The Department of National parks, wildlife and Plant conservation has initiated legal action against the illegal encroachment of forest land in Koh samet island. During a recent raid led by the director-general of the deparment, 33 rai of land has been found encroached in the Khao Laem Ya-Mu Ko Samet National Park.
The encroached area, which used to be a pristine forest according to the Satellite photographs taken during 2002, has seen rampant construction activity involving 15 new resorts.
The department would file civil lawsuits against the operators of 10 piers and several resorts demanding compensation. Some of the resorts facing action were Pandora Resort, Ban Chom Resort, Samed Club Resort, Samed Cliff Resort and Samed Tree Resort. Government officials involved in the encroachment will also face legal action.
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