Date of Release:
Jan 29 2015
Thailand should create an independent body to tackle issues regarding environment and health impact assessments (EHIA), says the National Reform Council's Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
Some members are concerned the existing body which studies EHIAs cannot be impartial as it made up solely of state officials.
Hannarong Yaowalert, a member of the committee, told a forum on environmental reform yesterday that the proposed body must be independent of politics and state power.