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  • Tom 8:04 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , construction, environmental, , , , , , , licence, , , ,   

    Industrial Estate Authority expects 5% income rise in 2010 

    Industrial Estate Authority

    The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) expects investment in the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate to improve and a five per cent increase of income to reach Bt35 billion in the 2010 fiscal year, said IEAT governor Monta Pranootnorap.

    Groups of industries such as electronic parts, electrical appliances, and auto parts from Japan, Taiwan, China and Singapore are expected to invest in Thai industrial estates which are expected to grow about 20 per cent in the next five years, said the IEAT governor. (More …)

  • Tom 6:57 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , environmental, impact, , , , , Phanom Rok, , , power plant, rethink, , Tha Tako, , ,   

    Villagers in Nakhon Sawan oppose nuclear power plant 

    nuclear power plant Cattenom

    nuclear power plant Cattenom: commons.wikimedia.org

    More than 1,000 locals from Tha Tako District, Nakhon Sawan Province, are gathering at the Phanom Rok municipality to protest the planned construction of a nuclear power plant.

    The group, led by former Tambon Chief Surapon Khammprakob and ex-village head Sarawut Thongthavonwong, opposes the power plant plan in their village which is being studied by the Energy Ministry. The group indicated the project could experience possible radioactive leakage, thus demanding the Energy Ministry to cancel the survey of Phanom Rok. They said the site is unsuitable as it is located near water sources. (More …)

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