11 July 2024

The Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives to slice off some areas of four national parks for the construction of reservoirs of the Royal Irrigation Department.

The areas to be excluded from park land are as follows:  85 rai of Plew Waterfall National Park in Chanthaburi province for Klong Khaloong reservoir project; 49 rai of Kaeng Krachan national park in Phetchaburi for Ban Pa La-oo reservoir project; 229 rai of Sri Lanna national park in Chiang Mai for Mae Kuang Uttamathara reservoir project; and 1,380 rai of Doi Phu Nang national park in Phayao province for Nam Pee reservoir project.

The four reservoirs will have a combined capacity to hold 105.7 million cubic metres of water and will strengthen water security for agriculture.