The Transport Ministry is considering reviving the Pak Bara deep-sea port project, in Thailand’s southernmost border province of Satun, and the Songkhla deep-sea port project in Songkhla province. Both have been shelved for several years due to strong protests by local people and environment groups.
Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said he has assigned the Marine Department to revive the two infrastructure projects, beginning by approaching the people in the two provinces to convince them of the need for the development, which will benefit their localities and the country as a whole.
Feasibility studies of the two projects are already available, but additional environment impact assessments may be required to convince opponents of the projects.
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