Without an approved EIA a project cannot move ahead; so developers are accused of hiring “friendly” environmental firms and environmental experts to conduct a study and public hearing that give favourable outcomes that support the project. Such accusations surfaced recently in the case of the Yuam River Water Diversion scheme.
The chance of epic floods is less than 10% but his model shows each region having different probabilities of flooding events — Central (10%-20%), Northeast (20%-40%), East (30%-40%), and South (50%-60%).
A group of ethnic villagers who oppose a plan to divert water from the Yuam River to Bhumibol dam is planning to submit a protest letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. They say the project’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report lacks transparency and the project will have detrimental effects on their livelihood.
Under the MoU directives, eight partner organisations are committed to achieving specific goals relating to net-zero carbon tourism. Partners in the project come from three ministries – Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, as well the private sector.
The National Environment Board approved an Environment Impact Assessment study allowing a major water diversion from the Yuam River to Bhumibol dam, despite opposition from environmental activists.
Thailand’s CK Power Plc (CKP), a power generation arm of CH Karnchang Plc, is going ahead with its feasibility study to build a hydroelectric power plant near Luang Prabang on the Mekong River in northern Laos. The study will be conducted alongside negotiations over a power tariff rate with the state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, which will be a power buyer.
Implementation of this project involved plastic footprint measurement training for members of the partner organizations and each partner organization conducting a survey of their plastic footprint to identify baseline plastic footprints and areas for action.
Doi Chiang Dao is located in Ban Pang Ma-O in Chiang Dao district which is part of the upper Ping River basin where its ecosystem has been protected by the Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary for four decades. The area is also diverse in ethnic groups with Tai Yai, Hmong, Lahu, Lishu and Paganyaw, including Lanna culture.