BANGKOK Aug 26 Thailand's Central Administrative Court will give a verdict on Sept. 2 on an environmental dispute at Map Ta Phut, the country's largest industrial estate, a government lawyer said on Thursday.
"The court agreed that they should come up with a decision on Sept. 2 at 1330 local time," the prosecutor told reporters.
The case involved a court ruling in September 2009 which led to the suspension of 76 industrial projects for an investigation into whether they operated legally at the nation's largest industrial estate.
The ruling followed complaints from environmental groups and locals against the state agencies and several ministers for failing to properly issue operating licences at Map Ta Phut.
Companies operating there included top energy firm PTT (PTT.BK), including PTT Chemical PTTC.BK, Siam Cement (SCC.BK), Thailand's top industrial conglomerate, and utility Glow Energy (GLOW.BK). (Reporting by Pisit Changplayngam; Writing by Khettiya Jittapong; Editing by Jason Szep)