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Thai Government to Resume Approvals for Map Ta Phut Projects

1:46 PM MDT | May 9, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

The Thai government says it has resumed the approval process for petrochemical projects planned by PTT Chemical and Siam Cement worth a combined baht300 billion ($8.6 billion) at Map Ta Phut, Thailand. The Ministry of Industry (Bangkok) halted approvals earlier this year after high levels of air pollution were found at Map Ta Phut. The ministry says it decided to relaunch the approval process following environmental impact assessments of the projects, and after PTT and Siam Cement committed to spend a combined baht7 billion to reduce emissions from their existing...

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