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Thailand – Argument over the construction of 7 reservoirs in Khao Yai National Park


The plan to construct 7 water reservoirs in the Khao Yai National Park, one of Thailand's World Heritage Sites and the only remaining rainforest, covered 3 provinces - Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasrima - has sparked arguments among the residents of the 3 provinces, NGOs, and government departments due to its negative impact on forest and wildlife. Many villagers rejected these projects, 14 groups of NGOs around Khao Yai and the Seub Nakhasathien Foundation – the strongest environmental foundation in Thailand – submitted an open letter to the Thai Prime Minister stating that all 7 projects are not acceptable. According to Boonseub Panprasert – Speaker of Look Maprang Youth group, managing the water outside the World Heritage Site or the National Park is also an option, to reduce the harm to national park areas.
Source -A24 News