Villagers protest Yuam River diversion project

Residents from 46 villages in Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai petitioned the chairman of the National Environment Board (NEB) and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon to scrap the planned diversion of Yuam River.

The petition was filed at Mae Hong Son’s complaint centre in Sop Moei district.

Villagers living along the Yuam River in Mae Hong Son’s Sop Moei district and Chiang Mai’s Omkoi and Hot districts had previously protested the project when Gen Prawit — whose agency approved the project’s environmental impact assessment (EIA) — inspected it.

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