Former PEA official said to own illegal house in forest

Senior forestry officials and police inspect a house said to belong to a former executive of the Provincial Electricity Authority's Kanchanaburi branch and found to be inside a forest reserve in Thong Pha Phum district of the province. (Photo by Piyarach Chongcharoen)

KANCHANABURI - Two houses, one of them belonging to a former executive of a state enterprise, have been found to be encroaching on a forest area adjacent to Lam Khlong Ngu National Park.

A combined team of 50 forestry officials and police on Thursday inspected areas of Khao Phra Ruesee and Khao Borae forest reserve, adjacent to Lam Khlong Ngu, in Kanchanaburi’s Thong Pha Phum district, following complaints some houses there encroached on the forest.

The team, led by led by Chaiwat Limlikitaksorn, head of a special task force to suppress forest encroachment, found two houses had been built inside the forest reserve in tambon Chalae. One house had concrete supporting pillars and a sheet metal roof, and the other was built of wood.

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