Government authorities are now checking several private piers at Tambon Lamkaen in Thai Muang district, Phang-nga province after they suspected that foreigners might use their Thai nominees to encroach the sea and marine parks.
The movement against encroachment came after local people complained that several private piers used by tour boat companies for cruising had encroached the sea and national park, notably at Pa Klong Thung Maprao national park in Thai Muang district.
In response to the complaints, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn then went out to inspect along with national parkand port officials.
Initial inspection showed at least four private piers encroached the sea and national park.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)