PHICHIT ― Provincial authorities on Thursday resolved to turn Bung Si Fai, the country's third largest lake and home to more than 100 bird species, into a so-called "monkey cheek" or water retention area to store and drain water alternately during the dry and rainy seasons.
Bung Si Fai, one of the country’s protected wetlands. (Photos by Kosol Nakachol)
The decision also means that Bung Si Fai, which covers 5,300 rai of marshland, will be removed as a designated site under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, better known as the Ramsar Convention.
Keep up-to-date with the latest on coup d'etat with Bangkok Post SMS News. Call *451391000 to subscribe – 39 baht/month (7 days free, available in Thailand only) Bangkok Post SMS News: Deliver only trustworthy news on SMS
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.