EIA report on Krabi coal port, plant rejected

THE ENVIRONMENTAL impact assessment (EIA) report on the Klong Rua coal seaport and coal-fired power plant project in Krabi province was rejected yesterday amid pressure from the Protect Krabi Network.

The panel of experts reviewing the report said the report was misleading and incomplete. However, the network was not pleased with the result as their goal was to have the authorities drop this project entirely, as well reform the environment and health impact assessment process.

Thai marchers oppose coal power plants, call for EIA reform

The 13km march started from the Pollution Control Department to the Mahidol University's Faculty of Public Health and ended at Chulalongkorn University.

The group also visited the offices of four members of the expert panel picked by the National Environment Board (NEB) to review the environmental impact assessment for the proposed Klong Ruo Coal Seaport, in Krabi, ahead of a review meeting this Friday.

Another walk is planned tomorrow to visit the remaining four members.

Appraisal panel begins study on project report

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) has begun examining the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report of Vizhinjam port project which was submitted by Vizhinjam port authorities last week.

The panel has scheduled next hearing on October 21. According to port officials, EAC members sought more time due to the voluminous nature of the comprehensive EIA report which runs into 4,000 pages.

Myanmar: EIA for Dawei project out next year

"Right now the draft and field surveys are complete," said Tin Maung Swe, chairwoman of the supporting team for the development of the zone. "The environmental management plan is under way and the EIA is being finalised.

"Two public hearings will be held and they can all be completed in January or February."

Zaw Aung, a researcher at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, said an EIA would show a project's positive and negative impacts on the environment before construction begins.

Capacity Development Key to Stopping Illegal Trade in Hazardous and Electronic Waste

Building capacity among environmental and customs officials for detecting illegal transboundary shipments of hazardous and electronic wastes was the focus of the Second International Hazardous Waste Inspection Project. 11 countries participated in the Project, which was convened by the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Seaport Environmental Security Network (SESN).