Krabi Coal-fired power plant
24 Jul 2015
A large crowd gathered in downtown Bangkok to protest the government’s plan to build a coal-fired power plant in a touristic southern province on the Andaman Coast. On Thursday afternoon, 23 July 2015, about 300 people gathered in front of Government House in Bangkok to urge the military government to halt plans to build a coal-fired power plant and a coal pier in the southern province of Krabi.
17 Jul 2015
Business operators on a tourist island in southern Thailand have urged the Thai authorities to halt plans to build a coal-fired power plant in the region and ‘go green’ for the sake of the tourism industry and the environment. On Thursday, 16 July 2015, local people on Ko Lanta, an island on the western Andaman Coast of Thailand off Krabi Province, came together to issue a joint statement to Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, junta leader and Prime Minister, calling on him to cancel plans to build a coal-fired power plant in the province.
13 Jul 2015
Environmental activists have started a hunger strike to protest against coal-fired power plant project in southern Thailand. Two members of Save Andaman from Coal, an anti-coal powered plant group from southern Thailand, have vowed to undergo a hunger strike to death in order to halt the construction of a coal-fired power plant in the southern province of Krabi.
30 Jun 2015
Energy experts, state officials and entrepreneurs in southern Thailand have called on the Thai authorities to scrap a plan to build a coal-fired power plant in the region, saying that the lucrative tourism industry could suffer in the long run.