SCG seeks court construction nod, Thailand

SCG seeks court construction nod, Thailand
Published: 18 December 2009

Siam Cement Group (SCG), the country’s largest industrial conglomerate, will seek court permission to complete its ongoing projects in Map Ta Phut, president and chief executive Kan Trakulhoon said Friday.

"We are going to ask the court to allow projects that are under construction to go ahead and complete construction work partly to help alleviate the impact on the staff we’ve employed,’’ he said.

"Construction work should be allowed to proceed because it is not harmful to the environment. Operating such projects is a different issue in that we have to follow the court order.’’

SCG’s 18 projects at the Map Ta Phut industrial estate in Rayong, were among 65 ordered by the Supreme Administrative Court early this month to halt activities for failing to comply with Section 67 of 2007 constitution that requires public hearings and health and environmental assessments.

Developed by wholly owned subsidiary, SCG Chemicals, the projects involve investment of THB57.5 n. Most are under the construction with operations due to start from the beginning of 2010 to mid-2011.