Another concrete eyesore unveiled at waterfall

Another concrete eyesore unveiled at waterfall

A concrete platform is seen at Tha Phae waterfall in Chang Klang district of Nakhon Si Thammarat province. (Photo from Facebook page of Chom Rom Strong-Jit Porpiang Tan Thudjarit)
A concrete platform is seen at Tha Phae waterfall in Chang Klang district of Nakhon Si Thammarat province. (Photo from Facebook page of Chom Rom Strong-Jit Porpiang Tan Thudjarit)

Another concrete platform has been built into a waterfall in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, prompting officials to order vendors to remove the encroachment by Saturday.

The Chom Rom Strong-Jit Porpiang Tan Thudjarit on Friday posted pictures of the concrete block at Tha Phae waterfall in Khao Luang National Park in Chang Klang district and called out park officials over their failure to crack down on encroachers.

It is the second man-made intrusion into a scenic spot disclosed by the anti-corruption group after the alleged encroachment by vendors on Klong Tha Dee passing through Khiriwong village in Lan Saka district.

"Finding another concrete platform in a canal at Tha Phae waterfall," it posted on its Facebook page on Friday.

The two alleged encroachments are almost identical. Vendors expanded cement areas from the banks into the public waterway for tourists to have meals and drinks.

About 10 shop owners at Khiriwong village have been ordered to dismantle the structure by Sunday.

Chang Klang district chief Weerayuth Khanunnil on Friday ordered vendors of three shops at the waterfall to remove the other platform by Saturday, according to Daily News online.

Khao Luang park chief Vikran Tuadao said the area is not part of the national park but the stream is under the jurisdiction of the Marine Department. Legal action has to be initiated by its regional office, he added.


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