The government will decide on Friday whether to appeal against a Central Administrative Court order to put the water management project on hold until public hearings are conducted.
Speaking after the court's ruling on Thursday, Tongthong Chandrangsu, PM's Office permanent secretary, said that the committee selecting firms to undertake the project would hold a meeting on Friday.
Legal experts will examine the details of the court's order before advising the committee, which will either forward the case to the Supreme Administrative Court or organise public hearings into the project, he added.
Mr Tongthong insisted that the 350-billion-baht scheme will go ahead as planned, arguing that the court's decision was simply aimed at making sure the processing of the project was handled properly. He refused to calculate the potential financial damage in the wake of the ruling.
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