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23 energy projects facing scrutiny

Newly appointed fund board set to scrap most

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The new Energy Conservation Fund board chaired by Gen Udomdej Seetabutr, secretary-general of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), yesterday ordered a review of 23 energy-saving and -efficiency projects worth nearly 10 billion baht. 

Elected by the NCPO early last month, the board met for the first time yesterday and decided these 23 projects might be scrapped, delayed or have their investment terms revised.

Among the projects are 1.84 billion baht for solar rooftops on state-owned buildings, 400 million for LED lamp replacement for the Defence Ministry and 524 million for energy-saving electrical equipment for small and medium-sized enterprises.

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