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Court Ruling Halts Siam Cement’s 18 Projects at Map Ta Phut

1:14 AM MST | December 3, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

About 18 of Siam Cement Group’s (SCG; Bangkok) 20 petchem projects at the Map Ta Phut industrial estate in Thailand will be halted following a previously announced court order to suspend new projects at the estate due to environmental concerns, say press reports. The 18 projects involved a total investment of about $1.74 billion, reports add. Map Ta Phut is home to 76 industrial plants including most of the country's chemical industry. The Central Administrative Court ordered the indefinite suspension of operations at Map Ta Phut on September 29 for...

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