As the government is pushing for a massive expansion of sugarcane and the construction of 29 new sugar mills in the Northeast, many communities are pushing back. But others welcome the development projects, hoping for a boost of local economies.
Locals in Mueang Phia were ready to put up fierce opposition against the construction of a sugar mill and power plant close to their homes. But in an unexpected move this week, the company announced to postpone the project that is feared will pollute the air and damage the delicate ecosystem of Lake Lawa.
The Isaan Record05/17/2019
A local protest group in Ban Phai District in Khon Kaen Province opposes a sugarcane factory and power plant project planned in the area.