EARTH Thailand


Planned law changes criticised

Bangkok Post 14 October 2009

The cabinet yesterday approved changes to environmental legislation despite claims by activists that they would do little to solve the problems associated with the Map Ta Phut industrial estate.


Cabinet approves environment law amendment

Bangkok Post 13 October 2009  

The cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft amendment to the 1992 Enhancement and Conservation of National Environmental Quality Act as proposed by the Council of State, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said.


IEAT seeks legal advice: Extent of Map Ta Phut curbs unclear

Bangkok Post 03 October 2009

The government agency in charge of the Map Ta Phut industrial area hopes to obtain a legal interpretation within the next week of a court ruling that has halted 76 industrial projects at the complex in Rayong province.


Rayong appeal discussed: PTT and SCG lead Map Ta Phut response

Bangkok Post 02 October 2009

The country's industrial giants gathered yesterday to discuss the court-ordered suspension of permits at Map Ta Phut and whether the private sector could petition the court to relax its orders.


Court rules to halt industrial projects

Bangkok Post 30 September 2009

Pollution in some areas takes turn for the worse

The Administrative Court has issued an injunction suspending the operating permits of 76 industrial projects - including many at Rayong's Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate - which have been granted government approval.


Court suspends 76 projects in Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate

Thai News Agency 29 September 2009

BANGKOK (TNA) – Thailand’s Central Administrative Court on Tuesday ordered 76 industrial projects in Map Ta Phut industrial estate in the eastern province of Rayong to temporarily halt operating amid continual concern about critical environmental and health impacts.


PM pays heed to industrial impact fears

Bangkok Post 19 September 2009

Map Ta Phut residents single out 55 projects

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has vowed to look into the environmental impact of industrial projects in Rayong's Map Ta Phut area after getting first-hand information from locals.


Abhisit agrees to talks with protesters

Bangkok Post 11 September 2009

Villagers want industry permits put on hold

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva says he is willing to hold talks with villagers affected by pollution and now protesting in front of Map Ta Phut industrial estate in Rayong province.


List of harmful industries due next week

Bangkok Post 28 August 2009

A list of harmful industries will take effect next week as authorities hope to allay investors' concerns about requirements for environmental and health impact assessments, Industry Minister Chanchai Chairungruang said yesterday.


Court to look into details of 76 industrial developments

Bangkok Post 28 August 2009 

Villagers seek an order to stop project permits

The Central Administrative Court has ordered eight agencies to provide it with details of 76 industrial projects planned for development in Rayong's Map Ta Phut area.