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Controversy Over Waste-to-Energy in San Sai Ngam Continues

Updated: Aug 2, 2023

On July 17, 2022, 200 villagers in San Sai Ngam Subdistrict, Thoeng District, Chiang Rai Province have marched to protest the 2,000-million-baht Waste to Energy Project to be undertaken by private party for 25 years.

The chairman of the protester group revealed that San Sai Ngam Subdistrict Municipality has already signed MOU for Waste Management with other Municipalities and Subdistrict Administrative Organizations (SAOs), means waste from other areas including other province(s) might be transported to this project. Therefore, the group concern that the Waste to Energy Plant in the center of Thoeng District under planning might cause pollution and affect the people nearby.

The group has submitted a letter with evidence to the Administrative Court to request them to issue suspension order for the construction of the project. Administrative Court has confirmed their acceptance of the complaint document, and in the process of investigation. (For more information, please visit URL here)


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