Smog blowing in from Myanmar affects air quality in the North Thailand

The alarming development came as a report by Thai Civil Rights and Investigative Journalism (TCIJ) revealed that the dense hotspots in Shan State, Myanmar, are associated with Thai corporate investment in maize plantations. Despite the strict regulations and law enforcement to ban burns during the current dry season in the North, it is expected that […]

Mon State Cement Plant Nearing Completion amid Ongoing Opposition

RANGOON — A Thai-backed cement factory under construction in Mon State is on track to begin operations in mid-2016, the company said this week, despite ongoing opposition from locals over the presence of a coal-fired power plant on the site. The factory in Kyaikmayaw Township, situated near the Zami River—an important water source for at […]

Thai cement giant tackles Mon coal fears

Siam Cement Group has invited a number of monks to visit its plant in Thailand, as part of the company’s efforts to ease local concerns about a coal-burning plant that will power its new cement factory in Kyaikmaraw, Mon State. Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL), a joint venture between SGC and Pacific Link Cement Industries, is […]