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Koh Pha Ngan land examined for forest encroachment

SURAT THANI: A combined 100-member government task force yesterday (July 31) began examining areas in Koh Pha Ngan district designated as national forest reserve but reported to have been encroached on for agriculture and building of resorts.

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Monday 1 August 2016, 12:43PM


Officials inspect land believed to encroach on national forest on Koh Pha Ngan, yesterday (July 31). Photo: Supapong Chaolan
Officials inspect land believed to encroach on national forest on Koh Pha Ngan, yesterday (July 31). Photo: Supapong Chaolan

Supachai Suksai, director of the southern encroachment prevention and suppression office, said Koh Pha Ngan district has a total of 50,450 rai of forest land, of which 24,450 rai was declared a national forest reserve in 1983 and 26,000 rai was part of the area declared as Than Sadet-Koh Pha Ngan National Park in 2010.

Satellite photos taken in 2015 showed that 33,817 rai of the island (44 per cent) was still covered with fertile forests. Complaints filed with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment by conservationist groups said some of the forest land had been encroached on for agriculture. The land was later sold to investors, both Thais and foreigners, to build resorts.

Mr Supachai said the task force yesterday went to examine five blocks of land said to encroach of the national forest reserve.

Police complaints were filed against two suspected encroachers, he said.

A Nor Sor 3 Kor land ownership paper for a 7-rai area in Moo 3 villlage of tambon Koh Pha Ngan was being examined to see if it was actually inside the forest reserve.

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The land document for another 58-rai land at Hat Yao in Moo 7 village was also being verified.

The occupant claimed he had a proper Nor Sor 3 Kor document for the land, but an initial check showed it was for only 27 rai, Mr Supachai said.

The task force comprised police, soldiers and officials the Royal Forest Department, Marine and Coastal Resources Department, and National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department.

It was led by Cholathis Surasawadee, director-general of the Royal Forest Department.

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Kurt | 01 August 2016 - 16:47:51

So, what is next?
Are the 2 encroachers now arrested and locked up?
Or said 'bye by' with a wai because they are to influential?

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Asterix | 01 August 2016 - 13:45:24

When we will know the fate of many hotels and resorts encroaching in Sirinat National Park and those built in National Forest which covering Phuket hills such as Nakkerd Hill?
Some influential and greedy people may be canvassing those in power in Bangkok to find a financial compromise!

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