Final days for Ban Pa Ngam resort

Tab Lan National Park officials have put up a demolition notice at the popular Ban Pa Ngam resort in Prachin Buri's Nadee district which is due to be demolished by August after the Supreme Court found it had encroached on park land.

“The written notice was installed to notify the landlord that the Ban Pa Ngam case had been finalised,” park chief Taywin Meesap said. The move was also in line with the park committee’s resolution earlier this month to issue another warning to the resort owners and inform tourists and the general public about the impending demolition.         

The owners of Ban Pa-ngam resort had been ordered to remove buildings and facilities by August or the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation would tear them down.

Cases involving four other resorts, including Talaymok resort, found to have encroached on park land had also reached the final stage in court, Mr Taywin said. They will be torn down at the same time.

Mr Taywin said officials were not obstructed by employees or owners of the Ban Pa Ngam resort while putting up the notice and there were no tourists on the premises.  

Mr Taywin said there were almost 40 forest encroachment cases pending in court, and 300 more under police investigation.

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