Environmental Health Impact Assessment (EHIA)
27 Nov 2017
People in Songkhla and Pattani have rallied against plans for a coal-fired power plant and deep sea port ahead of a cabinet meeting. On 26 November 2017, a network from Songkhla and Pattani provinces protesting against a planned coal-fired power plant held a rally in Songkhla ahead of the coming cabinet meeting in the province on 28 November. The group plans to submit a petition to Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the junta leader and Prime Minister, asking the government to cancel plans for a 2,200-megawatt power plant and deep sea port in Thepha District, Songkhla.
6 Mar 2017
Environmental activists and academics have urged the government to improve the Environmental Health Impact Assessment (EHIA) process on a controversial coal-fired power plant project in southern Thailand. On 2 March 2017, academics and environmentalists gathered at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, to discuss deficiencies in the government’s EHIA process as conducted on mega-projects such as its ongoing plans to build a coal-fired power plant in the southern province of Krabi.
22 Feb 2017
Villagers from southern Thailand have filed a complaint to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), claiming that they were harassed by the military for a campaign against construction of a dam. On 21 February 2017, 30 villagers from Tha Sae District in the southern province of Chumphon submitted a complaint to the NHRC office in Bangkok after they were intimidated by the military for protesting against the Tha Sae Dam Project.
9 Feb 2016
After years of fighting for rights over land and resources, communities living on disputed land or standing on the way of state megaprojects are to be left destitute under the new draft constitution written by the junta-appointed Constitutional Drafting Committee (CDC).
18 Nov 2014
The authorities used martial law to remove student banners protesting against the Mae Wong Dam and threatened students with arrest to force them to cancel a rally. Police officers on Tuesday afternoon intervened and ordered the cancellation of a rally against the conduct of the Environmental Health Impact Assessment (EHIA) of the construction of the Mae Wong Dam, organized by students from Kasetsart University in Bang Khen, in the north of Bangkok, while threatening the students with arrest, according to Matichon.