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19 December 2009

Thailand to clarify Japanese investors on Map Ta Phut issue

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Thai government is saying it will clarify all details regarding the environmental impasse at the country's largest industrial estate, Map Ta Phut, to the largets group of investors, the Japanese business community, national news agency TNA reported.

Deputy Prime Minister Korbsak Sabhavasu said the government is working urgently to resolve the problems following the Japanese ambassador to Thailand expressing his concern on the matter.

The Cabinet will meet Tuesday and consider the status of 10 projects, which have already been operating and 29 projects under construction and discuss with the Ministry of Industry, earlier assigned to look into the details of the projects.

Korbsak said the government will not appeal the verdict of the Supreme Administrative Court, which allowed 11 projects to go ahead while continuing the suspension of 65 projects.

However, the court will review the case if more details are submitted, so the government directed the Ministry of Industry to study the cases for the government’s consideration.

The government will also meet with entrepreneurs whose businesses have been affected to gather information to present to the prosecutors in a bid to help the investors.

They will benefit if they can prove that their projects are in line with Thailand's environmental laws and don’t impact the environment negatively.

“The government needs cooperation from the private sector to reveal information of their investment projects. Meanwhile, they should stop complaining about losses and the effects on the economy," Korbsak asserted. "It’s not worth it if an industrial project affecting the environment claims a life.”

In September, the Central Administrative Court in September issued an injunction ordering suspension of the 76 industrial projects at Map Ta Phut, due to environmental concerns.

The court injunction followed complaints from local residents and environmental groups that state agencies had failed to issue proper operating licences for the industrial projects.


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