Opponents vow to disrupt public hearing on Pak Bara seaport project

Opponents against the Pak Bara deep-sea port project in Satun province have threatened to disrupt a public hearing scheduled on Thursday to gauge public opinions about the project.

The protesters issued an ultimatum for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha to call off the public hearing by 9 pm on Wednesday otherwise they would go ahead with their plan to disrupt the event.

Opponents of the project have argued that the project will ruin the sea in Pak Bara, threaten the environment and spoil tourism industry in the province.