Govt pushes Krabi coal plant forum

The government has pressed ahead with its plan to improve the public’s understanding about new environmental and health impact assessments needed for the Krabi coal-fired power plant project, saying a forum have to be organised within a month from now. Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon assigned agencies concerned to both improve public understanding about the Krabi power plant and organise public forums on the matter, Col Sirichan Ngathong, deputy spokeswoman of the army, said on March 1. The parties are the Energy Ministry, the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry, and army chief Chalermchai Sittisat, in his capacity as secretary-general of the fifth committee on the state administration steering and reform, she said.

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