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Dated Published: 28 Oct 2013
A protest march against plans to build two deep-sea ports in the South is just the beginning of local action against the schemes, a rally leader said on Monday.
Banchong Nasae, director of the Project for Coastal Resources Management, said the 220km rally from Pak Bara in Satun’s Langu district to Chana district in Songkhla will be followed by further protest action.
The march was intended to raise awareness of how the planned infrastructure schemes will affect people in the South, but community leaders will follow it up with more protests, he explained.
A group of local fishermen and environmentalists completed their long protest walk at Ban Suan Kong in Chana yesterday after setting off from Pak Bara on Oct 22.
The march was organised to highlight the environmental damage that would be caused if the planned construction of the ports is allowed to go ahead, the group said.