A major non-government group is calling on the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to cancel a plan to expand Highway 304, saying the project would further destroy national heritage areas.
Srisuwan Janya, president of the Stop Global Warming Association Thailand (Thai SGWA), filed a complaint with the NCPO Friday asking for the road expansion project to be re-evaluated and revoked in order to preserve Thailand’s natural wealth for future generations.
Srisuwan also pointed out that this was in line with the junta’s “return to happiness” campaign.
Earlier, NCPO deputy chief Admiral Narong Pipatanasai had agreed to consider an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the expansion of Highway 304 from a two-lane to a four-lane road.
The 335-kilometre long highway goes through Kabin Buri-Pak Thong Chai district in Nakhon Ratchasima province, through the Dong Phaya Yen mountains and past Khao Yai National Park.