Pak Bara port delay move raises doubts

Pak Bara port delay move raises doubts

Even the children of Pak Bara were defiantly opposed to government plans to install a major deepwater seaport on their beach. (Bangkok Post file photo)
Even the children of Pak Bara were defiantly opposed to government plans to install a major deepwater seaport on their beach. (Bangkok Post file photo)

To many, a news report that the government has decided to suspend the controversial Pak Bara port plans seems a welcome move. The plans threaten not only the well-being of communities but also the pristine environment in the southern province of Satun.

According to a source at the Ministry of Transport, a decision to shelve the plans was made at a recent meeting chaired by Deputy Transport Minister Pailin Chuchottaworn.

The minister was said to voice concern about the social and environmental impacts of the development.

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