Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2019
Volume: 14
Issue: 3
Page No. 67 - 75

The Public Hearing of the Community Around Mahasarakham University about the Economic, Social, Health and Environmental Impacts

Authors : Prayoon Wongchantra, Kuantean Wongchantra, Kannika Sookngam, Suparat Ongon, Likhit Junkaew, Surasak Kaeongam and Uraiwan Praimee

Abstract: Mahasarakham University located in Kham Riang Sub-district, Maha Sarakham Province. A survey of public hearing in nearby communities in a radius of 2 km. There are 4 communities in Ban Don Viang Chan, Ban Kham Riang, Ban Tha Khon Yang and Ban Donna. There are 5,743 households. The purpose of this study were to study the opinions of the communities surrounding Mahasarakham University on the environmental impact. There are 4 aspects of study: economic, social, health and environment. The result showed that: the economy found that after the establishment of Mahasarakham University neighborhood dwellers have income from doing business. The people in the surrounding area have jobs and economic expansion of the community. Social found that the people in the surrounding area has changed positively are the values, social networks, the employment of local people by providing opportunities for people to worked in the university and reduced family issues leading to social problems, drug problem, garbage problem and transportation problem. The health found that the both positive and negative impacts. The positive impacts were that people living in the surrounding area have a better living and better quality of life. The negative impact on the community were air pollution, noise pollution the result of the traffic. Environment found that the both managed and unmanaged. The environment managed such as tap water used for consumer and consume, energy consumption and the environmental issues that unmanaged, such as communication problems and noise.

How to cite this article:

Prayoon Wongchantra, Kuantean Wongchantra, Kannika Sookngam, Suparat Ongon, Likhit Junkaew, Surasak Kaeongam and Uraiwan Praimee, 2019. The Public Hearing of the Community Around Mahasarakham University about the Economic, Social, Health and Environmental Impacts. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 14: 67-75.

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