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Koh Phangan airport construction suspended!

Koh Phangan airport construction suspended!

Forestry officials state, Koh Phangan airport encroaches on Than Sadet National Park forest!

The airport construction project on Koh Phangan by commuter carrier Kan Air has trespassed on Than Sadet National Park, Surat Thani deputy governor Ouaychai Innak said on Wednesday.

Mr Ouaychai said an inspection carried out by forestry officials found part of the land on a mountain in Thong Nai Pan bay which had been prepared for the planned airport construction had encroached on Thansadet National Park land. The encroached areas covered about 20 rai.

He said authorities had filed a complaint with police.

Provincial authorities recently ordered Kan Air to suspend the construction of the first airport on the home of the famous full moon parties after receiving a complaint that the project may have encroached on the national park land.

Mr Ouaychai said three working panels have been set up to investigate the matter and officials were now examining the origin and issuance of Nor Sor 3 and Sor Kor 1 land documents given by the company.

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3 thoughts on “Koh Phangan airport construction suspended!

  • Michel

    May Kan Air brake Bangkok Air monopoly, we all want to fly from Utapao to Phangan on affordable airfares !

    It’s about time for revelers to be able to fly towards Phangan at a starting price of 1000 bahts for a one way e-ticket.

    Viva Kan Air for its entrepreneurial spirit !

    • STOP the destruction of pristine nature,
      and the invasion of even more drunken tourists !

  • Willem

    I agree with Bea, please let’s save the pristine nature on Koh Phangan. I hope the airport and also a ringroad around the island will not be build. So Koh Phangang will not become another Koh Samui, but keeps the still untouched and beautiful jungle as it is today.


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