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Cabinet set to officially reject Krabi power plant assessment

Feb 28. 2017
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By The Nation

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The Cabinet will consider the Environmental and Health Impact Assessment (EHIA) on the Krabi coal-fired power plant project today to issue an official order for the Prime Minister’s decision to reset the EHIA study for the plan.

Government spokesperson Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd yesterday said that Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha had already ordered the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) to revoke the original EHIA report on the Krabi project.

It was also reported that Cabinet today will have the official instruction on the issue and order the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) to revisit the EHIA for the Krabi project.

The ONEP yesterday sent a letter to Egat, instructing it to conduct the EHIA for the project again and to ensure that public participation will be included in the new report.

Opposition group Save Andaman from Coal Network had threatened another protest march if the government had not revoked the original EHIA report by today.


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