EARTH Thailand

Map Ta Phut residents set to take IEAT to court

The Nation 07 December 2012  

Some 114 local residents in Rayong's Map Tha Phut district have decided to file a lawsuit against the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT), demanding that it give them Bt160 million in compensation for environmental and health damages.

Suthi Atchasai, leader of the Eastern People's Network, said the group was planning to take the case to the Administrative Court by February. The network is working on its claim and collecting evidence to show how people’s health has been affected by the industrial development from the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate. 

Local villagers hope to be given at least Bt1.4 million each in compensation.