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For the development or construction of a deep-sea port, a feasibility study must address not just economic but also environmental issues. Third phase development of Laem Chabang Port, therefore, seeks to minimize environmental impacts on air, water, and ecological systems. There is also significant focus on energy-use efficiency in the design and construction of new facilities to achieve the goal of creating a truly modern and green port.

Clean Air – The port will employ electric machinery such as electric cranes and electric towing trucks, and also recommend electrical energy for other trucks in its compound. In addition, a campaign will be launched to encourage ships to use the cold-ironing system rather than relying on diesel-powered generators during berthing. All machinery, vehicles and vessels at the port will be subject to pollution-control checks to ensure their compliance with environmental laws.

Clean Water – Water-quality tests will be conducted both before and after the construction of new facilities during third-phase development especially during the dredging process. The tests will monitor water quality to ensure that pollutants or other contamination do not exceed legal limits (in accordance with measures prescribed in the environmental impact assessment). Moreover, an efficient wastewater-treatment system will be available to treat used water from the port as well as from moored vessels.

Sustainable Energy – The design, construction, and management of buildings at the port will focus on energy-use efficiency and environmental issues. Green materials, water-saving devices and recycling will be embraced.

Healthy Environment – Policies and campaigns at the port will raise awareness about protecting the environment. In the first step, Leadership of Energy and Environment Design (LEED) constitutes the standard for the construction of new facilities during third-phase development. Garbage reduction, minimum use of paper, and recycling will then be prescribed. Staff at the port will also receive training on environmental protection. Mechanisms will be in place to monitor environmental protection as well.

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