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Krabi villagers oppose garbage-separation project

Aug 27. 2018
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By The Nation

A group of villagers in Krabi’s Klong Thom district on Monday submitted a letter voicing their opposition to the planned construction of a garbage-separation plant in their tambon.

Fifteen representatives of residents of Tambon Sai Khao submitted the letter to the Interior Ministry’s complaints-receiving centre for Krabi at 11am.

The group, led by Sah-ud Hualaem, a local leader, expressed opposition to the project of Thaico Technology, which will be built in the tambon’s Moo 1 village.

On August 15, the company held a public hearing in the village, but villagers have alleged that the company failed to ease their suspicions on several points.

They suspect that the facility will later be upgraded into a garbage-fuelled power plant. 

The locals are suspicious because the separation plant would be able to process some 200 to 400 tonnes of garbage per day, while Tambon Sai Khao produces only 3 to 5 tonnes of rubbish each day.

The villagers said they also feared that the plant would later cause air pollution and a bad smell.

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