SMEs in 8 provinces to get Pracha Rath loans

The Department of Industrial Promotion will extend loans initially totalling Bt20 billion from a Pracha Rath fund for SME development in eight provinces, starting with Songkhla on May 24. Eight provinces have been initially targeted for the programme. Besides Songkhla, they are Krabi, Chon Buri, ...

Egat fires up coal plant plans

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand says it will launch a new environmental and health impact assessment for the planned coal-fired power plant in Krabi and an environmental impact assessment for its deep-sea port within three months. The studies will take two years to complete ...

Academics call for reform of environmental impact studies on projects

A strategic Environment Assessment was proposed by academics to serve as a sustainable solution for conflicts over major development projects such as the Krabi coal-fired power plant. A team of academics and public policy campaigners discussed the current problems of Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental ...

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 ...

Govt gives in to protesters’ demands to order new study of Krabi coal-fired plant

The government has accepted demands from protesters and ordered that the Environmental and Health Impact Assessment of the Krabi coal-fired power plant be restarted from the beginning. The move has concerned officials at the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, who voiced fears that the delay ...

FTI backs Krabi coal-fired plant

The Federation of Thai Industries has agreed with the plan to develop a coal-fired power plant in Krabi, saying the delay or cancellation of the project would lead to insufficient power supply that could cut the gross regional product in the South by at least 1%. Energy ...

Policymakers to decide Krabi plant fate

Energy policymakers will make a final decision on Feb 17 about whether the government will proceed with a plan to build a coal-fired power plant in the southern city of Krabi, says the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand. Egat governor Kornrasit Pakchotanon said the National ...

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