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20 November 2009 :: 10:11:43 am 31325

Government Delays Amending Environment Act; Waits for Panel Resolution on Map Ta Put

BANGKOK, Nov 20 (TNA) - Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Thursday that the government had decided to delay the amendment of the 1992 Environment Promotion and Preservation Act, waiting for a result from the four party panel set up to resolve the Map Ta Put Industrial Estate's problems.
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Meanwhile, former prime minister Anand Panyarachun, chairman of the panel, told reporters after its first meeting Thursday that it will try to settle the problem overall within 4-5 months and expects to have urgent short term measures in 4-5 weeks.

The committee comprised of four parties delegates including the government sector, the private sector, public sector and experts with four representatives each.

Mr Anand said that the panel would not indicate which parties are right or wrong in the controversies, but its main task is to focus on the facts mission and have the parties exchange opinions. The panel seeks a solution allowing coexistence and ending the conflict between local communities and factories, not to identify winners or losers.

The panel chair said he expected to determine short-term measures to help 76 industrial projects impacted by the court ruling within 4-5 weeks and find an overall long term solution to help other projects in industrial estates which may face similar environmental legal action.

The committee agreed to meet twice weekly, on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Members will visit Map Ta Phut on December 5-6 to register more information. The panel will meet at the site on December 6.

Mr Abhisit said the government did not want to be seen as rushing to amend the act so it moved to hold the plan until the next session of Parliament in order to wait for the four party committee come up with its solutions.

The draft amendment establishing an independent agency to scrutinise investment projects was approved by the Cabinet on October 13. The House of Representatives is due to deliberate the legislation on Wednesday.

The Central Administrative Court in September ordered 76 industrial projects in the Map Ta Phut industrial estate in the eastern seaboard province of Rayong to temporarily halt operations amid continuing concern about critical environmental and health impacts.

The court’s decision came after the Stop Global Warming Association and 43 local residents living near the estate filed suit with the court in August seeking an emergency hearing and an injunction to suspend all projects at Map Ta Put.

The local residents claimed that the license approval for the industrial projects were not in accord with Article 67 of Thailand’s Constitution and that it will benefit investors doing business in the pollution control zone, 250km southeast of Bangkok. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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