Date of Release:
Jan 5 2016
The second phase of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will start in Chiang Rai, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Phanom, Narathiwat and Nong Khai provinces this year.
Residents in Chiang Khong district of Chiang Rai recently formed a conservation group to protect a 3,000-rai forest zone in Ban Boon Reung, targeted for the second phase.
The area is one of the most abundant wetlands in the north. It produces food, holds water run-off and sustains the Ing River, a tributary of the Mekong.