Authorities visit disputed coal power plant in Mon State

Authorities in Mon State for the first time visited a Thai cement factory where a coal power plant was built without informing locals or authorities, said local sources. The Mawlamyine Cement Limited factory officers said that they intended to use coal power if the government could not provide adequate electric power for the cement factory, adding that their prior agreement gave them the option to use electric, gas or coal as a power supply. “We told them that people were worried for their safety. The factory has a duty to meet locals and explain the dangers to them,” said Min Kyi Win, minister of natural resources and environmental conservation.

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