Villagers slam EIA report on Yuam water project

A group of ethnic villagers who oppose a plan to divert water from the Yuam River to Bhumibol dam is planning to submit a protest letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

They say the project’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report lacks transparency and the project will have detrimental effects on their livelihood.

Responding to the National Environment Board’s decision to approve the controversial EIA, Satan Chivavichaipong, coordinator of a civil society network of ethnic villagers living along the Yuam, Ngao, Mei, Salawin River basin, said he was disappointed with the decision.

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