Thailand’s US$12b water management programme faces criticisms

Thailand’s US$12b water management programme faces criticisms – channelnewsasia.com, May 21, 2013
…Critics said the plan could irrevocably change vast areas of Thai farmland.
Sasin Chalermlarp, secretary-general of the Seubnakasathien Foundation, said: “Water management is a massive undertaking, since we are talking about the alteration of the biodiversity in a vast area of the central plain (of Thailand), which has been transformed from natural fields to urban areas without any guidance.”
The Thai government said assessments are being done, along with the bidding and planning, rather than before the start of the projects, as is standard practice…

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