Bangkok: American oil giant Chevron’s plans to build a deepsea port in the south of Thailand is meeting plenty of local opposition.
Chevron plans to build a deepsea port and chemical storage site in Tha Sala district in Nakhon Si Thammarat province to aid its oil drilling and exploration work in the Gulf of Thailand.
The port will stretch 330 m out into the sea and local activists are worried about environmental damage and the effect the terminal will have on the local fishing industry. The government, however, has to date dismissed any environmental concerns. [05/11/12]