Mountains in Chang Mai

Mountains in Chang Mai, northern Thailand. Photo: Paul Brockmeyer.

Chief judge defends housing project for judiciary officials in Chiang Mai

The housing project now under construction at the foot of Doi Suthep-Pui national park in Chiang Mai’s Mae Rim district has been legally approved and is not located in forest area, president of the Court of Appeal Region 5 has confirmed.

Chiang Mai-based environmental groups have been opposing the housing project for years, suspecting that it encroaches on forest area.

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