Worried about deforestation on Kata Hill

I live on Kata Hill off a newly named road called Kata Buri Soi, where there is much development being undertaken by one particular developer. As a result the trees and other flora are coming down at an astronomical rate, much of which I feel is unnecessary. I wonder whether there is a government office or body that is responsible for such issues. If there is I would like contact details please, so that I may contact them on this matter.

  • Asked on Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 11:47 AM
    A concerned resident, Kata

Thank you for your concern. You can file a complaint at the Phuket Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment. We will then assign relevant officers to inspect and ascertain whether or not the land legally belongs to the developer.

The Phuket Provincial Office of Natural Resources and Environment is next to the Phuket Immigration Office at Saphan Hin, in Phuket Town. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Alternatively our telephone number is 076-211067.

  • Answered on Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 11:47 AM
    Panumet Dam-on, chief of the Royal Forest Department’s conservation unit in Phuket.
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