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PM suspends Thepha coal-fired power plant project

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Songkhla Sea Port

Port of Songkhla viewed from Songkhla district. Photo: Oatz.


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday (Jan 30) that he had ordered the Energy Ministry to suspend the controversial coal-fired power project in Thepha district of Songkhla and to search for alternative energy sources after the project was met with stiff resistance from local residents.

However, opponents of the project, known under the name of Network of Songkhla-Pattani Residents Against Coal-Fired Power Plant, said that they would carry on with their protest near the Government House for the next four months as originally planned because they wanted the project to be scrapped for good, not just suspended.

Full story: thaipbs.or.th

By Thai PBS


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