of environmentalists and concerned state agencies to look into the possible effects of the construction of the seaport.

Although the project's environment impact assessment (EIA) was given the nod by the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning in June 2009, concerns about environmental destruction and adverse impact on local communities were still rife.

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Burmese Environmentalists Slam Proposed Economic Zone

Date of Release: 
Nov 20 2012

Myanmar (also known as Burma) is basking in the glory of Barack Obama's visit this week — the first by a sitting American president to a nation that had until recently had been considered a repressive pariah state.

Burma, a resource-rich nation in Southeast Asia, has captured the world's attention in recent months as its military-backed government rolls out unprecedented political and economic reforms.

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Fiji: Bay of uncertainty

Date of Release: 
Nov 13 2012

LILY Todd remembers when the Suva Harbor was in its majestic form, untouched, unspoilt before damaged ships permanently anchored themselves, before the chemicals and rubbish from factories polluted the waters, before any of the mangroves were cut down for development.

At 76-years old, Lily is the oldest resident at Uduya Point having lived there since 1948. She remembers how beautiful the Suva Harbor looked at dusk during sunset and how the sun seemed to glisten on the water at sunset.

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Thailand: Chevron port plan under attack

Date of Release: 
Nov 11 2012

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked a state planning body to review its approval of an environmental impact study for the controversial Chevron port project.

The NHRC issued the request after holding a forum in Tha Sala district to hear the opinions of local residents, fishermen and authorities on Tuesday.

Residents, including fishermen, have opposed the planned construction of Chevron's port in tambon Klai of Tha Sala district, saying it would damage their livelihoods.

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Australian coal port expansions to have minimal environmental impact: study

Date of Release: 
Oct 24 2012

The planned expansion of Australia's Abbot Point and Hay Point coal ports over the next few years will have little impact on the environment including the Great Barrier Reef, a study sponsored by the industry showed Wednesday.

The study was commissioned by BHP Billiton, GVK Hancock and Adani, which are seeking to expand the two export ports to accommodate the growing thermal coal production in eastern Australia.

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India: Vizhinjam project more important than a few resorts, says Minister

Date of Release: 
Oct 26 2012

The State Government would not allow anyone to wreck the Vizhinjam port and transshipment container terminal project, says K. Babu, Minister for Ports.

A section of tourist resorts is trying to derail the project at a crucial time when the environmental impact assessment (EIA) study is over and public hearing is due, he said.

ALL-PARTY MEET

The Minister said this while speaking to newspersons after an all-party meeting here on Thursday to drum up support for the long-delayed project.

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World Bank unit CAO assessing complaints against India's Vizhinjam port

Date of Release: 
Oct 3 2012

The World Bank Group's independent unit Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is assessing complaint that the proposed multi-purpose sea port at Vizhinjam in Kerala could adversely impact environment as well as many livelihoods, reports PTI.

The International Finance Corp (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, has been hired as the transaction advisor to assist Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd (VISL) in structuring and implementing the project. IFC is also managing about $1.6 million in trust funds for the project.

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