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Civic groups slam govt flood scheme

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Civil society networks in the North on Sunday issued a statement calling on the government to halt its 350 billion baht water management scheme and take into account their six-point observation. 

About 70 members of the Northern People Network, comprising about a dozen civic groups, held a two-day meeting at a hotel in Phayao province which ended today, to analyse the government’s plans in the 350 billion baht flood prevention and drought mitigation megaproject. 

The group demanded the government review its water management scheme, saying the project would have serious adverse effects on natural resources and people in the northern river basins, Somkiet Kuanchiangsa, coordinator of Northern River Basins Network, said.

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