Illegal resorts and properties in national parks and forest reserves will start being demolished from next month, under an order by Natural Resources and Environment Minister Vichet Kasemthongsri.
The minister has set up a committee to verify the legality of demolition steps and to speed up the process, ministry spokesman Surapol Patani said.
The 12-member committee, headed by deputy permanent secretary Wijarn Simachaya, consists of representatives from various agencies including the Department of Special Investigation, National Police Office, the Internal Security Operations Command, public prosecutors and the Sueb Nakhasathien Foundation. "The minister has made a clear remark that those illegal resorts and properties must be demolished, starting next month," Mr Surapol said.
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